|Posted on April 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM|
Easter greetings to my dear friends. So much has transpired between last month's update and today that I hardly know where to begin ! I will start by praising God that we indeed serve a risen Saviour . We celebrate this event every Lord's day when we come together to worship. This past Lord's day however, was of course Easter and so we specifically focused on this glorious and life-changing FACT. We began the day with a special fellowship breakfast which warmed and filled us physically and prepared us to feed on God's Word for spiritual nourishment. In the Sunday School hour we considered how much we truly value Christ. We were confronted with the question of whether or not we view pouring ourselves out on Him to be a waste. In the morning worship we looked at the signifigance of Christ's resurrection and were reminded of how sure a fact His resurrection is. In the evening we closed the day with a special observance of the Lord's supper accompanied by themed Scripture readings and hymns. It was a wonderful Easter and I pray that you also experienced His blessings personally.
Now for a bit of an update on all of the other excitement that preceded Easter. We saw some glorious answers to prayer in March and early April. One of our dear sisters in the fellowship here found out that she was cancer free after having a very large tumor removed from her abdomen. The medical professionals who attended her were absolutely astounded that she had no malignancy! We thank God who is the great physician for His healing touch on her. We also saw others who we know well, progress very quickly in recovering from surgery and accidents. Truly God is good and He is working.
Our quiz team completed their season and finished 14th out of over 50 Teams! We celebrated their hard work and dedication with a special tribute and fellowship time on palm sunday evening. If you haven't checked out their pics yet please do so in our photo gallery.
Pastor Steve and his wife Deb are in the process of transitioning here to the area but put things on hold a bit in March so that he could travel to the Phillipines and help their daughter Christina build a home among the Ga' Dang peoples. Praise God ! he has returned safely and the mission team there was able to get a good start on the building projects with his help. He has lots of pictures and will be sharing some of them with us in sunday school this weekend. To check out what all is going on in the Phillipines with the mission team click the links tab on the left of the page and check out one of the missionaries blog spots.
Speaking of building projects, we are poised to tackle the second major leg of renovations here at the church. The fellowship hall and kitchen areas have not been updated for approximately thirty years and the Lord has now provided the means to address these needs. Please pray that the Lord will continue to provide us as a body with willing hearts to work together and support each other as we complete this to the glory of the Lord.
We also want to thank the Lord for His continued provisions for us as a church body by increasing our commitment to support missions at home and abroad. We are planning to meet together as a congregaion this Lord's day to consider additional missionaries to support and the increasing of support levels to those we currently partner with.
On a personal note I want to thank all of you for your continued prayers for my family and I. We have found a new home within 5 minutes of the church and are now under contract and scheduled to close on April 30th!!!! All of you who have trucks, trailors and/or strong backs get ready! We may be enlisting your help in the very near future. We plan to have an open house and invite everyone to stop by and see our new home shortly after we settle in.
May God continue to bless each of you and make you a blessing to others. Remember to let His light shine in you and through you. Please feel free to comment on this posting. As always we love to hear from you.