The God of Endurance and Encouragement

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:5-7


I have felt so encouraged this week to be your pastor.  First of all, thank you for all the birthday wishes and for all who attended the Surprise Party this past Sunday night. It was a huge blessing to me and I was humbled by your love and generosity. I truly feel honored to be the pastor of Park Baptist Church. 
I also was so encouraged by the church participation in our Come See Me outreach this past Friday night.  

It truly took the entire church rallying together to make the outreach possible.  Thank you to all for bringing bottles of water that we were able to pass out. Thank you to all for the candy that was placed in the children’s bags. Thank you to all for all the prayers offered up to God on behalf of this outreach.  Thank you to all who came and handed out the water and candy.  It was beautiful to see our church come “together with one voice to glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  We welcomed one another as Christ has welcomed us for the glory of God. 

Thank you for your generosity and love expressed this past week.  What a beautiful display of God’s glory!!  Continue to pray that God would grant us favor as we follow up on all the contacts made during this Come See Me outreach.  We talked to many people who do not have church families and we pray that they would make a home with us.  Pray that God would move in His Spirit to call them to Park Baptist Church.  

And may we continue to look to the God of endurance and encouragement so that we may live in harmony with one another in accord with Christ Jesus.  Jesus Christ has welcomed us into the family of God so let us welcome those who will enter our family at Park.  Praise God for how He is moving among us!!!

Your Grateful Servant in Christ,

Pastor Dave