Burbank Faith Today: February 2, 2017

Cathy Coleman not only serves on our church board, plays the piano and has great taste in books...but she also has a great family.

Cathy Coleman not only serves on our church board, plays the piano and has great taste in books…but she also has a great family.

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
91501

Scripture For The Day:
“Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.”—2 Corinthians 1:9

First time you read the passage around this verse you get the idea that Paul is trying to encourage people through hardship. It works.

Second time you read it you see that he’s preaching/teaching about Christ. He has to be because he’s talking about raising the dead. It’s awesome and it works.

Third time around—and maybe it was second, first or fifth for you—you get the sense that when Paul is talking about the raising of the dead that he’s talking about the lifting of our souls from being dead and defeated by the trials of this world.

I’ve seen people come to Christ…but never physically raised from the dead…Yet, in another sense, I have. I’ve seen them raised to life when the hope of Christ was realized. Lives that had no direction, no optimism, no joy suddenly lit up and began to believe the best was possible.

We can have bad days but as long as we are in Christ, we cannot have bad lives.

This should cause us to smile and to never allow the world to overwhelm us.

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

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

Note:
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: 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.

Camps: 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.)

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Did You Know?
On this date…
…1779 Pioneer American Methodist bishop Francis Asbury reflected in his journal: “God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe.”

…1881 The first formal church youth organization was established in the Williston Congregational Church in Portland, Maine, by the Rev. Francis E. Clark, 29. Originally called “Christian Endeavor,” it became the prototype of the modern denominational “youth fellowship.”

…1907 In a letter written to American statesman William Jennings Bryan, Christian Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy counseled: “The most important thing is to know the will of God concerning one’s life, i.e., to know what he wishes us to do and fulfill it.”

…1944 German theologian and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: “There is a kind of weakness that Christianity does not hold with, but which people insist on claiming as Christian, and then sling mud at it.”

…1955 English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: “It is right…that we should be much concerned about the salvation of those we love. But we must be careful not to…demand that their salvation should conform to some ready-made pattern of our own.”

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Church Calendar:
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 8:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 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

One thought on “Burbank Faith Today: February 2, 2017

  1. We should be in 1st Samuel on March 15. Lots of things happening.

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