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Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

Read: Colossians 1:15-23

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. —Romans 5:1

The Kamppi Chapel of Silence in Helsinki, Finland, stands out in its urban setting. The curved structure, covered with wood, buffers the noise from the busy city outside. Designers created the chapel as a quiet space and a “calm environment for visitors to compose themselves.” It’s a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Many people long for peace, and a few minutes of silence may soothe our minds. But the Bible teaches that real peace—peace with God—comes from His Son. The apostle Paul said, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1). Without Christ, we are enemies of God because of our sin. Thankfully, accepting Jesus’ sacrifice reconciles us to God and ends the hostility that existed between us (Col. 1:19-21). He now sees us as Christ presents us—“holy, and blameless, and above reproach” (v. 22).

Having peace with God does not ensure problem-free living. However, it does steady us during difficult times. Jesus told His followers, “In the world you will have tribulation,” but He also said, “In Me you may have peace” (John 16:33). Because of Christ, the true peace of God can fill our hearts (Col. 3:15).

Father, we long for Your peace in the midst of our turmoil. Please help us to rest in You. Peace floods the soul when Christ rules the heart.

May the Holy Spirit touch us during this Pentecost season,

Pastor Bill



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:45 AM(resumes in fall)
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM(resumes in fall)
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

  • September 6
    Communion
    During Worship
    10:00 AM
  • Sunday, September 13
    Fall Sunday School Begins
    Check Bulletin for Classrooms
    10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, September 15
    Am. Red Cross Blood Drive
    Fellowship Hall
    2:00-7:00 PM
  • Every Thursday
    Bible-In-A-Year Class
    6:45 PM



Coming September 19

Silent Auction of Lynn Padgett's art
To benefit Barium Springs Home for Children & Pastor's Discretionary Fund
Time TBA


OUR SERMONS


August 23, 2015 - "Gatekeeper"
Today's scripture lesson comes from John 6:56-59 Rev. Dr. Eric Blahut encourages us to remember when we as Christians opened the gate and let God into our hearts.

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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

September 20

After Worship
Election of new Elders

BIBLE-IN-A-YEAR CLASS

6:45-7:45 PM
Each Thursday
The Gospel of Matthew
Begins in September

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