“The Thief” 3.18.18 – Pastor Kassebaum
ORCHARD: AFRICA FUNDRAISING DINNER & SILENT AUCTION
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 12:00PM
Tickets on sale for $15. If you have an item, gift basket or gift certificate you would like to donate for the auction, please drop off by April 8th. All donations are greatly appreciated and all proceeds go to support this summer’s mission team (August 23-September 3, 2018). Interested in going? Talk to Pastor Lien.
EASTER LILY & PLANT OFFERING
On Easter Sunday, bright white lilies will adorn the Sanctuary. As each flower silently trumpets the resurrection, it also serves to remind us of the life of someone who was, or is, special to you. Easter Lilies are $10 each. If you wish to honor someone by contributing, offering envelopes are located in the bay window.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — SIGN UP
We need volunteers to usher and serve communion for the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunrise services.
EASTER CANDY COLLECTION
We are collecting candy for the Easter egg Hunt at the Crismon Campus to put inside plastic eggs. No nuts or chocolate, due to melting. Please place your donations in the box by the Nursery.
Letter from the Pastor
PASTOR LARRY KASSEBAUM
This is a strange year in that Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day both fall on the same day. I don’t remember that ever happening before in my forty plus years of ministry. (I’m not saying it hasn’t happened but if it did I sure didn’t notice.)
I love the imagery of those two events happening on the same day. Most of the world thinks Valentine’s Day celebrates the epitome of what true love is all about. But the reality is that no loving behavior between human beings can compare to the great sacrificial love exhibited by God’s Son, our Lord and Savior, who came from heaven to earth to suffer and die in our place and for our sake so that we might have life eternal.
What is most remarkable about Jesus’ love for us is that He did His greatest work during the last week of His earthly life and even more so after His death. What a model for our lives!
This Lenten season, I hope you will continue to thank, praise, serve and obey God because of the sacrifice Christ made for you. I also hope you will carefully consider what you might accomplish if you also make plans to share true love as your earthly life ends and also have a strategy to bless others even after your life on this earth has ended. As you will see in the adjacent article, Victory is going to offer you some valuable resources to ensure that you leave your loved ones a powerful and lasting legacy.
I look forward to seeing all of you on Ash Wednesday and at the other Wednesday Lenten services. But I also hope you’ll plan on attending one of the two B.I.B.L.E. Study events we have planned for February 25 @ 3:00pm and February 26 @ 6:00pm. The Lenten Services will bless you, the B.I.B.L.E. Study sessions will show you incredible ways to bless others.
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Sunday Movie Matinee