Dear family and friends of First Pres,
This week we have two wonderful texts to chew on for our Communion Sunday. The first reading will be from the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12. The preaching text will be from Micah 6:1-8. Both of our scriptures paint the picture of what a true disciple of God in Christ looks like. They answer the central question of “What does it looks like for you and me to live a holy life?” If we had to choose a standard by which to measure our spiritual walk, these are the texts we would use. Take time reading and chewing on these texts and see if you can see why I make that bold claim.
Your Session met this past week and has called for our Annual Congregational Meeting to be held after the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The purpose of this meeting is threefold:
For those of you who may not remember, Nic was hired at a time when the church was still looking for a Senior Pastor and the desire of the church was to hire an associate pastor for a designated two-year term to evaluate “the fit” with the new pastoral leadership team. I personally believe we have a great pastoral team at First Pres and there is no doubt as to who I would like to continue serving with as our Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation: Nic! Please plan on coming to this important annual meeting.
Remember you are a beloved child of God! Live intentionally, love extravagantly, and give generously! I am.
Your pastor and friend,