Connect #7 – April & May 2013

               Connect         

A Ministry of Central Christian Church

7th Edition                                                                                            April & May 2013

Welcome to the 6th  edition of “Connect”.   Connect is about connecting with our church family to celebrate and support what is happening in our family. Through this we want to grow in our love for one another as we learn about one another. 

Birthdays and anniversaries are something to be celebrated each year and we want to rejoice with those in our church family who have birthdays.  Please let Tammy know in the office if we do not have your information.

Happy Birthday goes out to:

Evie Huestis- April 2 Shirley Myers- April 5          Brian Macdonald- April 8
Callum Beck- April 8 Fred Andrews-April 11 Tali Darrach- April 14
Melvin Sim-Turay Senior- April 22 Lillian MacVicar- April 26 David Andrews- April 29
Shirley Young- May 7 Heather LaPierre- May 22 Blair Myers- May 29           
Tammy Thompson- May 30    

                                                                                   

Happy Anniversary to Blair & Heather LaPierre!!  41 years together on April 15!!

Prayer Corner

One thing we want to do as a body as well is to pray for one another.  If you have prayer concerns, please share with the church office so we can join together in praying for you.  Please pray for the following of our family, especially who are going through health issues: 

Please keep Chrystine Gallant, Jill Stevenson, Norman MacKay & Shirley Beck in your prayers.

Pray for Joan Carr as she is going into surgery on Wednesday.

Eric and Mary Singleton were in Halifax on Tuesday. Eric is awaiting results on some tests he had done. He should get the results within a week.

 

Bill Macdonald, who has left on another adventure to Fleurs, Guatemala. He will be travelling home through Miami, Belize, Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean and is expected home in June.

Central’s News & Events

The Sharon Singers

of the Sharon Mennonite Bible institute from rural Pennsylvania,     are presenting a program of  sacred Acapella Music.

Central Christian Church Charlottetown, PE

On April 21st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Seniors Fellowship Meeting

will be held on Thursday, April 25th @ 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy our talented music guests: Doug Taylor, Evie Lou & Leith McCarron. There will be a potluck lunch of sandwiches & sweets.

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GOT PENNIES??

We’d love to have them. We are collecting “Pennies for Punjab” to help the children’s home in India with Voice To The Nations.

Help us FILL the big water bottle on the stage.

Mother’s Day Tea
Moms, Grandmothers and Daughters are all cordially invited to a lovely morning of tea, coffee  and sweets on Saturday, May 11 from 10am-Noon!!  **Please bring your favourite sweet treat to share with everyone and join us for a fun time celebrating moms of all ages!!

Please sign up on pink sign up sheets at both entrances!!

From Easter Sunday Worshippers to Monday Missionaries

I don’t know about you, but there is definitely a residual spiritual “high” going on in this house and heart following our full-on Easter Sunday celebration today.  As the day falls into (late!) evening, I still find myself humming the powerful resurrection hymns that we bellowed out in church this morning, and my smile gets bigger each time I think about one of my children answering the Pastor’s traditional announcement: “He is risen!”, with their sweet (and louder than everyone around us!) response: “He is risen indeed!!”

It’s a good day for Jesus followers. Death has been defeated!  Christ has won!  HE’s ALIVE!

But tomorrow’s Monday, and you know what that means.

Real life starts up once again, and the world steps up it’s challenges for the day.  There are hectic jobs to go to and children to feed, and you’d better believe that Satan is on the prowl, making every effort to knock us down a post-Easter notch or two.

But in Luke 10, Jesus says GO.  Will we hide?  Or will we go?  Today and every day, the choice is up to us.

Because of Jesus, everything has changed… WE are changed!  Let’s not celebrate to the fullest on Easter Sunday, only to forget how to LIVE and LEAD like Jesus on Monday.

Let’s be Easter worshippers on Sunday, who become missionaries for Jesus on Monday…   

 

ChallengeChoose ONE way to show Jesus’ love in action to a “neighbor” around you this week.  Need help getting started?  What about taking a freshly baked loaf of bread to a neighbor or co-worker (how about with an encouraging Bible verse attached!)?  You could ”pay it forward” to a stranger in a restaurant, or help a single mom or a widow in need.  Maybe you have a difficult family member who needs reached out to in love.  Get creative!

“‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbor

to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ 

The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’

Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.’”

~ Luke 10:36-37

 What other ways can you show God’s LOVE to someone this week? 

 

(From Good Morning Girls:  Living and Leading Like Jesus)

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Here are the Beattitudes for us all to memorize!!!

3Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.

7Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.

10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Happy Spring 2013!!  Enjoy watching God work at bringing life to our world here on PEI!!