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Monday Memo - October 6

Oh to grace how great a debtor, daily I'm constrained to be.
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.
Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above.

Robert Robinson - 1757

Some things never change, like the human heart and the grace of God. Almost twenty years before the Declaration of Independence, Robert Robinson penned the above words that are contained in a hymn entitled Come Thou Fount. Read them slowly, carefully, to yourself. Slow down just a bit. Where do you find yourself in that story? Yes, today.

Many of us look at our job or daily responsibilities as a distraction from God. Could we even say we might resent the fact that work is a reality we cannot ignore?

Beginning this Sunday, AND MONDAY (6:30 pm), we begin a new series called WORK: What's God Got To Do With It? This incredibly relevant series will mess with the way you see your "job." We start with The Grand Vision. Even if you have to work on Saturday night or Sunday, you can come on Monday! It's a great series to invite friends, co-workers, etc. There are cards in The Hub where you can use to do just that! (click here to view them)

What a treat to have Stuart and Jill Briscoe with us last weekend! I trust you were drawn closer to Christ and gained wisdom for your life from your exposure. If you missed him, you can watch online.

It is your generosity that allows us to have such quality people with us from time to time. So thanks for giving! And besides, giving is a personal "need" we all have to remind us "whose" we are and to invest in God's work in the world. If you want to do so, you can give online anytime!

Looking forward to being with you all this weekend... and next Monday!

Grace and peace,

Tom Oyler
Lead Pastor   



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