“Now from Miletus he [Paul] sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.” – Acts 20:17

I love spending time with friends.  All the more, how refreshing is it to catch up with friends you love but haven’t seen in a while? Frankly, I find it remarkable how certain relationships are resilient beyond any length of distance and time. Such relationships are those with whom you’ve made memories, accomplished goals, and reached life’s milestones. In the realm of the Christian life, those we have served with in the work of ministry and mission can hold that kind of place. There is nothing that galvanizes a relationship quite like the shared experience of seeing the Lord show up in the heights of worship, the depths of prayer, and in the trenches of ministry.

Do you have a friend like this?

This weekend, I have the privilege of introducing you to such a friend of our church. This weekend, we are in for an incredibly refreshing and special treat as Dave Harvey, the president of The Great Commission Collective, will be here delivering God’s Word to us. Dave is here to spend time with our church, encourage our elders, and equip the East Coast pastors and wives who will be in town Monday – Wednesday for a regional retreat. I’m coming into the weekend expecting for our time to be much like that described in Acts 20 when Paul met with the leaders from Ephesus. As a matter of fact, as we take a break from our “Different” series, Acts 20:17-25 will be the very passage Dave preaches from. His message is entitled, “The Audacious Claim of the Gospel.”  Get ready, church. You are going to be fired up by the missional charge that’s coming our way. I can’t express how excited I am for you to be inspired, encouraged, and fueled up by our friend. Trust me. This is a not-to-be-missed kind of weekend.

Be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare for worship.

See You Sunday, Church!!

Jerry Lingenfelter
Senior Pastor

9:00 AM  – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM  – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)


Everything you need for Sunday is available on the Mission Church App under Sunday Resources or on our website.