It’s that time of year. You can feel it: school is restarting. Being married to a teacher, and having 3 school aged kids – it’s impossible to ignore these days! Whether you’re a parent of young ones, a grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, neighbor, teacher, administrator, lunch aid, or whatever else – you probably feel it too. There’s supplies to buy, schedules to work out, lunches to prepare and pack, post-summer tears to dry, and summer reading to cram in. With school
In last Sunday’s message, we heard about what Jesus means when he said “I am the resurrection and the life” right before he raises Lazarus from the dead in John 11. If you missed the message, check it out here – and be sure to read the passage as well…it’s an amazing story! This coming Sunday, we’ll hear about what Jesus means when he says “I am the way, the truth, and the life” in John chapter 14. In-between chapters 11
This morning at our Men’s Bible Study, we got into the 8th chapter of the Gospel of Mark. It’s kind of a strange chapter, because it begins with ANOTHER “feeding of the multitude” story. In Mark 6, we JUST read about the first “feeding of the multitude”. What’s the deal? Did Mark forget he JUST told one of these? Do we really need two of them, especially so similar – and so close to one another? In Mark 6, Jesus takes five loaves and two fish,
I hope you’re well. We just had a great early evening of prayer here at Central on our “front porch” for Prayer on the Porch, and Sunday we enjoyed a great kickoff to our Good News at the Gazebo concerts. I encourage you to attend both of those events next time, as they are well worth your time. I want to also take a moment and especially thank Kelly Taylor for opening her home this summer for “Prayer by the Pool”.
This morning, we hosted the funeral service for Doris Reynolds. It was a lovely morning. Talk about a woman who was well loved, deeply revered for her faith, and was known for her generous love in every way. The words ‘legacy’, ‘example’, and ‘witness’ were used quite a bit this morning! After the wonderful eulogy given by her daughter Julie, there was an open time to say something or share a story about Doris. One story stood out to me that