“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a
living hope through the resurrection of Jesus
Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)
Let’s celebrate all the gifts that God has given to us! And the greatest of these gifts are life and hope and mercy and grace!
Sometimes we celebrate holidays. Sometimes we celebrate holy days. Sometimes we just celebrate God’s goodness.
We are coming into a season when we will celebrate. Rally Sunday is traditionally the day when we “rally” together once again from having been away for the summer. And this year we will do more than just rally for Sunday School – which is a wonderful celebration. We will also be dedicating our new kitchen and fellowship hall.
One of the things we will be doing is sharing a meal together. So, bring your salads and side dishes and plan to share them with all of us as we celebrate.
Let me say one note about the dedication portion of that day. It is tradition to dedicate our buildings to the use of God’s ministry. We can find that in Old Testament and New Testament times. And so we will gather in that space on September 13th following our time of worship. And we will share words and prayers and a song that tells our God that we will use this space for His glory in the days to come.
Give praise to God! Because God has given us new birth and a living hope! Come celebrate all that and more with us.