Dear family and friends of First Pres,
This has been a wonderful week in the life of our church! This past Tuesday, Nic Merchant was thoroughly examined on the floor of Tropical Florida Presbytery and was unanimously approved to become our next Associate Pastor to be ordained on the afternoon of June 10, 2018! Nic did a marvelous job and made his church family proud! Mark your calendars for next month to celebrate his and our big new day.
Last Sunday, we began looking at the whole idea of evangelism and invitation. We noted that there are four essential basics for ‘doing’ evangelism that are not pushy or obnoxious but honor the person you know. First, evangelism simply points to Jesus. Second, the question we must answer for ourselves is, “What am I looking for in my spiritual walk with God?” Next, we simply invite people to come and see and allow them to explore faith on their own terms. Finally, all we do is build relationships with people we already know and when appropriate, introduce Jesus and then back off and let the Holy Spirit do her thing.
Well, this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services, we will be looking at Genesis 9:8-17 and experiencing the Word through message and music with our Cherub, Calvin, and Caroler Choirs! Our kids, ages pre-school through fifth grade, will share the Word with their musical, The Technicolor Promise! If there was a Sunday you wanted to invite a family to church, this would be the one! Let’s come and pack the services for our young children who have prepared worship for us!
Remember who you are, you are a child of God! Share the winsome news of Jesus Christ and together let’s be his hands and feet to the world! I am
Your pastor and friend,