1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:1–4

Hey Church,

Have you heard?! This Sunday Pastor Scott Hamilton from Harvest Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland will be with us. Pastor Scott has become a dear friend to me and a trusted gospel partner to our church. I can hardly wait for you to hear what the Lord has laid on his heart to share with us. Above and beyond his amazing accent, he has a true calling and passion to preach God’s word.

We will get back to our study of 1 Peter next week. But for this Sunday, Pastor Scott is going to show us how to find joy in our forging from James 1:1-4. The title of his message is, “Deep Joy for Dark Days.” If you’d like to receive a fresh dose of joy in the midst of our forging, now you know right where to find it. I’ll see you here Sunday morning!

But wait, there’s more!

That’s right, the Pastor’s Note isn’t over yet. Have you heard?!

There is a Night of Worship Sunday night at 6pm. The theme of the night is “Impact”. When you come, you’re going to celebrate the gospel impact of 9 baptisms, experience the impact of our Week of Service, and hear from Pastor Scott about all the Lord is doing through Harvest Glasgow. It is uncanny how similar our churches are. I know you’ll be encouraged by their intentionality in making disciples and multiplying churches to the glory of God. O’ and did I mention he has an amazing accent?!

Ok, that’s all for now. It’s been an incredible week and I’m anticipating an even more unbelievable Sunday!

Love you Church!

Jerry Lingenfelter
Senior Pastor