Sunday School News:
We had three present today. Leonard taught our lesson :Finding Life’s Meaning” from Ecclesiastes 1:1-9 & John 20: 19-23. The disciples were able to find meaning for themselves when Jesus appeared to them saying, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you”. Then, “he breathed on them” and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained”. We missed Ruth, Marian, Vivian, the Hinds & Medlin’s and hope and pray they can join us in class soon.
Helen led our eight members in song and prayer. Winnie's devotional, "The Power of a Minute," was an encouragement and "How To" in minute prayers. The scripture was taken from Luke 18:1. And, the short little poem, "Just a Little Prayer," made one feel both joy and peace. Eleanore continued the study of Revelation with the seven angels standing before God and they were given seven trumpets that each would blow to herald a very significant event. We completed the study through the fifth angel and will begin with the sixth next week. Our SPOW is Nettie Mae.
T H E Class:
What a great group we had; 9 of us in class, and what a good discussion we had as we studied the 7th chapter of John, learning about the Feast of the tabernacles, and Jesus teaching in the temple. We'll continue our study next week, so join us for the rest of the chapter and see what's in store for us in the Word. We missed Bro. Mike, but he was leading the pastor's class for our baptismal candidates and their special service on our church's 65th birthday on the first Sunday in June. Praise the Lord!
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus
Christ and him crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:2
As we face comings and goings in our personal lives and as changes take place in our church life, let us strive to keep to the basics. Pare away all non-essentials. "Simplify, simplify," wrote Henry David Thoreau. I think that is the true wisdom, to know what is the heart of the matter in our relationships with others and our fellowship with and worship of God. Most of us have reached an age where we don't need more stuff, but probably are still learning how to
appreciate and utilize properly the important things we do have. From a religious perspective, the Lord still leads us, still is with us. Every day, know the joy and comfort of his presence, and use that assurance as we go forth giving thanks and helping others in his name.
Scripture for the week
OT Reading Deuteronomy 4:33-40
NT Lesson I John 3:1-10
FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS:
Ray Bratton, Annie Burns, Jimmy Burns, (Family of Marie Case), Joan Edwards, Tres Harper (grandson of Franny Parker), Jeff Hudson, Edwin Kovar (Janet Erfani’s dad), Mozelle Lambert (daughter of Sue Norman), John Letkiewicz III, Paul McLean (nephew of Kathleen Cothrum), Albert Long (Margaret Deal’s brother), Karen Ludwick, (daughter-in-law of Johnnie Maddison), Dixie McWilliams (Franny’s daughter), David Meyer, (cousin of Janet Erfani), Shelbie Norman (great-grandaughter of Sue Norman), Ethan Powell, Raymond Smithart’s Dad, Raymond Sr., & friend Dennis, Jesse Sullivan, Rev. Fred Wise,
Army-Chris Ament, Phillip Farrar,
John Howard, Bidal Saucedo,
Air Force- Brandi Fountain Smith & Joshua Harris
Marine– Chase Van Bratton
To Lakeview Christian Church
My name is Ruth Thompson and I chair the Membership Ministry at Casa View Christian Church. I send this with a thankful heart to our friends at Lakeview Christian Church who participated in our Service on Palm Sunday, and to all who attended. What a glorious day it was! The blending of our two choirs was truly awesome and the friendship we share lets us all know what a great opportunity awaits us as we blend together to serve our Lord!
On behalf of our Christian Women’s Fellowship, I would like to extend an invitation to all of your ladies who are interested, to attend our CWF meetings the next few months. Our group meetings are always on the first Tuesday of each month ..day groups meet at 9:45 am for fellowship, study & worship. This is followed by a business meeting of each group...The night group meets at 7 pm in the church parlor. Our last General Meeting for this year will be an installation service for officers for 2006-2007 year...this will be on Saturday, May 13th at 10 am in Fellowship Hall. I hope I can be of help to all of us as we work together. I am open to any suggestions...please feel free to call me at home (214-349-3943) or church office (214-328-8429).
(Membership Ministry & President of CWF)
11736 Dixfield Dr. Dallas 75218
Our Financial Records
Total Receipts 4-16-06 $ 1,630.15
World Outreach 113.00
Non Budget Receipts 66.10
Available for local expenses $ 1,451.05