Parent Connection (May 7, 2017)

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Today’s lesson…        John 9 Our story today is about a blind man. He had been blind since birth, so life was limited for him. He would spend his days sitting on the road, hoping people would have pity on him and give him money so he could buy his necessities. One day, Jesus and His disciples saw the man, and the disciples asked if his blindness was due to sin. In John 9:3, Jesus’ answer was, basically, No, it was not because of his sin. He was blind so that “the works of God might be displayed in him.” I get so excited when I read Scripture like this and think about … [Read more...]

SBC Pastor’s Conference Volunteers Needed

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We are looking for volunteers to help in the role of Greeters and Ushers for the Southern Baptist Convention Pastor's Conference on June 11-12 at the Downtown Phoenix Convention center. Greeters: to direct foot traffic inside the Convention Center, answer questions from convention-attendees Ushers: assist in taking up the offering in each session Meal vouchers will be provided for each session worked  Sunday Evening, June 11, 6-9:00 p.m. Monday Morning, June 12, 9-11:45 a.m. Monday Afternoon, June 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday Evening, June 12, 6-9:00 p.m. Sign up as a greeter … [Read more...]

California Baptist University Male Chorale

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We are excited to host the California Baptist University Male Chorale (website, facebook) on Sunday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. They will be leading us in Worship on May 21, Sunday morning at 9:00 and 10:30 am, then share a full concert on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. This is an excellent Men’s choir made up of 90 members in the Chorus and the band. This will be one of the finest concerts you will hear all year. Plan to invite your friends and neighbors! We need help in housing these fine young men for Saturday and Sunday night. We need homes that can feed them supper for Saturday night and … [Read more...]

A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

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I turn 53 this month. I don’t know why it occurred to me but that means nothing. I remember when I was 30 because I graduated school for the last time that year. After 9 years of higher education I was finally done. I don’t remember 40, probably because we were in the middle of raising four great kids and I was too busy to notice. The only thing I remember about 50 was my son said “dad, what’s it like to know your life is half over?” I thought “awesome, he thinks I’m going to make it to 100!” When I get to 55 I can begin getting discounts at some places. Woohoo, I … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (April 23, 2017)

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Today’s lesson…        Matthew 6 and Luke 9 Before I summarize today’s lesson, it’s important that you put yourself in the shoes of the disciples. The message of the coming Messiah had been passed from generation to generation to generation. It’s easy for us to be convinced that Jesus was, of course, the Messiah  prophesied, but the disciples and others who crowded around Jesus in Bible times didn’t have that confirmed faith. He said He was the Son of God and the Messiah, but He still looked like them—a mere man. Obviously, Jesus knew this, after all, He’s God, but … [Read more...]

Parent Connection (April 16, 2017)

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Matthew 14 & John 6 In our lesson today, Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist has been murdered by King Herod. Understandably, Jesus was sad and wanted to spend some time being quiet. He got into a boat and went into the Sea of Galilee with His disciples. (Remember, these men were His best friends.) Well, as with any celebrity, the crowd found this Healer, Preacher, possible Messiah and wanted to hear Him teach. Most would have thought, “Can I just have two minutes to myself?” but the Bible says Jesus had compassion for them. They needed His love and Truth, and He was happy to share it … [Read more...]

Easter Schedule 2017

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Come celebrate our Risen Savior! April 16, 2017 6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service (followed by Pancake Breakfast) 9:00 a.m. Worship Service (child care during service) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service (child care during service) There will be NO Sunday School or AWANA on Easter.     April 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Service   … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child

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Have you ever wondered what the impact is regarding the shoebox that YOU pack? The Greatest Journey (TGJ) is a 12-week follow up discipleship program of learning for the children that accept Jesus as their personal Savior. All children are invited to the classes. Reported decisions: Every day 4,428 children accept Jesus 2-3 children each minute of every day Every 20 seconds a child becomes a follower of Jesus as reported through (TGJ) 14 children make decisions for every 100 shoeboxes distributed. Our region’s boxes were related to 103,000 decisions in 2016 It is … [Read more...]

A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

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Easter is the highest day of the Christian calendar. I have often heard preachers say Easter ought to be no different than any other day since we should celebrate Christ’s resurrection every day. While that sounds very pious, it is really not true. I celebrate my marriage every day but our anniversary is still a special day in our calendar. While we do desire to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior from the dead each and every day, Easter is still special. It is the day we gather together to focus on the fact that Jesus rose from the dead. The fact that we set aside a specific day … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

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  Easter Egg Hunt for Preschoolers & Children. Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Crafts, puppets, and candy! Invite your friends and family! It's FREE! … [Read more...]