Dancing in Holy Places. That’s the title of my sermon Sunday morning. It’s also how many of you have spent you summer on mission trips to Mexico, Zambia and Mobile and ministering to others through other IPC ministries. This week, the dance continues.

Stop and listen closely. Do you hear God’s call? Many of you are already listening and responding to God’s call to love our neighbor. It doesn’t take age or sage wisdom to hear His call, just an openness and willingness to be guided to where you are needed.

Freedom. Sacrifice. Service. We’ll hear those words in the coming days as we approach the Fourth of July. We’ll remember sacrifices made by our servicemen and women and their families through their service for our nation’s freedom. Those same words- freedom, sacrifice, service, are also spoken often within our worship, remembering Christ’s ultimate sacrifice to save us from sin and death. We also ask you to sacrifice some of your time to serve here at IPC.

I trust you all are finding fun, relaxing ways to spend these summer days, whether you are out of town or enjoying yourselves locally. Summer is a quieter time at IPC in some ways, but it’s anything but boring! Let me share with you some of the exciting things that have been happening around here lately.

"I am a masterpiece created by God. Made out of wonderful love.” These are the words to a favorite chapel song at the Summer Learning Program. On Monday morning, we welcomed 86 of God’s masterpieces through the gates of the Children’s Fresh Air Farm for a summer of reading, math, enrichment, and chapel. It has been a wonderful first week.