Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”—Isaiah 64:8
I never worked with clay, but I have an idea about how clay is supposed to work. You press it, and it conforms to that pressure. You round it, and it rounds, you flatten it, and it flattens. You roll it, and it rolls. It’s very obedient to our actions, very pliable.
It would flabbergast us—blow us away—if it didn’t respond. If we flattened and then it rolled, or if we rolled, and then it flattened itself. We’re the authority, we’re the power, and yet it won’t abide by our will.
How then can anything ever take shape?
The Lord, our Father, the creator of the universe, the one that loves us beyond measure, the one that went to the cross for us—yeah, that one—he has flattened, rolled and pressed all of us at one time or another. Have we accepted this or have we rebelled?
A nice aspect of clay, as long as it remains pliable, is that you can always start over.—Think about that.
Another quality of clay that, because it is pliable, is you can always work with it.—It’s never, really, quite finished.
Pliable clay can be made into a shape and then remade into something new.—Be made into something new? Mmm?
The Scripture above says we are the clay, he is the potter and that we are the work of his hands. So that must mean as long as we allow ourselves to be pliable clay in his hands there will always be the opportunity to start over, that he’s never finished with us and we can always be made into something new.
Is that not exciting? And all we have to do is remain pliable. Obedient to the work of his hands.
Join us for Easter Breakfast this week at 9:AM…You can even stay for the service at 10:30
(Breakfast starts at 9–drop in anytime)
Department Leaders: Be sure to get your year-end reports to Jackie K. for the church report coming out at the end of this month. Matt, Bill, Seana, Pastor Joe T., etc. etc…
A VBS Unlike Any Other:
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 created a Burbank Faith channel on YouTube and has placed all of our recent services there. Go check it out.
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 will all have separate camps at Granite Ridge.
District Assembly is July 12-14
(It is one month later this year due to General Assembly (Indianapolis) being held June 21-30.)
SrHi Camp: July 16-21
Kids Camp: July 23-28
JrHi Camp: July 30-August 4
Did You Know?
On This Date…
…In 1933, death of Henry Van Dyke, 81, an American Presbyterian clergyman and author. He is still remembered for two writings: a book, “The Story of the Other Wise Man” (1896), and a hymn, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (1908).
…In 1945, U.S. Armed forces liberated the prison camp at Buchenwald, Germany. It was estimated that nearly 57,000 prisoners (mostly Jews) perished in the gas chambers of Buchenwald during its eight-year existence as a Nazi concentration camp.
…In 1990, a church bus from the United States broke down at an intersection in Mexicali. It wouldn’t start, and a police officer said if they didn’t get it started they were going to two the bus away. The students got behind the bus and began to push, they pushed it through the intersection and nearly through another before the driver was able to pop-the-clutch and start it back up again.
April 10: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
April 11: 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
April 16: Easter Sunday
Easter Breakfast begins at 9:AM—Worship at 10:30
April 23: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
April 29: March For Autism
May 6: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
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.