August 26, 2018

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  ~Proverbs 3:5-6~

Welcome to worship this morning at Dayton Avenue.  I’m writing these words a week in advance as I prepare to head to Costa Rica for a mission survey trip, but Lord willing, I’ll be back in church as you read them!  I seem to be a magnet for flight delays and trip interruptions, which is why I’ve put the verses above as the header for this week’s bulletin.  We all must trust in the Lord every day for His direction, protection, and provision.

AWANA and CREW will kickoff here at church this Wednesday evening at 6:15.  If you are looking for a great place to serve and invest your life in young people, both of these ministries are doing just that.  As part of the kickoff activities, the Mike Hagen Strength Team ministry will do a special program for everyone starting at 7:00.  Bring a friend and enjoy this together (more information on our church website at

We are compiling a new Church Family Pictorial Directory!  If you have been attending Dayton Avenue and feel this is your church home, we want you to be included – you do not have to be a member to participate.  Update your information and submit your own recent photo or have your portrait taken any Sunday between now and the end of September (just outside our main entrance).

I am excited to be starting a new sermon series this morning studying through 2nd Corinthians.  God is at work in our church and in our community through our church family!  That is a wonderful blessing, and an awesome responsibility.  This is the time we all need to crank up our prayer lives so that we stay in the center of God’s will and protection.  Don’t hesitate to call on any of us pastors this week – we are here for you.

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