Snow again on Mother's Day (the third year in a row) caused the cancellation of our Church Services on May 10.
Our Guest Preacher scheduled for May 10, Perry Marshall, Director of the Preaching Initiative at Denver Seminary, has agreed to be our Guest Preacher this Sunday. (Although Pastor Bob will have returned from Israel, he will not be preaching but he will be officiating and celebrating communion. Please see his message below.)
Perry has lived in Colorado Springs the past 10 years with his wife, Katy, and three children. He spent 8 years on active duty in the Air Force as a communications officer, but more recently, Perry attended Denver Seminary and now works there full-time in an administrative role helping pastors develop their preaching skills. In addition, Perry also enjoys being involved in part-time ministry to cadets at the AF Academy.
Please join us this Sunday to hear Perry, welcome Pastor Bob back, recognize our graduates and, at the 11:00 service, share in confirming our Confirmation Class!
Message from Pastor Bob:
As I write this (Thursday, May 14), I am sitting at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, waiting for the flight home to the U.S. I'm looking forward to seeing you all after what has been a long journey and I will have many stories to tell. I understand that worship was canceled last week due to snow, which has not been a problem in Israel as temps have actually been hot. I'm hoping to bring some of the warm weather back with me!
Since there was no worship last week, I have invited Perry Marshall from Denver Seminary (who was to sub for me last week) to preach for us this Sunday, which allows me some time to get over the jet lag and give energy to some of the other big events we'll celebrate, including baptisms, confirmation, new members and graduate recognition. I'll be there to officiate at these as well as communion while Perry will bring the excellent message he has prepared that I'm sure will speak to you powerfully. We are also hosting the Palmer Ridge High School Baccalaureate service on Sunday evening, at which I'll be preaching. Needless to say, it will be a busy Sunday!
No doubt you've already heard some of the stories from members of our TLUMC family who were here in Israel last week. It was a fantastic trip and I enjoyed being with everyone and leading the group. The Jesus Trail was a good experience and I'll be working on a short sermon series in June that will take you along on the journey. If you haven't seen it already, I posted a diary from the hike on my blog at bobkaylor.com with some pictures taken along the way. I hope you'll check it out.
In the meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!