Brian Harris (of Mt. Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand) told the following story:
A young boy went to the local store with his mother. The shop owner, a kindly man, passed him a large jar of suckers and invited him to help himself to a handful. Uncharacteristically, the boy held back. So the shop owner pulled out a handful for him. When outside, the boy's mother asked why he had suddenly been so shy and wouldn't take a handful of suckers when offered. The boy replied, "Because his hand is much bigger than mine!"
What a view of God's grace! Just as God has given us so much... faith, family, finances, friends and the fun (joy) in life, there is so much more He wants to give us... fulfillment of purchase, assurance of His forgiveness and salvation, and the power to live a life that has an eternal impact. WHY? Because we deserve His blessings? No! Because He loves us and wants His best for us.
TODAY, take a moment and turn to the One who desires to shower you with His grace that you may not only experience it but share it with others.
Here's praying that your life is an "Eruption of Grace" today!
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
The Celebration Continues! Many are giving thanks to God for the generosity and commitment of so many to The Lord’s Church and ministry at New Life! Last Monday we closed on the purchase of the 8th street facility. Yeah, God! To date, $29,620 has been donated and another $21,220 committed in pledges. You are indeed Planting for the Future…Helping New Life Church to Grow! Thank you for making a difference. If you have not had an opportunity to receive a campaign packet, please call the church office or see an usher during worship. Together we will reduce our debt & simultaneously continue the Lord’s work through New Life Church. (Please note in the “memo” on your check BUILDING)
Easter Lilies – THANK YOU to the many who donated an Easter Lilly for our worship this past Sunday. If you have not already, you may take a lily home with you. Lilies were donated by:
Al & Sue Stewart…in memory of Lynn and Jon
Dave & Nancy Scharfenberg…in memory of son, Josh
Todd & Chris Marquart…in honor of New Life Church Members
Dennis & Carol Arnold…in memory of our parents
Mike & Lynn Haberberger… in honor of New Life Church
Tom & Angie Hilbert…in honor of New Life Church Family
Jr & Cindy Berg...in memory of our parents
Krista & Raena Carver…in honor of John & Joyce Carver
Pastor George & Kelly Dohm…in honor of our Church Family
Emily Keene…in memory of persecuted Christians
Rich & Barb Strubberg…in memory of loved ones
Dot Weiss…in memory of my husband, Don
Neil & Carrie Maune…in honor of loved ones
Carolyn Meyer…in memory of Irene Hodge
Art of Marriage Event to be held HERE at New Life, April 10-11. See a flyer in the lobby or our website for more info or to register.
Save the Date: Church Picnic June 7th
at the K of C pavilion in Dutzow.
**If you are interested in planning, organizing, or decorating for the June 7th event, please sign-up in the church lobby, or contact Larry.
Overcoming Emotions That Destroy
DVD series continues on Wednesday evenings, at 7 p.m., through the month of April.
Ladies' Fellowship Group - Starts TODAY, 8:30 a.m. at Cowan's in Washington. This group will meet the second Thursday of the month. Ladies of all ages are welcome!Getting
Acquainted at New Life - there is a bulletin board in the lobby where we will be posting pictures and brief descriptions of New Life households as a way to get better acquainted with one another.
A volunteer or volunteers are needed to maintain the lawn at New Life Church. A lawnmower, weed eater, and leaf blower are available for use at the church. Contact Larry to sign-up.
Elder Team Development
Informational meetings continue to be held on Saturday mornings, 7:00-8:30 a.m., for those individuals interested in serving as a Church Elder. If interested contact Pastor George.