Weekly Update: June 17, 2015

Dear Family,

General Assembly in Chattanooga, TN. was an incredible week of worship, prayer, forgiveness, repentance, and seeing dear brothers and sisters in Christ. There is much to be excited about in the PCA. Our various ministries continue to grow and thrive. Our denomination's college, Covenant College, gave a stellar report on how the Lord continues to bless and grow them. Resolutions were passed on various matters such as racial reconciliation, which shows that the PCA is serious about grace. Overall, it was extremely encouraging for me to be with my greater church family. I also had the time to meet with many dear friends and make new ones. I was able to spend much time with Chuck McArthur who briefed me on some exciting overseas missions opportunities he would like me to consider (more on that later).

Please continue to keep Mike Francis and his family in your prayers. I have no updates at this time which leads me to believe his condition is unchanged. We prayed for the Francis family at General Assembly.

As I pen this blog, our youth should have returned from their Costa Rica missions trip. Thanks again to Shane Fowler for his dedicated efforts, to all of our adult chaperones, and to our youth who responded to God's call to serve.

Our VBS, Everest, continues to grow! I don't know the latest count but it's something like a million kids are signed up for a week of fun and learning about our Savior. If you're able to lend a hand please contact Debbie Koerner in the church office asap!

Keith Snow will continue his excellent preaching on Mark's Gospel this Sunday (as I hold a mandolin on the music team). I will be returning to the pulpit on July 12, fresh off my two week travels to Denmark.

9 [H]e said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (ESV)

Solus Christus, 

Paul