Saturday, May 05, 2012

A CIA Weekend at EFREE

Weekends at E-Free Church here in Gaylord, MI are always exciting.  But this weekend is even more exciting than usual because today is C.I.A. Day here are E-Free.  C.I.A. stands for "Church In Action."  The purpose of our church is to "MEET as many people as possible right where they are at and help MOVE them to where God wants them to be."  To MEET people where they are begins with our MEETING them where they are at geographically.  In other words, we can't be a church that just waits for people to come into our building.  We have to be a church that is willing to go out and MEET them right where they are.

That is what today is all about.  The E-Free Church is going into action today as dozens and dozens of us go out into our community doing service projects in order to MEET and to serve our community.  Our Outreach Team has done a great job putting together these projects.  Few things excite me more as a pastor than seeing our church actively involved in touching our community.  My wife and I are looking forward to going around and visiting each and every project happening today in order to encourage the many people from our church who will be giving up their Saturday to make a difference in our community.

Then comes Sunday - always the best day of the week.  I wake up every morning thinking, "Is it Sunday yet?"  And I know I'm biased but I just can't think of any place where worship is more exciting than here at Gaylord E-Free.  This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month so instead of our normal two service format (Classic and Contemporary) we will all be together as we conclude our "Word War Won" series on 2 Timothy 3:14-17.  We have already seen that the Bible is unique and that it is inspired.  This Sunday we will complete our series by seeing that the Bible is also sufficient.  In other words, the Bible contains everything God wants us to know to do everything God wants us to do.

Along with great worship, the service Sunday morning will also include a special video look at what happened on our C.I.A. Day on Saturday as well as another video that will help us to consider what it would be like if we treated our Bibles like we do our cell phones.  And because it is the first Sunday of the month we will also be celebrating communion together this Sunday.  So if you are anywhere near Gaylord, MI this Sunday morning at 9:30, join us for what's going to be another great service which will be the capstone to a great weekend here at the E-Free Church.

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