Loving and Learning in Lodi April 1 2018
Life has its shadows. Jesus’ life had its shadows…the longest and darkest are remembered tonight and tomorrow night with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. It takes strength and courage to walk with him through these darkest of days.
On this side of Easter, we know the darkness, shadows and death do not prevail. As African-American preacher S. M Lockridge first preached, “It’s Friday. But Sunday’s coming.”
See you Sunday,
From our prayer time on Sunday, March 25th:
~Lu & Tom Repp will celebrate 29 years this Thursday. Secret is faith, patience and love!
Birthdays we found out about after worship:
~Vic Grimm – If you want to live a long life, marry a nurse.
~Ken Wiley – He is a young 73!
~Janet Freiberg said that baby Rhet, who we have been praying for, is now 7 pounds and is home from the hospital.
~Charlie Brown's joy is that there were lots of pies at Feed My Sheep on Thursday.
~Joy to have Brian Bennett and Edee Shaw back with us today.
~Sandy Jameyson is joyful that grandson Nathan past his driver's test and we all pray for safety for him as a new driver.
~Katrina Morgan asks for prayers for daughter Deanna who has had strep throat several times lately and at 34 years old is having her tonsils removed.
~Prayers always for our military and first responders
~Prayers for unspoken concerns
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom & Lu Repp, Leonard Barnhart, Edee Shaw, Bill Garner, Kris Hebble
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Juanita Lockard, Delbert Miller, Rev. Doug Lewis,
Families Grieving: The Max Yergin family, The Marge Lance Burton family, The Irene Warner family, The Donna Grimm Family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Jean Parker family, The Acey Baker family, The Lois Jockisch family, The Jim Hastings family
Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Liturgist: Patti Graves Greeters: Ruth Anderson
Hymns: Christ the Lord is risen Today verses 1 – 4 #302
Something Beautiful, Something Good #394
He Lives! verses 1 - 3 #310
A favorite of Brittany Baughman, Mary Ann Crawford, and Elva Dunham
Scripture John 20:19 - 29 Common English Bible
It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you don’t forgive them, they aren’t forgiven.”
Thomas, the one called Didymus, one of the Twelve, wasn’t with the disciples when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We’ve seen the Lord!”
But he replied, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my finger in the wounds left by the nails, and put my hand into his side, I won’t believe.”
After eight days his disciples were again in a house and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked, Jesus entered and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here. Look at my hands. Put your hand into my side. No more disbelief. Believe!”
Thomas responded to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus replied, “Do you believe because you see me? Happy are those who don’t see and yet believe.”
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Contact Information for Pastor Diane: Phone/Text: 719-648-9065 ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 118 Evergreen Dr., Lodi, OH 44254