It’s nearly fall! This is the season for football, backyard fire pit gatherings, and pumpkin spice everything (have you tried the new pumpkin spice oil change?). Kidding!
As the seasons change, I am reminded that part of the good news of the gospel is that we serve a God who does not change – God’s power and grace are the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Amidst the uncertainties of life we can have confidence that the God we worship is steady, constantly loving, and full of peace. The book of James puts it like this, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17). The sun rises, and the sun sets and the seasons come and go… but our Heavenly Father is forever the same loving Father he has always been. Thanks be to God!
As we come into the fall season, our Timberlake ministry is as strong as ever. Let me mention a few highlights.
The first two Sundays of October will focus on a concept called Essentialism. Imagine what it would look like if we lived with reckless pursuit of only what is essential in our lives, and let go of our anxieties and fears about everything we feel like we’re “supposed” to do. This is essentialism, which is the good news of the Bible for all of us who feel stretched thin, overworked, and too busy. Join us as we talk about how to commit ourselves to the best things of God, and give ourselves permission to let go of everything else.
Following the success of our first Together Night from September 7, we will gather again on Wednesday, October 5, for another evening of music, friendship, and good food. Thanks to the many people who are making this ministry a reality. We look forward to many more first Wednesday gatherings.
I Love My Church! Sunday
Every year we set aside time to recommit ourselves to the ministry of Timberlake and the way of Jesus Christ. This year our commitment Sunday will be October 30. Make plans now to join us for worship that day as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to us over the past year.
Dear friends, may the Lord bless you and keep you, this day and always.