Beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
How do others know we are the people of God, the Church of the Lord Jesus, the bride of Christ, the sons and daughters of God by grace though faith alone? What distinguishes us from the lost world around us? How can you tell us apart from everybody else?
Well, there are many ways to address such questions. But we get inspired help from the Book of Acts. In Acts 2:38-42 we are presented with a picture of the distinguishing marks of the very first Christian Church. These marks are set forth explicitly in verses 38, 41, and 42:
Hearing and believing the Gospel
Devotion to Apostolic doctrine
The Lord’s Supper
As we begin to examine this passage on Sunday, we will learn something else about the Church, the New Covenant people of God. In addition to being a supernatural people, a crucified people, a resurrected people, a priestly people, a holy people, and a Word-founded people, we are also a distinguished people.
What a joy we will share as we come before our Lord to worship and to hear the proclamation of His blessed Word!
I love you all!
There will be lunch in the fellowship wing immediately after church on Sunday.
If you haven’t yet, please use the link below to sign up in the new church directory.
New Members Class:
Sunday May 15, 2:00-6:00 PM in the Fellowship Area. A supper will be served. Sign Up for the class today at the table in the Narthex.
VBS is LIVE! We are utilizing the new Planning Center program. You will click the link HERE, log in to your PC account, and select those you want to register. For example, I can choose to register myself and Kate as “volunteers” and the boys as “attendees.” It will allow you to choose t-shirt size, include allergy information, and pay.
Please register both volunteers (adult/youth) and children. You’ll receive a confirmation email once completed. This is how we will communicate with volunteers, order t-shirts, place youth/children in age groups, and check-in attendees.
Feel free to invite a friend, neighbor, or cousin! Registration will be open until mid May. Amanda and Erin still need help, so reach out to them if you are able!
Below you will find the Winter/Spring dates for youth group, which meets at 4:30 PM at the church house.
Church Work Day:
On Saturday, June 18, starting at 9 AM we will have a Church and Church House Work Day to clean the windows, clear the Church East Woodline and pressure wash the walkways. We should be finished by 12 noon.
If you (men, women, teens) can help, please sign up at the desk in the Narthex or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also sign up to loan us the equipment needed for the tasks.
We will have great fellowship while caring for Christ’s Church.
On Tues., May 24 Senior Fellows will attend the Trash Panda Baseball Game. On June 14 at 9 AM the Senior Fellows will have breakfast and fellowship in the fellowship hall. Vinnie Athey, UAH RUF Leader, will join us to discuss Today’s College Spiritual Environment. Students approaching college and parents are encourage to come hear Vinny at 9:30 AM. He will also discuss how we can better prepare our students for this environment. Please email us at seniorfellows@
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on June 2 beginning at 11 AM at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself. If you have questions or transportation needs please contact Pat Galecki at 256-244-0612
Panera Bread Summer Fellowships: There will be fellowship dinners at Panera Bread on Airport Rd at 5:30 PM on May 11, 18, and 25.
Career/Singles meet on Sundays at the Daughtry home at 5:30 PM.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Collins Bailey, Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Cynthia Dent, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, Elizabeth Holton, and Jean Terry. Additional details may be found in the Ministries/Prayer Requests section of the church website.
Expecting: Please pray for the Jacksons (June); the Thornhills (August); the Thompsons (September).
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); Marcus and Jessica Nobles (RUF at Alabama A&M); Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); Gannon Miles (seminary student); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.
general inquiries: email@example.com
benevolence needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
counsel and ministry needs: email@example.com
men’s ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
women’s ministry: email@example.com
children’s ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
youth ministry: email@example.com
senior fellows: firstname.lastname@example.org
288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763