Pastor Kelsey’s e-Letter 10-13-17

Over the summer, our scripture for memorization in The Bridge came from Philippians chapter 4. This Sunday, we’ll be examining that same scripture passage (plus a couple more verses) in greater detail. In Philippians 4:1-9, Paul exhorts the early Christians to “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!”
Wouldn’t we all love to be joyful and happy all the time? Yet sometimes this is easier said than done. Maybe you have found yourself in circumstances that made happiness elusive, or joy the last thing on your heart. Was Paul being unrealistic when he told the early Christians to “rejoice, always,” or did he know something about the qualities of joy that we tend to miss today?
Join us this Sunday in The Bridge as we learn what “joy” and “rejoicing” really are, and talk about how we can find joy even in dark times. Spoiler alert: Paul experienced more than his fair share of dark times, including some unusual circumstances even as he wrote this letter to the Philippians. Come to worship Sunday to find out what Paul was going through and what it means for those of us who strive to rejoice today.
Pastor Kelsey