Wait! Wasn’t it Spring just last week? As I walked into the office this morning and saw the tulips bobbing in the cold wind with the little drift of snow behind them, I thought, “I feel you, tulips, I feel you.” Hopefully, this will just be a short time before we get the warmer weather again. I certainly enjoyed being able to do some of the outside jobs that I’d put off through the winter.
It was such a joy to see Kent and Crystal Remmert join our congregation yesterday! We are so pleased that they are here with us. If you haven’t had a chance to welcome them, I hope you will. If you’re thinking about membership, or about be baptized, make sure to let me know. I’d love to talk with you about it.
Yesterday we began a new series on the book of Ezra. I think it’s going to be a series that will give us some good teaching to apply to our situation. I really enjoyed preaching through Mark, and hope that series was a blessing to you as well.
Seems like it’s been a bit of a busy season over the past few weeks. The Outreach Team are working on hygiene kits. There is also a ministry team meeting this Thursday. Make sure you check out the rest of the E-Gram for announcements and for updates to the prayer list.
Scripture readings for next Sunday
Ezra 3—Do you think you would have shouted for joy or wept on the day the foundation of the Temple was laid? Why?
2 Corinthians 2:1-10—What do you think Jesus’ message to Paul means?
Isaiah 43:16-21—Why were the people told to forget the “former things”?
Isaiah 46:8-13—Why were the people told to remember the “former things”?