April 4 - 11
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:
“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.” 1 Corinthians 15:20
“Almighty God, you who have sent Jesus into the world to suffer, die, and rise again for our sake, help us to experience your transforming resurrection power within our lives and ministry. We offer our prayers in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]
Sunday, April 4, 2021
10:00 a.m. [Easter Sunday], Worship, “Lord of All”, Acts 10:33-43
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
6:00a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn
Sunday, April 11, 2021
10:00a.m. Worship “A Locked Doors Faith”
11:00a.m. Church Quarterly Summit
Weekly Scripture Meditation – [4.11.2021]
The Church, as a whole, is invited to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, April 11 are as follows: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31.
April Birthdays & Anniversaries
Ernest Jackson 4.5
Vera Louise & John Tippe 4.8
Monica & Henry Grubb 4.19
Barb & LA Jennings 4.22
Emmie Loeffelholz 4.23
Pastor Tim 4.26
110th Annual Good Friday Community Service
Friday, April 2, 2021, 12-3 p.m. (In-person & online)
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 1199 Main St., Dubuque
Service in 20 minute segments, Masks & social distancing required, Livestreamed online at STLUKESDBQ.ORG
Led by various local religious leaders
AMERICA FOR CHRIST OFFERING 2021
Your gifts share God’s love by:
The offering is distributed in three parts:
59% supports the ministries of ABHMS;
12% supports the offering’s promotional and deputation costs and
29% supports regional ministries [ABHMS is the only mission board to share its offering with American Baptist Churches USA regions.]
Westminster Food Distribution 2021
Our church has been partnering with Westminster Presbyterian Church in their Food Distribution Program. Here are the dates for the 2021 year: April 24, August 28, and December 18. Our assistance is very appreciated by our friends at Westminster. The typical time commitment is 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
March, April, May Daily Bread Available
Let Linda know and she will mail them out to you, or you can pick up a copy in the foyer.
Pastor Search Update
We have named seven people to serve on the Pulpit Committee: Ron Brass, Ernest Jackson, Denise Matthews, Linda Chapman, Christine Quintana, Candi Kamm and Emily Ott. This past Wednesday the Board approved this group. Next week, April 11, the congregation will be asked to give its approval at our Spring Quarterly Summit.
Church Summit April 11
We will meet for a Quarterly Summit on Sunday, April 11 following the worship service. One item at the meeting is for the congregation to approve the Pulpit Committee. Please plan to attend.
Prayer Updates from Bangkok
We have a great opportunity ahead of us. Coming out of COVID restrictions, we have an opportunity to bring change. We have the opportunity to bring hope. There is before us the opportunity for declaring freedom. As we clear out the clutter and make room for the new, we have great expectations of God taking us to the next level. We believe many more will find hope and freedom in this next season through your prayers and partnership. Thank you for your prayers that support us. We pray you will also rise to new levels in the Spirit and be renewed and prepared for the great things God will do for and through you.