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
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
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