Dear Church Family and Friends,
We pray that you are safe and well on this Friday morning. We also want to encourage all of your members and visitors who live in the Keys to be aware of a possible hurricane in the next 4-5 days.
This Sunday I will be preaching from the Gospel of Luke where Jesus reminds us of the cost of following him. It is a cost the disciples will clearly understand as they will pay for it with their lives with several of them being crucified. Do you feel that you are truly following Christ? Do you believe you are spending enough time in prayer and reading the Bible to relate to the disciples and deny yourself and take up your cross? What does that mean for us today?
I am currently teaching three high school teenagers in a Confirmation Class on Sundays at 4 PM. These are students who have been attending for the last several months and we had a great discussion last Sunday. Two of them will need to be baptized and all three will need to be approved by our Session. What a great blessing to see young people desire to follow Christ.
Please keep in your prayers my father and Marilyn Vanderveen, Beth Childress, Naomi Fritz and Trinity Presbyterian. I will be preaching and leading worship there this Sunday at 12:30 PM.
Have a blessed weekend,