Week of October 12, 2018
Baptism x 6
This is the question asked in the Biblical text we will read this coming Sunday. What do you think? Is anything too wonderful? Anything too big? Anything too difficult? Anything out of reach?
The story of the very-belated parenthood of Abraham and Sarah reminds us that nothing is too tough for God.
How about in your life? Do you imagine that God can handle your greatest challenge? Are you able to give it to God and ask for help? If you are, what is that experience like? If you aren’t able to, why not?
For me, my “Trust-ability” seems to be on a scale. There are some things I can give to God, and there are some things that I hold on to tightly.
In my experiences, personally and as a pastor, I see how incredibly imaginative, creative, and powerful God is. When we can acknowledge that our gracious loving God has great things in store for us and then move out of the way so that God can act—in God’s own timing—things will happen.
This Sunday we are going to get to hear the story (on a video screen in the sanctuary!) of two of our new members, the Taiwos, and their Abraham-and-Sarah-like journey that led them to be parents of sextuplets.
Then we will baptize the Taiwo Six. We think this is a first for the Presbyterian Church USA, the first baptism of sextuplets in our denomination! Come and celebrate and welcome these children with us on Sunday. Come and hear their story, come and be inspired, be reminded of God’s loving, generous faithfulness.
We are in a season we call Boundless Generosity, the season where we ask for God to show us what we are to give to God through the church’s ministry. Join us as we continue to seek and listen for what wonderful things God has in store.
Thanks for listening,
Please keep in your prayers:
Those with special concerns:
Nelson Edmunds and family on the death of his father, Spencer "Buddy" Edmunds, on October 7.
Members and family serving in the military:
Jenny Sigel Burkett
Nathan Thomas Meade
Please let us know if you have a joy or concern that we may lift up in prayer. Contact Mary Kay Collins, or any of our pastors. If you are in immediate need of pastoral care, please call the church office at 358-2383. During night and weekend hours, your call will be transferred to a pastor on call.
Friday, Oct. 12
Mary Jane Cooke
Clinton Greene, IV
Saturday, Oct. 13
Sunday, Oct. 14
Mary Downing Parker
Monday, Oct. 15
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Mary Anna Broadbent
Wed., Oct. 17
Thursday, Oct. 18
Friday, Oct. 19