On Sunday I will be preaching from the story in Matthew 14 that tells about Peter stepping out of the boat in the stormy waters. Just for a moment he took a few steps on the water. It’s a well-known miracle story. I’ve been thinking a lot about what a story likes this means. Why on earth did Peter ask to be called out of that boat? It makes no sense to me. They were already terrified by a storm– why would Peter think that stepping out of the boat would make things any better? I invite you to read this story as you spend time with scripture this week. I look forward to sharing with you in worship about how I have “wrestled” with this powerful story.
Also on Sunday we will be welcoming our Preschool students in worship with us. What a joy it is to have this wonderful ministry to young people in our community! Come ready to welcome these young children & their families. Also, I just received word that we had over 100 people in Sunday School last week! We have great teachers and classes for all ages! Thank you Sunday School teachers – you are making a difference! If you’d ever like help in finding a class – don’t hesitate to be in touch with me. Classes meet at 9am on Sundays.
Finally, I want to thank everyone who has turned in those “Estimates of Giving” cards & stopped by our Ministry Tables to volunteer. You are helping us to prepare for ministry in 2018. (FYI You can still drop those cards by the office or in an offering plate on Sunday.)
We have much to be grateful for in this congregation! I’m happy to be with you in the journey.
Happenings this Weekend at First Christian Church…
Disciples 101 – It’s not too late to join the Disciples 101 class that Kara is leading for anyone who is “newish” to FCC. Class meets at 9am at the Chapel on Sunday morning!
Halloween Haunt for babies through 5th grade in the gym THIS Sunday from 4-6pm. Games, Prizes, and Chili Supper. Invite a friend to join you! For questions, contact: Children’s Director, Alice Chaney by email or 821-5335
On Sunday the Youth (6-12th grade) are headed to Cates farm, pumpkin patch and corn maze. Meet at the Church at 3pm & we will return at 8pm. The cost is $10. For more info contact Jaimee