What a gorgeous weekend!  I hope everyone got to spend some time outside in the sun.  This is simply the best time of the year.

Just a few notes of recap from this weekend…

  • We kicked off our life group on Friday evening at our home.  We are doing the study by Dr. Gary Chapman, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted.  We have a great group of 5 committed couples and room for 1 more.  It’s going to be a great study and lots of fun with this group.
  • Saturday was filled with kids activities: gymnastics, 2 baseball games, 1 softball game, and 1 homecoming dance…long and full, but lots of fun.
  • We had a good start to the new Q & A series.  It’s a little different for me…more serious teaching oriented than my normal style…a few less jokes 🙂  I could see people taking more notes than usual.  Some heavy, but important topics.  If you missed it, listen on our website or on iTunes.
  • Our Sunday morning prayer team is now meeting each week from 10:05-10:30 in the school library.  If you are interested, just show up and join the team as they pray for me, the service, the church and other requests.
  • I’m so thankful for all the great committed servants we have at LCC.  Did you know that every Sunday morning requires about 50 dedicated individuals just to make all the ministries go?  Some serve every week, some serve on a monthly rotation, but all are making a difference in so many lives.  I am blessed as a I walk around the building and see the dedication each week!  THANKS!
  • Missions Emphasis…we are currently emphasizing several opportunities to get involved in missions…
    • Our youth group is currently setting up a weekly display in the lobby with the opportunity to “adopt” and support a child through World Vision.
    • On October 11&18, our Kids Life ministry is collecting donations for the Early Head Start Program of Prince William County.  We are gathering items like crib sheets and new baby toys for those less privileged in our county.
    • This coming Sunday, October 11th, I will be interviewing one of our own college students who is embarking on a short-term missions trip to Africa next Spring.  Our church has the opportunity to support her and reach people who need to hear the Gospel overseas.
    • On Sunday, October 18th, I will be interviewing the new area Young Life Director.  We support the local chapter of Young Life which does a great job of reaching teenagers in our local high schools.
    • Then in November, we’ll be doing the annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive.