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New this week – March 31, 2019

For Lent 5 – Think ahead for next week – What is Truth?  (John 18:33-40)

Ever since nihilism entered the philosophical arena, our world (currently controlled by nihilism’s child, post-modernism) is skeptical of any claim to objective truth. This is especially true when it comes to matters of religion. Jesus not only claims to know what is true but asserts earlier in John’s gospel that he is the truth—the truth about sin, the truth about grace.


Please check the table in back of church for the Easter Flowers order forms.  Please place the order and your payment in the church office mail slot.  The cost is $14.00 per plant.  Deadline to order is Sunday, April 7th.   Plants can be picked up after the second service on Easter Sunday.


There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church for those who wish to contribute food items to our annual Easter Breakfast. The Breakfast is served from 8am – 9am on Easter Sunday.  Please bring your food donations on Saturday, April 20th between 9-10 am or before Easter Sonrise Service.   Also included on the sign-up is a request for help to set up on Saturday at 9:00 am, Serve Breakfast and clean up after the breakfast on Sunday.  Any help you can offer will be much appreciated.


We are in need of volunteers to help make pizzas April 6th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Look for the sign-up sheet in the Church or just come!  Child care will be provided.

Campus Work Day – Saturday, April 27 beginning at 8:30 am.

Church campus cleanup day – all are invited. Join us for an hour or 2 or 3. There will be a variety of tasks. Most tools and supplies will be on site; but feel free to bring your favorite weeding, raking or yard tool! Or if you prefer cleaning windows, bring your favorite window rags. Hope to see you then.


Thank you to everyone who has placed a pizza order with this year.  Please remember that your pizzas need to be picked up Saturday, April 6th between 11:30-12:30 in the FLC.


On April 26 & 27, 2019, students in gr. K-8 will perform the musical, Pirates of the “I Don’t Care – ibbean.”  The 3K & 4K will get the show started by “warming up” the audience with a performance of their own.  There will be a Silent Auction  organized by the PTF before and after the musical on both nights.  Your support will help fund this year’s goal to complete various school building improvements which will enhance the quality of education for our students and faculty.  Be sure to mark your calendars and invite your family and friends. Continue reading “New this week – March 31, 2019”

March 31, 2019 Prayers

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?  Psalm 56:3-4

Have you ever been so sick you thought you would die? A dire situation like this may cause us to do some serious soul-searching. Baptized children of God have the certainty of His acceptance and the forgiveness of our sins for Jesus’ sake. That does not mean that fears don’t come. They do and they will. But followers of Jesus combat fear with trust in their Savior. What can flesh — even flesh that is riddled with sickness — do to those who belong to Jesus? John Newton’s most famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” has a stanza that addresses this.  es, when this flesh and heart shall fail And mortal life shall cease, Amazing grace shall then prevail In heaven’s joy and peace.

Missions:  Ask the Lord to fill the position of Mission Counselor which has been opened by the retirement of Pastor Ed Schuppe from Atlanta.  We thank you for his 17 years of ministry at this level and look to you for the right person with the right skills to fill his considerable shoes.

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