Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
In Acts 2:41-42 we find a simple description of the Church that was formed after Peter preached in Jerusalem at Pentecost:
41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Embedded within these inspired verses are what we have come to refer to as ‘the means of grace.’ That is, we see three ways that the Holy Spirit initially bought new life to those who believed in Christ, and then sustained that new life over the course of time. They are, 1) the Word, 2) the Sacraments, and 3) prayer.
In the Westminster Larger Catechism, these three ‘means’ are further explained:
Q. 154. What are the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation?
A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to his church the benefits of his mediation, are all his ordinances; especially the word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for their salvation.
That the ‘means of grace’ are said to be “effectual to the elect for their salvation” indicates that these are the ways the Holy Spirit brings us to maturity in Christ, nourishes our souls, and testifies to us that we belong to our Lord, thus, providing divine comfort and the assurance in this life that we are redeemed.
On Sunday, we will explore this passage of Scripture and consider how the Word, the Sacraments, and prayer not only distinguish Christ’s Church, but also bring about her growth in holiness.
Sunday is our last day of Sunday School until September 11
Our Summer schedule begins next Sunday, May 29. There will be no Sunday School until we resume on September 11. Over the summer, we will have our Sunday morning fellowship time from 10:00-10:30 AM, followed by Worship at 10:30 AM each Lord’s Day.
I love you all and hope to see you on Sunday!
Sunday School is on hiatus and will resume September 11. During the Summer, fellowship will begin each week at 10 AM, with our regular service of worship beginning at 10:30 AM.
If you haven’t yet, please use the link below to sign up in the new church directory.
VBS is LIVE! We are utilizing the new Planning Center program. You will click the link HERE, log in to your PC account, and select those you want to register. For example, I can choose to register myself and Kate as “volunteers” and the boys as “attendees.” It will allow you to choose t-shirt size, include allergy information, and pay.
Please register both volunteers (adult/youth) and children. You’ll receive a confirmation email once completed. This is how we will communicate with volunteers, order t-shirts, place youth/children in age groups, and check-in attendees.
Feel free to invite a friend, neighbor, or cousin! Registration will be open until mid May. Amanda and Erin still need help, so reach out to them if you are able!
Youth Group Summer Fellowship Schedule
VBS – June 6th-8th
Game Night (Turnbull House) – Thursday, June 30th
Ultimate & Pizza (Church House) – Thursday, July 28th
Pool Night Cookout & 9 Square (Location TBD) – Thursday, August 18th
Church Work Day:
On Saturday, June 18, starting at 9 AM we will have a Church and Church House Work Day to clean the windows, clear the Church East Woodline and pressure wash the walkways. We should be finished by 12 noon.
If you (men, women, teens) can help, please sign up at the desk in the Narthex or email: email@example.com. Also sign up to loan us the equipment needed for the tasks.
We will have great fellowship while caring for Christ’s Church.
On June 14 at 9 AM the Senior Fellows will have breakfast and fellowship in the fellowship hall. Please email us at seniorfellows@
UAH RUF Leader to Discuss Today’s College Spiritual Environment
Vinnie Athey, UAH RUF Leader, will discuss Today’s College Spiritual Environment at 9:30 AM Tues, June 14 in Fellowship Hall following the Senior Fellows Breakfast. Students approaching college and parents are encourage to come hear Vinnie. He will also discuss how we can better prepare our students for this environment.
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on June 2 beginning at 11 AM at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself. If you have questions or transportation needs please contact Pat Galecki at 256-244-0612
Career/Singles meet on Sundays at the Daughtry home at 5:30 PM.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Collins Bailey, Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Cynthia Dent, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, Elizabeth Holton, and Jean Terry. Additional details may be found in the Ministries/Prayer Requests section of the church website.
Expecting: Please pray for the Jacksons (June); the Thornhills (August); the Thompsons (September).
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); Marcus and Jessica Nobles (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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288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763