Greetings, everyone! Here is Part Two of our weekly update:
TOMORROW is THE LORD’S DAY and as we gather for worship, we once again rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead. To remind us of this and to help prepare our hearts to gather tomorrow, I share with you these words from John of Damascus who died in the year A.D. 750. Click on the link to hear a glorious choral arrangement of this hymn and follow along with the lyrics: "Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought his Israel into joy from sadness;
loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke, Jacob's sons and daughters
led them, with unmoistened foot through the Red Sea waters.
"'Tis the spring of souls today; Christ hath burst his prison,
and from three days' sleep in death as a sun hath risen.
All the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying
from his light, to whom we give laud and praise undying.
"Now the queen of season, bright with the day of splendor,
with the royal feast of feasts, comes its joy to render;
comes to glad Jerusalem, who with true affection
welcomes in unwearied strains Jesus' resurrection.
"Neither might the gates of death, nor the tomb's dark portal,
nor the watchers, nor the seal hold thee as a mortal;
but today a midst thine own thou didst stand, bestowing
thine own peace which evermore passeth human knowing."
Our corporate worship will be framed and informed by the following Scriptures. Please take a few moments to read and meditate on them as you prepare for worship.
Fighter Verses: Psalm 1:1-2
Call to Worship: Psalm 4
Scripture Readings: Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7
Assurance of God's Pardon: Romans 8:1
Sermon Text: Luke 5:17-26
Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26
COMING UP: SAVE THESE DATES!
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READ THROUGH THE BIBLE
Week 16 of the 5 Day Bible Reading Program.
Read through the entire Bible following this plan, or read only the New Testament (in italics).
Day One: Ruth 1-2; Acts 3
Day Two: Ruth 3-4; Psalm 37; Acts 4
Day Three: 1 Samuel 1-2; Psalm 120; Acts 5
Day Four: 1 Samuel 3-5; Psalm 23; Acts 6
Day Five: 1 Samuel 6-8; Acts 7
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See you in church!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon