Central News for May 15, 2017

Central News for May 15, 2017

Recent Messages
Below are links to our most recent messages:

May 14th ~ An Active Faith—Remain Faithful

May 7th ~ Missed due to technical difficulties (see Pastor’s Note below)

April 30th ~ An Active Faith—Honoring God

April 23rd ~ An Active Faith & God’s Love

Follow this link to our YouTube channel for our live streamed videos—Live Streamed Videos.

Follow this link to our sermon archive—Sermon Archive.

Upcoming Events

  • The Celebrate Grandview planning meeting will be conducted on Monday, May 15th at 6:30 PM
  • Mid-week service on Wednesday, May 17th in the morning only, NO EVENING SERVICE
  • The Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 PM
  • Mid-week service on Wednesday, May 24th in the morning only, NO EVENING SERVICE
  • Save the Date ~ June 10th is our 2nd Annual Celebrate Grandview event

Missionary News
For the latest news and prayer requests about our international Free Will Baptist missionaries, click here.

Missionary Spotlight: Trif & Vanya Trifonov

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge:
Malachi 3:1-18

Bible Memory Challenge: Malachi 3:10 (ESV)—Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Pastor’s Note
Thank you for the gifts and cards yesterday! It was quite the week, and I have to admit it was more emotional than I thought it would be. I have always had the goal of completing my degree, but until Saturday it all felt a little out of reach. When the Registrar told me on Thursday that everything was in order, and I saw my name on that program, it didn’t really sink in. When she handed me the cap and gown for the commencement it didn’t really sink in. It didn’t sink in until the president of the university made the proclamation, conferring the bachelor’s degree upon all of the candidates that it sank in. I actually started to choke up a little. As I said yesterday, and in last week’s newsletter, while my name may appear on that diploma, you all have played a part in the completion of my degree. No one accomplishes such a task without the support of their friends and family. You are both to me! Thank you for your support along the way.

Person jumping for joy with summer sunrise in backgroundSharon and I will be leaving on vacation this week, so don’t look for us in church this coming Sunday. We will be back after a much-needed break along with our grandkids (and their parents) in Florida. So, we will not be having Wednesday evening services on either May 17th or 24th. We will be having our morning services on those days, starting at 11:00 AM.

For those who were given our church health surveys, I need those surveys turned in as soon as possible. Your responses on those surveys will help shape our direction in the coming months as we work toward a stronger church family. If possible, please get those completed surveys to me by this Wednesday morning. Thank you!

I was reminded today of the importance of connections. We so often take the minor connections we make with people for granted. The server at the restaurant, the clerk at the post office and the girl taking your money at the drive-through all matter. The momentary connection you make with them matters. Don’t take those connections for granted as you interact with the people around you. Those momentary connections have the potential of impacting someone for eternity. So—what are you doing to be the church?

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