People are forgetful, and we need special things to jog our memories from time to time. In the Bible we find many such reminders. After God destroyed the world in a flood, He told Noah, “Whenever you see the rainbow, remember my promise that I will never destroy the earth by water again.” So, every time we see a rainbow, we can remember God’s promise.
There are various days and times in the Bible designed to help us remember specific events. God uses these specific events to jog our memories and help us remember important things. Worshipping on Sunday helps us remember Jesus’ resurrection. It was on the first day of the week that Jesus was risen from the dead!
There is also a meal of remembrance. It was the night before Jesus’ crucifixion that he gathered with His disciples in the upper room to celebrate the Passover together. The lamb had already been killed, and its blood offered as a sacrifice at the Temple. The disciples were gathering together to eat the roasted lamb, the bitter herbs, the unleavened bread, to partake of the fruit of the vine and the other ingredients of Passover. It was to be an evening of remembering, as God had long ago commanded them to do. But as they ate, Jesus gave them something new, something greater, to remember. Jesus “…took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this … in remembrance of me.’”
No longer were some of the ingredients of the Passover meal simply to be a reminder of their release from Egyptian bondage. Now the bread and the cup were to be constant reminders of Jesus – of His sacrifice and His love. That’s why Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” We have much to remember. What do you need to remember today?
Pastor Glen will continue the sermon series, Ephesians: Our Identity and Purpose! His sermon this Sunday is “But Now,” based upon Ephesians 2:11-13. Please read this verse in preparation for worship . . . just read all of chapter 2 and maybe the whole letter!!
If you are interested in purchasing an Easter Lily to beautify our sanctuary for Resurrection Day, you may do so with a donation in memory of a family member or friend or in honor or appreciation of someone. Please PRINT your name and the name of the person/persons being remembered or honored and sign up at the church or email Pastor Glen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Sunday school
Our Adult Sunday school class will meet this Sunday immediately after worship in the large Sunday school room. Please join Deborah Kleinschuster and others for a wonderful time around God’s Word!! We will study Matthew 17. Please bring your Bible!!
Tithes and Offerings
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WRE (Weekday Religious Education) of East Augusta Virginia serves over 1200 students from the Stuarts Draft and FIshersville areas. Teaching children about God’s love, Jesus’s enduring mercy, relating the lessons of the Bible to the life of today, and planting seeds of hope into their lives!
On a separate note, there are still 4 Baby Bottles, which have not been turned in to Pat Layne to support the ministry of ComfortCare Women’s Health. Please check to see if you may have one! Thanks so much for your support!
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Our Weekly Prayer meeting is held at our church facility each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. We invite you to join with us in prayer as we seek the Lord’s face!
Esther Danraj (3/18); Sean O’Ram (3/25); Debby Ray (3/31)