THIS SUNDAY, 5/15
Choir: I’m Standing On the Solid Rock
BIG CHANGES FOR WED. NIGHTS in the FALL
As I mentioned this past Wed. night during rehearsal, Jason would like me to co-teach with him on Wed. nights. What this means is that both, Praise Team rehearsal and Adult Choir rehearsal will experience a change in scheduling. Beginning in September, the Praise Team has already agreed to move their rehearsals to Thursday evenings. Also, beginning in September, Adult Choir will be moved to 5:30pm on Wed. evenings. Below is what the Wed. Evening Schedule will look like beginning in the Fall:
5:30pm – Adult Choir Rehearsal
6pm – Dessert Fellowship in Commons
6:30pm – Classes begin (Jason & Nick will co-teach a large group. Other “break-out” classes will be offered as well.)
7:45pm – Dismiss
ADULT CHOIR SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS NEXT WEEK
This Wed., May 11th, will be our final Wed. evening rehearsal of the semester. There will be no mid-week rehearsal beginning May 18th. That means we’ll show up a little earlier on Sunday mornings – 8:45am – to have some time to rehearse and sing that morning. We’ve done this in the past during the summer months and it has worked out very well.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GRADUATE RECOGNITION THIS SUNDAY, 5/15
Pray for our High School grad’s! We’ll honor them in both worship services this Sunday.
7 LIES OF SUICIDE
It was three years ago this Friday (5/13) that I found my son after he’d taken his own life.
If you have contemplated suicide please read the blog below. There is always hope. If you know someone who has contemplated suicide please encourage them to read this blog.
The blogger uses the suicide-letter of a 14 year old girl to confront and refute the lies a suicidal person may believe. Love you all, Nick
BIBLE STUDY TIP
Dr. Mike Licona is one of my HBU professors, a successful author, and an outstanding apologist. He writes:
Are you looking for a way to study the Bible? Do you flip around to see what God may want to say to you today? Here’s a method you will find very fruitful. One day when I was in college a guest spoke to us in chapel. He said the way he studied the Bible was to select one of the letters (e.g., James, 1 Peter, Philippians, Colossians) and for one month would read the same letter every day from beginning to end. He said by sometime during the third week his growing familiarity with the letter would allow him to notice and understand things in the letter he had never seen or understood previously. So, I tried it. I started with James and read it through every day for a month. On average, it took around 25 minutes a day. Just as the speaker had said, sometime during the third week I started noticing numerous things in the text I had never before seen. It was amazing! I ended up reading several other letters and found it a very effective method for studying the Bible. So, if you’ve been wondering around in the wilderness of Bible study with little direction on how to do it, try the method I just presented. It’s a great day to begin!
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK
“When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait. God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing. Never try to help God fulfill His word.” Oswald Chambers
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
Top Ten Signs You’re In for a Long Sermon
- There’s a case of bottled water beside the pulpit in a cooler.
9. The pews have camper hookups.
8. You overhear the pastor telling the soundman to have a few dozen extra tapes on hand to record the sermon.
(To be continued next week….:))
GRACE NOTES: “America’s Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy”
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick