19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:19
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Hebrews 5:12
1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1
Our lesson this week will be about the spiritual gift of teaching. During my study I found several different ways to approach this topic. As you can see from the readings listed above, parents should be teachers, the Lord is the giver of the gift, disciples of Christ should grow in their knowledge to become teachers, and then the warning of judgment.
I hope to be able to develop this variety of approaches into a common thread of understanding by studying the letter to Titus. His teacher was Paul, and he taught him how to teach others. I hope we’ll be able to see some of this gift of teaching in all of us.
ESCANABA NEWS & NOTES
Family Night This Week Our lesson for this week will be “When Life Gets Tough.” Supper is at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Volunteers for April 30th: Meal: TBA; Songs/Prayer: Dave; Storyteller: Patrick; Puppets: Hudson; Memory: Erin; Activity: Huffs.
Ladies Bible Study Our next time together is May 3rd!! I can't wait! The title of our study is "Love in Action" Look up I John 3:17-18 and meditate on these verses, as we prepare for the study! Hope to see you all there and anyone new! Bonnie is hosting in her home and we will begin at 10:00. –Sarah
UP Men’s Bible Study Men from all the congregations of the UP are invited to our Bible Study/Fellowship lunch on Tuesday, May 6th at 10:30 am. The study is being hosted by Escanaba this month. Patrick will be presenting the lesson.
Attended Nursery during the Sermon Families with children age 4 and under are welcome to have their children join the other little ones in the nursery during the sermon. It’s hard for the little ones to sit still for the entire worship hour. This allows for the parents to stay in the auditorium and hear the lesson from God’s Word.
Christian Closet The Closet will be open to the community on Wednesday, May 7 from 10-1. We need to start collecting food items now for this event. Bring in some non-perishables and put them on the small table by the doors.
Coins for Christ Every Sunday we have the children collect any coins or bills from the audience that will be set aside for our VBS Outreach which will be held on Saturday, June 28 and conclude during Bible class hour on June 29th. We’re planning a big picnic lunch after church that day for our guests and the whole church family!
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Outreach meeting Ladies Bible class
UP Men's Study
UP Men's Retreat
VBS Super Saturday
UP NEWS & NOTES
Newberry Spring Sing The Newberry church invites other UP churches as well as churches in the northern Lower Peninsula to their annual singing fellowship. It will be held this coming Saturday, April 26th from 10-2. There’s a potluck lunch—bring something to share! If you would like to ride along with some of us who are going, check with Dave today.
Church Family Retreat hosted by the Menominee church We made plans for our annual Church Family Retreat and thought that if we could give your congregation an invite early enough, maybe some or many of you could join us. The date is Fri, June 20th (check-in) to Mon, June 23rd (check-out) at JD Wells State Park by Cedar River. (More info is posted on the bulletin board)
ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS
Clayton Wert has had a high fever for days. The doctors have not been able to find the cause.
Missy is concerned about having seizures. Please pray for her well-being. Her tests will be on April 28th.
Tom Grant has had some complications from his surgery and some new challenges with thyroid.
Kyle, Jesse, Matt, Jess, Thomas, Troy, Jerod.
Health: Mary Hawkins, Tony (kidney), Jake (back), Bill & Shirley Mills, Steve Clark; Cancer: Rose Beauchamp, Christy Robinson, Cheryl Coble, Marcia Frederick, Mary Ann Poe, June Westerburg, Norah, and Jeanette Pierce.
Any updates on our Continued Concerns? Please call or e-mail so we can refresh our concerns to the Lord. Call 233-0065; E-mail email@example.com.