People With a Vision.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 10:00am
The process of claiming God’s vision is complex. It has many dimensions… starting from the personal and reaching out to the global. The prophet Jeremiah was called to proclaim God’s vision for God’s people during very difficult times. He was able to tell Israel that God had great plans for a future filled with both hope and peace.
Rev. Joy Johnson, the Board chair of Sacramento ACT, will be our guest preacher on Sunday and she will be sharing how she understands God’s vision for our community as a Christian pastor. Pastor Johnson is well-known to many in the congregation for her generous heart and excellent leadership. She is the founding pastor of Higher Hope Christian Church where she has served for 8 years. The church serves North Highlands and North Natomas and has a direct service ministry in 5 apartment complexes.
Jeremiah 29:10 – 14 (Common English Bible)
The Lord proclaims: When Babylon’s seventy years are up, I will come and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. When you call me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you search for me, yes, search for me with all your heart, you will find me. I will be present for you, declares the Lord, and I will end your captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have scattered you, and I will bring you home after your long exile, declares the Lord.
How does God’s vision live in you and your personal faith journey? Does God’s vision have a geography for you? Is it focused in a specific community of people? Does God’s vision for you include “plans for peace” or “a future filled with hope?”
Prayers please for:
Ginny Baldauf, Peggy & Paul Blankenship, Rick Eaton, Peggy Fenimore-Brown, John Fields & Family, Sharon Grieve, Joseph Lappia, Betty Metcalf, Steve Mitchell, Vivian Noble, Dick Smith, Dave Stoughton, Ligaya Vopata, Youngren family