As an elementary child, every semester I would order 4-6 paperback books from the school's book club. The moment they arrived I would tear into them and would read the first and last chapter of each book. That would determine which book I would completely read first. That system didn't work to well for me in college. But there is something about the first and last chapter of a book. The same is true of the Bible.
Normally things that have a beginning have an end. This is also true of the story we're about to embark on. What God began in Genesis 1 with the creations of the heavens and earth will end once we get to Revelation 21. What we know of creation will be destroyed and God starts another story with a new heaven and a new earth. But in between the beginning and the end is this incredible long story of redemption. And the subject and focus of this story is God Himself. From start to finish, His power and goodness are on display so that we are captivated by who He is. From start to finish...by HIS grace for HIS glory! Come join us each Sunday morning as we take this year long journey through the books of Genesis and Revelation.
Sept. 14, 20l4 Message
From Start to Finish: By His Grace for His Glory Series
First Breath Gen. 2:4-25
Prayer time - 9:50 - 10:05
Fellowship Time: 10:10
Service starts - 10:30 AM
(Nursery & Children's Ministry Provided)
A new semester of Community Groups begin the week of Sept. 21. You can choose from one of three groups to be involved in this Fall (Boundaries - Parenting - Sermon Based Group). You are encouraged to sign up the next couple of weeks at church. Groups are limited in size.
Sept. 21: Community Groups Begin (Click on "Ministries: Community Groups" for schedule, themes, and locations.)
Oct. 7: Ladies Bible Study Begins (Andy Stanley's video study, "Christian".)
Oct. 24: Ladies Swap Meet at Stillwater Cabin
Oct. 25: Church Family Barn Dance at Stillwater Cabin
Vital Men Kick-Off at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Pella. Check web site for more information. (vitalministries.org)
Sheperds in Training
Pastor Steve's leadership 16 week leadership class will begin Sept. 24 and will run every other week. Please contact him if you want to be part of this group this year. It will challenge all men to be better leaders at home, at work, and at church.