This Sunday is going to be a powerful day to join us for worship. While each Sunday God's Spirit moves through our worship in touching and sometimes surprising ways, this Sunday is going to be special for two reasons.
First, this Sunday's service will feature the baptism of Nick Nichols, who has been worshiping with us for just over a year. Nick has a powerful story of transformation that will make this baptism one that you are likely to remember for a long time.
Secondly, our entire service this Sunday will focus on the theme of healing. Each of us live lives that are a mixture of brokenness and wholeness, and this Sunday our service will allow us to spend a bit of time focused on our God who heals. There is more than enough healing for us all, so I hope you will make it a point to attend worship this week. Here's a short devotional thought to help you prepare your heart and spirit for Sunday:
"According to Paul, God has sufficient sustaining grace to meet every single challenge in our lives. Sufficient. We fear its antonym: insufficient. We've written checks only to see the words insufficient funds. Will we ever offer prayers to only discover insufficient strength? Never. Plunge a sponge into Lake Erie. Did you absorb every drop? Take a deep breath. Did you suck the oxygen out of the atmosphere? Watch an ocean wave crash against the beach. Will there never be another one? Of course there will. No sooner will one wave crash into the sand than another appears. Then another, then another. This is a picture of God's sufficient grace and healing." -from Grace, by Max Lucado