This Sunday is Palm Sunday when we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. As we look back at that event, we read in Matthew 21 that as Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them: “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them, and he will send them at once.’”
Jesus gave specific instructions for these two disciples. First, “Go.” Then, “Untie them and bring them to me.” Finally, “You shall say.” Each of these instructions is a command. They are not just suggestions but commands.
We read in verse 6 of our text: “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.”
This is the way in which each one of us is to respond to Jesus’ commands. When we are commanded by God to “Love one another,” we are not to just take this directive “under advisement.” God is commanding us to live in such a way that we love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
When God commands us to not make for ourselves idols, or to not covet our neighbor’s belongings, we are simply called to be obedient – to go and do as God has directed us.
In the early 1990s when President George H. W. Bush had fiery John Sununu as his White House chief of staff, a reporter asked Sununu if his job was difficult. He quickly answered, “No.” The reporter thought Sununu had misunderstood the question, so he asked again, and got the same reply. Sununu, a former governor of New Hampshire, then explained why he felt his job was easy: “I have only one constituent.” He knew his job was to please the President!
Our number one job as Christians is to be obedient to God’s instructions. God is our only constituent!!
At our congregational gathering last month, we learned that leasing our building would provide a $40,000 shortfall. We encouraged everyone to pray for our congregation and to increase your giving above and beyond your normal tithe or offering.
Loretta Watkins is giving our church multiple copies of her new CD, which includes beautiful, embellished hymns and medleys. You may pick one up at a worship service for a donation to our building fund!
Palm Sunday Worship
Pastor Glen will continue his series on The Chosen this Sunday. His sermon will be, “Changing Direction,” based on Luke 5:1-11. Please read this text in preparation for worship!
We will expect individuals and families to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines. We want to be respectful of our brothers and sisters. You will need to bring and wear protective masks while entering and moving about the building. We will not pass an offering plate (an offering plate will be available for your tithes and offerings). Online giving opportunities are available on the website.
Children are welcome but families must sit together.
We are pleased to offer a nursery for children through pre-school. The nursery is in the Sunday school area, and there is a check-in area as you enter the church building.
Shenandoah Tent Revival
There will be a tent revival at Waynesboro Constitution Park every evening from Friday, March 26th through Easter Day, April 4th! The revival is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening. There will be great Gospel preaching and testimonies, as well as worship each evening! Please come and invite a friend . . . and PLEASE PRAY for God to show up in mighty ways!!
Our congregation will host a Resurrection Day Sonrise worship service at 6:30 a.m. on April 4th under the Revival Tent.
Our regular Resurrection Day Service will be at 9:30 a.m. at our facility! Please also invite neighbors and friends to these exciting worship service!!
Our New Address
Please send any snail-mail correspondence to our new address: 2910 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980. We no longer have a Post Office Box.
Please mark April 10th on your calendar as an outdoor church work day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at Noon! More information to come!
Debby Ray (3/31)