The Pastor's Message
The Pastor's Message and Sermon Enhancer
March 24, 2017
Good morning Church!
Hope you're having a great week.
Thanks for your prayers, am doing some better and hope to be in full voice on Sunday.
A lot of great things are happening in the life of the church. We have purchased new convection ovens for the kitchen making it easier for all of our helpers who cook during the week. We have some amazing Chef's and these new ovens will help them for the better!
Easter Schedule: We will have some amazing things happening in the next few weeks leading up to our Easter Celebration. We will conclude our Lenten Series, "1st and 10" the first weekend of the month. As a special treat, our children, who've been learning the 10 Commandments and will be leading the 10:15 service in singing, "The Perfect 10".
Our children's department will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 8 at 11 am. The children will lead into worship with the palms at the 10:15 Palm Sunday service on April 9. Our handbells will be playing for worship, and Guest artist, composer, and gospel pianist, Mary McDonald, with James Suggs, will present a special evening of worship, April 9 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. No tickets necessary and the event is free, and promises to be a blessing to all.
During Holy week, we will have a special communion and worship service, Maundy Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. And four great worship services; "5:22" on Saturday, 8, 9, and 10:15 Easter Sunday morning.
I'm pumped and excited about all the exciting things happening at our church and none better than celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Immediately following our Easter Worship, on April 23 we will begin a new series, based on the book, "Sacred Marriage". I hope everyone will get as excited about this series as I am. Even if you're not married there's lessons to be gained in building strong relationships. This is a great follow up to our 10 Commandment series which teaches us to love God and love one another. Rebuilding the fabric of this nation by strong marriages which lead to strong families, to strong children, to revival as God's true people. Gary Thomas tries to reframe our view of marriage from God's perspective, "What if the goal of marriage is not to make you happy, but holy?" I believe everyone will benefit by this important series. As always, it's a great time to invite someone new!
Sermon Enhancer: We're down to number 9, Exodus 20:16. Some have eschewed the 10 Commandments for not having a prohibition about lying. While the theme of this commandment is about not lying about another person, the heart is not lying at all. Please read ahead and be ready for worship!
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