Men’s Competition Night

Men's Competition Night

On Saturday, May 11th we’re meeting at Dick Altman’s house for an evening of good food, good conversation and games like euchre, table tennis, cornhole, ladder golf, foosball, arcade basketball, volleyball and basketball.  The festivities start at 5:00 pm and end when the last man is standing…or when we get kicked out.  Invite your friends.  Did we forget anything?  Oh yeah. Two words:  Brat.  Wurst.

Dr. Ray Pritchard – guest speaker

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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ray Pritchard and his wife Marlene this weekend at Christian Fellowship and Western Avenue Ministries.  They will be conducting a short but focused “conference” on the topic of Encouragement for Christians at Western Avenue Ministries.  We have asked them to especially address how to avoid or counter the burnout feeling so many of us get in Christian service.  Please let David Kaiser know if you can join them for no more than 2 hours on Saturday, April 27 starting at 3:30 pm.  The goal is to encourage you in your work for our mutual Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  An optional (free) dinner will follow the meeting.

Dr. Pritchard will be preaching at the morning worship service at Christian Fellowship this Sunday, April 28.  He will also be preaching at the Mosaic Service at Western Avenue at 5:00 pm on the 28th.

“Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based community serving Christians in 225 countries.  Keep Believing Ministries exists to equip and encourage people to keep believing in Jesus.  For 26 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago.  Dr. Pritchard has authored over 25 books, including An Anchor for the Soul, Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, Credo: Believing in Something to Die For, In the Shadow of the Cross, and Why Did This Happen to Me?  He and his wife Marlene have been married 38 years.  They have three sons and two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.”

Men’s Competition Night is back!

Men's Competition Night

It’s that time again…time to eat and compete.  Time to talk the talk and walk the walk.  And walk the talk.  And also talk the walk.  And don’t forget about eating.  Men’s Competition Night is back!  Please join us at Dick Altman’s house on Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 pm.  More details will follow.

Senior Banquet coming May 5

Graduation Banquet

The High School Senior Banquet is scheduled for  Sunday May 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  It will be a wonderful Fiesta so make sure to mark your calendar.  Anyone interested in attending this event to honor our graduates may purchase tickets ($10.00 each) from Larissa Kain or Sam Metzger.  The deadline to buy tickets is Sunday, April 28th.

 

Homeplate 2013

HomePlate

Some men from Christian Fellowship will be going to Comerica Park on Saturday, April 27 to hear testimonies from multiple individuals in the Detroit Tigers organization at 9:30 am and then  attending the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at 1:00pm.  Departure from Christian Fellowship will be between 7:30-8:00 am.  This is a sold-out event, so no more tickets are available.

Mosaic Service planned

Mosaic Service

Western Avenue Ministries has scheduled a Mosaic Service for Sunday, April 28 at 5:00 pm.  It is called Mosaic because we hope to have different classes of people, of different colors, and different tastes come together to create something new and beautiful.  There will be dynamic worship music, heart-felt group and individual prayers and a short, focused and inspirational teaching.  This is a great way to wrap up a weekend and prepare for the busy week ahead.  Western Avenue Ministries is located at 1411 Broadway, Toledo.

New in the Library

Finally Alive

Finally Alive
By John Piper

The term ‘born again’ is very precious and very crucial in the Bible.  And the main concern of this book is to know what God intends when the Bible uses this language, so that by His grace we may experience it and help others do the same.  It is of enormous consequence that we know what being born again really means.  Check it out!

 

New Books in the Library

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Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance
By Albert Mohler

We are reminded every day that assumptions about what is right and wrong sexually are different today than they were fifty—or even ten—years ago.  Christian principles that formed the pattern for generations of American families are conspicuously absent.  What happened and why?  How do we respond to the dramatic shift in our culture’s perspective on sex?  From one of the sharpest Christian minds today.   Check it out!

 

The Rare Jewel of Christian ContentmentChristian-Contentment
By Jeremiah Burroughs

Jeremiah Burroughs doesn’t mince words in this 400-year-old gem.  In The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Mr. Burroughs addresses the basic problems of human suffering and discontent.  More than that, he offers a timeless and tested solution.  True contentment, he suggests is achieved by subtraction rather than addition; surrender rather than struggle.  Contentment helps in the battle against temptation, prepares the Christian for service, and brings comfort no matter how bleak the current outlook might be.  Check it out!

 

Easter Sunday Services

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From Daniel Kain…Once a year, at Easter, we remember the miraculous power of God raising His Son Jesus from the dead.  For the follower of Jesus, it is the reminder of our hope that the same power will raise us up to eternity in His presence, when our life is through.  But, Resurrection Power can have an impact in our lives every day of the week.  Come for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am.

9:00 am – Remembrance Service (communion)
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Fellowship time
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Worship Service
(There will be no Sunday School on Easter)

New in the Library

Counterfeit Gods

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
By Timothy Keller

In this timely book, Timothy Keller explains from Scripture how only God can wholly satisfy our cravings for happiness and how our deceitful hearts can turn good, wholesome things into idols that drive us.  Using classic Bible stories, he reveals the key to understanding our society and transforming our own minds.  Check it out!