Central News for April 17, 2017

Central News for April 17, 2017

Recent Messages
Below are links to our most recent messages:

April 16th ~ What Easter Brings—Salvation

April 9th ~ What Easter Brings—A Declaration

April 2nd ~ What Easter Brings—A Message

March 26th ~ What Easter Brings—A Second Chance

March 19th ~ What Easter Brings–Reconciliation

March 12th ~ Special Service With Chris & Megan Davenport

March 5th ~ What Easter Brings–Forgiveness

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 Advisory Board Meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM
  • The Celebrate Grandview planning meeting will be conducted on Monday, April 24th at 6:30 PM
  • The Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, April 29th; registration begins at 9:00 AM
  • The World Missions Offering will be collected on Sunday, April 30th during our Community Worship 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: Daniel & Katie Speer

Bible Challenges

Bible Reading Challenge: Romans 12:1-21

Bible Memory Challenge: Romans 12:9 (ESV)—Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Pastor’s Note
What a wonderful day we enjoyed yesterday! The Egg Hunt was a success, with somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 eggs “hidden” outside. Thanks to all who helped with the Egg Hunt, you made it possible! Our community breakfast following the Egg Hunt was also a success. I’m not sure how many people we served, but having the breakfast allowed us to connect with a few people that we otherwise would not have been able to connect with. Thanks to the kitchen crew, and those who helped setup and clean up afterward! Services were powerful yesterday, weren’t they? I thought the choir sounded good, for as small a choir as we have we used our big voices. Thanks to all who sang, and to our choir leader! We had one person rededicate their life to the Lord during the service yesterday, so be praying for them to be consistent in their dedication to the Lord. A final “Thank You” to everyone who played a part in preparing for our Easter services and in working yesterday!

Our inaugural Maundy Thursday service was lightly attended, but still a wonderful time together as we celebrated with singing, a short devotion and feet washing. I’m looking forward to next years’ service, already!

Person jumping for joy with summer sunrise in backgroundSummer is nearing, and with summer come family vacations. As you travel, remember that you are the church. Wherever you go you represent the Lord Jesus and His church. Enjoy your time away, but don’t let that time away become a step away from the Lord.

Please keep the Advisory Board in your prayers as we deal with the health of the church. Also, please keep me in your prayers as I plan out the summer messages this week, prepare for this upcoming Sunday and finish up one of my last courses for my degree. It’s going to be a busy week!

If you invited someone to Central for Easter and they didn’t make it, don’t give up! Continue to pray for them and share with them your excitement about what’s going on here. If you’re excited about Central and what is happening that excitement will overflow into your invitation. If you’re not excited by the work of the Lord here then we need to talk! Remember, you are the church—so don’t be afraid to be the church!