all of you! I've been talking a lot lately about "being the
church." The gospels are filled
with parables about what it means to be the church. Paul spends most of his
letters talking about what it means to be the church. I want to say this to
each of you: we at Havelock Christian are being the church!
beginning of the pandemic our leaders said we were not going to let the virus
get in the way of our being the church. We’ve made responsible choices for
protecting everyone, but nevertheless we have continued being the church at
worship. And it has worked beautifully. We need to thank the following folks
for making sure we could worship outdoors‑‑Rick and Mary; Curt; John and Jean;
Don; Glen; Jeremiah, and others. They made sense out of some fairly
sophisticated technology to get us going. They arrive early to make sure we're
set up and everything is working properly. They troubleshoot almost every
Sunday to keep us going.
want to thank Hope and Adam. Hope selects and plays beautiful and uplifting
music for us. Adam brings us thoughtful and deeply moving prayers. We are
blessed by these folks!!
I also want
to thank our visitors from other churches. I'm especially mindful this week of
our brothers and sisters from East Lincoln and Crestwood Christian Churches.
They have been with us and supported us for the last many months. Beginning
August 31, East Lincoln and Crestwood will try their own parking lot worship
service. While we will miss them, we will pray daily for them as they merge two
congregations and continue to minister to our community. May God truly bless
we’ve had regular guests from Bethany Christian Church. Bethany plans to resume
in-house worship services on September 13. Again, we will miss these friends as
they return to their own sanctuary, but we will be praying for success for
their worship venture as well.
Christian will continue at 6520 Colfax, so please come, and invite friends to
join us. See you in the parking lot!
– Dr. Rob
ScripturesSundays following Pentecost: Liturgical Color is Green representing growth in Jesus
1 Corinthians 1:18‑24
Psalm 105:1‑6, 37‑45
Psalm 78:1‑4, 12‑16