Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Luke tells us this after he reports that three-thousand were added to their number, the church, on that day. And after being baptized they devoted themselves to all of the things that are mentioned above.
Fellowship. It is a word used in churches meaning time spent together. And it brings into mind everything the church does, teaching, breaking bread, and prayer etc. And so as September begins let’s look at the things starting again that we can do together.
Luke says, they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching. River Ministries is starting back up on the 6th and will be teaching young children the apostles’ teaching. As we continue to reach out to our own children as well as many other children in the Kouts neighborhood and teach them. (By the way, we are in need of a teacher for the 3 to 5-year-old children. If you are interested in teaching these children, please call Suellen Boomer.)
They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching. We are restarting the Bible Study on Wednesday afternoon. This will start on September 14. This is because I will be out of town on the fourth Wednesday. It will move to the fourth Wednesday in October. We will be studying the “Fruit of the Spirit, Love, Joy, Peace.” To start out. If it goes well and we have the time we can add the second Wednesday as well.
Another chance for fellowship is on September 18 when we will have our annual picnic at Drazier Park here in Kouts. For those of you who don’t know where Drazier Park is, it is on the west side of SR 49 in Kouts on Daumer Road. It is on the south end of town. We will kick off our picnic with a service at 11:00a in the park. There will not be a 9:00a service in the church. Please note the time change on your calendar. Come and fellowship with us!
They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching. On September 25 confirmation classes will begin at 10:45a in the Parish Hall. We are looking forward to the fellowship time together as well as finishing the instruction of our five students, whom will be confirmed next year.
And of course there is always the time for breaking of the bread. We have Holy Communion every weekend. So that is four times a month. Sometimes five and even six times a month.
And finally, they devoted themselves to prayer. Every time we meet is a time for prayer. It is a time to call upon God to bless our fellowship, to help us through our struggles and to strengthen us to bring his grace, mercy and peace to the world.
Let us all devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and to prayer.
Our Lord Jesus grant it,