information from Joel
Wednesday April 17th, the youth will going to Carowinds for the day. Tickets cost $38. You'll need extra money for dinner on the way back. For lunch, you can eat in the park or pack a lunch. We will leave at 8:00 am and return by 9:00 pm. You must sign up and pay by April 14th.
We still have a few spots for our youth mission trip to Charleston, SC, July 15th-19th. The cost is $317. That includes lodging and meals for the week. If you plan to go, please let me know as soon as possible and pay the $50 deposit to hold your spot.
The youth and children's council will meet on April 28th, at 5:00 pm in the CLC
Sun., Apr. 14: 9:15 Prayer Room
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service
6:00 CIA Meeting
6:00 Youth Small Group
6:00 Evening Service
Wed., Apr. 17: 8:00 Youth to Carowinds
6:30 Prayer Meeting
Thu., Apr. 18: Church Offices Closed for Easter
FOR NEXT WEEK
this week's Birthdays
April 14 - Chris Cannon
15 - Jim Haning
19 - Karrie Beth Watson
20 - Cameron Gilreath
Jonathan & Shandi Pack
Thomas & Anne Garrett
Joey Werner (847-1560)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER
Wednesday Night Supper 4/10/19
Hamburger Steak Chicken Nuggets
Baked Potato Chips
Wednesday Night 4/17
Please note that due to Spring Break, we will not have our Supper or Awana meetings on this night.
The teens will be leaving at 8am to spend the day at Carowinds. If you're interested in going, please see Joel's announcements for more information.
We will be having a Prayer Meeting on this evening at 6:30pm. For those normally serving in Awana, Youth or other areas of ministry, please join us for this special time of prayer and discipleship.
Wednesday Night Schedule
6:00pm Awana Activities
6:30pm Youth Meeting
6:30pm Adult Prayer & Discipleship
7:15pm Choir Rehearsal
HOMEBOUND Ruth Freeman
OF THE WEEK Call office for address
April 7, 2018
Sunday School 98
Budget $ 5,963.00
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 280.00
Back Pack Ministry 250.00
Operation Care 217.00
Wed PM Supper $203.00
Total Offering $ 6,913.00
Budget Income to date: $89,221.12
Budget Disbursements to date: $100,559.30
Operating Budget: $ 50,250.59
Dear Church Family,
We are so grateful for you prayers, cards and calls during Spanky's brother's passing. Rick was a paraplegic who spent 44 years in a wheelchair. He fought so many health problems, but now he is walking in Heaven.
We are blessed to be part of such a loving church family,
We love you all,
Spanky & Glenda Sellars
Easter is quickly approaching and you will want to make sure you're here on Sunday, April 21st, as the choir presents, My Easter Story.
Several different Bible figures will tell us of their personal experiences with Jesus and how that meeting, His death on the cross and His ultimate triumph over the grave through His resurrection changed their lives forever. We will also hear how YOU can experience Jesus right where you are and have your life changed forever. So, invite your friends and family who may need to hear this Good News to join us as we worship the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Given to date: $2,695.00
CPR/AED Refresher Class
April 23 @ 6:30pm
If you are interested in taking this class, there is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church. There is a $10.00 per person fee for this class. Please sign up by 4/21 as we only have 25 available slots.
Please note that the sign-up sheet calendar for placing flowers in the sanctuary in memory or in honor of family members is now in the church vestibule.
Gym and/or CLC Usage
Please remember that if you'd like to use the CLC and/or gym for meetings or activities, there is a calendar in the church office that you must reserve your date and time.
Words to Ponder
If miracles are impossible, then the resurrection of Jesus could not have occurred, and we must look for some natural explanation of the events. But if miracles are at least possible, then we can be open to following the evidence without bias.
In other words, whenever we hear of an event that seems contrary to the laws of nature, we naturally raise our guard. But we also shouldn't prejudge the evidence by ruling out the possibility of miracles just because they don't fit our categories. It’s unscientific to decide the outcome of an investigation before examining the facts.
Consider the following true story. Near the end of the eighteenth century the Western world first encountered the duck-billed platypus. The platypus, which is indigenous to Australia, has fur over its entire body, is the size of a rabbit, and has webbed feet. Yet since it lays eggs, it reproduces like a reptile! When the skin of a platypus was first brought to Europe, it was greeted with complete amazement. Was it a mammal or a reptile? The platypus seemed so bizarre that—despite the physical evidence of the skin and the testimony of the witnesses—many Londoners dismissed it as a sham.
Not until a pregnant platypus was shot and brought to London for observers to see with their own eyes did people begin to believe. Until this happened, some of the greatest thinkers refused to accept the existence of the platypus. The initial problem was that it did not fit some people's view of how the world operated. So they rejected it and then reached a verdict even though the weight of the evidence said otherwise.
2 Peter 1:16 -For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Adapted from Josh and Sean McDowell, The Resurrection and You, (Baker Books, 2017) pgs. 24-25