Ephesians 4.7 (CEB)
God has given his grace to each one of us measured out by the gift that is given by Christ.
We are constantly being invited to see how we “measure up” in the world in which we live. Each time that happens, it is an opportunity to see what really matters to us. During the next few weeks, we are going to consider what ultimately matters to us and what it is that has the longest lasting impact for “good” in our lives and in the world around us. As you might expect, we will be asking serious questions about our faith and the role of our congregation as a force for transformation and work that God is doing in our midst. The Gospel matters to us, and we matter to God!
On Sunday, September 27th, we will begin, “Measuring What Matters,” as a preparation for determining our investment in the ministry and mission of La Porte Community Church. Commitment Sunday will be a part of worship on Sunday, October 11th, and I hope you will be intentional about being with us, not simply to offer your estimate of giving card, but join us for a reception following the 10:45 am worship.
God has done, and continues to do remarkable things with us – things that matter! Your prayers and your participation are keys to helping us get to the deeper and more mature disciple-ship. We know that when the early church gathered, they did so with glad and generous hearts and that there was no need among them (Acts 2). We desire such a spirit to be among us. I look forward to “measuring what matters” with you as we consider what it means to be generous.
Grace and peace,
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