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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Monday, March 28 2022

any of you know that one of my favorite verses from the Bible is Ephesians 2:10 where Saint Paul tells us why we are here and why God made us!

 

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

The verses immediately prior to verse 10 tell us that we are saved by God’s grace not our works, but verse 10 tells us what God wants us to do - To Do Good Works!

 

JCPC is organized in a way to accomplish good works. The educational team and ministry teams see to it that we are provided with the sacraments and instructed in God’s word. The stewardship team with its tech and property and finance sections see to it that we have facilities to teach and worship and stage our good works. The outreach team identifies community needs and directs our gifts to those most in need. Our caring and connecting teams look after the physical and spiritual needs of both member and nonmember. “Non nobis solum” (Not for us Alone) is our operational guide. Each month, the session and staff review our progress as we strive to carry out God’s instruction to build his kingdom on earth. We need your gifts, but even more we need your participation in these efforts. Follow your interests and choose a team to join or find a small group.

 

Whether you wish to provide food for families during crisis or recovery, paint walls for habitat, teach adult or youth Sunday school classes, or just enjoy the camaraderie and Christian fellowship obtained from a small book group, Bible study group, or adult dinner group, there is a place for you.

 

Last week in the Session meeting the Session….

  • Approved a new term of call for Rev. Brian Daoust. There will be congregational meeting the Sunday after Easter at 12:00 Noon in the Great Hall for congregational approval of these changes.
  • Continued to review active member rolls and asks that you please update your information for our new directory if you have not already done so.
  • Approved the Communion dates for the remainder of 2022.
  • Noted that February contributions were positive over expenses which lowered our short fall from January.
  • Commended Rev. Daoust for his assistance since the retirements of Rev. Kuhlhorst and Rev. Norsworthy.
  • Decided to hold both Easter Sunday Services in the Great Hall.

 

April brings the end of Lent and our celebration of Easter. For Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, April will also bring a conclusion to our first major hurdle toward finding a new pastor. We will welcome our interim pastor, Rev. Steven Barnes on Palm Sunday. With the arrival of Rev. Barnes, we as a congregation will then turn our attention to discerning our role in building God’s kingdom. The creation of a pastor nominating committee will follow, and it will seek to align our congregation’s desires with the skills and calling of a new permanent pastor. Good works build God’s kingdom here on earth. Thank you for your participation.

Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father,

Let our works be good works to glorify your kingdom on earth. Amen.

 

The heavens declare the glory of God:

The skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;

Night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language where their

voice is not heard,

Their voice goes out into all the earth.

Their words to the ends of the world.

-Psalm 19:1-4

 
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