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Preparation for Sunday, June 16

Philippians 1:1-8
This morning Pastor Lyle will begin a summer series of messages from the book of Philippians. In this introductory passage, we find Paul writing with a note of joy. In fact, the theme of joy runs through his letter, with some form of the word being used sixteen times. Given this, it would be easy to think that Paul was writing from a joyous place marked by easy circumstances. The truth, however, is far different. Paul was writing from a place of imprisonment. Today we’ll look at some of the sources of Paul’s deeper joy.

  • What does Paul say in the passage about his source of joy? How does this deepen your understanding of joy?


  • Pray that those who attend our service today will have a meaningful encounter with God.
  • Pray for our Children’s Ministry Pastor, Jerilyn Bayer and the Children’s Ministry Associate, Annette Faszer.
  • Pray for the Children’s Ministry Assistants Abigail, Adelynn, Blythe, Clarissa, Domina, and Sylvie.
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