Central News for March 26, 2018

Central News for March 26, 2018

Recent Messages
Below are links to our most recent messages:

Being the Church

Follow this link to our sermon archive—Sermon Archive.

Upcoming Events

  • Egg Stuffing ~ March 28th at 12:00 PM (Pizza lunch provided)
  • Maundy Thursday Service ~ March 29th at 7:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday ~ April 1st
    • Sunrise Service at 7:00 AM (Held at the Grandview HS Football Field)
    • Easter Egg Hunt ~ 10:00 AM
    • Community Breakfast ~ 10:15 AM
    • Worship Service ~ 11:00 AM
  • Deacon Ministry Team Meeting ~ April 22nd at 12:30 PM
  • Advisory Board Meeting ~ April 24th at 6:30 PM

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: John 18:1-40

Bible Memory Challenge: Luke 23:43 (ESV)—And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Pastor’s Note
Picture looking out from an empty rock tombWell, the week is upon us, Holy Week. The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem has been celebrated. Jesus is in Jerusalem, and will begin His last week addressing His followers as well as His enemies. He will institute a practice of Washing the Saint’s Feet as well as the Lord’s Supper. He will tell His disciples some very disturbing things, and He will lead them onto a path that will result in changing our world. It may be hard to believe, but this week was not only a culmination of our Lord’s journey upon this earth, it was also the beginning of a new journey for His followers. We are still on that journey. Beginning this Sunday, Easter Sunday, we will begin a series of messages looking at this journey, and how it affects us, even  today.

Many of you may be wondering about our medical emergency that happened yesterday. Sister Joyce Terry fainted during Sunday school. 9-1-1 was called, and she was transported to the hospital. She was admitted and kept overnight for observation. It appears that the only thing “wrong” was that, somehow, her oxygen tank was turned off. Once she was put back on supplemental oxygen, everything began returning to normal. She is supposed to be released this morning to return home. I do want to say that I am pleased with how everyone remained calm, kept the children under control and made room for the first-responders. I am also pleased with the times of prayer that we held both during and after the emergency. Just so you know, at least two other churches stopped and prayed for this emergency, as their pastors are chaplains here in Grandview, and were notified about the call-out when it happened. This is how an emergency should be handled, calmly and with a focus on prayer!

If you can take an afternoon off, come help us stuff candy into some plastic eggs this coming Wednesday. We will provide a free pizza lunch for all workers. We expect to stuff around 2-3,000 eggs!

I hope you have been inviting people to Easter services, if not, it isn’t too late. It is a great way to be the church!