As pastors, we thank God for sustaining our church through this time of difficulty, temptation, and distraction. Paramount members and guests have made enormous sacrifices, exercised creativity, and pressed forward together in our mission as a church. To God we give thanks for this as well. We believe a prime opportunity lays before us as a church, to maintain our composure, increase our love, and exercise our God-given ability to adapt and endure. Throughout history, gospel-centered churches capitalized on moments like these. Now our number is called, and we’ll joyfully answer the bell.
Throughout the pandemic, we have taken delight in the many beautiful ways our church has adapted and sacrificed. The way we respond to the hardships of this season will strengthen our bond as a church, display our Christian resilience to our community, and offer a compelling argument to the world that our heavenly possession far exceeds anything we could claim on earth. Thus we will not lose heart if we will believe what God says to us:
“For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
Do you believe this? I hope so! It’s true. And it’s not only true, it’s our irrevocable hope. What a gift God has given us in this moment; an occasion to trust Him, to endure with Him, and to prefer Him above all else.
Sunday Safety Guidelines
Two weeks ago, we opened Fellowship Hall to make room for all members and guests to meet under one roof for Sunday worship, while observing key safety plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (sanitizing, masks, social distancing, etc). As pastors, we are very happy to have added space for everyone and we are planning additional improvements.
As a reminder, all members and guests are required to wear masks while inside the church building, both in the sanctuary as well as the Fellowship Hall. We are closely monitoring the situation in our community, and ask you to pray with us that these requirements can be lifted soon.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this unique time.
New Member Class
From the beginning, we have held to a meaningful model of church membership. We aim to major on the majors and minor on the minors for the glory of God, the unity of our church body, and and the blessing of our local community.
Our church membership covenant begins with a Meaningful Membership Class, the next of which happens tomorrow from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We urge anyone who wishes to join the church–or simply learn more about our church–to attend this important class. By following along the path of our four values (Gospel, Change, Community, and Mission), the class unpacks who we are as a church and how we celebrate the gospel for God’s glory and our neighbors’ joy.
No need to R.S.V.P. We’ll see you at the church building at 9:00 am.
Meaningful Membership Class
Saturday, August 8 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
211 N. Merkle Road
Bexley, OH 43209
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