July Greetings!

Our garden is really growing! It seems like the vegetables and flowers are outdoing themselves this year! There are many applications for these Words from God:

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think
according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen; Ephesians 3:20-21.

More Praise and Prayer:
• VBS! So many blessings… Pastor Josh and Kayla doing a great job heading it up… ~50 students attending K-12… godly teachers and workers… the entire body of Christ laboring together… safety & health… unsaved reached and given the gospel… unchurched reached and befriended… great closing program and fellowship… and so much more. And all for the glory of God! Please pray for wisdom and open hearts as we follow-up with these dear people.
• Please pray for Kelly Paulhamus for her continuing physical challenges—for relief from swelling and pain and that she does not get an infection. Also, for Lydia as she goes on a missions trip to the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico June 27 – July 12: for safe travels, witnessing opportunities, and salvation of souls.

• Welcome to Steve Summers who recently was baptized and became a member!
• A new set of small groups began on Sunday, June 13 at 6 p.m. and is continuing through July. We would be grateful for your prayers:
o Daniel; led by Earl Hughes
o Teen small group-attitudes found in scripture; led by Pastor Josh
o Parenting small group; let by Pastor Tom

• Pastor Josh has begun a study of the book of Esther on Wednesday evenings. The challenges from chapter one recently were:
o Leaders need prayer – government, employers, pastors, etc.
o Leaders need accountability.
o Trust God even when leaders fail.
o Don’t lose heart. Focus on Jesus Christ, not the world.
• The adult Sunday School class is continuing working through the Old Testament, currently in Joshua 3 and 4 with the crossing of the Jordan River and into Jericho.
• And on Sunday mornings, we are progressing through Ephesians. From 2:19-22, Sin divides, but Christ UNITES by His Spirit!

Jesus Christ died to make RECONCILIATION possible.
We must live to make the message of RECONCILIATION personal.

On a personal note, we thank the Lord for the safe and healthy arrival on June 13th of our newest grandson, William Thomas MacAvoy. Then on June 20th Wanda and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I thank the Lord for a wife, family, and church family who love the Lord and who love me too! 😊

Your prayers are appreciated!
We are continuing to pray for you too.

In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Tom & Wanda MacAvoy

Go Pastor Josh! 🙂

Professor Marks in action! 🙂

Interesting visitor… 🙂

Who is having more fun – Marlene or the children? 🙂

Sorry we didn’t get Nadine & Jodi in this picture – but thank you for your work with crafts – making slime was a hit! 🙂

Teens at VBS – Thank the Lord! 🙂

Thank you Earl & Marlene! 🙂

40 years! 🙂