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From the Pastor

May 17, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

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From the Pastor
This Sunday, May 19, Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church is going to put hands and feet to our faith by engaging in what we are calling, “The Church Without Walls.” Following our 10:30 am worship service, we are going to follow God’s call to go into all the world to serve. The Church Without Walls 2019 is a vivid demonstration of missional theology, -- that God invites us to join Him at work outside our church walls, as God unfolds His kingdom in one specific mission field: the community of Quarryville. We are called to roll up our sleeves, go and serve together, as we turn our hearts outward toward our neighbors. Everyone, whether you are a church member, visitor, young, or old, can help by participating in one of our hands-on service projects either in the multi-purpose room of the Family Life Center, or out in the community. You can join any project, and even try out more than one if you like.
Finally, my hope is that each project will be a context for real conversation and interaction. So, don’t let the project get in the way of the people. Instead, use the gifts that God has given you to impact the lives of people as we reach out and wrap our arms around this beloved community. 
See you Sunday, and may God bless you as you live, love, give and serve. “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Jeremiah 29:7
Pastor John
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Quote of the Week
“The best way to do ourselves good is to be doing good to others; the best way to gather is to scatter.”  Thomas Brooks
Born, likely to well-to-do parents, in 1608, Brooks entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1625,[2][3] where he was preceded by such men as Thomas Hooker,John Cotton, and Thomas Shepard. He was licensed as a preacher of the gospelby 1640. Before that date, he appears to have spent a number of years at sea, probably as a chaplain with the fleet. 

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