Shepherd of the Sierra Newsletter
Next week we will have our last sermon focusing on GRACE. Throughout the last weeks we’ve seen on the awesome and abundant grace God has for us as His chosen people. We’ve also been presented with some new concepts of what Grace is and how it effects our lives.
Thank you for all the members that have been a part of the study groups or have been active listeners to the Grace messages.
There is one thing I would like you all to remember. Jesus Christ came and suffered and died for your sins, which was an act of ultimate grace. But there is another thing I feel can’t be ignored: “Grace is more than a noun! It’s a verb!”
God has called each of you to not just thank God for His grace to you, but also be His vehicles of grace to everyone around you! Living a grace-filled life is an awesome responsibility, but we’re not in it alone! Jesus walks at our side every day.
As you look at the schedule of services coming, make every effort to be here in the fellowship of believers, being strengthened by His Word, His love, His grace.
May God bless you as you follow your crucified and risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Pastor Norm Milz
We will continue having Lenten services each Wednesday at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm with a Soup Supper at 5:30 pm each week.
We are following the theme of “Facing the Cross.” This series causes us to face certain aspects of our lives which are not always in line with the cross.
- Midweek 3 – 3/6:“Facing Our Worldliness”
- Midweek 4 – 3/13 : “Facing One Another”
- Midweek 5 – 3/20: “Facing Suffering”
Plan on attending each week as we learn from God’s Word and move our way to facing the cross to see our Savior.
May God bless you as you follow your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
WORSHIP FOCUS FOR HOLY WEEK
Palm Sunday, April 1 at 9:30 am
“An Innocent Man!”
Maundy Thursday at 7:00 pm
“Given and Shed for You!”
Good Friday Tennebrae Service at 7:00 pm
“The Passion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ”
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 am
“NOT HERE, but RISEN!”
Easter Brunch following service at 8:00 am
Easter Festival Service – 9:30 am
Beginning this evening and continuing every Sunday evening during the month of March, the History Channel will be running the mini-series, “THE BIBLE.”
The Bible miniseries is not a documentary, it is a scripted, acted docu-drama filmed on location in the Middle East and Morocco. Inspired by re-watching the classic Ten Commandments film, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey set out to show the scarlet thread of redemption found in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, using the latest special effects and quality film-making techniques. Following are the episodes of this series. There are 2 one-hour episodes each week.
March 3: Episode 1 The Beginning – Noah, Abraham thru Jacob, Israel begins
March 3: Episode 2 The Exodus – Pharaoh, Moses, Red Sea and Ten Commandments
March 10: Episode 3 The Homeland – Joshua, Samson, Judges, David & Goliath
March 10: Episode 4 The Kingdom – David, Saul, Solomon
March 17: Episode 5 The Survival – Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Jews return to Jerusalem
March 17: Episode 6 The Revolution – Roman occupation, Birth of Christ, John the Baptist, Jesus and Peter
March 24: Episode 7 The Mission – Jesus ministry & miracles, Pharisee, the Disciples
March 24, : Episode 8 The Betrayal – Last supper, Judas, Peter’s Denial
March 31: Episode 9 The Passion – Nicodemus, Caiaphas, Pilate, Crucifixion, Resurrection
March 31: Episode 10 The Courage – Jesus returns, Holy Spirit comes, Martyrdom of the Disciples, John’s survival and exile to Patmos, Revelation
Take some time to view these two hours each Sunday, and search your Bible to check YOUR faith and understanding and the series according to God’s Word!
Birthdays in March
Yvonne Francis – March 3
Nancy Campbell – March 4
Stacie Tatman – March 4
Robert Dutton – March 6
Kay Hineman – March 6
Carol Bartholomew – March 9
Betty Male – March 10
Richard Hartley – March 15
Russ Elliot – March 19
Sarah Irvin – March 20
Joyce McCormack – March 20
Ron Burnside – March 21
Myrtle Weigt – March 22
Betty Mahler-Metcalf – March 23
Deb Reed – March 29
Anniversaries in March
Fran & Marilyn Smith – March 3 (40 years)
Herb & Jean Witt – March 7 (25 years)
Steven & Maureen Shanahan – March 31 (34 years)