“EVEN IF…I Fail” 7.15.18 – Pastor Kassebaum
HEAR YE, HEAR YE!
We are pleased to announce that if all goes as planned, our new Sanctuary sound system will be installed (temporarily) by next weekend. This will be the same equipment that will eventually be permanently installed, but since the need is urgent and the timeline for the complete Sanctuary renovation was uncertain, we wanted to move forward ASAP! So come next week, be prepared to hear and see the beginning of some exciting new renovations. Members and friends of the congregation are also invited to stay after each of the worship services next week and visit Room 10 to meet with members of our Building Committee and see some early renditions of the proposed plans for our Sanctuary renovation. Maybe at long last we can answer the proverbially question, “Can you hear me now?” with a resounding “yes!”
NEHEMIAH’S MEN — THURSDAY, JULY 19, 8AM
Looking for a few good men to help tackle various projects on our campus. During the summer, we will only meet once a month on the third Thursday. Contact the office at 480-830-5024 if you are available.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY — SATURDAYS, 8AM
We meet each Saturday at 8:00am in the Fireside Room. During the summer we are studying the books of 1 John, 2 John and 3 John.
NOISY OFFERING — JULY 28/29
Start saving your change! Proceeds will go to this year’s Africa Mission Trip. We have 16 people signed up to go to Cape Town, South Africa, August 23-September 3, 2018.
CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
You may pick up your copy at the Welcome Center for $5.00 or during business hours Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm. (Cash or check only)
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CHILDREN IN CHURCH
Nursery services are available for children 4 and younger during the 8:00am and 9:30am worship services. Children’s bulletins are available at the Welcome Center. Activity bags are located in the lobby as you enter services. Children’s books available in the Nursery for use during services.
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Letter from the Pastor
“FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE”
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5:1
For me, the highlight of July has always been Independence Day. Like many, my earliest interests were associated with fireworks, time off from work and my grandfather’s commitment to have corn-on-the-cob by the 4th. I had to grow a little older and become better educated to begin to fully appreciate the gift of freedom, individual rights and a democratic government. Now on Independence Day, I still enjoy the fireworks, but I’m also moved to give thanks to God for our nation’s blessings and I remember with gratitude the men and women who made the sacrifices necessary to secure and preserve our nation’s rights and freedom.
The key word to remember as we celebrate our nation’s anniversary, is sacrifice. We enjoy the life we do today in America because of the sacrifice of others. We enjoy the forgiveness of sins, peace and the hope of eternal life because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We wouldn’t have much to celebrate without these sacrifices. But what does the future hold? Will future generations be able to celebrate as Christians and Americans? The answer is probably, “no” unless we also continue to make the necessary sacrifices. It is impossible to build a great nation, family or church if everyone thinks only of themselves.
The reason we give and serve in the church is similar to the following sentiment related to fatherhood. “A father is a person who goes to war sometimes … and would run the other way except that war is part of his only important job in life, (which is making the world better for his child(ren) than it has been for him).”
As Christians, we are also given the challenge and invitation to make the world a better place for those who will come after us. As you celebrate our nation’s birthday this year, I hope you’ll also continue to intentionally look for ways to use what you have, whether that be finances, volunteer time, expertise, etc. to faithfully serve God in all that you do. Have a blessed July!
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Sunday Movie Matinee
Come and enjoy a free movie the first Sunday of the month. Free Popcorn. Soda and candy available for purchase.
CHURCH PICNIC @ 11:00AM – YOU ARE INVITED!
No better way to beat the heat than with a little food and fellowship! Please join us at 11:00am for an indoor church picnic! The church will provide grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as drinks. We are asking you to bring a salad, desert or another side that would go well at a picnic. We will enjoy lunch at 11:00am with the Sunday Movie Matinee, “Born to Win,” moved up to 12:00pm (for August only).
“BORN TO WIN” – SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 12:00PM*
Based on the true story of Leon Terblanche, who found himself confronted with the question: “Where is God?” This sets him on a journey where he discovers that he has never been alone through all the hurt and brokenness of his past. He learns that no matter how broken you are, God is always our only living hope. Born to Win shows how God turns the hurt, frustration & emptiness of a man into hope, faith & victory to inspire many to be the winners they were born to be. From the producer of Faith like Potatoes. If you liked Faith like Potatoes then you will also enjoy Born to Win.