Good morning! Pastor Nathan will preach this morning from Colossians 1. The preaching event is the most important moment of the week. I’m looking forward to hearing from him.

We continue to work on remodeling our Children’s Wing. I do not have a timeline but we hope to bring plans to you in the not-so-distant future. I am very excited about that! Our commitment to evangelizing and discipling children needs to be stronger than ever. Considering the cultural headwinds against orthodox Christianity, I want to put as much of the Word of God in the hearts of children as we can. That’s why Children’s Ministry is so important. With our dedicated and faithful volunteers, and the leadership of Jennifer Belcher I believe God has great things ahead!

Would you consider being part of our Children’s Ministry? You can serve in AWANA, Sunday School, and/or Sunday morning nursery. The greatest need is in the nursery. We want nursery volunteers to serve once a quarter (or more if they desire). We need more volunteers to return to that level. I’m asking you to be part of that. You can have an extraordinary impact on the kingdom by doing so!

In Mark 10:15, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” Children are helpless. Without humbling self and admitting our helplessness, we cannot enter the kingdom.

The next verse says, “And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.” You can have the same kind of ministry! By serving in the nursery, you are one of the first people to represent Jesus to a little child. You are one of the first to have an evangelistic influence. Your service has an eternal impact! If you are serving there, thank you! If you aren’t, I encourage you to pray about it. If you have limitations, we can easily accommodate them. Couples can serve together if they wish. Talk to Jennifer Belcher for more information. Thank you to all of you who faithfully serve our children!

We are looking for an unpaid volunteer to be a Social Media Director for us. It would involve updating our social media pages, taking pictures, writing appropriate and relevant posts, etc. If you believe you could serve in that capacity, please talk to me.  This is another area where you can have a tremendous impact on the kingdom!

We have a prayer meeting tonight at 5 p.m. in the Train Station. Childcare is available. Expect great things when we pray!

There is a great deal of new information in your bulletin today. Be sure to take time to look through it. And please know that we love and appreciate you!