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July-August 2009 Weaver – From the Pastor
“But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest,
a sabbath to the Lord.”   Leviticus 25:4 NIV 
     How often have we heard, “I need a rest, a vacation.” Or something to this effect? We are a busy people. Our retired folks seem to have more and more demands on their time. Even our Sabbath days seem to be busy, filled with much to do. We long for a quiet place, a Sabbath rest. But how can we with so much to do?
     Over July and August we are trying (and the emphasis in on trying) to observe a Sabbath rest. We are limiting the number of meetings, giving our Sunday School teachers, Bible study leaders and Wings volunteers a time to recharge their batteries. We are limiting our Sunday schedule to worship only (we begin our new time on June 28 – 10 a.m.) We will keep this schedule through Labor Day Sunday.
     Now there are few glitches: We will do our hosting for the Tour de Terrace parade on Friday, July 24. We will again offer free popcorn, drinks and fun for the parade watchers. We will have some games on the lawn for the kids and of course the “facilities” will be open for those in need! We will begin setting up about 4:30 p.m. and can use all able hands.
     The second glitch is a Commissioning service on August 2 followed by a church picnic. As most of you know, Peggy Martin is heading to China to help set up a library in one of the regions and we want to support her – thus, we will commission her as a short-term missionary from FBC/MLT! We will follow her trip and keep her in our prayers. We trust she will have access to email once in a while to keep us updated!
     This is it! We are going to take a Sabbath. We hope you will take this time to recharge your systems. Read a few books. Spend some fun time with family and friends. Enjoy the beauty of God's earth. Celebrate God's presence – Even the Weaver will take an August Sabbath!!!
     This is not to get out of work. It is to prepare us for the work ahead. It is Biblical! Imagine that! It is a time for us to clear our schedules for God. It is a time for us to have a rest—a much needed rest. The fall is busy and we want to be ready. Enjoy your Sabbath – but remember worship – 10 a.m. Sundays!

          Pastor Plourde

July-August Scripture and Sermons
July 5 – Communion
The Rev. Bill Clarke, preaching

July 12
The Rev. Bill Clarke, preaching

July 19
2 Samuel 7:1-17; Ephesians 2:11-22
“Building Up by Tearing Down”

July 26
2 Kings 4:42-44; John 6:1-15
“It is Enough!”
August 2 – Communion, Commissioning & Picnic
Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; John 6:24-35
“God's Gifts”

August 9
Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2
“We Are Still Growing”

August 16
Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20
“Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
(A Sunday morning Hymn sing!)”

August 23
Psalm 34:15-22; John 6:60-71
“Running Away”

August 30
Song of Solomon 2:8-13; James 1:17-27
“Beloved Voices!”
Enjoy your summer – share in worship – share your faith – invite someone to worship and grow closer to our God!

Updating lists and addresses

We need to update addresses (email and snail) and birthday days and anniversaries, etc. If you have had any changes please give these to Harold Harris as soon as possible. We are in the process of doing a new directory.

Did you Know?

We have a weekly prayer list that is sent out via email every Wednesday. Of course this means we need an up-to-date email address. We do not share the address and the update is sent “blind” so no one sees your address. Please give to Harold or the Pastor – this is generated by the pastor – your current email address if you would like to be included in this weekly update. If you know of others who may want to receive this – give us their names also (with their permission) – it can be anywhere in the world!
Evergreen Annual Meeting

Yes, it is in October. Why should we care about it in July? Well, FBC/MLT is hosting it this year. We will need to get busy in September preparing for the October 9-10 event. Some preparations have already been started – catering is being lined up and we now need volunteers to greet, serve coffee/tea, etc. Keep these dates open – come and share with our region in this annual event – no excuse about having to travel this year!

Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III will be the keynote speaker this year. He will speak both on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

First Baptist Church
22800 56th Ave. W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-3922
(425) 778-2046
Last Modified
30 May 2009
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