Hello Brothers & Sisters,
Yes, I rebuked Pennsylvania pollen in our Easter service on Sunday, but please know that I think the spring sounds and colors in PA are magnificent! If you’re able, find some time to get outside and enjoy it. Praise the Lord for his beautiful creation… and Allegra D.
If you missed Easter Sunday, or you’d like to share the message with others, you can now listen to Because He Lives at our website or via our podcast on iTunes. The audio for our Good Fridayservice is now available as well. We will also have a few DVDs available in the library if you’d like to watch the entire Easter service. Our worship of the resurrected Christ on Sunday was very meaningful and you could sense the Holy Spirit at work in the sanctuary. I was blessed getting to experience Easter with you and say those first words I said to you over a year ago, “He is risen!” And you said, “He is risen indeed!”
There are a few important events coming in the next couple of weeks that I hope you will be participate in with the church. This Sunday I will be preaching on the need for all members to function in the Body of Christ. I will invite us to think about the need for pastoral leaders who equip, but more specifically at how the work of the church can’t happen without volunteers. Furthermore, we will look at how we work together to be a faithful presence of Jesus in our community. We don’t exist for ourselves, but we’re called to serve our neighbors. What does the Jesus way of service look like? I hope you’ll join us for worship on Sunday.
Following the worship service, we want to recognize all of those who serve as volunteers at Grantham Church. Everyone is invited to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in the fellowship hall. The meal is being catered and the staff will be serving you. We will have a short program after the meal so that staff members can thank all of those who are helping in the work of ministry. Please join us for delicious BBQ and satisfying fellowship as we express our gratitude for each other and all that God is doing in our congregation.
Have you signed up for Service Sunday on April 30? I’ve been told that we still need quite a few volunteers to sign up for various community projects. If you’re new to Grantham Church, on Service Sunday we meet in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. for a couple of songs, prayer, and commissioning of volunteers who then go out and serve our neighbors for the day. There will be no worship service on this Sunday. Therefore, you are encouraged to find time to rest on another day of the week/weekend.
What? No service? That’s correct. This is an annual event where we have an opportunity to work alongside our church family and serve those around us in need. We want to use this day to worship through our service to others. Let’s show our community how much we love and care for them!
Please call the office to sign up, or you can sign up at the gift card table in church lobby by the mailboxes. You can also contact Rich Stuebing for more info: email@example.com
Finally, I wanted to let you know that Glen & Linda Pierce will be sharing about their recent trip to Zimbabwe this Wednesday, April 19 (tomorrow) at 6:00 p.m. in A1. Also, Pastor John and Amy Yeatts will be sharing about their trip to Zambia the following Wednesday night, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. You’re invited to come hear their stories and show your support of their ministries.
I look forward to being with you again in worship this Sunday. Until then, please be in prayer for each other. May God continue to bless Grantham Church.
Grace & Peace,
P.S. Next week I will be sharing a few details about Jesus Heals, our new sermon series for the month of May. Stay tuned!
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