Today is the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. On June 6, 1944, American, British and Canadian military forces launched Operation Overlord, the codename for the largest amphibious invasion in world history. Allied forces landed on 5 different beachheads along Normandy, France. This campaign would be the beginning of the end of WWII.
Circle Drive church family, be sure to join us tomorrow after morning worship for our picnic at the park, right across the street from the church building. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a side dish (chips, fruit, casseroles, etc.). If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a dessert. Also, be sure to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. I look forward to seeing you all there!
I praise GOD for our Young at Heart Bible Study class at Circle Drive. They don't just come to class on Sunday mornings to enjoy breakfast and an engaging Bible Study, because they are also externally focused. This class gets it: reach in and reach out.
Through the years, our Circle Drive church family has been (and continues to be) incredibly blessed by military families who have transferred to Colorado Springs via Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Air Force Academy, and NORAD. So many have come and gone. These families "jump right in," knowing the time limitation of their assignment here, and make a difference for a "season," and then move on to their next assignment. When they leave, our hearts are truly saddened!!
Christians across America observe the National Day of Prayer the first Thursday of the month of May. Through various venues, believers pray individually and corporately for brokenness, repentance, revival, extraordinary prayer, fasting, spiritual awakening, and a renewed passion to take the gospel to the nations.
On behalf of our church family at Circle Drive, I extend to the family of Carlee Cope my love, sympathy and prayer support in the time of her "homegoing" on April 3. She would have celebrated her 95th birthday in June.
I praise our great GOD for a glorious celebration of the resurrection of JESUS this past Sunday at Circle! We began at 6:15 am with a "sunrise" service" at our property at the corner of Marksheffel and Bradley Roads. With a temperature of 47 degrees and clear skies, we literally enjoyed watching the sun rise as we met, reminding us of that day when Mary and Mary M. went to the tomb at dawn, and discovered it was empty!
One of the many reasons I love our church family at Circle Drive is their generosity! I realized this truth again recently when I read the April/May 2017 Rocky Mountain Baptist, the news journal of the Colorado Baptist Convention. On page 10, I discovered that our church ranked 4th out of 325 churches in the state in Cooperative Program giving in 2016. Our church contributed $67,998.00.