Burbank Faith Today: February 1, 2017

Join on us on March 15, for "Big Wednesday"

Join on us on March 15, for “Big Wednesday”

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA

Scripture For The Day:
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”—Hebrews 10:24-25

You can have a lot of fun with a discussion about what “Day” the writer is talking about. You can also take this scripture, with a few others in the New Testament, and put together a solid message on church attendance.

But the idea batting leadoff—And let us consider how we may spur one another on…—that often gets overlooked. This goes back to the thermostat versus thermometer argument and which one you are.

In a world where everyone is a politician and way too caught up in politics, way too caught up in entertainment, way too caught up in the pursuit of their own dreams, goals and desires, the leadoff idea in this passage asks us to think of other people.

If truly desiring to live out our faith what effect do we have on those we rub elbows with every day? Are we presenting something of Christ? Something of the Gospel? Something of scripture? Or are we falling into the same traps of politics, entertainment and personal edification?

Often forgotten is, as believers, we are the differences makers. We bring Christ into every situation, and we have the ability to encourage and spur one another on. We carry with us the perfect fit, the perfect puzzle piece, everyone has in terms of a spiritual void.

In other words, we are the thermostat, we have the ability to set the temperature, to better the mood, to bring about a better day.

BIG WEDNESDAY—March 15…We are planning on having an All-Church dinner/Bible Study in Martin Hall…If you were around in the old days we used to call these “Dime-A-Dips” and we talked about missions…Dinner will start at 6:30 and then Larry Marak will share a Bible Study…We will have childcare available—Megan Torosian has already volunteered…As of right now we are not intending for this to be a potluck…we will be asking people to sign up…if we reach a certain threshold we may rethink that…We will not being doing pizza…This will not be a weekly thing…but perhaps a couple of times a year…You have six weeks, check your calendar and be a part.

rome-vbs-2017-minVBS Goes to Rome: The theme for Vacation Bible School this year is “Rome: Paul & The Underground Church”
The dates are June 26-30…Look at your calendar…share with your friends…Pray for Seana Zilbert, who is directing…Make plans to volunteer.

July is Camps Month: Remember: July is camps month…Junior High, High School & Kids.
District Assembly is July 12-14
(It is one month later this year due to General Assembly (Indianapolis) being held June 21-30.)


Did You Know?
On this date in 1791 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: “Probably I should not be able to do so much did not many of you assist me by your prayers.”


Church Calendar:
February 1:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
February 4: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
February 5: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
February 6: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
February 7: Women’s Bible Study—Tonight—7:PM
February 16: Church Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
February 26: “You Are Loved”—Potluck, following morning worship.
March 4: VBS planning meeting, Martin Hall, 11:AM
March 15: Big Wednesday!
March 19: Church Board Elections
April 16: Easter Sunday
May 13: Ladies Tea
May 14: Mother’s Day
May 21: VBS planning meeting, following morning worship.
May 29: Memorial Day
June 26-30: VBS Week

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