Sovereign Grace Fellowship
“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”
8:45 Early Prayer
9:30 Believer’s Worship and Preaching Time
11:00 Fellowship Time
11:15 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Karan Bergeron
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Business Meeting after service
Church Cleaning for 5/7: Christine and Mike Foss
Next Week’s Nursery: Sharon Shorey
The church family wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Jim Porter’s dad to the grieving family. Please know that our prayers and love continue to be with you.
“Philadelphia – Great Things Come In Small Packages” is today’s topic in Adult Sunday School class on Revelations 3:7-13.No VBS Skit Practice today.
Please join us for Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study. No Youth Group this week.
There will be a Business Meeting on Sunday, April 30th after the service.
We are going to be doing a church workday on May 6th at 8am until around 12pm. Steve Shorey will send out a list of jobs we will be working on so if you are unable to make it on May 6th but would like to help out you can sign up for it and do it whenever it works for you.
Sunday May 7 – All staff VBS meeting during lunch, just to update everyone and answer any questions you might have!
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, May 20th at 4:30 p.m. Ed Kelley will be speaking. The sign-up sheet for food will be up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall and online.
Mark your calendar for VBS this year. We are planning on having it July 17 – 21. It will be 6:30- 8:30. Please pray as the program is currently in the process of being put together.
The Communion, Preaching and Music Schedule has been altered slightly for the next few months. If anyone is involved with these, please check the new schedule on the bulletin board.
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the law for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” Take your sins to Christ’s cross, for the old man can only be crucified there: we are crucified with him. The only weapon to fight sin with is the spear which pierced the side of Jesus. To give an illustration–you want to overcome an angry temper; how do you go to work? It is very possible you have never tried the right way of going to Jesus with it. How did I get salvation? I came to Jesus just as I was, and I trusted him to save me. I must kill my angry temper in the same way. It is the only way in which I can ever kill it. I must go to the cross with it, and say to Jesus, “Lord, I trust thee to deliver me from it.” This is the only way to give it a death-blow. Are you covetous? Do you feel the world entangle you? You may struggle against this evil so long as you please, but if it be your besetting sin, you will never be delivered from it in any way but by the blood of Jesus. Take it to Christ. Tell him, “Lord, I have trusted thee, and thy name is Jesus, for thou dost save thy people from their sins: Lord, this is one of my sins; save me from it!” Ordinances are nothing without Christ as a means of mortification. Your prayers, and your repentances, and your tears–the whole of them put together–are worth nothing apart from him. “None but Jesus can do helpless sinners good;” or helpless saints either. You must be conquerors through him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all. Our laurels must grow among his olives in Gethsemane.