Dear Brothers and Sisters,
When we last left the Apostle Paul in Acts 21, he had been arrested in Jerusalem. After Paul asks permission from the Roman commander to speak with the people, he begins to share the story of his conversion with the unruly and angry mob. Paul confesses before the people that though he is a great sinner, Jesus Christ saved him from his sinful life and made him his own. Paul freely admits that he was complicit in the deaths of many Christians, but God in his great mercy gave him a new life, and even made him an Apostle– a witness to the resurrected Christ and a leader in the church. Never forget that you too, just like the Apostle Paul, are a living testimony to the transforming power of God’s grace and mercy. When we share the story of God’s grace in our life, we are simply pointing others to the greatness of our Savior. This Sunday our sermon text is Acts 21:37-22:30.
The link for this Sunday’s service can be found here.
This Saturday: Church Cleanup Morning (“Donut Day”)
Join us this Saturday, April 30 (9:00am-noon) for our church cleanup morning led by Mark Wissing and Phyl Holt, our Property Team leaders. In case of rain, the cleanup day will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 7.
WordPartners Event: The Power of God’s Word (Saturday, May 14, 6:00pm)
On Saturday, May 14, our church will host The Power of God’s Word, an in-person and livestream event, which centers on celebrating the work God has done through the ministry of WordPartners. During the event we will hear about the ways God is using WordPartners to train pastors and make disciples throughout the world. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to register for the event, you may do so through our church’s registration page or by contacting the church office.
Mission to the World: Prayer for the Church in Ukraine and Weekly Video Updates
Mission to the World continues to provide news and prayer requests on the blog Voice of Ukraine. In addition to written updates, there is also a weekly Zoom call from Doug Shepherd, the MTW team leader of the L’viv team. The link for the Zoom update is available on the Voice of Ukraine website.
Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Please pray for healing and strength for Karla as she manages her ALS.
Bryan Van Zanten: Praise God that the PET scan indicated that Bryan is in complete remission. Pray for Bryan as he undergoes his final treatment.