Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Faith Updates
As I write this, I’m thinking of the thick blanket of fog I awoke to this morning. How beautiful, how cozy, how mysterious. I could barely make out my neighbor’s house when I looked out the window at 6:15am. And now, a mere three hours later, I’m looking out at a bright, clear, blue-sky-sunny morning, where I could see for miles (if not for the shrubs outside my office window). Both scenes are beautiful, both evoke a powerful emotion, both take my breath away.
Friends, we are living every day in a dim fog of some sorts. “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (ESV)
What an amazing thought to reflect on! As beautiful as this world is, as breathtaking as a heron flying over a quiet lake, a newborn baby sleeping, a teenager laughing, a puppy chasing, or the soothing touch of a loved one… even these are dim when compared with what we will see on the other side of the life we now know. An entirely different world awaits – the Kingdom of God! And the best news of all is that through Jesus, we are promised that Kingdom, where we will see clearly and face to face, fully knowing, without end. This same Kingdom that we can catch glimpses of even now, while we’re living in this dimly lit place. A Kingdom accessible to us today, right now, one that even in part is infinitely clearer and more beautiful than the best that this world can offer.
This is the reality that we’re talking about on Sunday mornings in our current series: Family Building. Church, we have an opportunity, a responsibility, to train up our children, the next generation of God’s people! To train them to see and live within God’s Kingdom each and every day. I can’t think of anything better…
Enjoy these dog days of summer – see you on Sunday!
– Char Rotvold, Care Pastor
Here what’s coming up at Faith:
Confirmation Information Meeting
If you are interested in our Confirmation class for 2014-15, please come to the informational meeting on Sunday, September 7 at 10:30am in the Legacy Chapel. Confirmation is usually for students entering 9th grade, but any student in high school is welcome to participate. Please attend this meeting to learn more, or contact Brian at email@example.com.
First Place 4 Health
This Christian-based weight management program will start a new 12-week session on September 4 and we welcome new and returning members. To indicate your interest or to make inquiries, contact Nancy at 612.701.4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Kick-off at Faith
We are excited about a number of things starting or re-starting this fall! Look for details in the next couple of weeks! One such opportunity is our Sunday Adult Equip classes, which will begin on September 7 at 11am. This is an opportunity for ALL ages! We will dig deeper into God’s word through Paul’s letters, enjoy lively, multi-generational discussion, and discover practical ways to APPLY God’s word!
Faith Connect Lunch
If you are new to Faith Covenant or feel you have questions about how to connect here, Faith Connect is the place for you! Faith Connect typically happens every 2nd Sunday, every other month at 12:15pm, with our next lunch on September 14. You can expect to meet the staff of Faith, find out about the Covenant Church, explore classes, small groups, volunteer opportunities and grab a bite to eat after 2nd service. Please RSVP email@example.com if you know ahead of time that you plan to attend.