September 1, 2019

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and
lowly of spirit….” ~
Isaiah 57:15a ~

Good morning and welcome to worship at Dayton Avenue.  A special welcome to Dr. Dan DeWitt who is preaching today.  Along with serving as, Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University, Dan and April and their family serve here, too, as part of our church family.  I know the Lord will speak through him to all of us.

Each fall we receive a special missions offering (called the Ray Roberts offering in honor of an Ohio church-planting pioneer) that benefits church strengthening and church planting in our state.   The insert in today’s bulletin gives more information – would you pray and ask the Lord to enable you to give an extra gift this month toward this special offering?  Thank you.

Our church ministry opportunities have started back up in full swing for the fall.  Each of us needs opportunities to grow in our walk with the Lord AND to serve others.  The Ministry Fair next week will help you learn about all those opportunities available and get connected as a server and/or a learner.  Sarah and I will host the first Marriage TuneUp next Sunday evening at 6:00 (more information on the green insert in today’s bulletin). 

If you have placed your faith in Jesus and want to publicly testify through baptism that you belong to Him, please let a pastor know so that you can be included in the next Baptism Celebration being planned for September 15thWelcome to new membersBill, Wini, and Susanna Babione who joined our church last Sunday.  Greet them today if you haven’t done so already.  We love you, we pray for you, and we are here for you this week.