Welcome to Dayton Avenue this morning – if you are a first-time guest, I hope you received your welcome bag and homemade bread as you were greeted on the way in. If not, be sure to stop at the welcome desk and pick one up on the way out (they are really good)! The verse above affirms that God greatly loves us as His children by faith in Jesus Christ. When we assemble in His name to worship Him, He promises His special presence in our midst.
Last Sunday you all honored Pastor Bruce & Becky and Sarah & me on our 10th anniversary of serving with you here at Dayton Avenue. Your expressions of love meant so much to all four of us, and we want to say again what a blessing it has been and continues to be serving the Lord together here with you. Thank you so much for being a true church family to us. We love you.
Today is Covenant Sunday, an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the Lord and to one another centering around the Lord’s Table. My prayer for us all today is that God knits our hearts together in the Gospel and in honoring Him through our church. We will be having another Baptism Celebration service on Sunday, October 4th. If you have come to the place in your personal faith in Jesus that you want to publically testify that you belong to Him through baptism, please speak with one of the pastors so that you can be included. God is at work growing our church family!
Every September we partner with hundreds of other churches in Ohio and receive a special missions offering to help start new churches in our state. If each person here today gave only $4 for this offering, we’d reach our goal! Mark you special gift “Ohio Missions RR Offering.” We love you and uphold each one of you in prayer. Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord through our church.