April 14, 2019

Your King is coming to you, gentle,
seated on a donkey, even on a colt,
the foal of a beast of burden
. ~Matthew 21:5~

Welcome to Palm Sunday Worship and to our church today.  Sarah and I had the great privilege of walking down the “Palm Sunday path” into the city of Jerusalem just a few weeks ago.  So today’s worship time has taken on new significance for us.  I will be showing a few pictures from our trip this morning in my sermon time. 

This Friday is our Good Friday Service at 7:00pm.  We will focus on Jesus’ great love and sacrifice for us through music, communion, and live artists painting the theme of Christ’s Forgiveness.  It will be a special evening. Next Sunday is Easter – Resurrection Day!!  Begin your day with us at the Sunrise Service and breakfast starting at 7:00am.  Our 9:30 and 11:00am worship services will include extra music to celebrate our Risen Lord and Savior!  He is worthy!

We are highlighting the Annie Armstrong Easter Missions Offering which we are receiving this month.  Southern Baptist Churches join together in this concentrated effort to raise funds for missionary efforts in North America.  Our church invests heavily in missions including the operation of our mission home, supporting our own church members who are in vocational missions or serve on short-term mission projects, and funding for the Living Well Clinic ministry which we started here in Xenia in 2010.  Please pray how the Lord might enable you to give to this special offering (100% of the funds raised in this offering go to the missionaries and church planters – no administrative fees or overhead costs).

Last Sunday Josh Nevin joined our church by statement of faith.  If you haven’t had a chance to welcome him personally, please do so today.  We love you, pray for you, and thank God for you.  May God shine His face upon you as we remember His passion this week.