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Forest Park Church is a place of making connections. We connect with God through powerful and spirit-filled worship.
We connect with each other in caring relationships. We connect with the world through loving service.
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A Message From the Pastor
We just completed a wonderful week at Vacation Bible School. Our main character was a man named Mephibosheth. In case you haven't heard of him, he is found in the book of 2 Samuel and he is the grandson of King Saul and the son of Jonathan. When Mephibosheth was very young, his nurse dropped him while she was trying to run away from an invading army. Because of that, Mephibosheth's feet were crippled and he walked with great difficulty. When David became King, he wanted to honor his best friend, Jonathan, who had died. David asked if Jonathan had any living heirs, and that is when they found Mephibosheth. David gave Mephibosheth the seat of honor at his table and made sure that Mephibosheth was well taken care of for the rest of his life.
This arrangement aggravated a jealous man named Ziba. He told lies about Mephibosheth and confused King David. Later, when David found out the truth, Mephibosheth told King David to give Ziba whatever he wanted because all that was important to Mephibosheth was that David was home safe from an important battle.
Both David and Mephibosheth believed the other person was valuable no matter who they are. We learned that is how God sees us, as valuable! No matter if we are the conquering King, like David, or someone who struggled just to walk, like Mephibosheth, we still have great value in God's sight.
We want to thank the over 80 kids we had each night and thank everyone for their support. We were able to collect over $500 for Downs Syndrome Awareness and will be wearing our t-shirts for the Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk this fall.