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May 7, 2021

Hey there, People loved by God!

What a good day to be alive! NOT because our nation is so… right, but because God is, and He’s in charge. I’m still skipping a lot of news stories (headlines only?) and paying attention to what God says. Psalm 46 is a favorite: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,  though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging and the mountains quake with their surging.”

I’m glad we have a Refuge like Him!

Recently, our church joined a new group in Spokane called the Acts 529 Coalition. That refers to this verse, after the leaders told the disciples to not speak in the name of Jesus: “Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!”  Maybe you’ve heard of the pastor in Canada who’s currently in jail for having defied orders to not meet as a church. That pastor and his church were not a part of a local group; they were on their own. In the event that this kind of thing were to happen in our state, we want to be ready with support. This coalition is not binding, but voluntary. The statement of belief is historic biblical Christianity. The idea is that if civil trouble were to happen to any of our churches, we’d back one another up. It is similar to why we have a security team. We hope nothing happens, but if it does, we’re ready. (And BTW, Thanks, security people!). 

SUNDAY! Ace continues in their video class at 9. And it’s MOTHER’S DAY!! We’ll have a video greeting for moms, and there’s cake for one and all after the service. 🙂  Our message on Sunday is the last one in the book of Acts: number 46. Wow. We’ll see what Paul did when he finally got to Rome. 

Don’t forget: Help in the nursery is needed and cookie donations for our fellowship time after the service. Oh, and if you’re planning your calendar, Family Life will have two weekends of marriage strengthening over at the CdA resort in November.

See you Sunday? 

Pastor Rob