This Sunday after both our worship services we will be having a Mission Fair as we welcome some of the organizations and ministries that FPCL supports. It will be a terrific opportunity to not only celebrate what God is doing through our partnership, but also allow us (as a congregation) to learn more about the important work that is being done. I hope you will plan on being with us this week and sticking around for a bit after worship to learn more about these faithful partners in ministry.
A couple reminders for this Sunday:
At 2:00pm in the sanctuary we will have a memorial service for Dottie Becker, a long-time member and friend of so many in our congregation. Join us as we express our gratitude to God for Dottie’s life and bear witness to God’s promise of life!
- Sunday@5 is this Sunday at 5:00pm in our chapel followed by street tacos in the courtyard! The worship will be awesome, the fellowship will be meaningful & the tacos will be delicious! Bring the whole family for a great evening.
On Sunday we will be continuing in our sermon series The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters as we look at people in scripture whose simple actions, though often overlooked, were instrumental in enabling the gospel of God’s love to spread and God’s Kingdom to be expanded. This week we look at Erastus as you likely hear the first sermon you have ever heard on him!
Grace & Peace,
This week's worship information:
Sermon Series: The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters
Sunday's message: The Erastus Effect
Scripture: [first text is the focus of the sermon.]:
Acts 19:22, Romans 16:23, 2 Timothy 4:20
Questions for Reflection:
Spend some time reflecting on the women who have had a positive and healthy impact on your faith. Consider reaching out [note, phone call or email] to one of these women and articulating your gratitude.
The premise of the butterfly effect theory is that every simple action can have a large effect on the world. What are your thoughts of this theory in general? What are your thoughts of this theory as it pertains to faith?
As we gather for our Mission Fair reflect on the organizations in our community that do great work: how have you been a part of/supported their work? What is the value of our church supporting/partnering with these organizations?
So he sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he himself stayed for some time longer in Asia.
Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.
2 Timothy 4:20
Erastus remained in Corinth; Trophimus I left ill in Miletus.
My child, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments;
for length of days and years of life
and abundant welfare they will give you.
Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them round your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favour and good repute
in the sight of God and of people.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.