Posts from July 2022

July 26th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! Hosea 6.3 says, “Let’s know, let’s press on to know the Lord; whose appearing is as certain as the dawn; who will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that give drink to the earth.” Whenever I’ve walked outside over the past couple weeks, I’ve found myself looking for clouds in the sky, hoping—just hoping—that a dark cloud might drift over and give my lawn and garden some much needed rain.  Some rain would…

Sunday School Resumes on August 21st!

Sunday School classes for all ages will resume meeting on Sunday, August 21st at 9 am. Children and teens meet in age-grouped classes where they enjoy snacks and fun along with learning important truths from the Bible. Our adult class is currently doing an in-depth study on the book of Mark, examining the life of Christ along with the implications for our own lives. It’s a great time to get to know others from our congregation and to pray for…

July 19th update from David Bridges

Galatians 5:13 says, “You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love.”  When I read that verse I think of you.  You are a group of people who serve one another—and others—through love.  You may have noticed the new fencing at the rear of the parking lot beside the gym.  Kim Page and James Black built that fencing so that our trailers…

July 12th update from Matt Wilber

Dear Friends, In an effort to keep the church members abreast of the situation with EFC-MAYM, we are happy to write that we intend to continue in our relationship with EFC-MAYM including our youth programs.  We believe we have reached a place of agreement.  Our coordinators received and reviewed a recent communication from EFC-MAYM stating they do not intend to pursue disaffiliation but rather invite us into deeper relationship and shared learning opportunities.  They also state that they intend to…

July 5th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! Psalm 137 is one of the most painful prayers in our scriptures.  It is also one of the few Psalms that can be historically located.  It was first prayed in Babylon by Israelites who had been taken there against their will as prisoners of war.  The prayer expresses deep emotional pain, a sense of torment, a call to remember their home, and a wish for vengeance upon their enemies’ children.  Explicitly, it offers a blessing to…