Next Sunday is VBS

June 5-10 from 6-9 p.m.

Pray for God to bless!

Invite your neighbors.

This year in Vacation Bible School, as we dive into God’s Word, we will discover that Jesus did not just see what is on the outside of people. He looked deep down inside.

So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive-in to find truth below the surface in VBS!Submerged

New Mini-Bus Related Gifts and Proceeds

We recently received the following gifts and proceeds:

  • Donation from Anthony & Vickie (Herron) C. in memory of her parents, Frank and Betty Herron, and her sister, Sandy.
  • Correction: John and Carolyn D. made a donation in honor of Blanche Cockrum

Upcoming Events

  • Jun. 1 – Wacky Wednesday Begins
  • Jun. 2 – YAH Luncheon
  • Jun. 5-10 – Vacation Bible School
  • Jun. 11-17 – Student Mission Trip to Iowa
  • Jun. 19 – Father’s Day

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Now I begin to be a disciple. Let no one, of things visible or invisible, prevent me from attaining to Jesus Christ. Let fire and the cross; let wild beasts; let tearings, breakings, and dislocation of bones; let cutting off of limbs; let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the evil torments of the devil come upon me; only let me attain to Jesus Christ.

– Ignatius of Antioch, A.D. 110

The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake.

– John R. Rice

…connecting those
who are far from Christ to
His life, His church, and His mission

Sermon Notes

Our Mission: Go Boldly and Even Die

Acts 5:40-42

  1. Expect ______________________ as a possibility
  1. _____________ boldly even in the face of ____________

Question

  • Will you pray?
  • Will you go?
  • Will you stand?
  • Will you die, if necessary?

Response

1) What change does God want in my life or beliefs?

2) What will be the 1st step?

A Call to Action

Most are aware that our society is under attack. We have seen – not just a crumbling of our Nation’s values but a terrible collapsing of morality. Sadly, an extreme minority of the population is holding the Nation hostage.

I do not believe a fix can be made solely through legislation. We need God to sweep through our land with another Great Awakening, as in the past. Therefore, I believe we must pray and, at the same time, show our resolve with our purse-strings.

One place we can speak with a powerful voice is by joining the boycott against Target stores, begun on April 21 after Target imposed a pro-transgender policy on its customer base of families. The boycott is making an impact on stock prices ($10 billion impact). But as of yet, Target is unwilling to budge.

Student Ministry on Mission to Iowa

On Saturday after VBS, our student ministry is making the journey to Stuart, Iowa, to team up with Scott and Anita Hill. From June 11 to 17, they will be serving and doing Backyard Bible Clubs with children. Their aim is to make the name of Christ famous in that community. Please be praying for them.

Sermon Notes

Our Mission: A Temporary Necessity

Psalm 67:1-7

  • Missions is not the _______________  ___________ of the church
  • Missions is a _____________________  _____________________
  • ____________________ is ultimate

 

  1. Worship is the ______________ of missions

 

  • God’s aim is to be ____________, _______________, _____________, and _____________ among the nations.
  • There is no joy or pleasure or enjoyment greater than ___________

 

  1. Worship is the _______________ of our mission

 

  • God ____________ glory to the nations that He might _____________ glory from people through worship
  • Jesus Christ is His greatest _____________________
  • Because of His grace and blessings in Christ, we _____________ His praise

 

  1. Worship is the ______________ of our mission

Where passion for God is weak, zeal for missions will be weak. Churches that are not centered on the exaltation of the majesty and beauty of God will scarcely kindle a fervent desire to “declare His Glory among the nations” (Psalm 96:3).

– John Piper, “Let the Nations Be Glad!”

New Mini-Bus Related Gifts and Proceeds

We recently received the following gifts and proceeds:

  • Donations from John and Claire D. and from Richard C. in honor of Blanche C.
  • A donation from Peter and Scotti Marie E. in honor of Gene Hurley
  • Several other donations from various church members
  • Proceeds from the yard sale of $85.

Upcoming Events

  • Mon., May 16 – VBS Meeting
  • Wed., May 18 – Church School-is-Out Cookout (Pavilion)
  • Sat., May 21 – Parents’ Night Out
  • Sun., May 22 – 5th Sunday Singing on 4th (Beverly Kerr)
  • Mon., May 23 – Special Community Prayer Meeting
  • Wed., May 25 – TeamKID Awards Night