"You are the light of the world. In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16
MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR, JUNE 2016
MOTHERS, FATHERS, FAMILIES
As I write this, we are between the observance of Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June. We seek to honor our parents and express gratitude to God for the positive values we learned from our parents.
My own prayer as a father and grand-dad, is that our children and grand-children will emulate the values of worth keeping, which they see in my behavior, and that they will avoid the blunders and shortcomings they see in me.
That is to say, some family life is wonderful and some could use some improvement. Most of us grew up in families which were somewhere between the light-hearted comedy of Home Improvement, and the on-stage mayhem of the Jerry Springer show. Home is where we learn our good habits and our not-so-habits.
We talk about the people in worship as our “church family.” Our brothers and sisters in Christ. They can encourage us during times of depression and hopelessness. They can laugh and bring us joy we’re struck with wonderful surprises.
A healthy congregation can be an extended family of faith, when doubts overwhelm us.
I have seen you reach out within our congregation with expressions of care and compassion. I have seen you respond to the needs of others, as though you were members of their family.
Whether it’s Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, let us thank God for the gifts of parents who did what they could to nurture and encourage us, as we grew through the challenges of childhood and grew into caring adults. Likewise, let us forgive our parents of their shortcomings.
Jesus of Nazareth taught that we can imagine the God of the Universe as a caring parent, as he began his sample prayer, saying “Our father who art in heaven. Holy be your name”Grace and Peace and Joy – Pastor Art
HANDS OF CHRIST
Hands of Christ Distribution Day is August 1. See details on Reaching Our Community page of this website.
Posted May 5, 2016, 5:54 PM by YPPC Admin
Thank you to all of those that support the food pantry.
Posted Apr 24, 2016, 5:54 PM by YPPC Admin
Meetings are scheduled Sunday evenings at 6:30pm on the second floor of the Ministry Center.
Posted Mar 31, 2015, 6:58 PM by YPPC Admin
Youth Ministry Meetings
Restoration Church has a weekly Youth Ministry meeting Thursdays at 6:00pm on the second floor of the YPPC Ministry Center. YPPC youth are also invited to attend.
Posted Mar 31, 2015, 6:55 PM by YPPC Admin