Monthly Archives: April 2014

Week 100 of the 2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Dear Church Family,
Here are the readings for this week,
Monday – 1 Peter 1:1-25
Tuesday – 1 Peter 2:1-25
Wednesday – 1 Peter 3:1-4:19
Thursday – 1 Peter 5:1-14
Friday – 2 Peter 1:1-2:22
Saturday – 2 Peter 3:1-18
Passage to Ponder; 1 Peter 1:15-17 “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”  Wow! Can we really be holy as HE is holy?  What does mean to be holy? This passage is part of the text for my sermon this coming weekend. I encourage all of you worship with us on Saturday at 7pm or Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 am to find out!
We only have 5 more weeks to go in our “2 year reading plan.” Congrats to everyone who has kept up with the readings.  If you fell of the wagon, you still have time to get back on and finish strong!  Blessings on your reading,
Pastor Marc

Week 99 of the 2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Dear Church Family,
Here are the readings for this week;
Monday – Hebrews 13:1-25
Tuesday – James 1:1-27
Wednesday – James 2:1-26
Thursday – James 3:1-18
Friday – James 4:1-17
Saturday – James 5:1-20
Key Verse: James 5:7-8 “Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”

The return of Jesus shapes the Christian life. Confidence in His return gives us a perspective on how we relate to one another and our sufferings. God promises to remain with us and restore us to Himself. In our shortsighted, self-focused lives, we dwell on our own problems and try to deal with them ourselves. The quicker we get out of a mess, the better. But this is not God’s perspective. He looks at the true goal: eternal life with Him. Consequently, our sufferings can be borne with patience. He gives faith to sustain us through suffering and confidence to endure all things until He comes again. “Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly! Yet grant me patience as I wait on You. Amen.” (Adapted from the Lutheran Study Bible)
Blessings on your reading,
Pastor Marc

Easter Services

Dear Church Family,
As we await the celebration of our Lord’s resurrection, I want to remind everyone of the Easter Morning Services.  Sunrise service is at 7:00 am.  Please bring a lawn chair.  If it rains tonight or in the early morning hours, we will have Sunrise service in the sanctuary.  The other two worship services are at 8:30 and 10:30 as usual.  We are also having Easter breakfast together at 9:30 (potluck).  Please bring your favorite breakfast dish to share with everyone.
Blessings,
Pastor Marc