Easter Sunday Worship Changes

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There will be TWO different services of worship on Easter Sunday morning (April 21):

9:00 AM – Remembrance Service with communion

10:00 AM – Fellowship Time

10:30 AM – Worship Service

Dean Miller will be sharing a message during the Remembrance Service and Ken Kutz will be giving the message during the Worship Service.

The Praise Team and Choir have been busy preparing songs for both services.

We will NOT have Adult or Children’s Sunday School on Easter, however there will be Children’s church during the 10:30 am Worship Service but not during the Remembrance Service.

Between the two services, there will be a time of fellowship downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  We are asking people to bring Easter breads (cut and ready to serve) to share during this time.

Dr. John Davis, guest speaker on March 10, 2019


Dr. John Davis, Th.D., D.D., is president/professor emeritus at Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, where he has served as professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Grace Theological Seminary for 39 years. He also held the position of executive vice president for six years and president for seven years of both Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary.

Dr. Davis is well known for his wide range of activities: senior staff member on eleven archaeological expeditions, pastor of two churches, newspaper columnist and outdoor writer, lecturer. He has authored 18 books, two tape lecture series, and more than 1600 articles in newspapers, journals, magazines, dictionaries and encyclopedias. He also served as one of the translators of the NIV Bible and a contributor to the study edition of that Bible.

Dr. Davis is also in demand for fishing clinics which he conducts in churches around the country. Years of fishing experience as well as research make these four-hour clinics of value to the experienced angler as well as the beginner.

We are pleased to have Dr. Davis share the message and join us in worship on Sunday, March 10.

New Bible Study begins March 11

Beginning Monday, March 11, at 6:30pm, we will be starting a Bible Study by Denise Glenn called Restore My HeartThis is a 6-week study about the love our Heavenly Bridegroom has for His bride.  You will learn about the Jewish betrothal practices and their New Testament parallels, and come away knowing how much you are treasured and loved by Jesus.  This study is appropriate for ladies of all ages, and is an opportunity for moms and daughters to study God’s word together.  Please let Cathy Buckenmeyer know if you would like to attend by March 3 so workbooks can be ordered.  The workbooks are $15.00.

Easter Choir practice begins

We have chosen some wonderful choir music to sing on Easter Sunday (April 21).  Please consider joining us this season to sing of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The first choir practice will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30-7:30pm.  If you love to sing and are interested in joining the choir, please see Carol Stanik so she can prepare a music book and CD for you.

 

Annual Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, February 24 during the Sunday School hour (approx. 11:20 am.).  Please plan to attend since we will be voting on the new budget and other church matters.  In order to cast a vote, you must be a doctrinal signer, at least 18 years of age, and have attended Christian Fellowship for at least one year.  (If you would like to sign a Desire for Fellowship form, please see one of the elders.)

Watch for copies of the proposed 2019 budget to be published and available for review in the next few weeks.  A Question and Answer Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 18 at 7:00 and is open to anyone in the congregation to discuss the budget report prior to the Congregational Meeting.

 

 

 

Celebration Service

On January 6, we will have a Celebration Service during our 9:30 worship.  This will be a time to share how we have seen God’s hand of blessing, mercy, comfort, provision and strength in our lives.  If you feel led to share a brief testimony of God’s working, please contact one of the elders by December 30th.  We will give praise and thanksgiving back to God for the many ways He cares for us especially through the church body.

 

Christmas Services

We will be having our regular worship service at 9:30am on Sunday, December 23.  The choir will be providing special music during this service.  There will no be Children’s Church on the 23rd.

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is planned for Monday, December 24 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  This is a special opportunity to invite guests to gather with your church family to celebrate the anticipation and joy of our Savior’s arrival.  Come and enjoy Christmas carols,  special music presentations and a very brief message

 

 

Ladies Christmas Tea

This year’s Ladies’ Christmas Tea “Merry and Bright, Christmas of White” will be on Thursday, December 6 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Join us to celebrate the Christmas season and enjoy a time of fellowship, food, and a craft to take home.  Wendy Yeager will be sharing a devotion from Luke Chapter 1.  A sign-up sheet in located in the foyer.

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.   Luke 1: 31-32a