I neglected to mention two things in yesterday’s email.
First - Pastor Nathan Detweiler will be leading music for us again while on sabbatical. And he will be teaching us another new song – “God is For Us”
I’m always looking for songs that help us sing the Bible into our hearts. The title of the song comes from those great words in Romans 8:
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The chorus of the song refers to places in the Psalms like Psalm 62 - “He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”
When we face injustice, the many ‘unfair’ things and words in life, we need this assurance.
Check it out here - CityAlight - God is For Us
Many thanks to Pastor Nathan
Second – “Gospel Hospitality” - Bethany and I want to invite you to bring your lunch and hang out with us after the service this outside if you are able and weather permitting! Kids can run around outside!
See you Sunday! Grace and peace,