Weekly Update / Seder Feast, Easter Pie & a note from Confesor

A Note from Confesor

As you might imagine, raising a large family can be challenging. Quite peaceful moments are rare and privacy even rarer. I am always amazed at how fast laundry can pile up when the washer goes down, of course from over use. I am also surprised by how quickly any room in our home can look like a war zone. But what is even more astonishing, with so many people available to interact with, is how quickly one of our crew can feel lost, disconnected, unloved and unimportant.

Our daughter Sage, “the balanced one,” couldn’t have been more than three years old when she found herself outside of one of our family huddles. I don’t recall what we were carrying on about, but whatever it was she wanted in on it. We did not immediately hear her pleas to break into our “inner circle,” so like any 3 year old her cries got louder and louder. I remember her elbowing her way in with her little body and with a very loud and commanding voice she yelled, “ME! LISTEN TO ME!”

We all immediately stopped, and all of our collective attention was on her. I lovingly picked her up until we were making eye contact and said, “We Hear You. We See You. We Love You!” In that instant she was back in the fold, and that day these words became our family mantra.

In last week's sermon, we learned that the Spirit groans in us, praying in us to God the Father. I also believe that He groans in us speaking words of life. Not just to minister to us directly, but to minister to others through us. This is powerful! Church, we have a Father in heaven who hears us, not just our external audible cries but also our deep internal cries. He sees us, meaning that he knows us completely and fully. He knows intimately every chromosome and every bit of DNA that is us. And He loves us in a logic defying way.

As we near Holy Week, hold onto these simple words. “God hears you! God sees you! God loves you!”

-Confesor Martinez, elder candidate


FAMILY NEWS

  • Many congratulations to our own Carrie Thompson who graduated from naval boot camp March 2nd! 
  • Congratulations to Brad & Janelle Foulk and big sister, Lily, on the arrival of little Benjamin! If you would like to sign up to provide a meal for the new family, please visit https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/68565z

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  SEDER FEAST THURS // MAR 29 6:30PM   Bring the family and side dishes as we observe a Seder meal together on Maundy Thursday!   

SEDER FEAST
THURS // MAR 29
6:30PM

Bring the family and side dishes as we observe a Seder meal together on Maundy Thursday!

 

  GOOD FRIDAY FRI // MAR 30  7PM   Join with us for a joint Good Friday service with the Village Church at 7pm on March 30th.

GOOD FRIDAY
FRI // MAR 30
7PM


Join with us for a joint Good Friday service with the Village Church at 7pm on March 30th.

  EASTER BAPTISMS SUN // APR 1 10AM   We’re planning to set up our baptismal this Easter. If you would like to baptized, email  Pastor Mark.  

EASTER BAPTISMS
SUN // APR 1
10AM


We’re planning to set up our baptismal this Easter. If you would like to baptized, email Pastor Mark. 

  EASTER PIE POTLUCK! APR 1 // 10 AM    Bake or buy your favorite pie to share following our Easter service on April 1st!

EASTER PIE POTLUCK!
APR 1 // 10 AM



Bake or buy your favorite pie to share following our Easter service on April 1st!


THIS COMING SUNDAY

I’m always ready for a war again / Go down that road again / It’s all the same / I’m always ready to take a life again / You know I’ll ride again / It’s all the same / Tell me who’s gon’ save me from myself / When this life is all I know / Tell me who’s gon’ save me from this hell / Without you, I’m all alone / Who gon’ pray for me? / Take my pain for me? / Save my soul for me? / ‘Cause I’m alone, you see
— Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd

THE ONE MAN: Christ with Us and for Us
ROMANS 8:31-39
Confesor Martinez, Elder Candidate


God did not make us to face life alone. And he has not left us to face death alone. In Christ, he is with us and for us. No matter what may come, God hears us; God sees us; God loves us.


VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR MAR 18

PRE-SERVICE
Liturgy Writer: Abbey K
Greeters: Retzlaffs
Sun Manager: Cassie F
Hospitality: David L, Amanda, Alec & Allie
Media: Tyler B
Audio: David M

DURING SERVICE
Band Leader: Kaitlyn K
POTP: Cassie F
Announcements: Grace H
Scripture: Cassie W
Preacher: Confesor M
Offering: Steve H & Jeremy B
POC and Call to Communion: Morgan G
Communion: Matthew S & Morgan G

KIDS MINISTRY
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Tamara H & Heather C
7-9 Team: Hannah R & OPEN
Common Time: OPEN
Nursery: Tami G & Polina L
Youth Cohort: Retzlaffs & Kelsey K

POST-SERVICE
Info Table: Matthew & Grace
Prayer Team: Wes O & Heather C

Volunteering Questions? Email Erin Bourne at volunteer@tpd.church


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