We’ve long prayed that the white house by the entrance on E. Lake Sammamish would become available, which it now is. As elders, we’ve been thinking, praying, and gathering what information we can over the last 10 days. Now we’re hoping you will join us this Sunday evening to seek the Lord together regarding this property, and whether we should try to buy it. A number of questions need to be answered. Come, join us, and let’s ask the Lord as one people. We’ll meet in the sanctuary at 6:30.
“Toxic masculinity” is a phrase that has entered the English language and, in some quarters, is the way all men are characterized. Beyond the fact that all men are sinners, we’re all aware there are now movements suggesting that maleness itself is the problem. Yet when God created human beings, he created them in his own image, male and female, then he blessed them, stood back and said about all he had done “it is very good.” The men of CPC have been asked to join the men of Greenlake Presbyterian on June 8 & 9 for their retreat to think through, and discuss, what it means to be men of God in the first half of the 21st Century. God created us male and female with intentionality and blessing. Join us in looking deeply into what that means. You can register here.
Finally, you know I push for a stronger doctrine and practice of the day of rest. Most of us treat Sunday like another Saturday, inevitably depleting ourselves in every respect. Recently I came across a compelling anecdote. The article was about Ben Falk, the fascinating basketball analyst/genius. Falk is an Orthodox Jew. The quote is from Sam Hinkie, former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, and he’s speaking about Falk’s refusal — in a business that runs 24/7 — to be accessible or work on Sabbath. “Honestly I think it might have made him more valuable, not less,” Hinkie says now. “During the craziest times of the years when we were working 18 hour days, he’d often come back from Shabbat with even better perspective. He wasn’t as caught up in the fog of war as the rest of us. He got to be such an old soul, and that’s because of a whole bunch of Saturdays in his 20s that he spent with a book in his lap.” Hinkie pauses. “Probably the rest of us could have used to unplug like that.”