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Link to the Service April 18, 2021
Sermon Title: Training for the Race
Scripture: I Corinthians 9:24-27
Broad Ripple is in full bloom, and the church grounds are so pretty during this time of the year! As we introduce a new sermon series, I’ve been spending more time outdoors training for a hike that is happening later in May. The more I hike the more it’s clear that everything is springing to life.
Last Friday I hiked in Morgan Monroe state park on a trail called Three Lakes. As I was hiking, there was a large black snake next to the trail that I didn’t see. I don’t know what it is about snakes, but I’m always surprised when they show up. I didn’t see it at first, I only heard a hiss and what sounded like a rattle. I jumped a few feet in the air and could see out of the corner of my eye that the snake was striking at me. Of course in that moment it seemed scary. The rattle was only the snake moving through dry leaves and his strike just a warning. He was trying to scare me, and it worked! I love this time of the year, and I love how everything is coming to life - minus the snakes.
It’s in my training that I’m seeing all this new life and it’s even connecting me more to some of Paul’s writing about training for the race. I hope you can join us this Sunday as we dive deeper into I Corinthians chapter 9 and see how training for the race parallels in our spiritual lives.
Pastor Broadripple UMC
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Hopefully the COVID Virus is becoming controlled. With the good news that the numbers of infections show some decrease and many people are getting their vaccinations, we are open for inhouse church.
We will continue mandatory social distancing and mask requirements at this time.
We will keep you updated when we make adjustments to these precautions.
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If you would like to contribute to the building funds, please mark your payments as Capital Improvements. There is always something that needs repairing or sprucing up.
Here is an example of what's being done recently.
Curbside painting thanks to Mike Smith
We are pleased to announce that our congregation's Connect Through Tech Grant request from the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Inc. (the "Center") for $5,000 has been approved. The Center is pleased to offer this grant to support your investments in technology that will aid in your congregation staying connected during this challenging time and beyond.
AROUND THE BUILDING UPDATE:
Check it out!! New Hand Sanitizer Dispensers are being installed on the walls near doors and halls.
BROADRIPPLE AREA NEWS
- Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-Noon, 2625 E. 62nd Street (Glendale Town Center, lower level, northside entrance)
- First Saturday Clean-Up, Saturday March 2, 10am-Noon, IFD Station 32, 6330 Guilford Ave.
Check Out the Calendar ---
We have a lot going on in our building from music to meals to mowing, to fun and games. Look at the calendar.