Developing a Heart for Worship
This weekend, I’ll continue our examination of Pearce’s core values for our worship gatherings. We’ll consider the core value of being communal. Here’s how this value is stated: “Christian worship reflects the truth that we cannot love God without loving the whole body of Christ. Across all human distinctions and boundaries we resist the radical individualism of our day and strive to listen to God’s voice with one heart, responding together in faith, gratitude, and obedience as those united in Christ Jesus.”
Communion will be served in each of the services this weekend.
Join Us This Saturday
Lydia Monroe, Pearce’s P4K Director, and I will be in Pearce’s Common Grounds Café this coming Saturday, January 31, at 6:30pm to talk about our congregation’s new global partnership with the school in Nzige, Rwanda.
The Café will open at 6pm and you’ll be able to purchase your favorite beverage, along with a light supper (soup and grilled cheese sandwiches) for modest prices. Or you may simply choose to enjoy a complementary cup of Rwandan coffee. We won’t talk too long! (I am working on narrowing down my more than 600 photos!)
There will be time for your questions about our new, long-term partnership with this school in Rwanda. Hope you’ll join us!
At this week’s Savory Supper, diners paused over their meals to acknowledge the 85thbirthday of Dave Trapp. Pictured here, Dave is surrounded by two of his grandchildren. Dave, the father of Susan Heeks, has spent countless hours over the years helping out in Pearce’s kitchen. We are grateful for his life and his joy in serving Christ.
I recently finished Philip Yancey’s latest bookVanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? I’ve always enjoyed Yancey’s writings. His latest book is his opportunity to revisit a theme he explored in his 1997 book What’s So Amazing About Grace? This new book attempts to answer the question, “How can Christians present truly Good News amid the changing landscape of our time?” I think you’ll find this worth your time.