Burbank Faith Today: March 6, 2017

Paul & Anita Cassity…great & faithful servants of the Lord at Burbank Faith.

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since are a son, God has made you also an heir.”—Galatians 4:7

Timing, Timing, Timing…

It’s not when you come to God that matters as much as you coming to God. That’s the big one. That’s the game changer. Coming to God is not like buying property in Burbank fifty years ago compared to buying property now. You can get the property now, but you’re not getting as good a deal as the dude in 1967 did.

No matter when you come to God (always better, sooner than later) you get the best deal. Forgiveness of sins, eternal life, full-fledged membership in the family of God…These provisions are always part of the agreement…they never expire.

And it’s not sold in stores…But from the convenience of your home—or wherever you may be—the transaction is made and completed by your repentance and confession of faith. No hoops to jump through, no ridiculous outer acts of piety and sanctimony to demonstrate to man. Just God and you make this happen, and you will no longer be a slave to sin but a son of God.

It’s never too late…If you have guilt, it proves you haven’t gone too far…life is always there. Life in full…

So if your grandparents came to Christ fifty years ago, they’ve no doubt accrued more worldly wisdom and spiritual insight than you…but they have not accrued more of God’s love than you. He loves them…He loves you. He loves Billy Graham…He loves you. He loves the leaders of the church who have served him all of their lives…and He loves you.

Tell me, how can this not be the most comforting thought of the day?

Boom!

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Time to sign up “Big Wednesday”…Contact Pastor Joe T.

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Faraz Khandaker scored 18 to lead the Bulldogs in their CIF Final against Brentwood on Friday night. (Photo by Duane Barker-MidValleySports)

Congrats to The Bulldogs:
The best season of basketball, ever, in the history of Burbank High School came to an end last Friday night when the Bulldogs fell to Brentwood, 55-54 in overtime. The back and forth contest ended when the Eagles Braelee Albert connected on a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Still, we continue to say; Go Bank!

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Pastor Bill & Matt Fruchey are going the St. Baldrick’s route in March.

Getting The St. Baldrick’s Buzz:
Pastor Joe T., Pastor Bill and Matt Fruchey have committed to getting their heads shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s campaign to raise funds to stop childhood cancer.

More information to come.

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Seana Zilbert getting the ball rolling for VBS 2017.

A VBS Unlike Any Other:
Our VBS director Seana Zilbert ran her first “official” teachers/workers meeting this past Sunday. We say “official” because Sean’s has been putting together VBS for 2017 since last August.

Breaking News: You can sign up your child and their friends here on our website. Look the button up top, click, and follow.

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Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz

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Eric Canto has posted a digital recording of Sunday’s service on the church’s Facebook page.
The music is great…the speaker…might be a little hard on the eyes.

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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 & Emmy Chavez have 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…

Reminder: VBS is on the way…June 26-30…

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.)

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Did You Know?
On This Date…
…In 1759, English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: “There is a wonderful mystery in the manner and circumstances of that mighty working, whereby God subdues all things to himself, and leaves nothing in the heart but his pure love alone.”

…In 1836, the Alamo fell.

…In 1857, “The Dred Scott Decision” was issued: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens.
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Church Calendar:
March 6: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
March 7: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
March 8:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
March 5: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
March 15: Big Wednesday
March 16: Church Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
March 19: Church Board Elections
March 25: Collectible/Antique Sale 8:30 AM
April 1: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
April 16: Easter Sunday
May 6-7: Burbank Relay For Life
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

As believers we have to remain in continual prayer for all of our first responders…all our leaders…not a political party but for those carrying the heavy burden of leadership in our country and communities.

Kourtney Zilbert (Left) is one of our own…Keep her and her partner Austin in prayer.

President Donald Trump

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Kamala Harris

California Governor, Jerry Brown

Mayor of Burbank, Jesse Talamantes

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