Hello church! We post these Sunday recaps to highlight the awesome things God did each Sunday at TCC. Here’s a recap of our Sunday services and programs last weekend.
Family Day 2019
The highlight of Sunday was undoubtably Family Day 2019! We had a great turnout with many families and people of all ages coming out to connect and have a good time together. Thanks to all the folks that helped make that event a success, from setup to cleanup and everything in between! Here are some pics from last Sunday’s Family Day:
Receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit is the evidence we belong to Jesus, that we no longer live under the curse of our own shortcomings and disobedience to God. Have you received the gift of God’s salvation in Christ? As Keith Green famously said, to go to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than going to MacDonald’s makes you a hamburger. The space and the ritual won’t save you, but Jesus will. By believing He has come to save from our sin, we receive the Holy Spirit and His Presence in our hearts. This is a decision every one needs to make and it takes place in one particular moment.
For those who have already made this decision for Jesus, Do you believe the world is your ministry? Do you need a posture shift and see our church building with different eyes? The Presence of the Lord fills the whole earth (Isaiah 6:3) and this is where His ministers minister. David Gill, our former interim pastor, used to commission all the professions to minister in their respective calling. Pentecost Sunday is a great commissioning service for all us in all our respective callings, whether inside the church (such as myself) or outside (the majority of our congregation).
Finally, in this culture that seems so listless and without moral compass, let’s boldly ask God for discernment, according to His Word.
Listen to the Sermon
We also heard a report from our Haiti mission team who just returned from their trip last week. It’s so exciting to see our own members sharing their gifts of engineering and programming with our missions partners in Haiti! If you want to know how you can get involved reach out to Rich.
Being Pentecost Sunday, we sang several hymns focusing on the third person of the Trinity. Fernando Ortega’s version of “Come Down O Love Divine” was particularly poignant this year:
…no soul can guess His grace,Come Down O Love Divine, Bianco da Siena (14th cent)
till he becomes the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.
When we pray for the Holy Spirit to fill our lives, we can’t ever guess how it’s going to fill our lives or what it might look like. May it be so for all of us this week that the Holy Spirit would fill our lives and point us toward Jesus in ways we don’t expect.
Getty’s modern hymn, “O Breath of God” reminds us as we shared the communion meal together, that the role of the Spirit is to point and lead us toward Christ, the Word of God. “That we might know the Risen Christ” is our prayer.