Good evening all,
Welcome to the Thursday evening of my Wednesday evening email! Last night we were at church and then right after, Mitzi and I went out to dinner for our 20th Anniversary (Marine City Fish Co - Yum!). One more wonderful thing that I am thankful for today. So many blessings, and all of you are included in that. I pray that you all had a great day of Friends, Family, Food and... the Father. It's so very exciting to see what blessings he has in store for me and my family, all of you, and FCC! I can't wait!
This evening I want to give you a heads-up for our upcoming Advent sermon series:
"Outbursts" - Getting ready for Christmas
Typically, we get into a little bit of hot water with our outbursts. As parents, we get to witness first-hand the outbursts of our kids, usually at the most inopportune moments (think of those times in line at the grocery store checkout and our kids suffer a meltdown because they can't have any candy). As children, they get to witness their parents' outbursts also, always at the most inopportune times (think of our behaviors while driving in the middle of rush-hour traffic after we've had a bad day). With the impending Black Friday almost upon us, think about our behaviors or those of others as outbursts of gluttony and rage have defined this day.
As we allow God to take us deeper into His Word and build up our faith and love and trust in Him, our Advent season messages will be focused on "outbursts" also. Except these outbursts will be of joy and wonder, as God came into our world to save us from the pain and fallout of sin and sickness and death. When people found out what God was doing in their midst through the gift of Jesus for them, their only responses could be amazement and worship to God for what He was doing for them. We'll look at these outbursts during the Advent season as we draw closer and closer to Christmas:
May our response to God's love for us through the birth of Jesus be the same as these heroes of faith! Pray continually this month that this pure joy God gives us won't fade or take a back seat to all of our Christmas preparations.
Yours in Christ,
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization