We will gather to worship together on Sunday, September 26, at 10:30 AM both online and in person. Click through to https://www.facebook.com/groups/fpctiffin
I pray you have been able to connect to someone this week in such a way that you have witnessed God’s sacred presence. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Yes, that is Jesus, but it is also Jesus in YOU!
This week we will continue our study from James, focusing on James 5:13-20. There have been a few verses we have skipped over, but that doesn’t make them any less poignant. Read them all. Take them all in, and ask what God is saying to you and what God is saying to the church. This week we will dig into what it means to, quoting Martin Luther, be the Blessed Congregation. If we are blessed, what do we do with that blessing?
Last Sunday we had a great turnout as many people stayed to help us clean out the kitchen. Our cleaning company has been deep cleaning the kitchen this week and hopes to have us ready to wash and put everything away THIS Sunday after church. So once again, I invite you to wear your grubby clothes and stay after worship to do the work necessary to put our kitchen back together and ready it for use! If you can only stay a little while, that is fine. If you are young or old, we will find you something to do in your ability level. The elevator is working so you need not take the stairs unless you just want to do so.
I also wanted to thank all of you who have taken the time to attend the memorial services for Mary Lupton (Tuesday), Gene McClellan (Wednesday), and Louise Scaife (Saturday). While we may feel the deep sadness that comes from saying goodbye to so many people, our presence at these services is offering the presence of Christ Jesus to their families. So thank you for attending and for reaching out with calls and prayers and visits.
And may the Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.