HOLY WEEK: All ages are invited to short services & a light meal at 6pm Mon, Tues & Wed. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be from 6-7 and are also open to all. However, nursery will be available for these longer services. If you plan to utilize nursery, please call the church and dial ext. 7 to RSVP.
RESURRECTION SUNDAY: This Sunday begins the Resurrection Season. It will be a day of worship, feasting and fellowship! Join us at 6:15am for a sunrise celebration followed by breakfast. The main Worship service will begin at 10:00am. We encourage you to continue the celebration of Christ's victory over sin and death by fellowshipping with friends and family in the afternoon.
SURVIVAL CAMP: Father's and children are invited to Rock Island State Park on April 6-7. Spend a night surrounded by God's creation and learn about God's provision for you. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, email Pleun Troost.
DRAMA CAMP: June 4-9; Registration is now open for TPC members and their guests. Registration will be open to the general public through the website beginning Wednesday, April 4. Pick up some flyers to give to friends you'd like to invite.
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: Submit your designs now through April 15 for a chance to have your design be the inspiration for this year's Drama Camp T-Shirt. Designs can be drama themed or involve the theme verse of our ministry: 1 Cor. 10:31. (Shirts will use only one color)
A THOUGHT FROM YESTERDAY'S SERMON ON LUKE 19:28-40
A good word to describe Palm Sunday and Holy Week is humility. Being humble is the opposite of being prideful or arrogant. Those words mean you think you are better than everyone else. The only one in history who deserves to be prideful is Jesus because he lived life without ever sinning. He never did anything wrong- ever!! He's the best human being who ever lived because he lived his life in perfect obedience to God the Father. Yet he lived in humility. God's Word tells us that Jesus was so humble that he set aside his right to be counted equal with the Father and the Spirit by becoming a human with a body like ours--a fleshly one. He did this to rescue people like you and me from sin. We get tangled up in sin and sin drags us to death. But Jesus, in his perfect humility, untangled us from death & made a way for us to live with Him forever. Even though Jesus was always right when He was being yelled at by his accusers, (the people who wanted to crucify Him) He didn't say anything. He never yelled at them about how right He was. He didn't want the people who were mistreating Him to be punished right then. He did not whine to the Father about the unfairness of Him dying and the people who were in the wrong living. He lived on earth like He was not important, all the way to his death. He was the Father's servant. Why does this matter to us?
1. It shows we are very important to Jesus because He was willing to humble Himself so we could be rescued from sin & death.
2. We should want to imitate Him and treat others like He treats us.
3. We should want to have the mind of Christ, to think like He does.
This all means even when we think we are right, it is more important to think about loving the other person than proving how right we are. When you are angry or want everyone to know you are right, are you acting like ______ is more important than you are? What might you need to give up to show Jesus' love to ______? Are you willing to look silly or wrong in order to show Christ's love to ______?