This morning we extend to you a well-known call to worship. It goes like this:

To all who are weary, and need rest,
To all who mourn, and need comfort,
To all who fail, and desire strength,
To all who sin, and need forgiveness,
This church opens wide her doors
Welcome from Jesus, a friend of sinners.

I like that. I like that very much. We serve a gracious Lord.

Today we come to the end of our series “Building Bridges in Babylon.” We end with a very important subject: holiness. I’ve mentioned the quote from Robert Murray M’Cheyne: “Lord, make me as holy as a saved sinner can be.” That’s my desire and I trust it is yours also. So we’ll open our Bibles to 1 Peter 1 to examine this subject. If you haven’t heard all the sermons in this series, I hope you’ll go to our website and listen. We want to be on the same page as we prepare to seize the opportunities God gives us for ministry in 2022.

I’m still battling the after-effects of COVID. Thanks for being patient with me. I’m plodding along and slowly getting better – but it is a process! So if you send me an email or a text, I may not respond as quickly as usual but I will get to you!

The next opportunity we have to be incarnational in our community is the PTC Carnival on Feb. 26. I know it’s human nature to wait until the last minute but let’s make sure they know we want to serve them. Please sign up today so they won’t be concerned about enough help the week before the carnival. Tara and I will be there. We look forward to seeing you there!