Greetings Gardena Saints,

 

Hello again family and friends and welcome to August another long summer month.  We do hope that your summer is going well and that it’s been a good for you one so far.  Each year in August Pastor Debi and I experience another birthday. While Pastor Debi will be away for her birthday this year, we will be celebrating it (and mine) anyway on Wednesday, August 14th.  Everyone bring an avocado (if you are able). We’re having chips, salsa, guacamole, cake, and ice cream as part of the venue. We will begin at 6pm to be ready for our Bible study at 7pm. Thanks for being wonderful people, our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

AUGUST SERMON TOPICS:

 

8/4‘The Pursuit of Happiness’

We all want to be happy in life, it’s part of our human nature.  A desire to love and be loved, to live and let live, to contribute to a great good, and greater purpose.  All of this is part of the Christian life when we show God’s love to others and do our best to be an example of His Kingdom.  Yet, in all of this, the world seems a bit shaky; after all, these are the birth pains of the Millennial Reign of Jesus and we can be happy about that.

 

8/11 ‘The Scarlet Letter’

Pastor Cherie will be bringing us the word today with a message that challenges each of us not to accept or wear those labels that others would place upon us; or worse, brand us with.  The word of the Lord for us today is, we have been set free by Jesus Himself, and the former labels that may have defined us in the past are no longer relevant to our present or our future. Get ready to receive from God’s Word as Pastor Cherie brings the rain.

 

8/18 ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ – Part 2 

The question is often asked, ‘How happy am I really supposed to be if we are living in the last days, the pre-tribulation era?’  I know that it’s in my best interest to serve the Lord, but what about my happiness in this life? There is a right answer to this dilemma and a greater purpose in how we experience our seasons of happiness. While it’s true we are not always happy; our strength comes in the joy of the Lord.

 

8/25Pastor Brad Kuechler 

What a joy it is to have our good friend and prophet return for a couple of wonderful praise and worship services that will emphasize on the prophetic, on healing, and most of all, on God’s Word.  Pastor Brad has been as faithful as the sunrise, holding his post in San Pedro for the better part of 20 years; and he will be our guest today. Please be expecting something special from the Lord as the man of God brings the Word to us.

 

As always, it’s a joy and honor to continue to lead and serve this church as under shepherds of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Pastor Debi and I hope that you will continue to be blessed in your witness of the Master in these last days so that others will know Him and be glad.  We must all strive to be right with Jesus, loving Him and each other while we worship the Lord together.  

 

Be encouraged as we press on and know that it won’t be long until we are reunited with all those who have loved His appearing; our eternal home in glory.  Be faithful in all that you say and do for the Lord; God is with us and will receive us soon. 

 

Blessings to you all, Maranatha

 

Pastors Rob & Debi Lee

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