It was good to spend time together Sunday. I love the joy and energy I see in so many people on Sundays. Our worship services are designed for celebration, inspiration, and preparation (prepare us for daily living). Yesterday’s subject “Til Death do us part” was tough. But God promises to go with us and grow us into the future. I had many positive comments and “thanks for the message” including those who have been divorced, those dating, and children of couples divorced. It was clear that God was working in many lives.
Together, we are making a big impact and positive difference here in Fargo-Moorhead. It is very exciting to be a part of!
There are several exciting things planned for this Sunday’s service. Originally, I was going to do the “State of PHCC” address but several weeks ago I decided to move it back to April 25th because of the possible spring flood. I wanted to make sure we first focused on protecting our city and helping each other. Although I am not doing the “State of PHCC” address, prior to the sermon I am going to share a couple of things with you including a news item.
This Sunday will be a very special Sunday for another reason: the Kidventure elementary kids (5 years through 5th grade) will be performing a song in BOTH celebration services. The song writer/producer will be in attendance. Parents, please have children checked in to their class by the service time (9:30 and 11:00) and you may pick them up after service from downstairs through the normal check-out process. We encourage ALL children to stay and sing for both services. Children may be checked in for first service and stay until after they sing in the second service. Call Pastor Dustin at the office (298.9181) with any further questions.
Just as a “way to go God” item – there were 132 children 5th grade and younger that participated in Kidventure this last Sunday. Thank you parents for making it a priority to have your children at Kidventure as many Sundays as possible. They grow up so quick and every child deserves an opportunity to participate in a church family and in an age-appropriate worship and discipleship experience such as Kidventure. Statistics prove over and over again that one of the key factors in middle and high school students who do not participate in at-risk behavior is being involved in a church family.
May God’s peace and purpose fill your life!
Jon Hauser, Pastor