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Tonight

From this Week’s Bulletin

Fellowship Meal– after the Sunday night service, March 24th-  6 PM

Good Friday– Noon service –  April 19th.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 6 a.m.- April 21st.

‘Why We….’

For the next several weeks (beginning next week) we will have in the bulletin a feature we’re calling ‘Why We…’ These are intended to explain why we do what we do during the worship service. We hope they are informative and enjoyable. And if you have a topic you would like to see covered, just let us know!
 
First up, why we have an Invitation.
 
At our Church we have, at the end of our service, an Invitation. This invitation is intended to give people an opportunity to do a number of things.
 
First, if you’ve never been baptized you are invited to present yourself to the Church as a candidate for baptism. Baptism is commanded by our Lord, and one must be baptized, by immersion, to be a member of the Church.
 
Second, if you aren’t a member of a local church, you are invited to join with us. We would love to have you! You can join by statement of faith, or by letter from another church, or by baptism.
 
Third, if you are in special need of prayer, or your heart is burdened or troubled, you are invited to the altar for a time of prayer, either alone or with the Pastor, as you wish.
 
The Invitation is for you- to make things right with God, to join the Church, to answer the call to ministry, or to seek the Lord for a deeper walk with him. Come on up!

LifeWay is Closing All its Stores

Christianity Today reports

LifeWay Resources, the largest Christian retail chain in America, plans to close all 170 stores this year and shift its offerings entirely online.

“The decision to close our local stores is a difficult one,” said acting president and CEO Brad Waggoner, who is succeeding longtime LifeWay president Thom Rainer, in an announcement on Wednesday.

America Is Becoming Less Faith-Full by the Day

“Never” attend religious services rose to 30% of the US public while “no religion” identification inched up to 23% on the 2018 [religion survey]; in 1994, it was 16% never attend & 9% have no religion. – Max Grossman

Where will you be Sunday?

Faith Must Abide

If you’re one of the many Americans who call themselves Christians, but you can pick your faith up and put it on on Sunday and drop it off on Monday morning, or at the voting booth, or at the grocery store, or at the Doctor’s office, or at your job in city hall, or anywhere else, then you need to hear the truth: you aren’t a Christian.

Christianity can’t be taken off and put back on.  It is permanent.  If it isn’t, it isn’t authentic faith.  If you aren’t a Christian all of the time, if your faith doesn’t guide your every moment (even if you fail to live up to it in certain moments), then it isn’t real faith.

You’re fooling yourself, or lying to yourself, if you’ve managed to get to the point in your life where you think otherwise.

Reminder

REMINDER: Wednesday evening we now meet at 7 PM.

Scripture for the Day

He who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. (1 Jn. 2:11)

And

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 Jn. 3:15)

And

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? (1 Jn. 4:20)

If You Want to Be Happy Too… Join Us

Note the Times and Spread the Word

Prayer Request

Please remember Taylor H.

From This Week’s Bulletin

NOTE: The Church voted to continue meeting at 6 PM on Sunday evening but to meet at 7 PM on Wednesday evening, beginning this week. This will allow those who work during the week to make it to Bible Study.

YEC– March 22-23 in Pigeon Forge. See Lisa for the details.

Fourth Sunday Fellowship Meal– March 24th.

Good Friday– April 19th.

Easter Sunday– April 21st.

Be sure to join us on Wednesday night at 7 as we continue our study of Matthew. And when we finish that, we’ll do topical studies on

  • Solomon
  • Job (The Man)
  • Joseph of Arimathea
  • Esther
  • Marriage
  • Jeremiah (the Prophet)

And then we’ll tackle

  • The Book of Revelation

So join us! 2019 will be an interesting year for Bible Study

Prayer

“Prayer is not the flare gun of the desperate or room service for the indulgent. It is the confidence of the adopted.” — Sam Allberry

Congratulations to Cindy and Mike and Big Sis Kennedy

On the birth of Austin at 11:02 this morning.  He weighs in at a healthy 7 pounds, 9 ounces!

Join Us Wednesday Night at 6

We’ll continue our study of Matthew.  And when we finish that, we’ll do topical studies on

  • Solomon
  • Job (The Man)
  • Joseph of Arimathea
  • Marriage
  • Jeremiah (the Prophet)

And then we’ll tackle

  • The Book of Revelation

So join us!  2019 will be an interesting year for Bible Study