A Heart for Worship
I appreciate the excellent job Pastor Jonathan Bratt, chaplain at RWC, did in kicking off our new sermon series, “A Heart for Worship.” His message on the challenging topic of the Trinity was, in my opinion, both memorable and insightful. (Regretfully, due to technical difficulties, we were unable to post a podcast of the sermon on our website.)
This weekend, we’ll continue our worship series examining Pearce’s stated core values in worship. I’ll tackle the core value of “Scripture-Filled.” We believe that “Christian worship is saturated with God’s Word, revealing His Story which gives meaning to our lives. Worship gathers us as God’s people to sing God’s Story in song, tell God’s Story through the scriptures, preaching, and testimony, and enact God’s Story through the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.”
Interested in hearing more about Rwanda and Pearce’s partnership with the Nzige Preschool? On Saturday evening, January 31, I’ll be in the Common Grounds Café at 6:30pm, along with Lydia Monroe, to talk about our recent trip to Rwanda. The Café will open at 6pm for those who wish to purchase a light supper (soup and grilled cheese sandwiches will be available) or a coffee concoction.
Fellow team members Karen Hopkins and Bev Faro will be sharing their perspectives on Pearce’s Rwandan partnership in Adult Bible Fellowships in the coming weeks.
Have you had a chance to check out our Lifetree Café on Thursday evenings at 7pm? Tonight’s topic is “What Your Black Friend Wants You to Know: The Conversation About Race No One Is Having.” In light of recent tensions in our nation, tonight’s Lifetree Café should be particularly relevant. Check out a video trailer on tonight’s topic at pearcechurch.org/lifetreecafe/.
Next week’s topic is also a heavy one. “Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Abuse” features the story of a woman who suffered childhood sexual abuse.
Why don’t you invite a friend to join you for an informative evening of discussion in a relaxed, open atmosphere?
Thanks for the Memory!
Tuesday morning, I received the following email from Brian Fox.
“On a hot Saturday night last summer, you asked us in your sermon to remind you in February, when it gets very cold, about this hot evening. Tonight it will be around zero degrees, so why wait until next month? May we give our Lord thanks for warm houses and wonderful people at Pearce!”
Amen, Brian! Amen!