Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On Sunday, we reflected on how the ongoing priestly ministry of Jesus allows us to draw near to God’s throne with confidence and boldness in prayer. This Sunday, we continue with learning more about Jesus’ priestly ministry on our behalf as we reflect on the uniqueness of his priesthood, according to “the order of Melchizedek”. Because he is perfect, Jesus is able to offer eternal salvation to all who obey him. Our sermon passage for this Sunday is Hebrews 5:1-10.
This Sunday we have the opportunity to celebrate and welcome new members into our church body! Come to worship with the readiness to extend “the right hand of fellowship” to these brothers and sisters.
The link for this week’s worship service (9:30am) is available here.
Tomorrow: Women’s Self-Defense Seminar (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Natalie Wierenga and Donna Siefert are back to host another FCC women’s self-defense seminar. This fun and hands-on class is applicable to all skill levels. Join in comfortable clothes and sneakers to practice basic self-defense skills. Consider inviting your friends, as this class also presents an opportunity to share about the gospel as well as our church and FCC’s discipleship ministries. Please note: childcare will not be available for this event.
This Sunday: Kingdom Prayer Small Groups (4:00pm-5:00pm)
The next Kingdom Prayer small groups will meet this Sunday, April 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the following homes: Isaac & Erin Evans, Dennis & Audrey Dobbs, Ben & Jackie Huggins, and Rhett & Valerie Austin.
Dessert with Dony St. Germain: Friday, April 28 (6:30pm-8:30pm; Room 3/4)
Come and join us for dessert on Friday, April 28 (6:30pm-8:30pm) with Dony St. Germain. Dony is the president of El Shaddai Ministries International Haiti and oversees the seminary in Jeremie, Haiti. Dony will share about the state of the gospel in Haiti and there will be plenty of time for questions. Please feel free to bring a dessert to share.
Spring Cleanup at Church (“Donut Day”): Saturday, April 29 (9:00am-12:00pm)
The spring cleanup day at church (“Donut Day”) will be on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please join us for fellowship and a chance to beautify our church grounds for spring.
Women’s Embracing Hope Gathering: Saturday, May 13 (10:00am-12:00pm)
On Saturday, May 13, we will have a women’s EHG brunch from 10:00am-12:00pm at FCC. Invite neighbors, co-workers, family, and friends to enjoy community, brunch, and a message of God’s hope shared by Amy Paglia. For our FCC women, please bring a dish to share. Please RSVP to Amy Paglia or Jenny Johnson.
Providing Meals for the Wetherington Family
Dan and Katie Wetherington are providing 24-hour care for Dan’s sister, Lois Sullivan, who recently suffered a stroke. The Wetheringtons anticipate hosting Lois between two and eight weeks. If you would like to provide a meal for the Wetherington family, you can sign up to do so at the link provided in your email.
Church Directory Updates
We are in the process of updating the church directory. If you have any changes to your profile, forms are now available in the narthex to update your information. If you have not had your picture taken or would like an updated picture, Bryan Van Zanten will be available this Sunday (April 23) following the service to take photographs. If you prefer to use your own photo, please email it to the church office at churchoffice[at]faithchurchwc.org. Please notify the church if you would like a copy of the directory. We ask that you submit your updated or new forms to the church office by May 14th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ellen Horyn or Diane Walker in the church office.
Assisting with Online Meal Sign-Up
Are you interested in helping facilitate the online sign-up when an FCC member/family needs meals? Once you know dietary restrictions and the frequency of meals, it is a short and simple process to enter the information online and let the FCC office know the name and password for a bulletin announcement. If you would like to know more about serving in this way, please reach out to Don Johnson.
Mike Horyn: Please pray for Mike as he continues to undergo physical therapy after a recent fall from a ladder.
Bill Crabtree: Pray for full healing for Bill who is undergoing additional testing after a recent hospitalization.
Karla Van Der Molen: Continue to pray for encouragement and perseverance for Karla as she navigates ALS.