The National Day of Prayer is this coming Thursday, May 4th. The largest group of believers in our area will be gathering at the Whittier City Hall steps for prayer at 6:30pm. Plan to attend. The theme for 2017 is based on Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God...”. I’ve put some invite cards for you to share with friends at the information Center for you to pick up today.

Our Al Anon group meets on Wednesdays at 7pm at 8031 Greenleaf. The meetings are connecting us with people that live in our neighborhood but have no connection with a local church family or Jesus for that matter. Come this Wednesday to 8031 Greenleaf at 7pm and meet some folks you don’t know.

My message for today, Sunday morning, April 30 is from Matthew 14. I have titled it STALLED IN A STORM.

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away. We will have corsages on hand for the mom’s in attendance that day thanks to your labor of love.

Our next Church Family Business Meeting is next Sunday, May 7, after the conclusion of the morning service.

Serve Whittier is a project of the Christians in our city and will be held the weekend of May 19-21. A kickoff prayer will be held outside Whittier City Hall on Saturday morning, May 20. A final closing rally and testimony time will be held Sunday evening, May 21 beginning at 5pm at Central Park in Uptown (the rally includes dinner).

I meet with a group of you for 30 minutes of prayer most Wednesdays at 6pm. Each week I share a new verse on prayer from the Bible that I have not shared before. During the summer time we review verses from the September-June school year. I shared on April 26 the following: Job 1:20 -22Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. 

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard