Four very important dates/whatevers for your calendar:
1. Don't forget the "Community Patriotic Program and Worship Service" at the Belvidere Community Building this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. While I'm hoping to see lots of folks at our 7:30 a.m. worship service in the chapel, I'm also hoping most of us will double-dip (Get it?) and attend both opportunities to praise Him and plead with Him for America! Nat, Mona, and Mayor Brereton have spent lots of time and energy in preparation for the community program and service along with many members of our family of faith who will be participating in the community choir and bell ringers. Honor Him! Support the family! Help save America!
2. Friends, these are tight financial times in our nation, counties, communities, and churches. As we praised God for the wherewithal to drain reserves to complete the first and biggest part of our "Blessings Campaign" with joy and anticipation and praise Him for the quick movement to the second phase (check out what's happening next to the entrance to the Gathering Room and watch for what will be happening before the parousia near the...), our wherewithal for general expenses (maintenance, utilities, remuneration, etc.) is lagging and we are already praising God for His answer through faithful family members who have been especially blessed by him with the $ to make sure we don't have to...
3. A summary of Sunday's 7:30 a.m. message will appear via www.churchandworld.com and www.koppdisclosure.com in the near future ("America's Way Back!).
4. Speaking of messages, "Scratching the Surface" for the born again and recently renewed/revived will officially commence in worship on September 23; however, previews will be included via www.churchandworld.com, www.bnnsradio.com, and www.koppdisclosure.com beginning next week. Here's the dedication to the related book as a hint of what's coming: "Dedicated with thanks to everyone who finally convinced me to say it simply!" Watch for the preface in the first KD after the one including "America's Way Back!"
Staying with #4 a tad longer, I am more excited about life and ministry than ever before and even more than I was on 5/8/77!!!
I am more excited about the corner of Lincoln and Main being a beacon for Jesus and safe haven for all of His children than ever before; and as I feel I am just scratching the surface of my personal relationship with Jesus, I believe we are just scratching the surface of our corporate relationship with Him.
Uh, simply, I have more energy and excitement for Him and His than ever before and even more than I had on 5/8/77!!!
Blessings and Love!!!