Those who know Your name will put
their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not
forsaken those who seek You.
Welcome to Dayton Avenue this morning. God’s special presence is promised to us when we gather in His name, and especially so when we gather to remember the sacrifice of our Savior around the Lord’s Table, as we will do this morning (the elements are gluten-free). We are so glad you are here.
Someone noted that pastors have a small window of time to give a message from God’s Word on a Sunday morning. But then we go through the rest of the week during which that message is contradicted dozens of times by the “world’s” message. With odds like, that, it’s a wonder that anything gets through to us.
But that is the power of God’s Word. It is not an ordinary message – His Word does not return to Him void (Isa. 55:11). It works on us all through the week as the Holy Spirit causes us to remember it. Our prayer is that we – His sheep – hear God’s voice today and follow Him throughout the week ahead.
This Wednesday evening is our August OutPour. It begins at 6:00pm with a carry-in supper, followed by a time of testimonies and instructions, then prayer before heading out to serve. I rarely twist your arm for things like this, but I am asking you to please come and participate. The Lord has laid this before us, and we need to respond as we are able. For more details about what OutPour is, go to our church website (daytonave.org), click on the Media tab, then on Audio, and listen to the OutPour Kickoff recording dated 05/17/18.
We picked up some more Parking Spaces this week! Enjoy! Thank you all for the many ways you worship the Lord through serving our church family and our community. I hear stories of how God is using you, and it greatly encourages me. Keep it up… God promises you will reap in joy! We love you and are here for you.