The end of strangers


NoMoreStrangers_slideWhat do you think when you’re around strangers?  Last Sunday we looked at what God thinks…we learned about his heart for the stranger.  You know, the person who isn’t part of the crowd.  The person who’s new in town, new in their faith, new in our church, or new in your neighborhood.  God calls them strangers, or aliens, or immigrants, or sojourners.

Turns out he cares very much for the outsiders.  What’s more, he invented the church as a place where outsiders become insiders.  Where strangers become friends, and even if you enter as a stranger, you’ll not stay that way for long.  The church is supposed to put an end to strangers, as it were.  If you weren’t able to join us last week, I hope you can catch the podcast, because practicing biblical hospitality is going to be very important for us as church going forward.

We also rolled out a new tool to help with the connecting process last week.  It’s called “Connection Point Online,” or CPO.  If you haven’t had a chance to go there and get started, please do that soon.  It will help you find people you’re looking for, keep track of Seneca Creek events that matter to you, and it may even help you begin the transition from stranger to friend!

If you currently feel like a stranger at Seneca Creek, we want to help.  Please contact Warren Neverson our Connections Pastor for some next steps to get you going.

-Pastor Mark

P.S. This Sunday we’ll be sharing some very exciting, very big plans for the future of Seneca Creek.  Please be sure to join us on Saturday at 6:00 pm, or Sunday at 9:15 or 11:00 am.

P.P.S If you’ve never been baptized as a follower of Christ, I encourage you to attend one of our Baptism Info classes to see if this is the next step for you.  There’s one this Sunday at 9:15, and another on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Posted on September 13, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great Points!

  2. Hi! I came across your blog and I love the attitude and spirit in this post. Thanks for sharing/teaching the message of caring for God’s least of these and people who we see are left out.

    -Tasha, The Bridge Chicago

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