A week from now we'll be into the year 2015 - that's hard to believe for many of us! In fact, on October 21st Marty McFly will arrive from the year 1985 (see Back to the Future Part 2). I guess that means we should expect to see kids riding hoverboards before too long!
A new year always gives us a psychological opportunity to "start over". However, it's our daily choices that provide the real opportunity - to send our future in a positive direction or one that will take us toward ruin.
This Sunday we'll be returning to our journey through Scripture with The Story. This week we'll be looking at chapter 13 and the life of King Solomon (found in 1 Kings 3-11 among other places). This will be the first in our series that looks at the various Kings who, too often, made decisions that lead to their own - and the nation's - destruction. Let's make a commitment to learn from these negative examples. Solomon was the wisest man to ever live and yet wisdom only benefits us if we make proper choices based on that wisdom. His downfall was giving his heart - and primary influence in his life - to ungodly spouses (not a good decision - and that's not even addressing the decision to have multiple spouses!).
So here's to a great 2015 - individually and together as Community Covenant Church!
Let's seek God's wisdom in every decision and then follow through in a way that brings honor to Him!
Un-Decorate the Church
This Sunday, December 28th, we're going to take down the Christmas decorations following worship. If you can stick around for a bit and help it would be greatly appreciated! Many hands make quick work - and we can all get home in time to watch the Seahawks beat the Rams!
Everyone is invited to join us at the church for an evening of laughter and fun starting at 8:00 pm. Feel to come when you can and stay as long as you'd like. Bring some snacks to share as we move from 2014 into 2015 with a big smile on our faces! (The teens will be ice skating and then joining us at 8. Contact Tim for more info.)
There was a woman who was pregnant with twins, and shortly before they were due, she had an accident and went into a coma. Her husband was away on business, and unable to be reached. While in the coma, she gave birth to her twins, and the only person around to name her children was her brother.
When the mother came out of her coma to find she had given birth and that her brother had named the twins, she became very worried, because he wasn't a very bright guy. She was sure he had named them something absurd or stupid.
When she saw her brother she asked him about the twins.
He said, "The first one was a girl."
The mother: "What did you name her?!?"
The Mom: "Oh, wow, that's not bad! What about the second one?"
Brother: "The second one was a boy."
The Mom: "Oh, and what did you name him?"
Names are important! This Sunday, December 7th, we'll be taking a break from our journey through the Bible to focus on the Advent season. We'll be looking at Isaiah's prophecy in chapter 9, verse 6 in which he says the following about the promised Messiah:
For a child is born to us,
This week we'll talk about the title "Wonderful Counselor" and what that can mean for us. In addition, our service will feature the children presenting a telling of the Christmas story along with some music and fun. I hope you'll be able to join us!
By the way, we've decided to postpone our monthly Communion service until next Sunday the 14th so that we'll have more time.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church