We have special corsages for all the moms present with us today custom prepared with love by several of you.

We concluded our teaching series on GETTING STALLED IN THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY on May 7th by looking at John 21 and The Breakfast Club of Jesus. Today we take a break in our studies for Mother’s Day and consider THE KIND OF MTHER EVERY CHILD NEEDS.

Many Whittier City Council meetings start with a person leading in prayer during the public comment time. The schedule is planned by many of us pastors in our monthly meetings. Would you like to lead in prayer publicly at an upcoming meeting of our City Council? If so, let me know and we can get you on the schedule.

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 at 8am. 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 May 10 the following: Psalm 89:49 Lord, where is your steadfast love of old, which by your faithfulness you swore to David? 

Colossians 2:6-7 is our church family verse for 2017. I will remind you of it periodically as we go through this year. “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

This is our purpose as a church family: Community Grace Brethren Church is endeavoring to be the family of God together in joyful, Christ-centered worship and is committed to: leading men, women, and children to a personal saving faith in Jesus Christ; building ourselves in the faith on the Word of God; and serving others here and throughout the world.

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard