"Let no one despise you for your youth,
but set the believers an example in speech,
in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
- 1 Timothy 4:12
Dear MLEPC family and friends,
What a joy it brings me to invite you to worship with our graduating seniors at this year's Youth Sunday service. The service, which will begin at 10:00 AM, will be live streamed from our church's Facebook and YouTube pages as well as a new option to watch on our website from the Streamspot Player page:
Youth Sunday is always an incredible morning of worship, prayer, and Scripture. Nothing is more powerful or moving than witnessing our youth proclaim their faith, trust, and love for our Lord. I encourage all to watch and share the broadcast in support of the graduating seniors, especially considering the abrupt ending to their traditional school years.
This Youth Sunday holds a special place in my heart as our graduating seniors were young incoming freshman when I started ministry here at MLEPC. Together we have journeyed through times of immense joy, grief, laughter, service, and now a pandemic. I watched them enter confirmation class, prayed over them, and now four years later witness them lead as active members in our congregation.
Although bittersweet, nothing brings me more excitement than to watch these seniors enter the next chapter of their lives. It is with a full heart that I foresee the success of these students, having seen so many promising characteristics. They are defined by leadership, fueled by service, act as prayer warriors, and live as disciples. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to walk alongside them, as they have been a huge inspiration to me.
But the story doesn't end there. As they begin their time in college it is our duty to continue to love, support and encourage them as they navigate the world of today's higher education. Just as Paul encouraged Timothy, we are called as a congregation to continue walking with and praying for this group through challenges and triumphs.
I encourage you to join us this Sunday, July 26, at 10:00 AM to celebrate this year's awesome Class of 2020.
~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
Know someone who loves kids?
Kingdom Kids Christian Preschool is seeking both a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher for the two-year-old Parents Morning Out Program. Class times are Tuesday and Friday from 9 am - 12 pm. The ideal candidate is a committed Christian who has experience with young children and a passion for sharing God's love with toddlers and their families. For more information, please contact Marcia Pratt, Director of KKCP/PMO at:firstname.lastname@example.org or call the KKCP office at 412-531-6227 ext.103.
Small groups continue to meet on Zoom throughout the week. As we complete the Peter study on August 2, we will begin a five-week study to go along with a sermon series on selected Psalms. We have groups for Tweeners, Middle School and High School, Young Adults, just women, just men, and coed groups. And the Lamplighters Sunday School class meets weekly as well. If you are interested in becoming part of one of these groups, please contact us at 412-531-3387 or email@example.com .
Weekly Prayer Meeting
A group of us are gathering on Zoom every Sunday at 7pm to pray together, and we would love to have you join us! Here is the Zoom link for a computer, tablet or mobile phone:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92561964416 .
You can also call in from a regular phone - dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID - 925 6196 4416. For more info, contact Pat Gaudio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know if there is any way we can support you or connect with you during this season. You can email us at email@example.com with any needs, prayer requests, or just updates on how you are doing. And you are always welcome to call us at 412-531-3387.