The church is meant to be an amazing place where all different people from all different walks of life come together as God's children. The church is supposed to be a place where we can put down our guard and be able to truly share where we are on our life's journey of faith. The church is supposed to be a place where anyone who has done anything knows they can come and lay down their burdens and ask for forgiveness for anything and everything they have done that breaks God heart. The church is a place where we walk with each other through the valley and praise God with each other on mountaintop. Yet the truth is the Evil One is often at work trying to prevent true church from happening. Satan tries to divide us. Satan tries to stop us from truly letting God so that we don't feel the grace and love of God. We are onto him at Tom's Creek and are exposing his ways so that as we become wise to his tactics we might be able to chase him away and allow ourselves to be more fully like our Saviour, Jesus the Christ. This Sunday we will be attempting to truly worship God as we do every Sunday. I am excited to announce that we will be having new members join the church and baptisms again this Sunday. Let us give praise to God! You are all welcome in any way that you are able to worship with us.
Attached is the bulletin for this week. We are no longer going to require people to sign in BUT the greeters and the bulletins will continue to be in the parlor after you pass the second doorway. We are not yet passing offering plates so the wooden boxes are available to put your offering in. Of course those at home can give online, use text to give, or mail in the offering to church. In addition, we will be collecting prayers in the prayer box on the table in the parlor. Also, if you have announcement that need to be shared please write them down and give them to me before the service. This will be an ongoing practice for prayers and announcements to help ensure that they are heard and understood by all.
If people are not able to join us in the sanctuary for worship we continue to livestream both services via Facebook
So let us prepare ourselves to fully enter into worship and fully embrace and love all of God's children that come through the door. God can and will do amazing things when we give our full lives over to Him.