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Hi BVC’ers!!

The wonderful world of wacky weather! It has finally caught up to me — I’ve been sick (and it hasn’t even been fun!). Whenever I hear of someone getting sick, I immediately think of the 23rd Psalm. Especially the part that says “He MAKES ME lie down in green pastures.” Seems that God is always in the business of getting us to slow down and listen for His still small voice. So I’ve been following the orders of my doctor (Janice) and her trusty nurse (Holly) in making sure that I can be back at full speed very soon. However, there are things which I have to acknowledge and that’s not to rush back too soon (and suffer some sort of relapse). In the meantime, I’ve had lots of chances to pray and meditate upon God’s Word. Today’s verse (James 1:12) exhorted me to remain steadfast and that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Slowly but surely, we get there … all along the way we need to keep our focus and direction because life can sure throw you a curve (like being sick) every once-in-a-while!

FINGERPRINTING is coming up this Saturday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m. You should have received your form from David Knoblich this past Sunday in person (or this week in the mail). If you haven’t, no worries — just come on Saturday and we’ll have extra forms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIFE GROUP meets TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Janice Austin will be leading! MISSIONS LIFE GROUP meets tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. with Dennis Wilkison leading. 412 ZONE meets on Friday evening (youth from 1st grade through high school) at 7 p.m.

COMMUNITY FAMILY FESTIVAL is happening on Saturday, March 26, from Noon-3 p.m. This is a great time of outreach into our community and surrounding area to minister to them the day before Easter. If you’d like to assist in any capacity, please see Raud de Silva. There will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby this Sunday, March 20.

EASTER SUNDAY is coming! Plan on inviting someone to attend with you!!

2ND HARVEST FOOD BANK is happening on Wednesday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m. There will be NO Wednesday Life Group that week. The address is 4001 N. First Street — we have 15 spaces available. Bread of Life Church will be joining us as well!

Have a great rest of the week — see you Sunday!
Love, Pastor Chuck