Sunday is Mother's Day! At Pathway, we value mothers and celebrate God's goodness to us through them. One of Scripture's most beautiful images to represent the character of God is the image of a mother having compassion on her children, and "so I will have compassion on you," declares the Lord. -- Isaiah 66:13
On Sunday, we will explore a Christmas time text. An angel comes to Mary to announce that she will give birth to Jesus Christ. Mary will be the mother of the Lord! This text is a little tender for Protestants. A former Catholic friend reminded me a couple weeks ago that he never heard a Protestant pastor preach on the specialness of Mary. Growing up that was standard fare in his Catholic upbringing. Well, that lit my fire! Christians can celebrate the honored place of Mary according to the Bible. So, let's go there this Sunday, Mother's Day, to celebrate the Mother of Our Lord. And let's do so in a distinctly Protestant way!
Upcoming: Save the Following Sundays. Don't Be Out of Town!
May 15 Congregational Meeting The great Relaunch Plan reveal!
May 22 10 year Pathway Birthday Communion, Elim’s choir and Celebration Luncheon
Sept. 4 Labor Day weekend Distribution of fliers throughout St. John
Sept. 11 Pathway Sunday School begins
Sept. 18 Relaunch Sunday Our big media campaign will, Lord willing, result in a crowd of newcomers to Pathway, some of whom don't yet know Christ or are returning to Him after a time away.
Pathway Signs: Get your Pathway Signs out! If you need a new sign, take one. If you need new wire posts, they will be available Sunday in the back of the auditorium.
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