Welcome Wednesday Update

Happy New Year! 

 

BE A TRANSFORMED NONCONFORMIST

As we honor the legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr, consider some of his words in the two messages linked below. The sins of racism and classism (considering one group of people as inferior because of skin or social status) are unfortunately alive and well even in church. While MLK’s struggles resulted in great change, his words are timeless encouragement for the church to be a thermostat for culture rather than a thermometer, a change agent for good in society rather than a gauge of the status quo.

 

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Letter_Birmingham_Jail.pdf

 

Sermon: Transformed Nonconformist

http://okra.stanford.edu/transcription/document_images/Vol06Scans/Nov1954TransformedNonconformist.pdf

 

BAPTISM SUNDAY: MARCH 17

Have you committed your life to Christ and want to show the world? Baptism is a powerful symbol of a powerful reality: Christians are people whose past sins have been washed away through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross (1 Peter 3:21); not only this, but baptism symbolizes that Christians get "dunked" to symbolize that they are burying their old selves in Christ and get "pulled out" of the water to symbolize that they are allowing Christ to raise His life through them (Colossians 2:12). So, we're having baptisms on March 17. If you'd like to be baptized, sign up here: www.stillnaz.com/baptism

 

2018 COMMISSION SUNDAY: JANUARY 27

On Sunday morning during our worship services, we will present the highlights of what God has done in the past year and look ahead to where He is leading us as a church. And then at 6PM, we will gather again at our Stillmeadow Lane Campus to hear stories from various ministries and install our newly elected board members during our "2018 Commissioning Service."

 

ENGAGE WITH JESUS DAILY

Want to experience growth in your life? Start with Jesus. We’ve put together a reading plan that goes through the entire book of Luke over 7 weeks. Follow the plan here:

www.stillnaz.com/sermon-blog/

 

BLESSING FROM SUNDAY

May Christ, who entered the archway into our human existence, lead you through the archway into His way of justice and love.  May His grace give you the courage to acknowledge your past and find a new beginning through Jesus for the good of the world.  Go in His love, grace and peace.  Amen

 

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Grace and Peace,

Josh Kleinfeld

Lead Pastor

Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene