From Pastor Jim, May 15


If you’re not coming already, I want to invite you to join me on Sunday mornings for the message series, The Blessed Life. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says the blessed life is not designed for those with the most, but rather for those who have the least. For those who have suffered loss, for those who have lost hope, and for those who are willing to lose their pride.

“Losing” is gaining in the Kingdom of God. And a great blessing comes to us when we learn to give Jesus our anxiety and stress. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matt. 11:28-29


If we’re worn out, stressed out, and worried all the time, we can’t be resting in Jesus. There is always enough time to do God’s will. There is never enough time to accomplish our will apart from His. We have to learn to be “gentle” – to place our strength under the control of God and to trust that He’ll never let us down.


What do these two events have in common? They are both great days to open our doors to our community and invite guests and families to our church.

I want to thank everyone for making Mother’s Day this past Sunday such a success. Thank you for putting out door hangers in your neighborhood. We had over 100 new attenders and lots of great connections to our church.

I’m asking everyone to help us do the same thing for VBS. We need you to invite your neighbors to this amazing and life-changing week. We’ll have the invite translated in Spanish and English. It’s all free, but it’s coming really fast, so please pick up a pack this Sunday.

See You Sunday. Blessings,

Pastor Jim