Thought for the Week: “If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.”                                                                                                                              Romans 6:5 -7   

Quarterly Grace Family Council: Due to Easter season we will delay our quarterly meeting. See Pastor with any questions.

Messiah in the Passover Next Week! Dr. Jack Meadows, of Chosen People Ministries, will bring to life the Passover and how it illustrates Christ. Come and see how the words of Jesus are true that the Scriptures testify of Him. Bring some friends.

English Language and Culture Institute of Monmouth is looking for some host families for 30 Japanese students ages 9-12. The dates involved are March 26-April 4th. If you are interested about this cultural exchange please see Pastor Russ or call ECLI at 503.838.0157. Flyers are located in the foyer.  

Men’s Next Breakfast is Saturday March 17th at 8:00am. Guys, come on out and enjoy some time together that morning. Bring a friend. We will spend some time in the Word and with each other. We will need your help in prepping the church grounds for the New Legacy Concert on the 4th.

Grace’s 2018 Garden is getting underway, and we need your help! Talk to LaVoy Staley about how you might assist this worthy work, Phone: 503.428.0452. Or, find yourself a plot of ground that you yourself would like to grow some food and tithe on your goods to the food bank. No Kidding—Help Needed!                            

Easter Is Coming Up! On Easter we’ll enjoy a wonderful breakfast together at 9:30 with our worship service at 11:00. As part of our tradition we will need flowers to decorate our cross that morning. This is coming up fast.

Community-Wide Palm Sunday Service scheduled for March 25th at 6:00pm. Location: Valley Life Center on Miller Ave.  

Thanks to Chuck and Denise for your cleaning efforts yesterday. We appreciate you.

Join a Life Group this week! It is our desire that all of our people be ministered to in a small group. Why? Because making disciples works best in the context of relationships. Please make this a matter of prayer. Yes it is a commitment of time away from home—but one that is well worth the investment. See Pastor or one of our elders today for more information.

Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with some service projects as well.  

Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and their prayer needs. Thank You.

About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation. For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the body of Christ in the world.

Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.

E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.

Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our “War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to those who have been working on that.

Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at 503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am.   Thank You!

Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.

Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we
are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.

All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858