Burbank Faith Today: February 3, 2017

Sorsha K. giving us "The Look"

Sorsha K. giving us “The Look”

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

Scripture For The Day:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”—Romans 15:13

Funny what experience (age) does to your personal definition of happiness. At one point in your life happiness is being with your friends, playing ball, going to Disneyland. At a later point in life, happiness becomes something else.

I like the word “joy” but it is the word “peace” that gets me in this passage. We are always searching for things that we think are going to make us happy—activity, career, people—when happiness is really found in peace.

The tranquility—peace that passes understanding—that comes with knowing the “God of Hope.” And the more you dive into him, the more you come to understand that it is not a peace that is spread thin and easily broken…but the closer you walk with God, the more trust you place in his Word…you find that it is an abundant, overflowing, peace that he provides.

And this peace allows you to rise above everything…everything…this world throws at you. I believe it was Jesus that told us (John 16:33) that in the world we would have trouble but to be of good cheer because he has overcome the world.

Or…in other words…stop worrying about what the world is going to do to you…and the let the world start worrying about what you are going to do to it.


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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.

VBS 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..
…1943 The Allied troopship S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed by a German sub and went down with a loss of 600 lives. As it sank, four chaplains gave up their lifejackets to shipmates, thereby also perishing in the icy waters. The bravery of Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed), Rev. George Lansing Fox (Methodist), Father John Washington (a Catholic priest) and Alexander David Goode (a Jewish rabbi) led Congress afterward to mark February 3rd as “Four Chaplains Day.”

…1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota.


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

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