Preparing for Worship – Apr 26

from Mark Hoffman

There is A LOT to be excited about this week, and A LOT to be praying and preparing for this week as well. Read on…

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! 1 Peter 1:3

It’s the first Sunday after Easter, and we gather this week continuing to worship in the living hope of Christ’s resurrection! Following our opening song, Resurrecting, our reading based on Scripture from 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 1 Peter 1:3, and 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 reminds us of the gospel message of victory in our risen Lord Jesus Christ. We respond together in song with Resurrection Power and Death Was Arrested.

After a special Kids’ Time, Mark Hoffman will be preaching this week from John 4:1-42 with a message entitled “Look Like Jesus.” Our response to the Word is a prayer to the Lord in song, Build My Life. We are truly blessed to have calligraphy artist Timothy Botts share his talents with us as we worship through our Giving, and we are excited to celebrate Baptisms this week as well! We will conclude our time of worship with some brief announcements, and a Benediction.

And after all of this, don’t forget about our lunch and MCF Business Meeting following the service. See, I told you there was A LOT to be excited about… and A LOT to pray and prepare for, too! Please use the links above to help prepare your heart and mind for gathered worship. Please be in prayer for Dan Kyriak and Jim Herold as they co-lead worship this Sunday. Be praying for our guest Timothy Botts, and for those giving their public testimony through baptism. And please be in prayer for the guy preaching this week, too! Above all, be praying for our church. As David writes in Psalm 122:8-9:

For my brothers and companions’ sake

   I will say, “Peace be within you!”

For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,

   I will seek your good.

Let’s seek the good of MCF in our prayers, knowing that we are His dwelling place and that we exist to glorify Him. See you on Sunday… Mark