23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (ESV)
What a beautiful time in worship last Sunday as we rejoiced in the covenant baptism of Dylan Wagner. Baptism is often viewed as entrance into the church body, while the Lord's Supper is a sacrament to provide ongoing spiritual nourishment for believers. The custom at Cross Creek has been to observe the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of the month. The Bible calls us, as the above text states, to engage in this sacrament instituted by our Savior until the day of his return. As we do, we should reflect upon all that Christ has accomplished for our salvation, his continuing intercessory work as our High Priest, and his return to finalize the consummation of his kingdom. Please take time in the coming days to devote yourself to prayer, to reconcile with those with whom your heart is grieved, and to reflect upon the security of salvation in Christ.
Ladies, there is a Women's Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Benitos. Please rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pairs and Spares Senior Ministry will be meeting for lunch at Brickstone Pizza (Racetrack Rd. and Sr. 13) from 11 am - 1 pm on August 4th. For further information please contact Joan Merson at email@example.com
Finally, as I write this blog teachers are beginning to attend seminars and prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year. Please pray for our teachers, administrators, and students in both public and private schools. Please pray also for the many homeschoolers we have in our area, especially for Classical Conversations which meets at the church.
Blessings and peace,