Called to Serve

Are you “called” to serve God?  We read in 1 Timothy 1:1, “Paul, and apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope.”  This verse shows us that God saves us and calls us to serve.  The word “apostle” reminds us that Paul was one who was sent out.  The word apostle comes from the word that means to be sent out as an ambassador.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all sent out.  We, like Paul, are sent out by Jesus Christ to be his ambassadors wherever we go.  If you are a follower of Jesus, you are an ambassador.  When you visit Washington, D.C., you come across various embassies, especially along “Embassy Row” in northwest Washington!  An embassy is an institution that represents one nation inside another nation.  As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, we represent the Kingdom of God in our world!

So, are you “called” to serve God?  Unfortunately, the church today has created a false distinction between those who are supported financially by their ministries and those who are not.  The former (those who are supported financially) are thought to be “called” to serve God; the latter are thought not to be called; they are just “laymen” who volunteer some of their spare time.  But Paul didn’t make that distinction.  If you go by this system, Paul was a layman, because he supported himself in ministry most of the time as a tentmaker.  By the way, how many of you are volunteers in some organization or community group?  You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom in that group!

The teaching of the Bible is not that some Christians are called to serve God and others are not.  Every Christian is called to serve!  I would suggest that no matter what your official job or station in life may be; you are called to serve the Lord in that job.

May we all acknowledge our “calling” as ambassadors of Jesus and His Kingdom wherever we go!

Sunday Worship

In Pastor Glen’s absence, Wills Kitchen will be preaching this Sunday!  His sermon is: “The Pastor’s Instruction,” based upon 1 Timothy 1:5-7 .  Please read this text in preparation for worship.

Adult Sunday School 

Our Adult Sunday school class will meet this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the large Sunday school room.  Please join Janet Coiner and others for a wonderful time around God’s Word!!  We will continue our study of the Gospel of John.  This Sunday we will study John 3: Was Nicodemus a Hypocrite?  Please bring you Bible!

Hope Navigators

Wills and Sarah have challenged us with a “call to prayer”!  Please pray that new families will join us for worship, teaching, and fellowship and that we as a church will have wisdom on how to reach them.
Volunteers are still needed as helpers and nursery workers.  If you are apprehensive about serving in this important ministry, consider just “shadowing” us as we lead Hope Navigators on Sundays.  You will learn that it is not hard to make a difference in the lives of our children!  YOU ARE NEEDED!! Here is a link to sign up to help:

Tithes and Offerings

An offering box is available when you enter or exit the sanctuary.  Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.


May Financial Report

Tithes: Monthly: $16,795.28.         YTD: $77,619.52

Expenses: Monthly: $13,316.70     YTD: $77,789.25

Capital Campaign: $0.                     YTD: $6,030

Designated Giving: $0.                    YTD: $4,816

Golden Oldies

The Golden Oldies initial gathering was filled with great fellowship and fun!  The group will meet again on July 12th from 11 t0 1 at Panera Bread! Please bring a gift for bingo as we will be playing, and we have a New Jersey retired policeman as guest speaker!

Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports

If you have any concerns you would like to add to the Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports list or give an update, PLEASE contact our prayer coordinator, Janet Coiner (540.447.0918) by THURSDAY at NOON!!  Thanks so much!!

Driver Assistance

If you or someone in our congregation needs a ride to a doctor’s appointment or other appointment, please call Tom Reider (540.649.5162).  He has agreed to coordinate rides.  He has a list of those who have volunteered to give those rides.  We are grateful for this important ministry!!

Mission Corner

We are looking forward to the upcoming visit from Jonathan Justine and family on Sunday, June 26th during worship.  Jonathan will be preaching and giving an update regarding their family’s ministry in Thailand with Youth with a Mission (YWAM)!

Hope Blessings Donations for Love INC.  We continue to collect donations every three months.  From April 1 to June 30, we are collecting personal hygiene items: toothpaste, tooth brushes (single packs), shampoo, soap, deodorant (male and female), brushes, combs, and small wash cloths.  May we be a blessing to those families in need.  There is a challenge to have 100 toothbrushes and 50 bottles of shampoo by June 30!!  Let’s go for it!  We are grateful for our partnership with Love INC!

Missions Team is active keeping in touch with our missionaries and other ministries.  Please keep updated!  You can visit our website and go to the Outreach page

June Birthdays 

Jennifer Lucas (6/16); Kim Holman (6/17); Paige Holder (6/24)