Church Family,

This past Sunday we began our new series in the book of Acts. This book covers the earliest days of Christianity as the Holy Spirit moved and worked through the apostles and other believers to spread the Gospel and build the Church. Before we see the mission carried out, though, we had to see the mission given by Jesus. Having been with the risen Christ, the apostles asked him if he would restore the kingdom to Israel. Jesus responded by saying the restoration will be for a later time that the Father has appointed, but for now the apostles were to spread the Gospel by Jesus’ authority. That very call stands for us today. We are to continue spreading the Gospel under the authority of Jesus until that day when returns from Heaven just as he ascended.

Life Among the Nations

Next Friday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. Light in the Desert will help host a dinner for Life Among the Nations. This is a ministry run by Church on Mill in Tempe seeking to minister to international students at the main ASU campus. If you are interested in helping there are two ways you can serve. First, you can help provide some of the food by preparing either a salad or a dessert. Second, you can come to the dinner to help serve the food to the international students. If you are interested in helping in one or both of those ways, please sign up on the sheet at the welcome desk in our foyer.

Church Picnic

We will be having a church picnic at Usery Park on April 28th. We have Ramada C1 reserved from 2-6 p.m. (though there is no obligation to stay that whole time) and will bring some yard games as well as water games for the kids. Food will be potluck style, so please sign up in the foyer. Make sure to bring yourself something to drink and a chair to sit in. Entrance into the park is $7 per vehicle.

Grace be with you,

Logan Murphy

Pastoral intern