From the Pastor's Pen
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."
God has been blessing our church in many ways, including 8 children accepting Christ as their Savior a week ago in Children’s Church! We have now assigned someone to be praying for each one of them and we are moving toward having them be disciple individually. A few weeks ago we had a wonderful Children’s Day where we gave the children full Bible’s and Bible covers to carry them in. They are reading their Bibles and asking others to read them to them. They are also coming to church proudly carrying their Bibles.
Kidz Klub is in full swing at Albion Elementary School with over 60 children attending each week! Thank you to all of the workers who volunteer to make this happen.
God continues to meet with us in our services and in our other prayer times and group meetings. It has been wonderful to have some being able to return to regular worship with us. Oh, how we miss out when we are not able to gather for worship. I encourage you who are able to get out to church.
Upcoming Special Events:
Church Membership classeswill be held during Sunday School for the four Sundays of May. It appears that this will work better with the schedules of those who are interested. Please get word to our Administrative Assistant, Denise Hites, if you are planning to attend so that we can have a room that is large enough and enough material on hand.
Baptism will be done on Father’s Day, June 15th. We have several who are ready for baptism. Baptism is an outward sign signifying what we have asked Christ to do in our lives, that is to forgive us of our sin. I encourage you to let Denise Hites or Pastor Wayne know if you are interested. In the Church of the Nazarene baptism can be done by immersion, pouring, or sprinkling. Talk to Pastor Wayne about what is right for you. I encourage those being baptized to invite family and friends to be a present for this celebration and to publicly declare their decision to follow Christ.
Holy Week and Easter will be here soon! Notice the schedule of services that we will be having and plan to be a part of these special times of worship. I encourage you to never let anything be more important when it comes to this “HolyDay” than worship of our God!
Have a wonderful April. See you in church!
In Christ’s Love,
Also from the Pastor: There is a way that you can help to support your church that will not cost you anything except a few minutes of your time! This is available to all of you who are online and can include your friends and family members who don't even attend your church! The organization is called iGive and they have given $6,256,703.91 to charitable organizations. Right now there are 8 of us from the church who have joined and we have made $56.16 for the church since we started joining in February 2012. Here's what happens. You go to the link on their site for our church and you sign up. You allow them to put an icon on your web browser toolbar. Then, when you go online to make a purchase, you will be automatically informed what percentage of your purchase will go to your church. The church will receive $5 just from you joining and then $5 more after you make your first purchase through iGive. You pay the same price for your online purchase and the stores make a donation through iGive to your church. Hundreds of sites will donate to our church through shopping that you may already be doing. Purchases such as clothing, travel, hotels, and books are just a few of the ones that can count toward the donation to our church. Carol and I just stayed at a Comfort Inn in Arlington, VA for 5 nights and about 3% of our expense is being given to the church!
I encourage you to sign up and get your friends and family members to do the same. People can even show up on our list of supporters as "Anonymous" if they prefer. If you have any questions or need help, please let me know.
Click on the above iGive button or you can go directly to the iGive site with this web address: