Hey Wildwood Family!

Two things stand out to me from this week. One, fall is beginning to show its face. Frankly, I’m ready for some cooler weather. That is something I truly enjoy about our state—the variety of weather.  It’s fun to drag out some different clothing I haven’t seen for a number of weeks. Let’s not however hurry too quickly into potential ice storm weather!!!

The second thing that stands out this week would be the events in Israel. Some truly tragic events have unfolded. Hearts there have been torn apart by outright barbaric acts from a terrorist organization. One thing is quite certain, based on God’s prophetic promises to Israel, while nations and groups seek to wipe out Israel, God will not allow it. There is a day coming when our Lord Jesus will step out of heaven and his feet will touch down onto the Mount of Olives (see Zechariah 14:4; 8-9).  Righteousness will then rule the world and peace will be in Israel.

This Sunday will be special for two reasons.  One, I have the privilege of starting a new sermon series I’ve entitled, The Power of Love.  We will spend (Lord willing) five weeks delving into 1 Corinthians 13:1-7.  The first message will be this Sunday as Paul lays before us a key spiritual formula:  Everything (minus) Love = Nothing. It’s a formula we all need to be reminded of regularly.  Come join the adventure!

Second, this Sunday is special because it is Wildwood’s picnic and local outreach team fair starting at 5pm.  What a great way to be outdoors and spend time together as a broader church family.  Plenty of fun for the whole family: inflatables, games, food trucks, even $5 off coupons for the food trucks that will be there.  A big part of the fun is to have the opportunities to meet our local outreach partners face-to-face.  We’ve even added a hot dog stand this year.  Can it get any better than that? 😉

See you on Sunday!!


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