April Newsletter 2017

April Means Easter and we are gearing up to celebrate Jesus and what He has done for us with His death and resurrection at this very special time of year.

 

April Means Easter and we are gearing up to celebrate Jesus and what He has done for us with His death and resurrection at this very special time of year. Sunday April 9th is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four Gospels. This year Easter will be celebrated as in the past with sunrise service at 7 AM in front of the new building followed by a hearty breakfast and Sunday School at 9:30. Then there is only ONE morning worship service starting at 10:30 AM. Just as a reminder, there will be NO evening service on Easter Sunday.

Pastor’s Thoughts

This week is arguably the most important single week in all of scripture. Often called Passion Week, Christians of every tradition find despair and hope coming together. However there is much more to the week, as if that were not enough. Jesus used the limited time left with his disciples to remind and restate so many of His important teachings. More scripture is given to the teachings of this one week than any other event in Bible history.

Take this time to explore God’s Word. Traditions are important but sometimes they can cloud the whole story.

May God bless your efforts.

Pastor Doug

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Upward International Schools Update

  • Upward Learning Centers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are doing well with a growing student membership. Teachers are needed to accommodate teaching positions that are opening and the growing student population Please pray that people will come forward to fill all the positions needed.
  • Corning Ministry Center is now open in Corning, California. They have moved into 1600 Solano St. Ste. C and are looking forward to God doing an amazing work in that town. Please pray for His will to be done there.
  • Plans are in place for the new school in Marysville, California to be open for the fall semester. We are looking forward to spreading God’s word through education in this place.
  • St. Jude Kindergarten and Dale Munson Children’s Library continue to hold classes while the construction of a new latrine is finishing up. Please pray that more donations will be had to continue to improve the building.
  • Visit: www.upwardinternationalschools.net to make a tax deductible donation and obtain more information about the schools.

God Bless You From Magalia Pines Baptist Church