“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold.” Job 23:10
A special welcome to all Mothers today. Our service includes a recognition of mothers, a dedication of babies, and a little gift for all of our ladies here today. We thank the Lord for each of you. Many of you have plans to spend time with family and extended family today. That is important, so important that we do not have an evening service on Mother’s Day. We want you to relax and enjoy your time together so that we can give honor to whom honor is due – to our mothers.
With our “stretch/relax” break in our normal Sunday School schedule today and next week, we also have our children joining us for worship both mornings. I’ll be inviting them up front for a brief children’s sermon and then handing out children’s bulletins for them to use. It is great to be together as families like this!
The insert today highlights the LifeGroups that are available for you here at Dayton Avenue. These small groups include Sunday morning classes, Wednesday evening groups, and even some that meet in homes during the week. Everyone needs to be part of a LifeGroup, something that we’ll be emphasizing during a summer sermon series that will start after our 1 Corinthians series is over. We’ll have even more information about our groups next week so you can make a good decision about which one to join after our little break is over.
Next Sunday evening, May 19th, will be a special Town Hall meeting during which I’ll share recommendations from our Personnel Committee concerning new pastoral staff roles. Then May 26th we’ll begin our summer Single Worship Service schedule again. We’ll be sharing more about this with you next week. We love you and are praying for you… God bless you this week.