March 6, 2015 in Church News
For most Christians, it is a very comforting thing to know that God has assigned angels to watching over his children day and night. It is nice to think that as I walk out the door each morning and come home each evening, there are angels there to guard and protect me. Who knows what harm I have been spared in the past because of these unseen defenders?
Have you ever stopped to wonder what your guardian angels think of you? In our closing hymn this Sunday, “Drawn to the Cross,” we will sing the words: “To pledge my labor willingly, which shall so sweet a service be that angels well might envy me, Christ crucified, I come.” That is a pretty bold wish. With these words, we express a desire to serve the Lord so completely that the angels would be jealous of us. Remember, the angels sole purpose for existing is to serve as the Lord commands and they carry out that service perfectly. It would really be something that our service could make the angels envious.
I have to confess that I think my angels are most likely disappointed at the service I offer the Lord. I know that God deserves my complete devotion every day. Many times I fall short of such service. Thankfully, the angels serve based on God’s command and not on whether or not they think I deserve their protection. Thankfully, God’s command to the angels is given out his undeserved love for sinners such as I. The thought that the angels will still guard me after all they have seen and heard is another reason for me to fall to my knees in gratitude and give praise to God for his grace and forgiveness. Inspired by such grace, I have a desire to go out and do something extraordinary for God–so extraordinary that my angels might be jealous rather than disappointed.
Perhaps this a thought that can inspire you: what are you going to do today to serve God and to serve others that will make your angels jealous?
March 8th, 2015
Third Sunday in Lent
“Cleansing God’s Temple”
Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-22
Hymn of the Day:
Forth in Your Name, O Lord, I Go (# 456)
LADIES BIBLE STUDY TONIGHT
All women are invited to a Bible study held at church this evening, March 6th, at 7:00 p.m. This event gives ladies the opportunity to discuss Biblical truth as it relates to their lives and grow in faith with their sisters in Christ.
LENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP AND SOUP SUPPERS
Our midweek Lenten evening prayer services have begun. On Wednesday evenings, we are having soup suppers starting at 5:30 and an evening prayer service at 6:30. Our theme for our services this year is “I Tell You the Truth.” Each service focuses on one of Jesus’ attention-getting and faith-building statements, highlighted in the Scripture by the words, “I tell you the truth.” These services provide an excellent opportunity to focus your heart and mind on what is truly important during the Lenten season.
Mar. 11th – “One of you will betray me.”
Mar. 18th – “You will disown me.”
Mar. 25th – “If one dies, it produces life for many.”
EASTER FOR KIDS – MARCH 28th
We will be holding our annual Easter for Kids on Saturday, March 28th from 9:30a – 11:30a. This event is intended for children in preK – 5th Grade. Children will hear the Easter story, sing songs, make crafts and participate in an egg hunt. Register online atwww.crossofglorylutheran.com/efk. Come and join the fun (also invite a friend or two…)!
I Believe God Created Me (2/27/2015)