Dear Friends and Family!
Healing! Sometimes it is a miraculous event from hand of God! Sometimes, it can come from a non-invasive treatment or ‘miracle drug.’ Sometimes, as it was for me, it comes as a result of a scalpel in the hands of a highly trained surgeon! But, starting Sunday we will have the opportunity to be healed in another way! How? Through the anointed preaching of our visiting Evangelist Rev. Bill Ulmet!
I can still remember the first time I heard an evangelist speak. I was thinking (back then), “Yeah, you’re just a slick professional speaker…” but as he opened God’s Word that day I received a deep, profound healing in my soul. Later, I would understand he wasn’t just a ‘slick professional speaker,’ but an anointed man of God led by the Holy Spirit to bring all of us opportunities for healing, conviction, encouragement, and empowerment!
Now, you may not be as jaded and skeptical as this old biker was 25 years ago... (hopefully not), but if you need healing… if you need encouragement, empowerment, or just a fresh encounter with God, I want to encourage you to come to our revival. As for me, I’ve never been the same! And now some 25 years later, I’m still hungry for more! Are you?
Rev. Ulmet will be preaching in our regular Sunday 11amservice this week and then will continue to bring God’s Word to us on Sun., Mon., Tue., and Wed. nights at 6:30pm.
God’s message this week came from Acts 9:1-19 and was titled, ‘When the Other Becomes My Brother.’ If you haven’t read the book of Acts yet, just do it! You’ll discover when Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). He really meant it! After Pentecost the once fearful disciples flooded the streets boldly declaring the wonders of God. Peter, who had earlier denied Christ three, was now boldly preaching and 3,000 were saved. John and Peter are now boldly proclaiming the good news to the Jewish High court. And now in Acts c. 9 we find the Spirit of Christ encountering a thug and a disciple and both were radically changed!
The man who had been large and in charge (Saul) was suddenly powerless, blind, and humbled. The man quietly living in Damascus as a disciple (Ananias) was now challenged by the Spirit of Christ to overcome his fears and go to Saul and pray for his healing! Saul would become the greatest missionary ever and Ananias discovered courage and a brother who had been his worst enemy. How can this be? Through the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit! Revival is coming! The Spirit is still moving! Get ready! Blessings, Pastor Dan
NEWS AND EVENTS
CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP DAY IS SAT., APR. 16 – 9AM – 12PM
Larry B. has proclaimed Apr.16 as Spring Clean Up Day! All the work will be ‘outside’ so be prepared! Join us for a great time serving God by raking, cleaning out flower beds, and even raking some pesky oak leaves that waited til Spring! Questions? See Larry!
REVIVAL IS COMING APR. 17-20! (SEE NOTE BELOW)
In revival, the heart of a believer is awakened by the Holy Spirit from spiritual slumber and a fire is ignited! In revival, the believer moves beyond complacent Christianity to a life of holiness because He is holy! In revival, believers become passionate for the lost! On Sun., Apr. 17, Tenured Evangelist Bill Ulmet is coming to lead 4 days of services!!
NIGHTLY REVIVAL SERVICE TIMES – SUN – WED AT 6:30PM
Our revival will begin Sunday morning at 11:00AM (our regular worship time) and will continue each evening (Sunday-Wednesday) at 6:30PM. Each service will have music, prayer, and the anointed preaching of Evangelist Bill Ulmet. I want to encouraged you to attend ALL of the services! For those who may need to travel directly from work each evening Cherry and Janie are planning some simple dinners at 5:45 – 6:15PM. You are also encouraged to come early and pray for the service and invite friends and enemies! If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Dan (616) 204-1153.
OUR NEXT NORTHEAST COMMUNITY POTLUCK IS SUN., APR. 17
We have moved our regular April potluck 1 week so we can potluck with our evangelist, Rev. Bill Ulmet. So, invite a friend, bring something to share, and stay after our opening revival worship service for April’s potluck! If you would like to help set up or clean up, contact (call or text) Cherry P. (616) 916-7595 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR NEXT THIRD THURSDAY CHINESE LUNCH IS APR. 21 AT 11:30AM!
Our next Third Thursday Chinese Lunch is Apr. 21 at the Hibachi Grill on Alpine Ave. The food is good, but the fellowship is even better! Come, enjoy a great time to eat, share joys, concerns and even laugh! If you have any questions? See Tracy or Linda!
LADIES RENDEZVOUS – SAT., APR. 23 AT 10:30AM ATCHURCH!
Cherry is planning the next Ladies Rendezvous for Apr. 23and all ladies are invited! Please contact Cherry for more info or if you need a ride! Call or text (616) 916-7595.
PROJECT 5K – REG. NOW FOR THE MAY 21 DISTRICT NMI FUNDRAISER
Do you like to walk? Do you like to run? Do you like missions? Do you like Indian Lake Nazarene Camp? If you answered yes to any of these, you’re goning to want to register for the 5k Walk/Run to raise money for a church in Kazatin, Ukraine. You may only register online to streamline the process. If you want a guaranteed T-shirt in your size, register before May 07. Cost is $25 – Questions? See Pastor Dan
Register at: http://www.minaz.org/Missions/District%5FProject/
MISSIONARY BOOKS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND! DYE PASTOR DAN’S HAIR RED!!
Sherry J. reports readership is up dramatically! Last report had 140 books read. Sherry thinks if we get to 150 books read Pastor Dan should dye his hair red (or purple)! Yikes! I think Sherry should paint hers too! What do you think? Not reading yet? While I’d like to say ‘good’ to keep my hair brown, the books are too good to keep you from them! See Sherry J. on Wed. or Sun. and get started! Trust me, you won’t regret it!
FRANKLIN GRAHAM SCHEDULE
Rev. Christopher has asked us to remember and pray for Franklin Graham as he travels to all 50 state capitals to hold prayer rallies. He writes, “America is in trouble, and the only answer is found in Jesus Christ…. I will challenge Christian’s to pray, boldly live out their faith and stand for biblical values, and help turn America back to God” (2 Ch. 7:14). You will find a copy of Franklin Graham’s schedule on the table outside the sanctuary.
Apr. 17-20 Spring Revival with Evangelist Bill Ulmet
Apr. 17 Northeast Community Potluck after service/prayer time
May 21 Project 5k at Indian Lake Nazarene Camp