Pastor Mark’s March Blog


Pastor Mark’s March 2020 Blog . . .




Sunday, March 29, 2020 – 9:45 a.m.


For the past few years, we have taken advantage of the 5th Sunday’s of the month and have worshipped as one body. Typically, we have gathered for a shortened worship service in the sanctuary and then eat breakfast together in the fellowship hall. 5th Sunday celebrations were halted during the remodel project because we had no place to eat together. Now that the fellowship hall is finished, we are planning a twist.  March 29    we will hold our worship service in the fellowship hall. Following the service, we will then share an extended coffee hour together.

For the past months, we have talked about the many and various ways we can use our new space for mission. I am going to talk more about that on the 29th. Not only will we talk about mission, but also experience worship together as mission in this new space.

As more groups have been using this space, positive feedback continues to pour in. People who have attended The Gathering Place meals, ConneXion events, Youth activities, and fellowship time have all been very pleased with the renovation. It’s an exciting time!


The Season of Lent is fast approaching.

Ash Wednesday will arrive next week, February 26, 2020.

We will be exploring a series by Adam Hamilton, entitled, “Simon Peter: Flawed yet Faithful Disciple”.

Peter was not rich or educated, but was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear. We will follow and learn from Peter, through the highs and lows.  We can identify with much of Peter’s journey. And we have much to learn and be inspired by this full throttle follower of Jesus Christ.

Come, join the journey! Lenten ConneXion (Ash Wednesday) begins with dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6:00 p.m.