This month while Pastor Bob is out on vacation and as we transition to our new Senior Pastor John White we will have a guest preacher, Mark Swirsky. His series for the month of July will be Building a Healthier Culture for Your Next Pastor and Your New People. His title for July 2nd is Have a Healthy Leadership Transition. The main idea of this sermon is that healthy leadership transitions require mutual respect and unified purpose.
O Church Arise
Call to Worship:
Behold Our God
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Acts 4:32 And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
Ephesians 4:11-13 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.
Invitation to Communion:
Our God Will Go Before Us
O Church Arise
Scripture for Meditation:
Ephesians 4:2-3 With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the body of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
John 17:23 I in them and You in Me that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world make know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
Philippians 2:1–3 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;