Put on Your Calendar

Easter Sunday April 20:
Celebration and worship of our risen King: 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast:  8:15 a.m.

 

Opportunities for Service, Fellowship, and Learning this week:

Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer and Bible study

Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. – Word of Life Gophers and Olympians

7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible study

NO men’s Bible study from 1 Timothy

Saturday – Teens Involved

 

Barry jail ministry – Sunday May 4

Ladies – Mark your calendar!!  Ladies Retreat at Gull Lake Ministries is September 11, 12, 13, 2014.  The total cost is $140.00.  Sign up will be Sunday March 30, 2014.  A $40.00 deposit will be due.  See Joan Warren at the table.

Ladies – If you belong to “Secret Sisters”, there are 3 gifts in the basket without names on them.  If you gave a gift but forgot to write your secret sister’s name on the gift, please go to the basket and add their name to the gift, so they can claim it.

“The Supreme Court will hear arguments this month about the HHS mandate case regarding for-profit employers.  The mandate compels all employers except churches to provide health insurance plans for their employees that cover contraceptives, female sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.  Please read the articles in this month’s newsletter about how the mandate violates the protection of religious freedom guaranteed in our Constitution, and pray for our leaders and government officials.  There is a daily prayer guide you can use at http://bit.ly/praywithadf, provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom.” – Samaritan Ministries

Suffering & Persecution:

1. Normative -   2 Tim. 3:12

2. Part of God’s plan  -  Rev. 6:9-11

3. Demonstrate resurrection power – 2 Cor. 4:10, 11, 14

4. Are fuel for advancing the gospel – Acts 8:1-4

5. Produce glory – 2 Cor. 4:17

“Pantry going well. We need: green beans, fruit cocktail, unsweetened canned fruit, canned tomatoes-crushed or diced or whole, brown rice, chicken noodle soups, veg. soups, canned pumpkin, boxed cereals, canned pork & beans, spinach, mixed veg., breakfast foods, canned corn beef hash, corned beef, deviled ham, chicken, sugars, salt/pepper, catsup, mustard, pickles-dill, sweet, relishes, peanut butter (Smuckers)-naturals, no sugar or oils added, gluten free crackers, gluten free pasta (Tinkyada brand), toilet tissue, paper towels, tin foil, Saran or plastic wrap, facial tissue, hand/body lotion, boxes of unsweetened almond, coconut, rice, milk-cans of coconut milk – NO fresh produce, please, only non-perishables.”

If something needs repair in the building, please contact a trustee.

Barry jail ministry – Sunday May 4

Follow updates about the Supreme Court, HHS, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood at www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org

Two Recommended Books To Help Us Apply the Grace Lessons We Are Hearing:

Sharon Bowman heard Gracia Burnham speak recently and was blessed in how deeply she has (and is) depending upon the Lord’s grace to sustain her.  Sharon is reading her book To Fly Again and recommends it highly.  She read Amy Baker’s new book Picture Perfect – When Life Doesn’t Line Up this winter.  Wayne Mack comments: “In this book Amy has given Biblical insight into a form of legalism, self-righteousness and a performance based way of living that turns people away from living in the richness of God’s grace through Jesus Christ.”

Teen Snack Schedule

April 20 – Boyle, Bender

April 27 – Moore, Visser

May 4 – Leonard, Fales