MESSAGE. “Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be?” (Charles Spurgeon)
“Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son!” (Ephesians 1:5)
MINISTRY. Love In Action project. Men of our church do not only have hearty breakfasts on Sunday mornings, they actually go and act on their high calling! Read Edymar’s report below and see the photos of our men and women helping a family from our church.
“We had the privilege to shows God’s love with action yesterday and boy, did we have fun helping our sister! Matthew 25:40, 45 says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” We all need help sometimes, and like a family, we help each other. I believe that these love in action projects are important to God, He is very clear on loving and doing for others.
1 John 3:16-18 says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions (this can also be our time) and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
Thank you to all who were able to attend yesterdays love in action service. You made a huge difference in our sisters life by completing several items on her “to do” list. We worked hard and had fun while growing closer together as a family. I firmly believe that what we did yesterday was church. I am so grateful to have you all in my life, bless you and may this bring glory to our father and friend, Jesus Christ.
Bible seminar. God blessed us with a wonderful time during our spring Bible seminar. It was a true joy to see our church members and visitors faithfully come to every night of the meetings. Sabbath morning was a highlight! The beautiful music presented by the Message of Mercy was absolutely uplifting. Their children’s story song fascinated not only the kids, but engaged the whole church. Unfortunately, at the second service we ran out of room for those who came to worship. The balcony and even the church foyer were completely packed. We do need to start seriously thinking about the future expansion of our sanctuary. The baptisms brought joy to our hearts. See a few photos below taken by Melita Palmer. This Sabbath there will be three more baptisms! Scott Strydom, Will Bell, and Donovan Quiros-Crider will celebrate their spiritual birth. Pastor Matthew will officiate the baptisms. Let us keep in our prayers these new young members as they start their walk with Jesus.
The violin recital was well attended on Sunday. There was a good number of visitors there. Steve Bremner shared a photo with me. See below:
PRAYERS. Rich Oliver’s niece, Rachel Gamble, passed away this week. Her funeral took place on Wednesday. She was only 22 years old. Please pray for comfort for the family.
Have a blessed Sabbath day,