As we gather to continue celebrating our Lord’s resurrection, we’re very pleased to welcome everyone here. We strive to be a congregation that accepts all people just as they are.
Message: Working For God, Not Stealing From Others
Scripture: Eph. 4:28, 5:1-2
Offering: General Fund
April 3, 2016
This week we are asked to pray for Joe Pruitt, Debra Reamer, Mona Reardon, Don and Darlys Recker, Darryl Renne, David and Ida Richards. Suggestions for prayers would be for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday life, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them.
Don Snapper had been hospitalized last week but he is better and was able to return home on Thursday evening. We give praise and thanks for his healing.
The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service. The bread we use is allergen free and contains no wheat, dairy, nuts or soy. However, it may contain egg.
Our sermon next Sunday will be “Don’t Grieve the Holy Spirit” based on Eph. 4:30-31. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The monthly sermon topics with scripture are listed each month in the Heartbeat.
The ladies are invited at a Ladies Afternoon Tea Presented by Love INC. The event is held Saturday, April 30, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bellingham. Drawing from John 17:23, the theme of this year’s program is “Perfectly One of Heart and Mind.” Please join us for tea and coffee; there will be music, raffle door prizes, and delightful sweets and a speaker. Cost at the door is $20. Register online at www.whatcomloveinc.org, email Shannon@whatcomloveinc.org, or call the office at 671-6201.
Don’t forget about the TAG discussion this evening at 6pm. We will pick back up where we left off last month, exploring the depth, beauty, and significance of Communion. The focus will be on what the Bible has to say about who is invited to participate, specifically in regards to children.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the April issue of The Heartbeat, our monthly newsletter. It can also be seen on the church’s website.
Servants Next Sunday, April 10: Greeters: Mike and Jenn Boer; Nursery: Connie Knutson and Terry Vander Woude; Snacks: Lisa Oppenhuizen and Deloris Perry; Ushers: Joe Pruitt and Lou Kooistra; Prayer Room: Jay Kaemingk; Sunday school: Jolene Skovron, Jenn Boer and Tena Vanderpol; Children and Worship: Ida Richards and Amber Obbink.
You can still sign up to join the group going to Okanagan area for a mission trip June 11-18. Some of us will be camping at the Omak Fairgrounds and some may be in a nearby hotel. We will be doing group cooking. The Deacons have set aside money to help with some of the expenses. If you would like to contribute to the expenses, please donate through the Deacons. If you have any questions or want to be added to the list of those going to Omak, please contact Jerry and Faye Hop or Len and Terry Vander Woude.
Thank you to Mike Button, with assistance from Diane, for showing us how to make mini-kites. It was a fun-filled evening of fellowship and flying our mini kites in the sanctuary. If you were not there, you missed a lot of fun.
Judges are needed to help at the Northwest Washington Regional Speech and Debate Tournament at Lynden Christian High School on April 7-9. If you can spare about three hours per round (which includes a one-time judge orientation session), you will help the nearly 200 students coming from four states. The event is put on by the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association. You can sign up for the 250 community judge slots by visiting www.ncfcajudges.org (choose Region II). To learn more, contact Melissa Moeller at (360) 714-1281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars now for the Annual Spring Hymn Sing on Sunday, April 17, at 6:30 followed by a time of fellowship over pie and ice cream. Think about a friend or neighbor you might like to invite.
Join the Building and Maintenance Team this Saturday as we do our annual spring cleaning of the church grounds. We will be spreading bark this year, so bring a shovel, rake, wheel barrow, gloves, buckets. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:15 and everyone is invited to come and join us, even if you can’t stay and work. Donations towards the cost of the breakfast would be appreciated.