Do you honestly seek after God? If we are honest with ourselves, most of us do not consistently seek God. We must acknowledge that no one actually seeks God on their own. Jesus declares in John 6:44, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.”
One way that we actually seek God is by putting our love for Him at the center of our lives. We read in Psalm 63:3, “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” David, the author of this psalm, goes on in v. 8, “My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” What a beautiful picture! David clings to God, but underneath it all, God’s powerful hand is under David.
The Hebrew word translated “clings” points to loyalty related to affection. It is the same word used in Genesis 2:24, where it says that a man will “cleave” to his wife.
Seeking after God means keeping your passion for God alive. Christianity is not just a matter of the head, but of the heart. As you reflect on what God has done for you in Christ, it ought to move you emotionally. As you reflect on His great love and faithfulness toward you over the years, in spite of your failures, you ought to feel an intense love for Him. It is my prayer that we will put our love for God at the center of our lives because it is then that we will have the desire to genuinely seek God!!
Pastor Glen will continue his sermon series, Ephesians: Our Identity and Purpose. His sermon this Sunday is “Fighting for God,” based upon Ephesians 6:18-20. Please read this text in preparation for worship. We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper this Sunday. We encourage you to examine yourself before receiving the Sacrament per 1 Corinthians 11:27-32.
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 be continuing a study of the Gospel of Luke. This Sunday we will study Luke 21: The Precious Gift of a Widow and Jesus Reveals the Future! Please bring your Bible!!
Tithes and Offerings
An offering box is available when you enter or exit the sanctuary. Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.
Hope Golden Oldies
Fun time gathering (with Bingo and prizes) and discussion on future events. This will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th at Panera Bread Community Room in Waynesboro. Looking forward to seeing you.
Men’s Bible Study
Our men’s Bible study is winding down for the summer. Our last study will be on May 23rd. We are continuing our “Drive Down Rt. 66” in the minor prophets. Next Tuesday we will explore Nahum! We meet in the Community Room at Panera Bread at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays! We will be meeting monthly during the summer, and we will be having an end of the season picnic . . . more details to follow!
We will be having a “work day” to pressure wash our building on Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will conclude with a pizza party lunch!! Men, please mark your calendar for this day. For those who are able, please bring garden hoses!
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!!
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!!
This month, our own Tyler Bouthillier will be making a new promotional video for East Augusta WRE in conjunction with the teachers. We look forward to seeing the finished project. This year approximately 1000 students are enrolled in grades k-5 in these 3 schools. Praise the Lord for this victory!”
Hope Blessings Donations for Love INC. We are collecting 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. We are grateful for our partnership with Love INC!
Gospel Hill Ministries is hosting a Tent Meeting in Waynesboro, which has begun and will continue through this Saturday. The tent is set up at Constitution Park South in Waynesboro! We hope you will plan to attend an exciting night of worship and ministry!
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
Bill Flournoy (5/5); Deborah Kleinschuster (5/7); Loretta Watkins (5/12); Charlotte Severs (5/15); Sherry Holder (5/20); Paul Childers (5/22); Larry Roberts (5/25)