09-10-17 "BLESS: Serve With Love"

Stress is a funny thing.  It can give you headaches, it can raise your blood pressure, it can precipitate heart attacks and strokes, and it can even make you gain weight.  It can make you snap at the people who love you, it can make you jump to conclusions that you shouldn’t, and it can make you stare up at the ceiling when what you really need to do is sleep so that you’re at your best when you need to be.

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08-27-17 "BLESS: Listen with Care"

We had a great day in the Lord this Sunday!  Working backwards, a number of us went out to lunch and had a wonderful time interacting over a meal together, enjoying good fellowship.  Let me encourage everyone to join us this coming Sunday for our monthly Brown-Bag-It lunch in the Fellowship Hall downstairs after the service, because it’s so important to be able to spend quality time together as a family -- even a church family...

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07-16-17 Let Them Hear: Sardis

Today was our first day of this year’s Vacation Bible School, and everyone seems to be holding up okay.  Well, Kristi’s cold is leaving her ears plugged up and her throat raspy, so she’s fielding her share of “deaf-mute” issues today (and, for that matter, the silly voice that I’m doing in the Finale each day kinda leaves my own throat a little sore), but other than that, we’re doing okay so far...

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07-09-17 Let Them Hear: Thyatira

We’re in the home stretch of preparing for our annual Vacation Bible School here at First Covenant!  Due to last-minute health and family issues, several of our key leadership positions have just suddenly switched around, so please be praying for leaders who are now suddenly preparing for completely different duties than they’d originally planned to be in charge of.  On the plus side, everyone’s going to come at things from a decidedly fresh perspective...

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06-18-17 Father's Day: God Our Father

Before I forget, let me retroactively wish all of you reading this a Happy Father’s Day!  This year, we took inspiration from our Youth Group’s Mother’s Day service back in May (when they prepared a video of each of the kids sharing about their Moms) and opened the morning up for testimonies from people about their Dads (or “father figures”), and how God has used those men to bring them to where they’re at today.

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05-28-17 Outflowing: The Holy Spirit Changes Everything

Thank you for your prayers for our Haiti Missions Team!  They got back safe and sound late this Monday night (well, mostly safe and sound -- Caleb apparently fell while climbing the ruins of an old fortress on Saturday and scuffed himself up a bit, but no serious injuries came from the week), and they are praising God for the ministry that they were able to perform while on the island.  In fact, they’ll be sharing about that in our service next Sunday, so please come join us if you can...

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