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Thanks for Sharing the Love!

Dear Spry Church, You are such a remarkable church! Last Sunday, for the first time in 2019, we had our Angel Tree in the lobby. It started out with about 50 ornaments, each with the name, age, and Christmas wish from a child. Within about 2 hours, all the ornaments had already been claimed - amazing! So we started taking names of others who would like to be an angel for ...

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How You Can Find Peace

Dear Spry Church, I hope you've been enjoying the fall weather. I love this time of year! The changing colors on the leaves move me to praise the God who created them to display such beauty, reflecting God's glory. There's a passage in the book of Isaiah that describes the trees themselves as praising God (they "clap their hands" in praise of God). This Sunday in worship...

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The Countdown Begins

Dear Spry Church, Tomorrow the countdown to Thanksgiving begins. There's so much to look forward to - the worship, the family and friends, the sports, and oh yes, the food! Of course we don't look forward to all the plans, preparations, and work involved in serving a meal for a crowd, but it's all worth it when everyone is together at the table, enjoying the feast. In wo...

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This Is Why You Were Made

Dear Spry Church, Are you looking for something fun to do on Friday night? Come to our Trunk or Treat, tomorrow from 6:30-8:30. Bring your friends, too! This family-friendly event is always so much fun. There will be candy, costumes, s'mores, hot chocolate and cider, music, a movie("It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"), and more, all free. This is a great way for us as...

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What Invigorates You?

Dear Spry Church, I hope you've been enjoying this fall weather! Someone told me she finds the cooler temperatures invigorating - what a great word (meaning to make someone feel strong, healthy, and full of energy).What invigorates you?For countless people across history and across the world today, one such thing is prayer. Through prayer we communicate with God, and that...

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You are set apart for a purpose

Dear Spry Church, What's the most common spiritual practice among American adults? If you were listening to last week's message, you might remember that the answer is prayer. But how should we pray? That's a questionwe're asking in our series called "Lord, Teach Us to Pray." We continue the series this Sunday by focusing on the first line of the Lord's Prayer. We'll look...

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God's Work through YOU

Dear Spry Church, Thank you for your amazing generosity! The total received for the Fall Missions Yard Sale was $9,512.48. All the proceeds will support local, national, and international causes to assist those in need. Stay tuned for the distribution list, which will appear in either an upcoming bulletin or the next newsletter. Also, the total received for our Fall Missi...

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A Big Weekend - You're Invited!

Dear Spry Church, This is going to be a GREAT weekend at our church! You are invited to join us for these special events: Fall Yard Sale on Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-1pm. This is a huge event with all kinds of items for sale, plus food (soup, sandwiches, and baked goods). All proceeds support local, national, and international causes to assist those in need. Movie...

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Exciting Opportunities Coming Up!

Dear Spry Church, I'm so grateful for the people of our church! These are exciting times in our life together. God is doing wonderful things, and there is even more to come - what a great God we serve! This Sunday we continue our "God For Us" worship series. We'll look at the theme of fulfillment. Jesus says some remarkable things about his purpose, and how he represents...

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What God Wants for Your Life

September 12, 2019 Dear Spry Church, I hope you are having a good week. I'd like to encourage you to say our memory passage daily and learn these words by heart: "If God is for us, who can be against us?...For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything e...

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