Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Our memories are both a blessing and a curse! It all depends on which ones we focus upon.
Our Heavenly Father has lovingly engineered our minds so that it is possible for us to recall events that occurred even decades in the past. I can imagine that prior to Adam’s sin, the human memory, though finite and creaturely, would have been truly ‘photographic,’ able to recall with remarkable accuracy all that previously transpired.
But on this side of the Fall, our minds are burdened by the effects of sin. As we grow older we lose memories of the past, many of them very precious to us. It gets harder to recall certain things. And our recollection of past events becomes sprinkled with inaccuracies that are due to the passage of time, disease, and other evidences of the pervasive corruption that our sin has brought to us.
Yet, despite the limitations of our minds, our memories remain a wonderful gift from God. And, surprisingly, our ability to remember plays a vital role in our sanctification!
Over and again, the Word of God calls upon us to “ remember” what He has done for us and in us in the past (for just one example, consider Deut. 5:15). The recollection of His mercy, grace, saving power, and faithfulness to us in the past is to be a powerful incentive to our present endurance and fidelity to our Lord and Savior.
That’s why the author of Hebrews calls upon all of us to remember our past life, especially the early days after we were saved and received into the fellowship of our Lord’s Church. In Hebrews 10:32 he says, “ But recall the former days. . . .”
As we examine the words of Hebrews 10:32-34 this coming Sunday, we will discover how our memories of the past can result in an amazing blessing in the present. By simply remembering what God has done for us in Christ, how His grace has transformed us, and how His perfect faithfulness to us has been in evidence, we are equipped to live with peace and confidence today!
New Worship Time Begins This Sunday!
Don’t forget that our Summer Worship Schedule begins this Sunday.
A Coffee Fellowship will be at 9:00 AM.
Then, we will gather at 9:30 AM for Worship.
I love you all so much,
Summer Worship Time Change:
Beginning May 30 and continuing throughout the summer, Sunday worship will begin at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary.
Youth Group will resume in the Fall.
Summer Bible Club:
Our first event this summer will be our Summer Bible Club (modified VBS) on June 10th and 11th. We will spend time studying the themes in the book of Joshua, where godly characters like Joshua, Caleb, and Rahab, lend themselves well to teaching our Olympic “Athletes” who God is, what it means to be on God’s Team, and how to run the race of faith. The story of the people of Israel in the Bible is the story of how God loves and cares for His Team! Registration is OPEN. Cost is free but we ask for a donation towards the t-shirts. And they are AWESOME! Click HERE to see our registration page – both for children and volunteers (for your t-shirts). Payment links are there as well. NOTE THAT SUNDAY MAY 30 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!
A note from Amanda, our Nursery Coordinator:
First, a huge thank you to those you have volunteered in our nursery during Sunday worship over the past couple of months. It has been a great blessing to our children, nursery staff, and families.
I have created a new sign up extending through the summer months so please click on the link below if you would like to help in the nursery in the coming weeks. Don’t forget our new worship schedule this summer! Since service will begin at 9:30 as of May 30th, we ask that you arrive in the nursery at 9:15 to help welcome our children in. More details can be viewed on the sign up page.
If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Amanda Dean or Ashley Turnbull. It has been such a blessing as a parent to see our church as a whole lovingly take part in helping raise our children in a way that points them to their Creator. Thank you all!
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on June 3 beginning at 11:30 at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself.
Wednesday Summer Fellowships: Make plans to join other ladies in the church for fellowship throughout the summer. Our goal is to connect across generational lines and encourage one another. All ages welcome! Groups will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Sharon Daughtry’s (5726 Jones Valley Drive, Huntsville 35802) as well as at 6 pm at Panera Bread on Airport Road. Contact Denise for more information.
The weekly bible study and fellowship for career/singles meets at 5:30 PM Sunday evenings at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry.
On Tuesday, June 1 at 9:00 AM the Senior Fellows will enjoy breakfast, fellowship and a devotional at the Church. Guests are welcome. Please notify us at seniorfellows@
It is camp season for our Fellowship of Christian Athletes! Before FCA summer camps begin interns go through a spiritual boot camp preparing them for service in this ministry. We get the opportunity to provide a lunch for the staff and interns during this week! On Wednesday, June 2nd we are putting together a taco salad bar lunch for about 50 people. I have put together a sign up of what is needed if you are interested in providing food for this event:
If you are interesting in helping prepare, serve, and clean up the day of the lunch let me know! I look forward to working with some of you!!!
Thank you all in advance for providing food, help and most importantly prayers! Also, if you have any questions let me know.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Dave Angotti, Dustin and Katie Jackson, Zig and Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, and Elizabeth Holton.
Expecting: Please pray for the Deans, expecting in July, and the Prizingers, expecting in November.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); Amos and Jessica Williams (RUF at Alabama A&M); Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); Gannon Miles (seminary student); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.
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