EASTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Here are a few things for you to know going into Easter weekend:
Next week, Pastor Dave will be hosting a book discussion online with all who care to join. The book is entitled, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Jesus for Sinners and Sufferers. If you plan on joining, you'll need to order a book (links below). Also, please let Pastor Dave know you plan to join.
What's this book about?
If you'd like to get an idea of what the book is about, you can visit the publishers page for the book here: https://bit.ly/34jVWS9 And you can read the first chapter here: https://bit.ly/2woXIVv
Ordering the book
To order the book from the publisher (be sure to sign up for the free Crossway+ to get free shipping and 30% off until Friday) -- this will be the fastest way to get the book -- go here: bit.ly/34jVWS9
To order this book on Amazon (either hard copy or Kindle copy), (will take longer to get here) go here: amzn.to/2JVb12R
If the cost of this book would keep you from being able to join this discussion group, please let Pastor Dave know. We still want you to join us!
LINKS TO CHECK OUT
Ask Pastor John, "How do I fight my coronavirus fears":
The Dwell audio Bible app - 60 day free subscription (no credit card required):
Ligonier Ministries - The Holiness Of God video teaching series:
Other suggested teaching series (scroll down to "Not sure where to begin"):
Adventures in Odyssey - 4 week free trial:
Resources for home-based discipleship:
Free (or discounted) books to read in quarantine:
Christian movies on Amazon Prime:
And, the new, animated version of The Pilgrim's Progress:
Here’s a quick read for you with some reminders and links.
Dear Faith Family,
We are in a global pandemic. Just a few hours ago, our Governor has issued a "stay at home" order - lasting three weeks. For many, this is a time of fear -- of illness, of financial distress. Others are struggling with loneliness and isolation. Still others are grappling with home life, having kids at home from school -- tempers rising, growing impatience, trying hard to do school and keep up some routine and fight boredom. You could also be facing a different kind of struggle -- wondering how you can maintain Christian friendship and fellowship; or how you might serve one another and this world in such a unique time.
As your pastors, we want to help you - help you fight for your faith and stability in Christ, help lead you to serve and care for one another and your neighbors, and help meet any needs you may have - spiritual, emotional, physical, financial.
One way we can help is this webpage. We hope to regularly interact with you and have some "pastoral presence" with you during your week. We have other things we are working on, too. We will keep you informed of those on this webpage.
For now, here are a couple of things to share:
There are many who are serving the global church well, providing resources and helps for this time. We will be sharing links and resources on this webpage. For today, I recommend you listen to the first episode of David Murray’s series through James, “Living Faith in Testing Times”. This series was prepared in the face of this pandemic, is short and very helpful, ends with a sweet prayer, and is brought to us by a man with a great Scottish accent ;) .
You can listen to or read the first in this series through the book of James here: http://headhearthand.org/blog/2020/03/18/living-faith-in-testing-times/
Please know that you are loved, are being prayed for, and that we are eager to be a source of encouragement to you. Reach out to one of us if you have any particular needs!
With hope in God,
Pastor Dave on behalf of the elders