Friday, September 28, 2007

September 30th at Central

I'll begin a brand new sermon series on Sunday: Say What? 8 Things I wish Jesus had never said. I think I'm going to like this series as we examine some of the hard sayings of Jesus.

In the evening, we will have another Wold Goose Chase Prayer Service. There will be some new "twists" this week, as we pray and remember God's blessings upon our life. Plan on meeting with us.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Got Missions Reflections

Got Missions got off to a great start. Rev. Milton Gay did a tremendous job speaking in the morning services-- and we are well on our way of making our goal of raising $107,000 for missions. Through last evening 82 families pledged $63,734. That means we have only $44,366 to go. That means if another 57 families give at the rate of the first 82 families, we will meet our goal!

So, if you have yet to make a pledge toward or Missions Giving for this year... pray this week and make your pledge this Sunday. Just 57 families more... we can do it!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Milton Gay, not Marvin Gaye

I really like Marvin Gaye. Growing up near Detroit, you might correctly assume that I am a Motown lover. “I heard it through the Grapevine” is a great song that is on My MP3 Player even as I write these words. So when I heard he was going to be at Central Church I got really excited. But I was also slightly bewildered especially given the fact that Marvin died in 1984.
Oh, wait a minute; my secretary just informed me it’s not Marvin Gaye, but Milton Gay who will be at Central this Sunday. Well, that makes a lot more sense. To quote Roseanne Roseannadanna , “Never mind!”

Milton Gay is a great missionary that many from Central met on the 2006 mission trip to El Salvador. Milton will also be heavily involved in our 2008 mission rip to El Salvador. He will be speaking at a Work and Witness event on Saturday Night, that all our welcome to attend. Rev. Gay will also be speaking in both morning services and to our youth in the Sunday @ Six Service.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Weekend Reflections

If there was no such thing as football (Karla's prayer by the way), this would have been a wonderful weekend.

It was still pretty wonderful at Central. The Ministry Fair was great. Saw many people talking, signing up for involvement in ministry, taking a child to sponsor, and looking for ways to make a difference.

Last night's "Wild Goose Chase" was also good. We concluded it with a "Prayer Walk" through the building.

God is doing something at Central! The winds of His Spirit are blowing. Keep praying, Central Nazarene. Good things are coming!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunday Reflections

Even with many people gone for the holiday, we had one terrific service, communion and then a super all church dinner.

I never eat at these deals-- I'd much rather walk around the tables talking, visiting and hanging out. Although, the conversation of the day seemed to be about how in the world a team from the mighty north could lose to a team from Booneville, North Carolina. Why in the world would church folks in Kansas be concerned about such an event? In spite of that, it was just a terrific Lord's Day!

Have a wonderful Labor Day with family and friends.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I'll be OK... I think

As some of you may have heard, I tend to root, root, root for the Wolverines. Today they succumbed to what calls "possibly the biggest upset in college football history," as they lost to Appalachian State.

For those worried about me... rest assured I will be ok. (And Karla has hidden all the sharp objects and removed the shoelaces from all my shoes.).
See you tomorrow at 10 AM! It will be a great Sunday!