Have you ever done something nice for someone, but wanted to get credit for it?
This scene from an episode of "Seinfeld" has George trying to get credit for putting money in the pizza parlor's tip jar and things don't go well...
While most of us aren't as petty and self-centered at George Costanza, our motivations to serve others can get out of whack. So, what should be our motivation?
This Sunday, July 9th, we will be continuing our series called "BLESS" which is all about sharing the Good News with other people. We've been blessed by God so that we can then be a blessing to others. The 5 simple practices (Begin with Prayer, Listen with Care, Eat Together, Serve with Love, and Share your Story) are meant to establish real friendship relationships with others with the hope that God will use us to help draw them into a relationship with their loving Creator. And our Serving with Love is a part of having a real friendship with others.
I hope you'll be able to join us - and practice these as regular rhythms to your life. There are many people God is hoping to bless through you!
Sunday Special Guests: John and Letha Kerl
This Sunday will also feature a visit from some of our supported missionaries, John and Letha Kerl. The Kerls serve as regional coordinators for our missionaries in Europe, Russia, and Africa - a BIG job. Their home church is Bellingham Covenant and Letha's parents are Reg and Betty McClung, who are a part of our church each summer (when they aren't down south in Desert Hot Springs, CA). We're looking forward to hearing what God is doing through our Covenant missionaries!
Agros Fundraiser & Pig Roast BBQ Potluck
This coming Saturday, July 8th, Bill & Suellen White are hosting their annual Pig Roast to raise money for AGROS. Why not invite some of your "pre-Christian" friends to come up to the White's ranch (about 1/4 mile up Lookout Mountain Rd in Twisp) at 5:00 for live music, plenty of great food, and the chance to contribute to this wonderful ministry.
Agros staff member, Guillermo Jimenez, and his family will be with us to share some of the wonderful things that are happening in a number of villages in Central America. Thanks to financial contributions, the poorest of the poor are farming their own land and moving into a hopeful future. Financial gifts will be collected at the event, but come and enjoy the food and fellowship even if you can't contribute.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church