Mid-Week Musings from Lead Pastor Todd Malone
Ruth Vance Memorial Service
I am overwhelmed by the blessings God gives me through the people He brings into my life. Ruth Vance wasone of God’s greatest gifts in my life and the lives of many, many others.
I hope you can join us for a celebration of the blessing God gave us in Ruth. The memorial service will be in FBC’s sanctuary at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 26. The family has asked that we require masks, and we will honor their request. Please respect their wishes by wearing a mask to the service.
Would you consider either being a teacher or a teacher’s assistant?
We need teachers and/or assistants in the Nursery, 3-year-olds class, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 6th grade classes during the 9:00am class time. The curriculum that we use, The Gospel Project, is easy to follow and teach. The same lesson is taught throughout the Tree House except on different grade levels.
Please pray that believers would rise up to teach God’s word to the next generation! Pray about how you can serve. We are happy to work with your availability and schedule.
To sign up, meet with Rebecca Simcox, our Kids Ministry Director, in the Foyer or send an email to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love is the pursuit of unity with another and the pursuit of their good. It includes the willingness to pursue both sacrificially. This is how God loves us. He pursues intimate relationship with us, and He pursues our well-being, even when this meant Jesus going to the cross. I return often to the questions of how I can pursue greater unity with someone and how can I further their well-being.
How to pray for FBC
Churches are known for many things. Pray that FBC is known for our love. Pray that people observe how we love one another and love our community and are drawn to the source of that love.
How to pray for our Community
A few articles and editorials in the Longview News Journal reminded me of how much pressure our police officers face. The backlash against them by the broader culture has been horrible. I know there are bad police officers. My dad was a police officer in Los Angeles and his partner was as bad as you can imagine. It saddens me that even in East Texas there are still people who stand against bad police by standing against all police. From what I am told, our officers feel it. Let’s pray for their safety. Let’s pray for them to be encouraged. And I think the good officers would appreciate us praying that the bad officers would be found out and
How to pray for our World
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg is generating more contention in an already fractured country. I am praying that however the next Justice is selected, and whichever administration selects him or her, the person selected will honor God.