THE PASTOR'S DESK
PASTOR BILL PIPP
JANUARY 13, 2021
WHY HAVEN'T YOU INVITED ME?
Dear Snyder's Church Family and Friends,
Nathan Williams tells the story of two men who had been business partners for over twenty years. They met one Sunday morning to have breakfast together and as they were leaving the restaurant, one of them asked, "Where are you going this morning?" "I'm going to play golf. What about you?" The first man responded rather apologetically,
"I'm going to church." The other man said, "Why don't you give up that church stuff?" The man asked, "What do you mean?"
"Well, we have been business partners for over twenty years. We have worked together, attended board meetings together, and had lunch together, and all of these twenty years you have never asked me about going to church. You have never invited me to go with you. Obviously, it doesn't mean that much to you." Wow!
I think right now of how many times Darryl stands before us prior to the offering and says "I would like to invite you to come to Snyder's Church!" We should all be inviting others to come.
This Sunday I am going to preach on the familiar passage
from John 1: 43 - 51 and the title of my sermon is
"The Next Day.....SEE!"
Phillip comes to Nathanael and proclaims that he has found the one whom Moses wrote about. Jesus of Nazareth. Nathanael says "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" And Phillip's answer: "Come and see!"
We want to invite all of you to come and see as we worship together.
All safety precautions are in place and we come together to praise the Lord in Worship and experience the JOY of being in the Lord's House. We are also blessed that we can have a live-feed of our service - [even though we know last week there were some problems with hearing and HOPEFULLY we have all of that corrected for this week]
and we also have the video of the service posted to our website by noon each week.
Jeff shares a shorter version of his Children's Moment with the longer version on our website. We share our Joys and Concerns and remember them in Prayer and then I have the high honor of sharing God's Word being proclaimed for all to hear.
We invite you to be part of our growing church family.
God is truly good to us and we are blessed indeed.
Know that you are loved and needed.
Blessings to you today and always.