We will jump into our series on Hebrews 11 on Sunday, seeing what God teaches us about living by faith through the examples of Abel, Enoch, and Noah. Our worship will focus on giving our hearts and lives to God. Join us at 9:30.
Our special offering for April is for World Renew (formerly CRWRC, our denomination’s relief agency). The deacons will be resuming taking the offering during worship.
Listen to Pastor Nick’s Sermon Cleanup from last week: Sermon Cleanup
Sunday, April 18, 11:00 AM: Congregational Meeting to discuss the future of the church. If you will be unable to attend in person and would like to watch the meeting online live, please contact the church office to get the link.
Thursday, May 13, 6:30 PM: Memorial Service. Did you miss a funeral or memorial service this year because of covid? On Thursday, May 13 (Ascension Day), at 6:30 PM, gather with others for a memorial service for all those we have lost this past year. We will remember them, pray together, and celebrate the hope we have in Christ in the ways we wanted to for the past several months.
Pray for students who are returning to in-person schooling.
Pray for the men at the Coalinga State Hospital—that they would be able to gather and have visitors again soon.
Council Meeting Summary
Darrell V began the meeting with devotions on Hebrews 11 and longing for heaven. The council members prayed for one another. The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. They are available upon request. The council heard a report on the plans for VBS. Plans were made for the agenda of the congregational meeting on the 18th. The elders reported on their review of the membership books and lapsing memberships of some long-departed individuals. The deacons reported on some changes to the signatures required on some of the church's accounts. Plans were made to resume collecting the offering in worship. The council received a report from the children's director. Nominations were made for an open deacon position in preparation for a congregational vote and selection in June. The council meeting was closed with prayer.