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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

E-note from Pastor Andy 5-6-14

May 6, 2014

Dear Eastridge Family,

Colossians 3:1-4 (ESV) “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

An article in a San Francisco newspaper reported that a young man who once found a $5 bill on the street resolved that from that time on he would never lift his eyes while walking. The paper went on to say that over the years he accumulated 29,516 buttons, 54,172 pins, 12 cents, a bent back, and a miserly disposition. But he also lost something: the glory of sunlight, the radiance of the stars, the smiles of friends, and the freshness of blue skies.

Some Christians are like that. They are so engrossed with the things of this life that they give little attention to spiritual and eternal values. The apostle Paul said we need to keep our sights on the heights.  Don’t lose sight of eternity and the things that will last for eternity.

Josh’s graduation

Last Sunday, Stephanie and I went to Lawrence to hear Josh preach at the church he has been working with the past couple of years.  That afternoon we were able to witness Josh cross the platform to receive his degree from Mid America Nazarene University. 

It is a blessing to witness this accomplishment of Josh, but it is a far greater blessing to witness his desire to follow Jesus.  Houses, cars, college degrees will not last for eternity but our relationship with Jesus will last.

Mother’s Day

This Sunday we will honor our mothers with a small gift at the end of the service.  The Bible instructs us to honor our mother and father.  This Sunday I plan to share a message on how we can honor our mothers as followers of Jesus.

Baptism Service
This Sunday we will celebrate the baptism three people at the end of our worship service.  As a part of the celebration we will have a breakfast immediately following an abbreviated Sunday school hour.  We will begin our Sunday school classes at 9:45 and end at 10:15.  At that point we will serve a breakfast at 10:15 until 10:45 and then start service at 11.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Tomorrow we will continue our study at the Fellowship Hall on the Book of Genesis chapter 2.  The Bible study starts at 6pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

Darrel and Clara Jo Hinshaw’s 50th Anniversary

The children and grandchildren of Darrel and Clara Jo have invited the church family to a drop-in reception to celebrate their 50 years of marriage, on Saturday, June 7th from 2:00-4:00PM at the Fellowship Hall.  They have requested no gifts.

I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!

Pastor Andy

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