" I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."
I can’t think of a better way to greet you this month than with St. Paul’s greeting to the church in Philippi so long ago. God is truly doing a wonderful work among us, and you are truly partners in the Gospel.
First of all, thank you for partnering with your church in regular Sunday worship and with tithes and offerings. At our last Elder meeting, it was reported that our average worship attendance exceeded last year’s five of the last seven months. We continue to welcome new people into our church on a regular basis. Our offerings have also exceeded expectations.
Second, thank you for partnering with us in support of Second Harvest. Our church members donated over $1700 in the two Sundays we took donations. Those unable to give in the recent drive are making private donations to Second Harvest.
Third, thank you for partnering with my family in our time of grief. The outpouring of love, the kind words, cards and phone calls to me and Michele at the passing of my father and her mother has meant so much to us. You truly bring us joy.
Your partnership in the Gospel can be seen in the improvements of our campus. Our sanctuary and narthex have a new coat of paint on them. Our sanctuary projectors are greatly improved. Our ministry center has a new laser projector and improved sound. The kitchen in the ministry center has a new granite counter and stainless steel island. Check out the pictures in this newsletter!
We truly have much to give thanks for. God has blessed us in the past. He is blessing us now. And I am confident of this, that our God will continue to bless us until the day of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mark R. Rhoads