Grace for Your Day March 29

Easter is upon us! It is time to celebrate the day of the risen Lord together and, to do that, we will be having three services over the weekend. We will be having three programs. One on Good Friday (April 2) at 10:30 in the morning and two on Easter Sunday (April 4) at 9:15 and 11:00. We will do it at an undisclosed location in a field under heated tents. As the order requires, we will need to wear masks, do social distancing, etc. and we will need to be conscious of the weather. Since it will be cold outside, you will need to dress warmly. The church will provide chairs and coverings for you to sit under but it will still by chilly so please plan accordingly.  If you would like to join us, just contact our church office and we can sign you up.

All of this is to say that it is such a blessing to give you some good news for a change. It is such a blessing to tell you something positive at this special time of the year. This has been a difficult season for everybody. It has been rough. In fact, the elders asked me recently to take some time aside during these past several weeks in order to visit our people and see how you are doing and a number of you have said that you do not want to keep meeting online only. You want to do more than just watch a sermon over the Internet. You want a change. You want to meet in person and I understand that. I hear you and, praise the Lord, now is your chance to do it! Now is your chance to come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord together.

After all, this is what unites us as a church. This is what brings us together. We do not come together because we all look alike or dress alike. We do not come together because we all come from the same background or hail from the same country. We come together because we all believe in the resurrection. We come together because we all believe that Jesus has defeated death on our behalf and rescued us from the grave so please join us as we remember that on Easter Weekend.

Second Corinthians 4:16-18 says:
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

This is the hope of the Christian life. This is what it is all about. We are looking forward to the things which are eternal. We are looking forward to the resurrection which is what we will be talking about this weekend as a church.

Our church office will be sending you a sign-up form shortly so you can register for all of this and we will also be reaching out to some of you as we will need help in setting up and tearing down for the service. So, if you are available to help that weekend, please let us know and we will get you involved. May the Lord bless you and keep you until then. – Jeremy Cagle

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