The Scribe – May 2022

From Pastor Ken

Wow! Our 50th Anniversary celebration was an amazing day! Raising our praises to God in a packed sanctuary, we were reminded of our purpose by Bishop Dan Selbo: “To be a people who share Christ’s peace and to live out our faith in our everyday lives”. He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed!”

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our 50th Anniversary so meaningful.

Also, make a point to see the “Paper Quilt” made by our students as they responded to the question “Where Do You See Jesus in Your Life?”.

Sunday, May 1 – Adult Classes begin
– New Member Class in Sanctuary
– Joining Jesus Class – upstairs
Tuesday, May 3 – Join “Joining Jesus” author, Greg Finke, online at 6:30 PM for our final zoom call.
Tuesday, May 10 – Financial Peace University Class. Don’t miss this! One-hour class runs for 9 weeks.

From Pastor John

Easter was dear, spring is here, and so we move forward…
t always delights me to think of all you Christian soldiers who march on day by day for the sake of Christ’s love for the world. Our weapons are of love and peace, this being the message we bring to all in need, by word and deed. It is not primarily those who go home to home giving away crosses with the message of the Gospel. It is not even those who are being trained and equipped in bible studies or classes. Dare I say it… it is not even when we gather together every Sunday for worship… It most delights me to think of all you Christians who daily are ready and willing to love your neighbor as yourself, with a word or deed of Christ. Telling people how much God loves them. Demonstrating this in deeds. Inviting others to know Jesus Christ our Lord. How great is the value of one single person coming to faith in God?

Jesus showed us on the cross and God proved it by raised Him from the dead for our eternal life. God bless you all in your good works.

Pastor John

From Jacob Oglesby, Youth and Family Ministries Director

Greetings All,
The month of April is always a time of thoughtful reflection for me. With the preparation of Easter comes special services, congregational dinners, Easter candy… a LOT of Easter candy, extra planning and communication to parents, families, volunteers and committee members. It means new colorful decorations and youth group skit rehearsals. These are good things. In many ways these are great things. We do these things as acts of opening the door for the Father to walk in and be our guest. To sit amongst us as we eat soup on Wednesday nights or get up before the sunrise on Easter. This year instead of counting success by the amount of candy we gave away, or number of students processing on Palm Sunday I wanted to take notice of the smiling faces, the warm hearts, the joyous laughter. Of this, there was plenty. I found myself focusing on the volunteers who put aside their busy schedules to be there for one another. To those who worked on special music with the students so they could proclaim their joy in being counted a child of His. Yes, we did many great things as a church last month, but I found that the greatest thing we did is listen for the Lord knocking at our heart’s door.

Then with eager anticipation we ran to the door and let Him in.

For His glory,
Jacob Oglesby

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