This week, I had a fascinating interview about equality and value with JoJo Moore. I have known JoJo for almost four years. JoJo is on our leadership team and brings a Scriptural, loving, and practical perspective to present-day issues. You can watch the interview on our Facebook page and YouTube channel tonight at 7:00pm.
This weekend, we are going to interrupt our sermon series to talk about what has been on the news for about the last two weeks… from a Scriptural perspective. I am blessed to bring you a foundational message on race, racism, and a path forward. Your family, your friends, your neighbors are all talking about it, so I encourage you to invite them to our livestream worship services and join you in listening in on what God has to say.
Here is a great passage for us all to consider in our “selfie” world: in humility, value others above yourselves (Philippians 2:3). Think about what that would look like if you and I applied this passage to our every relationship. (This, by the way, is what God expects us to do.) And it is exactly what Jesus did for us. The cross of Jesus shows us how Jesus humbled himself and valued our life over his.
I invite you to join and participate online for worship this Saturday at 5:00pm or Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am.
Sharing Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – GOD IS HERE
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Ben kicked off our new series, God is Here. Even in times of uncertainty, we can be certain that God will provide for our every need. Click here to read or watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend, Pastor Bill continues the series with a message about race, racism, and God’s power which can refresh hearts and relationships wrecked by sin. Join us on Saturday at 5:00pm or Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can join in for all of these services online.
Small Group Communion – We are happy to offer the Lord’s Supper in a small-group format (approximately 25 people) starting this weekend. For your safety, we will utilize individual Communion packets for these opportunities. Pastors will share a short devotion, give the Words of Institution, and encourage you to take the Lord’s Supper at your seats. You can click here to sign you to come take Communion this Sunday morning.
Victory Shirts Available – We’ve got an opportunity for you to share Christ’s victory with others through what you wear. We’re working with IdealLogos (a local screen printing business) and Joe Till (a designer in our congregation) to offer you new shirt designs for purchase! You can click here to view and purchase through THIS Sunday, June 7.
Father’s Day Video – You can celebrate your dad or father figure by contributing a video wishing them a Happy Father’s Day! Click here to submit your video by June 16 in order for it to be included in our Father’s Day worship services.
Reopening Plans – We’re excited to announce that, starting June 27, we’ll open up our worship services to limited, reserved seating! Over the next few weekends, our volunteers and their families will attend worship to practice and polish our new processes in order to ensure your safety when you attend worship. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for details about what to expect and how you can reserve your seat.
This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Jeremiah 14-37. Supporting video for this week included Way of the Exile. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.