The envelope please…


The folks in Hollywood might get the envelopes mixed up, but here at Seneca Creek it seems that’s not a problem.  I’m talking about envelopes filled with cash.
People are using the “Kickstart Generosity” envelopes to encourage their friends and neighbors to contribute to a food bank in need of supplies, to help the homeless, to assist refugees, and even to help other members of the church body.

You can read the stories here.  And hopefully you can add your story to how God is working in and thru you as we become generous people who reflect our generous God.

I have to mention the wonderful experience from Hope United last weekend.  Pastor Mary Johnson and her dedicated team of volunteers helped us celebrate the different countries, cultures, and languages that are part of our community, and part of our church community.  (Almost 50 at last count.)  A huge shout-out to Mary and her team!

If you missed it, here are some pictures that attempt to capture the event.

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This event matters for us because we believe the gospel is about more than a doctrine, it’s about living out the kingdom of God, and that includes breaking down barriers and reconciling people together under the banner of Christ.  It’s a new way of life, of being truly human.  And it’s a harbinger of things to come.  There’s a scene in John’s revelation that follows from opening a different kind of envelope.  Here’s what’s inside:

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.  Revelation 7:9

And if you haven’t had a chance to jump on board with our church-wide reading plan for Lent, it’s not too late.  You can join the conversation here on Facebook, and find the “Lent for Everyone” reading plan online, and thru the YouVersion Bible app on your Apple or Android device.

-Pastor Mark

P.S. Important reminders for this weekend: First, set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.  And second, don’t miss Sunday morning because Bishop Issangya from Tanzania will be joining us! See you then.

Posted on March 9, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I asked God to give me wisdom and guidance in the process of investing the two dollars the Sunday it was handed out. On Monday I received an email from a CBS sister that a couple in Mount Airy had a house fire and lost most everything and was looking for a few people who might have specific items for the woman (clothing mostly). I felt an immediate prompting to invest the two dollars and additional funds, clothing, a couple gift cards along with a note of encouragement and prayers.

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