Dear Friends and Family!
As I write this we have already had 2 of our 5 planned revival services under the Spirit led and anointed ministry of Evangelist Rev. Bill Ulmet! Already, our hearts have been touched and awakened by the Holy Spirit from spiritual slumber! Already, a fire has been ignited!
In case you are wondering, ‘Is it too late to come?’ the answer is an impassioned NO! We have services tonight (Monday), Tuesday, and Wednesday at 6:30pm with a simple dinner prepared each night from 5:45 – 6:15PM before the service. Come, draw closer to Jesus!
Don’t ‘feel’ like coming? I hear you! Honestly, I do! This former rascal can surely relate to anyone who might be thinking “I’m good” or “I’m tired” or “I’m too busy” or “My family doesn’t want to come.” Trust me, I’ve had all of these thoughts and more! But, I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you the services I was most tempted to miss were the ones I will never forget!
Now, I know the weather is beautiful and the lawn work, beach, and neighborhood parks are calling you (especially after such a weird spring). But, don’t let the wonderful things of this world keep you from the best! Come, draw closer, and experience victory in Jesus!
Blessings, Pastor Dan
NEWS AND EVENTS
GRADUATION AND FAREWELL PARTY FOR JONATHAN GINGRICH MAY 08
We have been blessed! Four years ago a young Nazarene from Columbus, Ohio sought us out in his freshman year at Calvin College. Jonathan visited us… and never left… well, until now! It is with glad and heavy hearts we must say goodbye. In the space of 4 short years, among his many achievements, Jonathan has earned a chemical engineering degree, became co-captain of the cross country team at Calvin, runs our sound board, and has found a place in our hearts! We will miss him! But, not before we party! Plan to attend a ‘graduation/farewell party’ for Jonathan after our May 08th worship service!
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.
MISSIONARY BOOKS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND! DYE PASTOR DAN’S HAIR RED!!
Sherry J. reports readership is up dramatically! Last report had 148 books read. Sherry thinks if we get to 150 books read Pastor Dan should dye his hair purple! Yikes! I think Sherry should paint hers, too, don’t you? Not reading yet? It’s never too late! See Sherry J. at any service this week and get started! Trust me, you won’t regret it!
INDIAN LAKE NAZARENE CAMP – I LOVE MY CAMP WEEKENDS!
You are invited to "I LOVE MY CAMP" work weekends on April 21-23 and/or May 5-7 at Indian Lake Nazarene Camp. They write, “Your help is essential to make this camping season our best yet!” Some possible projects include but are not limited to:
· Painting buildings
· Raking/Picking up brush
· Cleaning up/Seting up the Tabernacle for Summer
· Setting up patios outside Snack Bar
The best news is you can stay Thu. & Fri. nights in the Dorm for FREE and breakfast and lunch are provided Thu., Fri. and Sat, too! All you need to do is register by emailing the camp at: firstname.lastname@example.org and then meeting at the Snack Bar at 8:00 AM each day!
IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT SUMMER CAMP AT INDIAN LAKE!
Indian Lake Nazarene Camp has a wonderful summer camp for students of all ages. At camp kids learn to feel good about themselves, gain self-confidence, self-esteem, learn leadership skills, make friends, and learn about God’s love for them! You can learn more by going to this link: http://www.nazcamp.org/camps
Discovery Camp Completed K – 2nd grade Jul. 06-08
Adventure Camp Completed 2nd – 4th grade Jul. 18-22
Voyager Camp Completed 4th – 6th grade Jul. 25-29
Mid. School Camp Completed 6th – 8th grade Jun. 27 – July 01
High School Camp Completed 9th – 12th grade Jun. 20-24
Note: All camps are $ 275 (except for Discovery Camp which is $ 125)
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/
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. 21-23 Indian Lake Nazarene Camp Workdays
May 05-07 Indian Lake Nazarene Camp Workdays
May 07 Barbara Miller Memorial / Luncheon at the church
May 08 Graduation/Farewell Party for Jonathan Gingrich
May 21 Project 5k at Indian Lake Nazarene Camp
May 22 Church Elections
Jun. 12 Annual Church Meeting (during potluck)