In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
Acts 1:1-9 (NIV)
Whatever your age, your race, your occupation, your hobbies, we invite you to join us as together we learn more about what it means to be God's people, needing and experiencing God's grace and forgiveness, in our world today.
Wednesday, May 3: Pastoral Team meeting at Lee and Peg Martin‘s at 7 pm.
Thursday, May 4: Church Council meeting at 7 pm.
Friday, May 5: Worship Committee meeting at 6:45 am at the Horsts‘.
Saturday, May 6: Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Thomas House at 7 am.
Sunday, May 7:
FAMILY LIFE RESOURCE CENTER is celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm at Park View Mennonite Church. This is a fundraising dinner to celebrate FLRC's first 30 years, in order to provide low-cost counseling services for the next 30 years. RSVP by April 27 at 540-434-8450 or email@example.com
Jesus told a lot of stories, and anyone who listened discovered a treasure in his words. That's why the Bible School theme this year is "Digging for Treasure!" If you are age 4 through grade 6, plan to come along with some friends to Vacation Bible School which will be held Sunday through Thursday, June 25-29 from 6:30-8:30 pm, at Weavers Mennonite Church. If you are a lot older than age 4 through grade 6, there will be plenty of ways to be involved; please consider volunteering for VBS this summer!
All women are invited to a breakfast in honor of Peg Martin on May 13 at 9 am at the church. This will be instead of our monthly Bible study. There is an invitation with more information in your mailbox. Please talk with Mary Louise Lehman or Crystal Trost if you have questions.
Mennonite Women will meet Wednesday, May 3. Usual time and place!