The Messenger

Orangethorpe Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

Dr. Robert L. Case Pastor

"The Small Church with the Big Heart, Everyone Welcome"

2200 W. Orangethorpe Ave.

Fullerton CA 92833

(714) 871-3400

www.orangethorpe.org

occhurch@att.net

September 2018

~~~~~ From Pastor Lacey ~~~~~

Pastoral Ponderings

What is a church? When most people use that word what they are referring to as the church is ‘physical plant’, the actual ‘buildings’ where worship is held and ministry is done. In that case, you can sometimes honestly say that ‘the church’ isn’t looking quite as good as it use to. Or ‘the church’ could sure use a new coat of paint.

But ‘church-goers’ know that is not what we mean when we talk about ‘the church’. They know that ‘the church’ refers to the people, the congregants, the church members and friends who gather together, worship together, fellowship together, serve together in the name of the Lord of Jesus Christ.

With that in mind it can be said that ‘the church’ looks better and better when you are there. YOU make the church look good. The presence is a key factor in determining the life and vitality of the church.

So, if you are questioning one Sunday whether or not to attend and will you really be missed, the answer is definitely yes. YOU are a vital part of the church and you make it better just by being there.

With a Spirit to Serve, Pastor Steve

Lion's Video: If anyone would like the opportunity to watch again the video Pastor Steve used in last Sunday's sermon you can find it on YouTube. It is entitled: “Rockin The Vest.”

THANK YOU

Karen and I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful brunch at Marie Callender’s, the money gift and for the beautiful nativity box that we will be displaying at our home in Tucson (Karen and I actually collect nativity scenes from around the world). Our time in ministry with the Church was very meaningful and we enjoyed the friendships which we developed over the years. Orangethorpe Christian Church has a very unique ministry and we hope and pray that God will continue to bless you and the Church. We will miss you all, Bob & Karen Case.