Dear family and friends of First Pres,
I am still reveling in the joy of this past week’s worship and news of Nic Merchant being called as our newest Associate Pastor! There was a palpable feeling with those who attended that there is an electricity afoot that God is at work among us in exciting, fresh ways! Those are not just my thoughts but the thoughts of many who expressed the same feelings to several of the staff.
It is because God’s Spirit is afoot and moving about us at First Pres that I am following up on what we spoke about two weeks ago with regards to our Christian witness. This Sunday we will be taking our text from John 1: 35-42. This is a text that shows us the very first evangelist in the New Testament and reveals basic essentials in sharing our witness.
The faith at First Pres is definitely coming alive and so it is up to all of us to share the wonderful things God is doing among and through us at home and in the larger community! As you read the text for Sunday, see if you can identify the one I personally think should be the Patron Saint of Evangelism. Take note on how and with whom he shared his Jesus experience. Be sure to bring your Bible to worship so you can mark it up as we dive into the passage!
Beloved, remember who you are, you are a child of God! Proclaim the Good News of Jesus wherever you go and be his loving hands and feet to the world! I am
Your pastor and friend,