Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”—Isaiah 46:4
When we are old, he will lift us up. When we are in trouble, he will rescue us…And then there’s the best part. Maybe you think it’s all the “best” part…and I won’t argue…but the part I like, the part I’d briefly like to take a look at here is when the Lord says, “I have made you, and I will carry you.”
He made me. Not the decisions I have made for myself, but he made me/us with the gifts and skills that we have. It might be a talent highly valued in the world’s eyes…It might be a talent the world is unable to comprehend…It might be a gift that takes us forever to understand…It might be a gift that is so awesome it takes a lifetime to learn how to wield it.
Whatever it maybe, he—the Lord—made me/us…For his purpose. We abuse this blessing with our poor choices…We are slow to recognize this blessing because we are even slower in coming to the God who is the creator of the universe.
But whether we are on the mark…or late arriving…we can trust that he made us.
The struggle comes in that we only get an inkling of this blessing until we strive to live a life that glorifies the Lord. The more we see him, the more we surrender to him, the better we come to see that we are/were fearfully and wonderfully made.
With a plan!
I can handle being tall, short, bald, awkward with no ability in music…no ability to excel in sports…no ability to shine in a way that is to be praised by the culture…because I know that he made me…He will carry me, and he will show me every good thing that there is to have in him.
As well as to employ the gifts, he imparted to me for his glory…and my joy.
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.
Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz
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.
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 1739, English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: “I look upon all the world as my parish.”
…In 1852, American abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, 41, published her classic antislavery novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The controversy it kindled helped lead to the American Civil War, nine years later.
…In 1928, Fred Rogers was born. He would become an American Presbyterian clergyman and, starting in 1965, host: “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
March 20: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
March 21: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
March 25: Collectible/Antique Sale 8:30 AM
March 26: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
April 1: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
April 16: Easter Sunday
April 29: March For Autism
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.