When you buy a new car, the dealer gives you an owner's manual that explains what the vehicle is and how the thing works. That's sort of the way we can view the Bible book of Ephesians. It is like an "owner's manual" for the Christian life, given to us by God through the Apostle Paul. Now, as we learned when we initially began our study of Ephesians, the first half (chapters 1-3) contains the doctrinal part. It tells us what the Christian life is by clearly identifying the foundational belief principles of our faith. The back half of the owner's manual (chapters 4-6) is the lifestyle section. It explains how the Christian life works by identifying the framework behavioral practices of our faith.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am, as dive into Ephesians 2. In this chapter, our attention is directed to the doctrine of our God-provided gift of salvation. This Sunday, we'll discover what God can do when His mercy comes in direct contact with our mess. As you prepare your heart, mind and soul to worship God passionately, let me leave you with this thought: God's love is at the very core of the salvation His mercy provides!
Sunday Morning Adult Discipleship. Join us at 11:00am, as we look at the Stories Jesus Told in the New Testament. Jesus spoke in parables so that we can gain a better understanding of who God is, who were are, and his desire for our lives. Our Sunday morning discipleship class is also a great way to connect with one another authentically. Consider joining us and together, let's grow to know God more deeply.
Gary Sullivan Memorial: As most of you know, Gary Sullivan, who faithfully served on our church staff for 10+ years, went home to be with Jesus this past July. On behalf of his family, I want to invite you to attend a memorial service for Gary Sullivan. This special time of remembrance will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 16th at Calvary Parkside.
Note: This will be the last Sunday to fill-out our Calvary Parkside Volunteer Interest Survey. After this Sunday, our Elders and Deacons will begin the process of creating volunteer teams in order to cover the needs of our church facility, administrative, and congregation. Remember, "Many hands make light work", so if you have not yet filled out the interest survey, be sure and stop by the Next Step table this Sunday and complete the survey. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can support Calvary Parkside.
See you Sunday!