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Faith Lift: Exceedingly Abundantly

     20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,


     21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 King James Version (KJV)

Sometimes the King James Version says it in a way that can’t be beat.  The New Revised Standard version of this verse that we have been using says, “is able to accomplish abundantly far more.”  I like “is able to do exceedingly abundantly” better.

This Sunday we will officially close our Capital Campaign to help restructure our mortgage on our church campus. This matter has been a concern for us and your session for a while and it is our sincere belief that we will succeed.  Summer is not the normal time for an effort like this.  But we are not in normal times.

Many are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.  Some are still not back in their homes.  We are grateful that our church home was not affected.  We are grateful for our church home.

I hope to see you this Sunday as we gather to celebrate the completion of this campaign.  If you have not yet made a contribution or dedicated a pledge to the campaign, please open the attached flyer that we originally sent to you and tear off the bottom of the 2nd page and bring it to church this Sunday.  There is a basket on the table in the Welcome Center where you can place it.  We do not yet have a total that we have received so far, but I think it is safe to say that we are more than half way to our goal. 

Remember the main dish and the beverages for the lunch after church will be provided.  You are asked to bring side dishes or desserts.

We have been so blessed and we know that above all we could ask or think the One who does the blessing is able to continue to do so … exceeding abundantly.

Jim Gill

Faith Presbyterian Church

3900 N. Main

Baytown, Texas  77521