If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:4b-11 (NIV)
Whatever your age, your race, your occupation, your hobbies, we invite you to join us as together we learn more about what it means to be God's people, needing and experiencing God's grace and forgiveness, in our world today.
Prayer gathering at 8:30 am in the southwest classroom. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, July 27: Church Council will meet at 7 pm.
August 4-6: Church campout at Highland Retreat
September 29-30: Please note this date for the MCC relief sale dates this year.