Only two more chapels left! Today we will hear from Debbie Cain, one of our chapel scholars. Debbie has faithfully played the piano for us for the last couple of years. Come and hear about her journey!
Tomorrow night at 7pm at Vienna Coffee House, the Bonner Scholars are sponsoring "Bonner-oo." This is a fundraising event for the Costa Rica Service Trip and there is only a $4 cover charge. There will be lots of great entertainment! If you have nothing else to do, come and support your Bonners!
Tomorrow in chapel Becky Chapman will be speaking. The title of the message is "Focusing on the Savior." Also, we will be honoring Jimmy Brown, who passed away on April 10th. He served us for many years in Pearson's and Isaac's.
Come be a part of a time-honored tradition as we celebrate the resurrection while watching the sunrise come up over the mountains. On Easter Sunday morning at 6:45am we will have our annual Sunrise service on Lloyd Beach. Everyone is invited. Come as you are, but bring a blanket and a lawn chair. There will be a light breakfast on the porch of Willard House following.
At 12:30 today in the CCM we will have Maundy Thursday service. All are invited. Here is a little synopsis of Maundy Thursday written by a preacher friend of mine. The term Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, meaning ‘commandment’ (this is also where English gets the root for the word mandate). So…in light of this meaning, I guess we can call this “commandment Thursday”. From Bethany, Jesus sent Peter and John to the Upper Room in Jerusalem to begin preparing the Passover feast. Later that evening, Jesus and the rest of His disciples (including Judas) made their way to the city to take part in the Passover celebration. It is believed that the meal was eaten after sunset on Thursday evening. Foods eaten were likely that of Sacrificial(Paschal) Lamb, unleavened bread, bitter herbs, and wine. Although we only know about the bread and wine from biblical text, we can assume that they would have had a traditional meal setting for Jewish Passover. "I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won't eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." (Luke 22:15-16, NLT) It was at this point that Jesus established what is now known as Communion. "And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, 'This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.' " (Luke 22:19-20, ESV). I couldn’t think of a better way to portray this than with scripture. Duly noted though, that Paul of Tarsus restates this message to the church of Corinth, calling Jesus the Paschal lamb for our transgressions (1st Corinthians 5:6). The other major event that occurs here is when Jesus washes the disciples’ feet. Jesus chose to humble himself to the level of a servant to show the disciples what it meant to truly serve others. During this time Simon Peter openly denounces Jesus for doing this. “Then Jesus said, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Master,’ and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, you do. I’m only pointing out the obvious. A servant is not ranked above his master; an employee doesn’t give orders to the employer. If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it—and live a blessed life.” (John 13: 12-17 MSG)