One Body, Many Parts

We had a great day of worship as we began the new sermon series, "I Am a Church Member." As Pastor Chris reminded us what it looks like and means to be a Church member, I felt God was talking to me. As individual Christians, we have strength and confidence through our relationship with Christ. This relationship provides a family for each of us, a strong family in which diversity is celebrated. "We are not diverse in our purpose" (Pastor Chris). We are unified in our purpose which is to advance the Gospel. Instead of comparing ourselves and our abilities to others, we must "play the part we were created to play." Each role in the Church (and our local church body) is important.

Also yesterday, the students and parents had a meeting and I am excited about upcoming events and ministry. Students, leaders, and parents are welcome to join us this Saturday, Sept. 23, 10am-2pm. We will meet to make sandwiches and pack lunch/snack bags for the homeless in the area. These bags will provide us the opportunity to share the Gospel as we meet the needs of some in the area. During the meeting, we announced that the students will be attending camp at Windermere Conference Center along Lake of the Ozarks. We will begin fundraisers on Sunday, October 8th. Please look and listen for more details. I am so thankful for this church family and the many ways we support one another. When we support one another in varying ways, we have a role in pointing others to Jesus Christ. As Chris stated Sunday, "Appreciating diversity and avoiding comparison is vital to helping church members live effectively for the cause of the Gospel."