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Around this time of year, as my thoughts turn toward the upcoming fall and the change in schedule for the church, I'm reminded about what has transpired in the summertime as well as what's coming up.

What keeps us looking forward? What is it about the future that we are looking forward to? When it comes to the seasons I have distinct wishes as I approach the summertime. At the doorstep to the fall another set of hopes rise up in me. When it comes to our life though, what is it that you are looking forward to?

Billy Graham said this about being on the journey to Heaven:

"The most thrilling thing about heaven in that Jesus Christ will be there. I will see Him face to face. Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life's journey."

"Heaven doesn't make this life less important; it makes it more important."

"The Bible says that as long as we are here on Earth, we are strangers in a foreign land. There are enemies to be conquered before we return home. This world is not our home; our citizenship is in heaven."

I'm looking forward to heaven, to seeing Jesus, to experiencing worship, to having my whole existence expanded, mind, body and soul. Extraordinary!

Scholar N.T. Wright states: "People who believe in the resurrection, in God making a whole new world in which everything will be set right as last, are unstoppably motivated to work for that new world in the present."

What a challenge to us to live out the words found in the Lord's prayer; that we participate in the Kingdom coming to "...earth as it is in heaven." I'm looking forward to heaven, but I am reminded to be an active participant in growing and establishing the work of God's kingdom here on earth as well right now.

Let's keep looking forward to heaven and to what God has in store for us and let's keep active in nurturing God's kingdom in the process.

What a wonderful mission and calling God has for us!
Pastor Scott

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Missionary of the Month

Will and Linda Wakeling are a part of the missionary effort of CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) to partner with national ministres in different countries by taking volunteers from various churches on short term mission trips to share the gospel. This is done through Jesus Film Mission Trips which offers more than 40 mission trips yearly to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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Are you attending one of our Bible Studies?  We have several that are active 52 weeks of the year!

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New Community Pastor Search
Pleasant Grove Community Church seeks to add a full-time Church Planter to their pastoral staff. This person will coalesce a growing core team to launch a new congregation and new worship service targeting young families in our neighborhood that will grow alongside our current congregation and ministry to senior adults.

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New Ministry Initiative's Search Team
Please continue to pray for the Search Team and for God's person to join us as a pastor to this new ministry.