March Newsletter 2017

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Why Not Go to Church?

Lent begins on March 1st so I thought I would share these few thoughts from an article given to me by Lois Dodge. This was an item Harry had saved and I hope it speaks to you clearly and helps you to better define your priorities.

Why not? You should not go to church because it is convenient. You should not go to church because the people are friendly. You should not go to church because the singing is good, the organist plays well, or because the preaching is interesting. You should not go to church because there are children the age of your own, or because you will make the deepest friendships you have ever known.

You should not go to church because our nation is in trouble or because the soul of our country is spiritually bankrupt. You should not go to church because your marriage is in difficulty or because your children are growing up without purpose. You should not go to church because no one really cares what happens to you.

Why should you go to church? Because you have a soul. Jesus said, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). What will you give in exchange for your soul?

You should come to church for the sake of your own soul. For if you lose your soul, you lose everything that ultimately matters.

Written by Rolf Zettersten who is executive vice president of Focus on the Family. He is author of the book, Dr. Dobson: Turning Hearts Toward Home

Something to think about.

Pastor Shafer

February Newsletter 2017


With All Your Heart Love, Seek, Serve, Give

But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart;
consider what great things he has done for you. (1 Samuel 12:24)

My Sermon series throughout the month of February is entitled With All
Your Heart. It is a common and repetitive phrase in the scriptures because
God expects those who would follow Him to commit to a wholehearted
devotion to God and His kingdom. As we look at the four themes of Love,
Seek, Serve and Give we will strive to understand what a life truly committed
to God should look like.

• Pastor Randy

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January Newsletter 2017

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With God, ALL Things Are Possible

As we cross the threshold into the new year It is my hope and prayer that we can enter it with renewed enthusiasm and a fresh vision of reaching the world for Christ!

2017 looks like a year that will include many challenges, but also many amazing opportunities. It is my personal belief that it has never been any more difficult to witness and convince people of their need for a Savior. We live in a world where people often don’t recognize sin as sin.

However, even though the challenges are great we must remember that the God we serve is greater!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

— Pastor Shafer
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