Happy Monday, September 12, church!

Brothers and sisters,

Happy Monday afternoon to all of you! We had a great day yesterday with the East Madison family and a lot of guests. Thank you for making them feel welcomed! It is so important to help guests feel welcomed and cared for when they worship with us at East Madison. As someone said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” When people worship with us and somehow find a human connection, it helps our message that Jesus loves them become more believable. Thank you for making an extra effort to connect with our guests.

I hope you learned with me that following Jesus is a great adventure! Yes, it is sometimes hard and there are times of difficulty. But whatever it might cost us to follow Jesus, it is worth it! Can I get and “Amen”! As we follow Him, He provides His Holy Spirit as our constant companion. He provides strength and wisdom for the journey and His people to be our fellow travelers. We follow the One who loves us more than we can even comprehend or understand. We follow the One who laid His life down for us. My prayer for myself and for you is that we will “see Him more clearly, love Him more dearly, and follow Him more nearly, day by day.”

We will be helping Kennedy school with their anniversary celebration Friday night, September 16.

Next Sunday during morning worship, we will be observing the Lord’s Supper.

Have a great week!

Love being your pastor! Thank you for being a great church!