Here's a new Sunday in Review, and I'll try to keep up with it this time! Yesterday was a windy, rainy, blustery day here in North Vancouver. Oh, it was miserable outside! But we had our faithful core group of people there once again. How thankful we are for our church family!
I've been teaching for the past few weeks in Sunday school on the prophet Elisha. Yesterday was our final lesson on him, and next week we start our new series. I just hope I can make it meaningful for a preschooler! I know my grade-schooler will eat it up. I've had a little man visitor in Sunday school the past two weeks. His mom was afraid he would cry if he came into Sunday school, but he saw toys and was fine! ;)
Last night was our Lord's Supper service. We have it on the fifth Sunday of months with five Sundays in them. Wes preached a short sermon on the important things we are remembering when we take the Lord's Supper. We don't take this service lightly, nor do we consider the elements more than they are, merely a representation of the Lord's sacrifice of His death. We take the Lord's Supper as a reminder, not to ensure our salvation. The reason we place such emphasis upon it is because it is one of the two things that Jesus commanded us as a church body to observe regularly, the other being baptism.
Thanks for reading about our services! Numerical growth is slow, but spiritual growth of the people is evident. Wes and I are just trying to stay out of the Lord's way and let Him work! ;) Please continue to pray for our little church and for Wes as he pastors these folks!