This week at CBC

Dear covenant family,

‘And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace’ – Philippians 1:6,7

This Sunday will be a difficult yet thankful service for me and my family as we celebrate 8+ years of serving alongside you at Covenant. The love you have shown for me and my family has been huge! Your willingness to allow me to study the Word, spend time with the Father and teach His Word has given irreplaceable riches to me and I hope they have trickled down to bless many of you. Your grace in allowing me to grow in leadership has been humbling and healing. Your partnership in the Gospel has been wonderful. Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you as your pastor since 2010. As we look at starting a new journey, we ‘hold you in our hearts’. We will be having a potluck lunch after the service this Sunday to hug, cry and thank God for the good things He has given us. A big thank you for all the encouraging words we have been receiving. Our closing date on our new home in St. Louis is August 10, and we hope to move in right after that, before school starts just a few days later.

Prayer and Praise Reports:
Transition Plans Covenant Bible Church – Please keep your church elders and deacons in your prayers. The board has offered an interim position to a potential candidate, and now we are waiting for his response
That we may grow in Knowing God, Growing Together and Showing the World.
Norm Smith, John Van, Wanda Pruett, Mildred Stringer
Van Raalten transition – grace on the many details, including sale of home

Church Calendar
Sunday, August 5 – Randy Stringer to speak
Sunday, August 12 – Randy Stringer to speak
St. Francois Manor Bible Study (weekly) – Friday’s at 2.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 – Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m.
Sunday School Summer Break until the Fall
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