mid - week update
Mid-Week Update July 8, 2020
Welcome to the Mid-Week Update. Do we really understand the riches that have been given to us in Christ, and the advantages we have in life as a result of our faith? We’re going to look at this a bit as we peer into God’s word in Ephesians this Sunday. There’s freedom, glory, and overflowing blessings. Then there’s the things that prevent us from enjoying our riches and advantages. Could it be that we easily end up focusing on the preventers rather than on the riches and advantages?
The answer to this dilemma is, Jesus, of course. The little phrase in the Bible that means so much is, “In Christ.” The person who believes in Jesus is actually united with Christ. We die with him and we are raised with him. We even sit with him on his heavenly throne. That’s a reality now. Think about it. All of our great advantages are available to us by trusting in being united with Christ.
Union with Christ redefines our lives. He is in us and we are in him. He makes us totally new. And when he does that, he also gives us a new way of looking at life. My prayer for our congregation is that we will see ourselves as fully united with Christ. May the LORD make this true for each of us, and may we enjoy our exalted position in Christ.
This Week’s Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23
Confirmation and Baptism certificates are available for pick up in the Church office Monday – Thursday 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Prayer Ministry meets the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, Monday at 1:00PM, and the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00PM. We meet online thru the link provided on our church website, tawasumc.org. If you’re returning from Florida or another southern destination, please join us.
Please remember our SAFETY GUIDELINES when you come to church this Sunday. o We’re asking people who feel vulnerable to the COVID19 virus to strongly consider staying home for the time being.
o Face coverings are required at all times when in the church building.
This is for the safety of others as much as it is for you. We hope you
will bring your own face covering, but if you have none we will provide it.
Please respect Social-Distancing Guidelines and stay six feet apart.
o People who live in the same household may share a pew with each other
without the six feet distancing guideline.
o Pews and Chairs are arranged for your safety. Please take note of
smiley faces on pews. Smiley faces designate where you may sit. Please
also take note of how chairs are arranged, and do not move them. They are
arranged for your safety.
• Wednesday Evening Book Study, 7:00 on Zoom.
Family of George Hoerner
Family of Janice Malace
Elite & Nancy Shellenbarger
Sue Fetherston(sister of Mary Gillham)
7/13 Bill Archer & Wanda Roach
7/10 Dennis Rousseaau
7/12 Steve Casey
7/13 Jaxen Sheridan
7/14 Joyce Lake
7/14 David Lane