Memory is an important part of the human experience. God created our minds in such a way that we can store information regarding past events and recall that information in the future. These facts range from the mundane tasks of life, such as brushing our teeth every day because we learned the necessity of doing so in the past, to more profound concepts, such as the sacrifices made by American soldiers throughout history who fought and died to protect others in our nation and world.
On Monday, May 25, our country will remember those valiant soldiers who donned the uniform of service to their fellowman, and gave their lives for freedom, a cause they deemed greater than themselves. We remember their great sacrifices, and acknowledge the biblical precept of laying down our lives for others (John 15:13).
On Sunday, Christians will gather to remember the One who taught us to sacrifice for others. Jesus lived a life of service, spending His time on earth doing good (Acts 10:38), teaching truth (John 6:63; Ephesians 4:21), and ultimately giving His perfect life as an atonement for our sins (John 10:18).
There are many memorials man observes throughout his days. But there is none so important as the one commanded by God: the Lord’s supper (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Let us not fail to remember the supreme sacrifice, and let us proclaim His death until He comes!
Adapted from an article by Matt Clifton, McCrory, AR church of Christ
ESCANABA NEWS & NOTES
Family Night—May 27th This Wednesday evening we meet for supper at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Marc will continue the discussion of the parable about the Samaritan. Read the parable found in Luke 10:25-37 before Family Night this week. Our Memory Work for this week is John 1:5. Volunteers this week: Meal: Erin; Songs/prayer: Dave; Parable study: Marc; Memory: ______.
MEMORY WORK FOR THIS WEEK 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
Special Guest Speaker May 31st Patrick and Sarah O’Neal and family will be with us next Sunday. Patrick will be giving us an update on the Ministry Training he’s receiving at Harding University during the 10:00 Bible Class, and then he’ll present a lesson from God’s Word during the worship hour. We’re supporting them financially as a congregation, and many are personally assisting them, as well.
Hope at the Inn (HATI) The local efforts by area churches to be sure homeless people are given a warm place to stay at night have been helpful. Roger Good is going to share more about the program and how we can help. His informational presentation will be after church service on Sunday, June 7th. Everyone is encouraged to stay and learn about how we can help offer “Hope at the Inn.”
VBS at the Escanaba Church We’re scheduled for Saturday, June 20th from 9:00-2:30. Start a list of kids you can invite to this fun-filled day as we learn about Joseph and Jesus!
Community Lunch at Salvation Army Kitchen The next date we’re scheduled to host the Community Lunch is Saturday, July 18th.
ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS
Loretta Iverson is doing rehab at Christian Park Center. She’s in 209A.
Andersons request prayer for Frank who has many serious problems. Also his family. He’s in his 80’s.
Bonnie’s co-worker’s brother-in-law had a heart attack. Melissa Metor has been having migraine headaches.
Missy Metor is now having back therapy.
Rosie and Karleigh are doing a job search. Pray that all goes well.
Traveling this week: Jason & Erin and the O’Neal family. Eric, Stephanie, Peter, Kyle, Jesse, Matt, Jess, Thomas.
Health: Sara Wert, Troy Belanger, Judy Wiltzius, Andrea Way, Carole, Theresa, Alyce Jean; Cancer: Lori Gardener, Christi Robinson, Bob Johnson, Dan Conner, Fred Coates, Janet Gazan, Tracie Frappier, Alisia Roland, Tony Fittante, Rose Beauchamp, Mary Ann Poe, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.