Dear Friends,

On Sunday, we gather for Rally Day, the start of the program year, the return of the choir and the launch of a new Sunday School program. Our theme this year is “Expectations” because our church leaders have high expectations for the year ahead. I hope that you also have expectations for the place of Central church in your life. Make plans to stay after worship for a cook out and games—and a fair to celebrate our many ministries. My sermon will focus on two Biblical passages—a text from Luke about care for human need and a story from Jeremiah about God’s promise in the midst of suffering and despair. I hope you will join us for worship—in person—and a sermon that I’m calling, “A Deed of Promise.”

Grace and peace,