I was very pleased with the interest in spiritual gifts and the number of folks that signed up and came to do the spiritual gifts assessment.  That shows me that you want to know how God has gifted you and you are willing to do something about it. Sunday night July 1st, I will have a follow up to the assessment as we will discuss, “What Now?” Join us for this time so that we can help you understand a little more about your gifting and your personality and how God can use you in the body of Christ. God has a purpose for you in the life of the church and the joy of your walk with God will be the greatest when you use your gifts for His glory.

In the month of July, we will put pledge cards in the bulletin each Sunday and I encourage you to pray about how God would have you to give toward the new pavilion. We have been offered matching gifts of $50,000 so if we can get $50,000 in additional gifts and pledges that will become $100,000 and with what has already been given we will be well over $142,000.  With that we will be able to build the pavilion as well as give a tithe to the Christian Learning Center at Clear Creek. God can do great things through a church that is willing to give for His glory and I am grateful to say you are a church that gives generously and faithfully.

There are two events coming up in August that I am extremely excited about and I wanted to encourage you to pray for and invite people to.  The first happens Sunday, August 5th at 6pm.  We will be showing the wonderful movie based on the hit song, I Can Only Imagine.  I saw this movie in the theater and it is a great story with a great message and will give you an opportunity to invite friends and family to join us. More than anything I hope you will invite lost and unchurched people to join us for this event.  We will have popcorn and bottled water available for our guests and all of this will be free of charge.  If you have not seen the movie you don’t want to miss it. If you don’t like it I will refund the cost of admission to you!

At the end of the month beginning Sunday morning August 26th and running through Wednesday night August 29th, we will have our revival. Once again, this year I have asked Rev. Bucky Kennedy to come and share God’s Word with us. Bucky is a gifted preacher and evangelist and you don’t want to miss this time. Please begin praying now for what God wants to do in our hearts. Pray for yourself, pray for your fellow church members, pray for your neighbors, pray for the lost, and pray for anyone God may put on your heart. In addition to having Bucky do the preaching I have asked Eric Colson to join us and lead in worship Sunday night through Wednesday night. Eric is a gifted musician and has a heart for the Lord and I look forward to having him with us.

Pray for these items and ask God to prepare our hearts for what He wants to do in our midst. The greatest days for the Kingdom of God at Pleasant Grove are ahead of us and I pray that we will be in tune with God and walk with Him in His perfect timing.

In His Amazing Grace,