A Word From Pastor Andrew
Please join us for worship this week. Worship is set for 10:30AM. Our Reflection time this week will be a “Sermon as a Conversation”. This is a time that you will be able to reflect with a small group of people on questions based on the scripture reading as well, you are will be invited to ask questions. Our focus text for the week is Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Some questions to reflect upon as you prepare for the service are: Why are there both weeds and wheat in the church? Why not pull the weeds? Who is responsible for pulling the weeds? How wide should a church’s welcome be? Following worship there will be a time of fellowship that includes refreshments. All are welcome!
Do not forget to sign-up for Vacation Bible School, which is July 24-27. Remember VBS is Intergenerational, which means that all ages are invited to sign-up and join the fun. Registration forms can be found outside the church office or you can download the form from the church’s website, http://www.fpcmp.org/uploads/2/2/5/9/22591802/vbs_registration_2017.pdf .
VBS starts with a kick-off dinner that will begin at 5:30PM at the church Sunday, July 23. Local fire, police, and EMS have been invited to join us for dinner. Fill free to invite a friend, neighbor, family member, or a stranger and come on out and join the fun!
Next Sunday, July 30 during our 10:30AM worship service we will gather for prayer and then go out and serve the community as we will have “Worship as Service”. There will be service opportunities for one and all. Some of the mission opportunities will be washing tables and tarps used at the mobile food trucks, sorting diapers for the infant pantry, cleaning and making repairs to the Gazebo at Woodland Hospice House (which we built many years ago), praying for others, going to help where needed at Rosebush Manor, and color bags for the Gratiot County Meals on Wheels program. Please plan to join us as we worship and serve God in different ways.
Dates to Save for the Spring and Summer:
VBS Kick-Off Dinner Sunday, July 23
VBS Monday, July 24-Thursday, July 27 from 6-8pm
Worship As Service Sunday, July 30
Worship on the Front Lawn Sundays August 13, September 10
Shrimp Boil Friday, August 18 @ 5pm at the Scheide's
A recording of this week’s worship service can be found on the church’s Facebook page,