Back to Church Sunday
I hate to say it, but summer is o-v-e-r! Oh sure we’ll all try to live in denial for another couple of weeks and keep wearing the shorts and flip sandals until we’re shivering and forced to put on something warmer, but the reality is that September is here. The leaves are beginning to fall, the nights are getting colder and the days are getting shorter. So put away the sun screen, park the camper, and say good bye to the beach. Now dig out the fleece jackets, locate the rake and say hello to the fall and a new school year.
While all that may be sad for many, the silver lining is that it also means that the fall church season is here!
So for this coming Sunday, Sept. 7th I want to invite you to go back to church!
Hebrews 10:25 say’s: “Do not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Habits can be either good or bad. Chewing your nails is a bad habit while brushing your teeth every day is a good habit. In a similar way going to church regularly is a good habit and not going can become a bad habit. But like all habits, we have the power to change them (if we really want to!) So maybe you’ve been away on holidays or for whatever reason haven’t been in church for awhile, but this Sunday why don’t you change that? Going to church to meet with God and spend time with other people is one of the most positive habits you can ever form in your life. It’s the one place where you can take the time to confront the real issues of your life, hear what God has to say about them, and receive the encouragement and support of other people who have gone through similar things as well.
If you have children, most churches are starting up their fall Sunday School and Youth Programs this Sunday as well so it’s a great time to get your child involved in a Sunday School class or teenagers in a youth group.
And if you don’t have a home church but are interested in checking one out, let me personally invite you come down to Bay Avenue Mennonite Church this Sunday (located right across from the hospital) . We are kicking off our Sunday School program for both children and adults at 9:30a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:45a.m. and wrapped up with a BBQ lunch after the service. We are really excited about what God is doing and would love for you to be a part of it!
So whatever church you call home, I want to encourage you to go back to church this Sunday!
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