June 30, 2019

No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived what God has prepared
for those who love Him. ~1st Corinthians 2:9~

Welcome to worship at Dayton Avenue today.  Though God is everywhere-present – not limited by time or space – He inhabits the worship of His people gathered together in His name.  May we all experience His smile upon us in this place today – through praising Him, studying His Word, and sharing at Communion.  We have planned today’s service to also include children as a way of teaching them more about why we celebrate the Lord’s Table.

Last weekend many of our teens were away at a retreat that completed a week of local missions.  They served at One Bistro, distributed over 1,000 of the Saturate Xenia Jesus film dvd packets, and did door-to-door surveys in our surrounding neighborhoods!  We have wonderful students and student ministry leaders.  Thank you for setting a great example for all of us.  The next OutPour evening will be Sunday July 7th – plan now to be here and help us distribute more of the Saturate Xenia dvds here in our community.  The free meal (tacos) begins at 6:00pm.

Earlier this month I spoke to you about the Costa Rica mission trip taking place at the very beginning of August.  We are sending a team of 8 ladies to put on a weekend retreat for 24 Costa Rican pastors’ wives.  Costa Rican pastor’s wives carry a heavy load because their husbands must work a regular full-time job while pastoring – leaving a lot of work and ministry on their shoulders.  These precious ladies need to be encourged.  By serving them, we are serving 24 churches!  Would you help by praying and giving to this special missions need?

Thank you for your faithful attendance, commitment, and support of our church ministry.  That includes your faithful attendance and giving during the summer months.  God is so good!  We love you.