New Members Group Forming Now
You’ve felt welcomed and have experienced the energy at Cold Spring Church. Now is a great time to get more connected. Find out how to grow in your relationship with Christ. You are invited to participate in our next Explorer’s Group that is forming in March.
Spring Forward in Faith!
Let Pastor Kevin know today you want to get more connected!
“Words to live by”… Whenever we hear this phrase our ears perk up, hoping that what’s spoken next will benefit us, or bless us. This week during worship in the Red Brick Church, we will hear what many consider to be Jesus’ most famous “words to live by” from Matthew 5:1-12 and Micah 6:8. As we will discover in Pastor Kevin’s message, Neighbor-words Bless Our Neighborhoods, blessings are the results of corresponding actions, not words alone. It is not what Jesus said but what he did (words into action) that brought about the reconciliation of the world. Jesus didn’t just change the world, but saved the world. Each of us can turn words of blessing into actions that bless our neighborhoods.
‘The influence of good people makes a city great.
But the wicked can destroy it with their words’ (Proverbs 11:11 ICB).
This Week’s Actionables:
- When have you felt blessed by God? Why? What did that look and feel like? What changes did that blessing bring?
- What does it mean to you to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God? (All tangible actions.)
- What influence will you exercise in your life that will comfort others? Provide mercy? Include the “outsider”? Help someone experience God’s love in their life?
This is a great week to invite a friend or neighbor to worship with you. Once we were strangers, now we are neighbors and friends!
What we say, our words, really matter. When someone says something kid or welcoming to us we feel accepted, respected, and really good inside. Of course, words that are mean, judging, or unkind have an effect, too. It brings people down. It causes pain. So we want to be people of good words, because good words lead to good deeds. We want our words and our actions to build people up! Words have power. Use your power this week for good!
Next Brickette issue will be March 2020, expanded edition
Our weekly Connections emailed newsletter (which is also available online) is read by more and more subscribers every week. It provides relevant, timely information and better integration with our website, social media, and worship bulletin. Connections keeps us and our community better connected and engaged.
To complement the weekly Connections, and to reduce redundancy and production costs, we are experimenting with distributing a more comprehensive edition of the Brickette fewer times each year. In 2020, the Brickette will be published in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter; the first of March, June, September, and December. Special editions may also be added.
We look forward to receiving your feedback on our new publication schedule this year. Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Publications.
God has great plans for you! And it starts right where you are! God loves you just as you are!
Jesus loves us as we are whether we are near or far.
Teaching us to love and care, accepting neighbors everywhere.
Yes, Jesus loves us! Yes, Jesus loves us! Yes, Jesus loves us, exactly as we are.