Thank you for joining us for our corporate worship gathering this Sunday! Each week, we gather together to remember that: God is Holy, we are sinners, and that Jesus saves us from our sins. It may look different week-by-week, but the songs we sing, the words we profess, and the prayers we bring provide an opportunity to reorient our lives around the greatest story ever told: the story of redemption.

We want to do something to help Ukrainian refugees. This morning you will hear from the chairperson of our Missions Team, Kristen Foster. We have an opportunity to support New Hope Eurasia which is doing a good work in this area. There is more information elsewhere in this bulletin and Kristen will provide further detail during our service.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this past week, I attended the 9Marks Conference at Midwestern Seminary. This particular event is an academic conference and this year the theme was ‘conversion’. It was a joyful time of fellowship with brother pastors, spiritual growth, and being equipped to better serve all of you. Thank you for allowing me time to attend.

Jenny and myself, along with our girls, love and deeply appreciate all of you. This summer, I will approach 6 years of being with you all; and two years being a staff pastor. It is an honor to serve you all in this way. You have watched our family grow and many of you have taught my children Biblical truths. You’ve shouldered many burdens of my wife and myself. You’ve been patient with me in so many ways. I can think of no better place to be; no better church to serve. I’m grateful to God for each and every one of you.

And there is no better time than when we gather together. This morning, I hope you will take a few moments to prepare your heart to worship our GREAT God!

I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness. -Psalm 145:1-7