Pastor's Weekly Update

“What’s going on around here?  Read and see!”  

Welcome to Central! 

We are always thankful to have guests.  Please make yourself at home and feel free to ask questions if you need help – we’re here to serve! 

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. – Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)

Thank You

We had a great crowd, good food, and wonderful fellowship for our movie night last Sunday.  Thanks for coming and inviting others.  Special thanks to Julie Schulz, Linda Bolden, Jerry and Whitney Fischer, J. Lynn and Lena Davis, Kristi Hutter, and anyone else who helped with preparing and serving the refreshments.  

What a great movie about forgiveness and restoration, empowered by the grace of God.  We are blessed!

S.N.A.C. is This Evening  

If you are a family with children at home, come to the back porch at 5:30 p.m. for recreation, snacks, fellowship, and a time of Bible study and devotion.  Pray for those who are leading this effort as they seek to reach out to young families with the love of Christ.

Regular Evening Service

This evening at 6:00 we will return to regular worship and our study in the Psalms.  Hope to see you here!

Looking Toward Fall

As fall is fast approaching please be in prayer as we plan for the coming church year, which begins in September.  Things to pray for…

  • Pray for our annual “Kick-off” event in September.  Pray that God will give us wisdom as to how to plan to most effectively reach out to our community for this event.  Pray also that it will be a time of renewed commitment for each of us, and for those who have been “scattered” through the summer months.  
  • Pray for new Connect Groups.  Just as cells must reproduce in our physical bodies to maintain health, the same principle applies to the church body.  Pray that God would give us wisdom as to what new groups to start, and that He would “call forth laborers” to provide leadership for new groups.  Pray also that we as a church would not only be open to, but enthusiastically supportive of these groups.
  • Pray for our Connect Group training event.  I’m hoping and praying to have an outstanding time of training and motivation for our leadership.  Time and date to come!
  • Pray for our nominating committee as they seek to find God’s people to serve on our different committees and in our Connect Group Ministry.  

Grateful That God is Working

I am so grateful for our new members and I am excited about what God has in store as we prayerfully and enthusiastically move forward as a church. 

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

- Colossians 3:23 (NASB)