Weekend Update

06 April, 2024


Hello LACC!

 

We are beginning a new series called Exiles this Sunday. We will be studying 1 Peter for the next few months. Our prayer is that this short New Testament letter will recapture our imagination  for living the Christian life. That it will also further reshape our lives to stand for Christ in this foreign land. As followers of Jesus, we are not at home here. We are citizens of a heavenly kingdom. We are called strangers, aliens (not the outer space type), exiles, and foreigners. 1 Peter will help us live out our calling to advance God’s kingdom and bring the light of the gospel wherever we go.  

The culture wars are raging. The world seems crazier and more chaotic week by week. Christ is the answer. He has risen from the dead. He is ruling at the right hand of the throne of God the Father. He will return for His bride, the Church. As we wait, we have the Holy Spirit in us to help us follow Christ regardless of what’s going in the world. Peter calls this a living hope.

1 Peter 1:3–7 [3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, [5] who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [6] In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, [7] so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 

Please join us in this study and let’s ask God to continue His powerful work of transformation in all of us. 

This Sunday we will be introducing the letter and looking at 1 Peter 1:1-2. We hope you can join us this Sunday for prayer, reading and teaching from the word, worship in song, giving, and communion.

Quote of the week: 
“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” -G.K. Chesterton
 

Here are some announcements:

                                             
Men’s Breakfast- Join us  tomorrow, Saturday, April 6 at 9 am for Men’s Breakfast. It’s always good food, fellowship, and time in the word. Bring a friend!

Daddy Daughter Dance- We have the privilege of hosting the Rotary Daddy/Daughter dance this Saturday, April 6. If you’d like to come, talk to Matt and he can tell you how to get tickets the deadline is today April 5th.
                                                              
Youth Mission- Thanks for praying for our students as they served in San Francisco this last week. It was a great opportunity and you will get to hear from them next week.

Potluck Sunday- We are planning another Potluck Sunday after church on the 21st of April. A-H can bring a main dish, I-O can bring a side or salad, P-Z can bring dessert. 
 
Israel Update - After surveying our group and offering a “plan B”, we have decided to postpone our Israel trip to 2025. We are working on new dates and will let you know as soon as we have more information. And if November didn’t work for you this year, we hope you can join us in 2025! 
 
Garden Fair/China Sale- Our Special Events Team is organizing a Garden Fair and China Sale for the spring. If you have any garden tools or equipment (in good shape please) or China dishware that you would like to donate, you can bring them to the church.
 
Man Camp- Mark your calendars! We will team up with Community Church of Susanville for Man Camp again this year. It will be May 17-19. We’ll keep you posted on the details as we get them.

See you Sunday!
Matt & the LACC staff.



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