Ever feel down and frustrated with life? Ever feel sad and depressed, even hopeless? Of course, we all do at times. Life in this broken, fallen world has a way of beating us down. But thankfully, God has provided a remedy. The Bible uses the word “praise” 292 times and in most cases, it is used as an exhortation. Nearly 100 times, the command “Praise Him!” or “Praise the Lord!” can be found in the Psalms alone. Apparently, God knows that when we get our focus off from our problems and focus on praising Him instead, our spirits are lifted and our souls are renewed.
So, may your spirit be down no more! This Sunday we are going to praise the Lord with energy and excitement as we welcome the local gospel quartet, “4-TEH,” into our midst. Don’t miss this exciting Sunday in the life of our church as this vibrant group from the Trinity Bible Church of Cedar Falls will be with us to perform a live concert of gospel music at our 10:00 AM combined service! Their music is lively, energizing, and inspirational with a clear gospel message. This group is great for all ages. Come, be inspired. Be energized. Be touched and refreshed by the Spirit of God!
Following this 10:00 AM concert and service, a potluck will be held in our Fellowship Hall. Beverages and table service will be provided, but please bring a hot and/or cold dish to share. We look forward to reconnecting with each other at this church-wide event and enjoying a great time of food, fellowship, and fun. Visitors and guest are all welcome. It’s going to be a great Sunday and I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones will plan to attend. “Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness!”
See you Sunday!
Pastor Dave Van Netten