Many of you know that my family is all about game nights. We love to get together with people to share dessert and laughter as we play games. Tami is usually the driving force for these gatherings and her choice of games is driven by the desire for lots of interaction and fun. That means her favorite games to play are ones like Outburst, Apples to Apples, Cranium, Telephone Pictionary, and Fishbowl. Joey enjoys these games, too, but often prefers more complicated strategy games such as Dominion, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, and By Order of the Queen.
When it comes to strategy games, part of the play involves not letting your opponent see what you're up to. Then the element of surprise provides you with an advantage. When you're able to role out your plan it proves to everyone that you knew what you were doing all along.
God has a strategy for His Church (you and me). Our series through the book of Ephesians is all about understanding and getting on board with what it means to be the Church. As we act according to His purposes, another thing happens: God's wisdom is proven to everyone.
I hope you'll be able to join us this Sunday, September 10th, as we look at Ephesians 3:1-13. Take a few minutes to read this passage and we'll unpack it together in worship.
Sunday, September 17th will be the day we come together after worship with other congregations to live out God's love in practical ways in our community. We've gathered some projects, but are still open to others. If you have an idea of a simple project we could do for someone you know, let us know. Forms will once again be available at church this Sunday or you can call in to the church office with your idea. We may not be able to accomplish everything, but we'll do what we can.
We'll be doing various projects like:
* Cleaning up a person's yard.
* Washing a couple's windows
* Writing cards of thanks and encouragement for the police officers, firefighters, postal workers, and other public servants.
* Picking up trash along the roads
* Walking and praying through neighborhoods
Here's the schedule:
10:00 Worship service as usual
12:00 Lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs at church
12:45 Break into service teams
1:00 - 3:00 Complete service projects
For those interested, we'll gather at the church at 5:00 to enjoy pizza and the recorded Seahawks game.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church