Sunday, September 8, 2013

#0 - why is today so exciting?

3 John 1:13-14

13 I have many things to write you, but I don’t want to write to you with pen and ink. 14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.

Peace be with you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.

It’s finally HERE!!!

Like John, we send you greetings and desire to greet you by name too.

9:45 AM, Central Intermediate School, Waterloo, IA

There is more that could be written, but we'd rather chat in person.
We hope to see you this morning so that we can talk face to face.

May God’s grace be with you in amounts overflowing to good works for His glory.

All of Candeo Church thanks you for following along and for praying for us.

We are praying for plenty of people to gather this morning to thank God for what He’s done and continues to do by His grace.
Don't stop praying. As we launch into Ephesians this morning, Paul's closing words to the Colossians seemed quite fitting for going forward this semester.
Colossians 4:3a-4
3 ...pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah... so that I may reveal it as I am required to speak.

God, thank You for everyone who read and prayed and put themselves to work to help make this day happen.  We are Your disciples and this is Your church.  Please send Your Spirit to again refresh the hearts and minds of the saints who prayed for us.  You are worth it God. Every last thought. Every last dollar. Every last ounce of energy. We need You more than we need any earthly resource. Thank You for orchestrating every last detail leading up to today. Please make this morning an opportunity to really celebrate.  All of our hard work all for You and making much of Jesus' Name.  Today is only a preview of the celebration we look forward to in Your presence forever.  Thank You God for everything. It's so much fun to serve You.  Amen.