From Pastor Barry. . . 



Lacking any inspiration for this week’s Communique column, I offer you the following from C.S. Lewis (no surprise there.)

On happiness

What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.    From Mere Christianity

My sermon next Sunday when we will be baptizing four (and more if you want to participate) of God’s children is “God’s New Creations” – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21.

We will remember the Lord’s death and resurrection by taking Communion. You will have opportunity to give to the Barnabas Fund (given to local missions and CEFC missionary needs) at the end of the Worship Service as you exit the Sanctuary.

Join us in the courtyard (weather permitting, or else in the FLC) following the Worship Service for the Baptismal Service. Care Groups/Berea Study will not meet. Set-ups for Care Group beverages is also being cancelled;PLEASE NOTE THIS CORRECTION! Word of Life Care Group will skip their set-up day, May 5. Berea Study will set up as scheduled on May 12. Thank you for your cooperation in these schedule changes.


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