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Monday Memo - April 14

Who is this Jesus? That is the question of the ages. Tim marvelously revealed the answer yesterday by examining the events that began the last week of His earthly life. What happened in the days to follow are the most controversial and captivating in the history of the world. More books, conversations, sermons, art, music and virtually every other human endeavor has been used to either extol or to scorn the "passion of the Christ." There is no middle ground.

I want to encourage you to make the most out of these days. On our website you will find the Passion Week Journey. Folks in our church have written a devotional blog for each day of the week, pondering the significance of a snapshot in time of our Lord's journey toward the cross. Check it out-read it together with someone else-and share your thoughts about it.

On Friday, April 18 at 6:30 PM, we will have a Good Friday service. If you have difficulty focusing on Christ, yet crave connection with Him, this event is for you. Communion and reflection on the profound reality of the death of Christ will provide for moments of repentance and relief. Unique environments for children (three years of age - 4th grade) are planned that will create great conversations with parents and/or grandparents. General childcare will also be provided for birth through two years of age.

Then... comes SUNDAY!!! Our four Easter services (Saturday at 6:00 PM, and Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 and 11:00 AM) are designed to encourage believers in their own faith, but even more so to expose those far from God to the power of the resurrection of Jesus. Our theme is Easter in Black and White. So, come, and invite friends, neighbors, co-workers and family. Believe it or not, most people are just waiting for an inviting invitation! Even if they are not able to attend, it plants a seed for future conversations! (Childcare for Easter services will be available for birth through 4th grade EXCEPT for the 8:00 AM Sunday service, which will available for birth through two years of age only.)

All in all, it doesn't get any better than this.

Have a great week!

Grace and peace, 

Tom Oyler

Lead Pastor   



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