Celebration and More Celebration

Last Sunday, October 21, we enjoyed a wonderful blessing from God. We gathered as a family of faith at The Family of Faith – Miramesa. Many of you reading this blog joined us for the worship service and the afternoon’s activities. Thank you for joining us for this very special occasion.

After worship, many families picked up a “passport” and traveled room to room to see all the blessings we have been gifted with at the new Miramesa ministry location. Others enjoyed a snack and a time to visit with their neighbor.  Later in the afternoon dozens of children enjoyed the Tricycle Parade around the new Tricycle Track. Decorative balloons added to the festivities. Thank you all for making the Open House such a success.

While it is a joy to serve your families as a staff member at The Family of Faith, it is also a joy to meet you and your children at one of our special events. The next special event is the Trunk or Treat on October 31. See the announcement included in this enews for more information.

While October 31 is when we dress-up in costumes, and hand out candy, it is also a special day in the church. Reformation Day recalls October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther posted 95 Theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This posting called for the church to reform its less than biblical ways. To use modern terms, this posting went “viral”. The first Protestant church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, resulted. The whole idea of the Reformation was, and is, to celebrate the central truth of the Bible: we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).

While I hope we have lots of fun at this year’s Trunk or Treat, I also pray that we will all take time to observe Reformation Day and all its great spiritual blessings. This Sunday, we will observe Reformation Day at Copperfield at 9:30 AM and at Miramesa at 11 AM. All are welcome to join us for more celebrating.

-Pastor Doug


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