We had a wonderful 5th Sunday last week with Luke and Jessica Marie, our missionaries to Bolivia. As you know we collected a love offering in the afternoon service to help with the required fee for their daughter’s US citizenship paperwork. The amount that was given was 1,625.00! In a Monday email message, Luke said – We are blown away by the church’s outpouring and provision for us and the fee for Ilanna’s paperwork. What a huge blessing. I hope to get the photos and documents together this week and get it all in the mail. Some of you got to meet them for the first time and now we can all pray more personally for them.
Church membership – We would welcome the commitment of new members. What is holding you back? How does one become a member? We would like you to be coming morning and evening for a while and get to know us first. You must have a testimony of salvation and be baptized by immersion first. We have a membership application and a church constitution for you to read through. You just have to ask, and we will get one to you. Pastor and the Deacons would then meet with you briefly at an arranged time. Two weeks later you will be formally welcomed into membership in a church service. This is just for your information.
5 million dollars – that is the cost for a 30 second advertisement for the big game tonight. That’s more money than most of us (perhaps all) will ever see in our lifetime. Can you imagine that? In 1967, for Super Bowl I, it was 42k for a 30 second spot. This is “prime time” for advertising. While many will party today and get excited about the big game, remember it is the Lord’s Day. There will be plenty of time to watch some of the game after church if you care to. Do we get excited about things of eternity more than a game that lasts an hour?