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April 11, 2021
A crazy night last night!
We worshipped outdoors today, but NOT because of COVID-19.
One of our palm trees next to the church caught fire late last night. Although there was minimal structural damage and no personal injuries, the inside of our church building filled with smoke and there is the lingering odor of smoke throughout the sanctuary. (It's actually pretty overpowering). We determined that it would cause breathing problems and possibly headaches. So we met outdoors.
Maybe God was preparing us for this eventuality as we set up for outdoor church services during the last year. So we were outdoors again today!
We went back to where we left off in the Gospel of John to John 10:22-42, when Jesus declares His deity to Jewish religious leaders during Hanukkah.
As always we have this weeks prayer requests listed below too.
Let us pray for you. Just send an email to us and we will add you to our online prayer list.
We know some folks are still cautious about meeting in person and prefer to worship the Lord in the safety of their homes. This is why we prepare these online worship pages for you.
We will continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship. Even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.
Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org to request prayer or just chat/connect.
UPDATE - Please comment down below and we will respond. Let us know how we can help and if we have blessed you with this on-line worship. Thanks!
This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
Thursday Night's Bible Study PowerPoint AND the Zoom meeting recording.
We continue in our Spring Bible Study - "Lessons from the Life of Paul"
The topic was The Effects of God's Word - Acts 17:1-14
Paul and Silas continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel to the Gentiles in Thessalonica and Berea.
(Sunday School on Thursday Nights).
The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
Mrs. Denise prays and sings with the children (online, of course) then tells the story of two disciples that traveled to Emmaus and meet a stranger on the way!
We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...
Pastor Harvey took us back to the Gospel of John and we returned to John 10:22-42, when Jesus declares His deity to the Jewish leaders.
We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.
Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away if you want to pray together or just chat.
(Also remember that God is NOT far away, He has promised that He would never leave us - can I get an "Amen"!)
And don't forget you can comment below about anything that we can help you with or send us a Facebook message on the Facebook message app.
You can also use the "comments below to start any conversation with us.
Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise
Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise - Spring - Lesson 5
The Road to Emmaus - Luke 24:13-35
Hey Kiddos -
This week after Mrs. Denise prays and sings with us we learn about two of Jesus' disciples that were sad and discussing Jesus on the way to Emmaus. But they meet up with a stranger who has better things to tell them!
How good it is to sing praises to our God. - Psalm 147:1
2021-04-08- Adult Mid Week Bible Study -
Spring Session -Lessons from the Life of Paul- Lesson 6
led by Albert Faust
The Effects of God's Word - Acts 17:1-14
Back in Acts this week as we continue on in our studies of the Life of Paul - in Acts 17:1-14.
Take a peek at our Mid-Week Bible Study to see what God's Word says about that and our discussion.
We love you, and would LOVE for you to join us next week at Bible study.
Remember, if you missed our meeting, you can view it below AND please sign up below to get updates and
notices of the next meeting. See you on Zoom!
If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.
Two easy ways to join. Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email.
1. Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982
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These Church Prayer Requests from Palm Sunday, April 11, 2021
Denise - A friend's brother, Charlie is having long term COVID-19 problems. Please pray for him.
Albert - His friend DeeDee is having major surgery on Tuesday. Please keep her in prayer for successful surgery and recovery.
Ray - Please pray for his mother and for his family to attend church with him. Pray for the health of all of his family. Pray for his uncle Manny, also. And pray for continued healing for his foot.
Harvey - Continue to keep his parents in your prayers. Prayer of praise and thanksgiving for the fire department putting out the tree fire. Prayers of protection for the LAFD.
Dorothy - Special unspoken prayer and praise for a helpful store clerk.
Bryan - Unspoken. A good friend of the family, Sahara, was in a very bad car accident. Please pray for a full recovery. Also continue prayer for his dad.
Margarito - Healing for his glaucoma.
Erika - Has a friend who has upcoming surgery to have his foot amputated due to diabetes.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Victory in Jesus
Artist - Carrie Underwood
There is Power in the Blood
Artist: Gaither Band and Angela Primm
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
Colossians 1:13-20 NASB
The Coming of Christ
13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:
16 for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
18 He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Artist - Paul Baloche
John 10:22042 - Jesus Declares His Deity
Pastor Harvey Simpson
Artist - Michael W. Smith
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.
Call Harvey at 323-316-7131
Call Denise at 323-316-7132