Posted: 06/13/2020

Greetings, updates, and a look ahead from the Pastor

APC Members and Friends –

I offer you greetings and I pray that you are being sustained for the ongoing challenges of this time.  This Sunday’s sermon will begin a five-part sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer.  Do you think about the words as they roll out of your mouth as we pray them together?  To whom do we pray and how does that make a difference?  That will be the topic for conversation this first week.  Scripture readings are Luke 11:9-13 and Matthew 6:9-13.  The sermon title is, “To Whom It Concerns.”  We will be honoring our congregation’s graduates from high school, college, or graduate school during this Sunday’s service.  We continue to not be hosting on-site events here at 1082 Old York Road, but our worship service will be sent out with a youtube link to allow you to watch and participate.

I’ve been hearing from some of you a desire to spend more time in prayer during this time of particular challenges.  Over the next five Wednesday evenings, from 7 – 7:20, you are invited to a Zoom prayer meeting I will host.  Come to one or to all five if you want to spend some time offering prayer concerns you may have as well as joining in our group prayer on behalf of others.  This first gathering of prayer will focus somewhat on who God is, and why that gives us confidence to lift up our prayers.  Click this Zoom link for the gathering on June 17. If you are calling in by phone instead of using a computer, call 929-205-6099 and enter 843 4570 7404 as the Meeting ID.

On Saturday, June 20, the Theological Book Club will be meeting at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom to discuss Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, by N.T. Wright. The author asserts that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. Here is the Zoom for that meeting: If you are calling in by phone instead of using a computer, call 929-205-6099 and enter 859 0793 9389 as the Meeting ID.

With prayers for you all that your prayer life is growing,

Kirby Lawrence Hill

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