Apr 9
April 9, 2021, 2:02 PM
 
 

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April 09, 2021

 

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A new sermon series begins

this Sunday, April 11

 

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We often say that First Christian Church exists to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. That is not original with us, it is the mission of the church, every church.

It is the response to the Great Commission of Jesus at the end of the Gospel of Matthew.

In these times of division and conflicting agendas and misinformation, we urgently need to find the balance to our lives that only comes from faith in the One who made us, who tells the truth, who is a loving parent willing to sacrifice on our behalf. Evidence of this is Jesus. He lived in a time of turmoil in first century Palestine. He did remarkable and unique things--healing, comforting, challenging, teaching, and calling people who were (and are) weary and burdened to follow him.

Jesus calls people today. And we who respond to that call continue to try to understand who he is and what he wants. In the last book of the Bible, Revelation 3:20, the resurrected Lord says, “behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in to them and eat with them and they with me.” For the next few Sundays from Easter to Pentecost we will examine this Jesus who invites us with, “Follow Me”. ~ Pastor Gregory

 

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Parking Lot & Online both @ 10:30

We hope you will join us. When you arrive, drive under the portico, where our communion servers

will provide you with sanitized communion

elements and a song sheet.

Our Online Sunday Celebration

is on our Website and on Facebook

 

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The flowered Cross from our Easter Service

a beautiful symbol of new life.

 

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Please pray for these . . .

Kathy Kunschik; Greg LaCoss; Erin West; Cookie Paradeaux;

Kerry Rash (Praise); Kelly Casparis and Family; Bill Crittenden;

David Voight; Charles Scott; Covid Vaccine (praise); Phillip Reyes; Mary Hinson and family; Leslie Detamore; Rex Dowden;

Meghan Rameriz; Guye Rheinlander; Rebecca Chapmon;

Vicki Roberts; Dawn Jester; Bert Cobb; Ricky Phillips

Beth Chauvin's family; Susan Pruett; Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest;

Kathy Smith; Dorothy McLendon; Mary Tijerina;

Dawn Shank; David & Bonnie Warren; Richard McDaniel;

Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Lois LaCoss;

Rose Seagrave; (Praise) Jay Monson; Jackson Karlik & Family

 

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The kiosk for the guide booklets for the Stations of the Cross will be available

for another week if you

would like to walk the Stations trail individually or with a family group.

 

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SUMMER CAMPS!!!

Mission South and Disciple Oaks is happy to announce

that registration is NOW OPEN for Summer Camps 2021.

(note that Shawn Colson is the

CYF Conference CO-Director)

You can register on our website- https://www.discipleoaksretreat.net.

For a copy of this flyer you can download it on the website. For a copy of the Mission South Summer Camp 2021 Fees and a copy of the CampDoc Registration Instructions check out the website.

Information will also be mailed to all churches soon.

 

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Disciples Oaks Camp

We Need You!!

 

We are looking for adults and stewards that would like to serve at Mission South camps during this Summer. If you feel a call to share the Good News with our young campers, be part of their faith development, and make wonderful memories for these young disciples in their journeys of faith, please consider applying!

 

See the link below for dates of camps

 

https://www.discipleoaksretreat.net/camps-other-events

 

To apply, please complete the Mission South adult interest form on the same link above.