Welcome to September, our kick off to fall, an exciting season at Christian Life Assembly. Today we want you to enjoy God’s Presence and sense your place at the CLA table. You are important. God’s Spirit brought you here and He has a plan for your spiritual journey this fall. CLA could be a very important part of that journey. Thanks for taking time to consider what God might be saying. I encourage you to do three things today….
Pick up the fall edition of CLA’s magazine called Connecting Points. They are available at each entrance to the auditorium and at Guest Services. We have printed enough for each family or single adult to be able to receive one. The magazine is a great orientation to CLA with some excellent information on where to connect this autumn. You will find the stories inspirational and the invitations to be more than a spectator compelling.
After the service, stop and pick up some food from the food trucks or from Pastor Carl at the café hot dog stand. This is an opportunity for you to “break bread” with someone. Find a friend you’ve not seen for a while or introduce yourself to someone new. Consider buying someone else lunch! We have designed today with friendship and fellowship in mind. Please do not rush off.
Check out the Ministry Booths. We would love to have you involved in ministry this time of year. Getting involved will help you feel at “home”, meet new people, contribute towards Christ’s mission for the local church. We need you. AND you need us. It’s good to be involved, to use your gifts to “build up the Body of Christ”. God designed you for this and the New Testament exhorts it. Today several ministries have volunteers at tables to explain areas of potential service. Take a risk. Get involved. I know you won’t regret it!
If you are a guest today, I encourage you to fill out a Guest Card in the seat pocket in front of you. I want to send you a letter and invitation. We are having a Welcome to Church Party on September 29th and I’d love you to be a part of it.
If you are a member of CLA (there are about 750 of you) you should have received your membership docket by email or mail. If you did not, please contact us through Guest Services so we can figure out why. There are some extra copies of the reports and audit there for those who need a printed copy. Next week is our AGM / lunch. Hope you can be a part of it
– Derrick Hamre, Lead Pastor