He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
April 1 Easter Schedule
6:00 AM - Sunrise Service with Candlelight and Youth Drama
7:00 AM Easter Breakfast
8:00 AM - Easter Worship
9:45 - Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 - Easter Worship
April Adult Sunday Classes at 9:30 AM
8 - The Wonder of John’s Gospel - last class, in sanctuary
8 - Journey from Unbelief to Faith - DVD, upstairs.
By: Rev. Dr. John Nunes (Includes subtitles in English) The passage from unbelief or antagonism toward God to faith in Christ as Lord and Savior is a road that's different for each person. Follow the stories of four individuals from widely dissimilar pasts that arrived at the same conviction: Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and because He is they must tell others about it. Their’s has been a pilgrimage from the outer edges of unbelief and apathy to a place where today Jesus Christ commands their heartfelt devotion. The road to faith was not easy for them, and many were the times when abandoning it seemed the preferred route to travel. Still, the persistence of the Holy Spirit's work in their lives brought about a different outcome, with an eternal transformation. Led by Melanie Hohag
15 - New Member Class begins - in the sanctuary
Worship Schedule Change
Both 8:00 and 10:30 AM worship services April 15 will be Contemporary.
New Pictorial Directories
Lisa & Chris are excited to announce that the New Pictorial Directories are done. Check your church mailbox on Easter morning!!
April Wedding Anniversaries
Robert & Debbie Stepp 1
Michael & Denise DeBlois 11
Bob & Sherri Brown 12
Bob & Lora Hahn 21
Aric & Holly Hanson 24
Gary & Lisa Simms 25
Kent & Debbie Stalnaker 25
Jon & Lisa Fountain 26
Keith & Shari Kraus 27
Duane & Kathy Steinke 30
Faith/Film/Fellowship Saturday, April 7 at 4:30 PM
Wonder movie watching at church! Inspiring and uplifting story worth your family's time! Please sign up and bring a snack or drink to share!
News from the Congo
Although it is about 100⁰ in the Congo, Didi and Serafina are doing well. Their son, Enoque and his wife were visiting a couple of weeks early in March. Didi also had a visit from Dr. Obaga, who works for WMPL and lives in Germany. He will also go to Kenya on this trip. Grace is the young girl, with a son, who had a tumor removed. She is coming along in her recovery, but has no gainful employment prospects at this time. Pray that her recovery will continue to go well and she will be able to support herself and her son. We have also provided some funds for food for her and her son while she is recovering. Didi is also teaching at the Seminary and providing temporary administrative support. There is increasing unrest in the eastern part of the Congo. While it is somewhat calm in Boma, the unrest can spread very quickly. Continue to pray for the safety of Didi, Serafina and those he is helping.
BFLC BOOK GROUP READ FOR APRIL
The Sense of an Ending By Julian Barnes
This intense novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all this behind as he built a life for himself. Now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.
Join us at the church for discussion on Wednesday, April 18th at 1:00 PM
Copies of the book on loan from the Pikes Peak Library District Book Club Collection are available in the church office to be signed out.
Please call Nancy Lord with any questions.
NEW “Becoming Mom Strong” Bible/Book Study
You are invited to a new inspirational study “Becoming Mom Strong” by Heidi St. John. She offers biblical wisdom and practical advice to help today’s mom’s address current challenges. Join us at 6:30 PM on April 5 at Lisa Regennitter’s home. Contact Lisa in the office if you are interested.
Help Us Help You!
We would all like to think crisis or death will not befall us, but it will. BFLC would like to be there for you and your family. Please let us know a good point of contact for you should we need to reach someone on your behalf in case of emergency or death. Call or email the office with is information:
Thank you so much for all the pop tabs that you saved and shared with us! The tabs are so helpful with the running of our Ronald McDonald house.
Ronald McDonald House
On behalf of th Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado, thank you for your donation of $400 to assist families of seriously ill children.
Your gift of $400 to Mosaic in support of Partners in Possibilities will help those possibilities come to life the people we serve.
Thank you for your support.
Pastor David deFreese
Check out the Big Thank You on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall from Pastor Eddy Perez and members of the Iglesia Luterana San Pedro.
1 - Easter
7 - Wonder Movie
8 - New Adult Class begins
13 - MOPS
15 - New Member Class begins
25 - Senior Social
Senior Social April 25 at 1:00 PM
Join us for our monthly get together to socialize, play dominoes, or do crafts. There is no obligation to participate in the games. Individuals bring their own crafts to work on. Others use the opportunity to just sit and talk. Light snacks are provided.
Sundays in May
6 - Coffee Sales
13 - Graduation
20 - New Member Recep.
27 - Last 2 Sunday Services until September
Continue with your Devotion after Lent
Have a quiet interlude with God before you begin your full day can bring assurance of being prepared for what the day may hold. Martin Luther stressed the need for time and prayer with God before anything else. Our Portals of Prayer devotional booklets have a brief scripture and thought provoking devotion written for each day. Pick one up and take the time to give it a try as you continue to grow as a disciple of Christ.
Our Council Council
Kathy Schwindt - Church President & Mission Endowment
Mike Regennitter - Church Vice-President & Stewardship
Nadine Duffin - Evangelim & Church Secretary
Mike Nifong - Finance & Church Treasurer
Amy White - Christian Education
Dick Cole - Congregational Life
Del Lang - Long Range Planning
Patsy Wurster - Mutual Ministry
Barry Cavanaugh - Property
Dave Reily - Social Ministry
Michele Robinson - Worship
Todd Gould - Youth
Some Ideas for Multiplying Your Pennies to Share
New underwear and socks (both adult and children’s, including bras for women) & disposable diapers are always needed at the Marian House Clothing Closet. Please consider the following ideas when supporting these ministries.
Migrant Workers Find Comfort
Every year, over 4,000 migrant farmworkers stream into the San Luis Valley to work harvest. With sporadic work, low wages, lack of family resources, and limited access to social services, migrants are a population that live close to the edge of crisis, often lacking basic resources. Hygiene kits include:
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept what I cannot change,
The courage to change what I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time.
Enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking as Jesus did this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that you will make all things right, if I surrender to your will.
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with you forever in the next.
Francesca Vasta & Peter Falldorf welcomed the arrival of their new granddaughter Gineva Rose Falldorf on March 26, 2018. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 18 3/4” long. Parents are Calvin & Lauren Falldorf.
Atlas of Caregiving - A Workshop sponsored by AARP
This is a free interactive workshop meant to familiarize people with creating a plan for their future. Aging comes with the increasing chance that emergencies will arise as their health deteriorates. We, as Americans take out a lot of insurance policies to prevent unpleasant surprises. In a somewhat similar way, this is a program to be activated when “stuff” happens.
It is a free class meant to help us explore and identify all our caregiving resources particularly those that involve the folks who will give us care. Family caregiving is on the rise. The high cost of care facilities can devastate our financial resources. Also, no one says, “Oh, I would really like to live out the last chapter of my life in a skilled nursing facility.” We at AARP are involved in trying to address the problems encountered as we age.
This program developed by the family caregiver alliance has been tested and found to be well received. As a facilitator, I have been through the program. Initially, I told state AARP that I wouldn’t be a presenter, but after seeing a horror story develop in my own family, changed my mind. This needs to be shared.
Workshop will be offered on April 11 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Call Rita Fitzpatrick at 573-6895 to make a reservation.
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