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We are a Gospel-centered community of people blessed by God to be a blessing to others.
Highlights of our upcoming events:
On September 8 we return to our regular schedule.
-There will be two Sunday services, at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Mark your calendar for the Fall Festival.
-On Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will need volunteers to work, and to provide donations of baked goods and craft items.
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This month's letter from Pastor Roger Osbeck
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
By the time you read this, all of our Des Moines Metro schools will be in session. Hopefully,
our children are ready and receptive to take advantage of all their school has to offer. Ideally,
along with the `readin, `ritin, and `rithmetic, schools offer the development of physical and social
skills, community building strategies, personal discipline, leadership opportunities,
responsibility, creativity, and a variety of other things necessary for students to eventually
function successfully in adult society.
Our Sunday and Wednesday educational programs here at Prince of Peace are designed to
teach about the love of God in Christ, the basics of the Christian faith, familiarity with the Bible,
the promises of God revealed there, the application to a daily life of discipleship, Christian
history, and growth in building community centered on all the aforementioned. The classes we
offer are open to all ages, covering a variety of these topics. We hope you consider taking
advantage of the subjects presented.
Our Wednesday Adult Class this fall will begin with a series I believe you will find
interesting, entitled Eternity Is Now In Session, presented on video by Pastor John Ortberg. If
you been around here at Prince of Peace for any length of time, you will recognize his name. In
the past several years, we have used many of John Ortberg's resources, such as, If You Want to
Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; All the Places You'll Go, How will You
Know?; When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; Who Is This Man? and Soul
Keeping. Eternity Is Now In Session is Ortberg's latest topic. The subtitle is, A Radical
Rediscovery Of What Jesus Really Taught About Salvation, Eternity, and Getting To The Good
Place (see, I told you it would be interesting).
The series has been described by the publisher in this way: A 5-session journey to discover
what it really means to be "saved." For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what
we're waiting for is found in the phrase "eternal life." But what is eternal life? Why do we want
it? And how do we know if we have it? In "Eternity Is Now in Session," bestselling author John
Ortberg takes you on a radical journey of rediscovery, dispelling the myth that eternal life is
something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die. Instead, John
unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into "eternal living" with
God as a here-and-now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. We can truly
know God, experiencing His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this
earth--in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily ordinary life. And as we begin to know God
this way, we'll realize each moment of our lives is a vehicle to the eternity we've been longing
for all along.
What do you believe about eternal life and salvation? I anticipate this series will challenge
some of the explanations you've been given or have formulated yourself. At any rate, I expect it
will be a journey of discovery well-worthwhile. The series is based on John Ortberg's book of
the same title. Reading the book is not required, but I'm sure you would find it a good
supplement to the study..
Peace to you. See you in church,
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