Dear praying friend,
It looks like Spring is here! It’s about a month late in Missouri. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share our latest newsletter with you—and I hope you’re blessed by it. As you’ll read, Lord willing I’ll be taking a ministry trip to the Central European Conference in Hungary and another week in Switzerland. We’re so thankful to have a quarter of our trip paid for! If you would like to help with the additional $1,500 for that trip, we would really appreciate it.
We are so thankful to have your prayers and support.
|15-Apr||Mike McOrmond||Reflecting the LIGHT of Christ||Matthew 5:14-16; II Cor. 3:18|
|22-Apr||Don White||Loving God and One Another||Mark 12:30-31; John 13:31-35|
|29-Apr||Don White||Inviting Others to Experience Christ||Ruth 1-2|
|6-May||Don White||Gathering Together to Worship God & Learn His Word||Eph. 4:19; Col. 3:16; I Tim. 4:11-16|
|13-May||Don White||Honoring God in All We Do||Ex. 20:12; I Cor. 10:31; Titus 3:1-2|
|20-May||Don White||Training Disciples for Ministry||Luke 6:37-42|
|27-May||Don White||Stones of Remembrance||Exodus 12:21-28|
|(Memorial Day Weekend)|
Easter falls on April 1 this year, and that’s no joke! Find out what’s happening the rest of the month by clicking the link for the April Printable Calendar!
The Second Reformed Church of Marion (3757 Mill Street) invites you to celebrate Easter with us on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Here is our schedule of events:
7:00-7:30AM Sunrise Service at Marion Town Park
7:45-8:00AM Coffee Time in the SRC Gym
8:00-9:00AM Easter Breakfast in the SRC Gym
9:30-10:45AM Easter Worship Service in the Church
Join us as we celebrate our risen Lord Jesus!
You are invited to join us this Sunday morning at 9:30AM and be inspired by the “All In” Love of Jesus that fueled His servanthood, sacrificial death, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances.
|Date||Speaker||“The All In Love of Jesus” Sermon Series||Text|
|25-Mar||Don White||The Full Extent of His Love||Mark 11:1-11|
|29-Mar||Don White||The Full Experience of His Cross||Mark 15:21-39|
|1-Apr||Don White||The Full Expectation of His Empty Tomb||Mark 16:1-13|
|8-Apr||Don White||The Full Empathy of His Appearances||John 20-21|
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….
A time to be born, and a time to die;” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,2).
This past February, Carolee’s mother, Lynne Munson, passed on to be with the Lord after suffering with cancer for the last couple of years. She was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and is now with Him never to suffer those pains again! Carolee had felt a very strong pressing from the Lord to fly to the United States in January to help Lynne, who was living alone, and now we are so thankful that Carolee got to be with her mom in the last few weeks of her life and at the time of her passing. What a glorious and sure hope we have, all that believe and put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. I’m afraid that most people don’t take death or their relationship with God seriously, so it is all of our jobs to get the gospel to as many as we can before it’s too late.
I like to play tennis for exercise, and last week I was able to witness to a new partner the other day after he beat me! Please pray for Israel, a very nice man who listened to me tell him a bit about the book of Revelation, and what was going to happen in the great tribulation. He actually said it scared him and wanted to know why God would do those things to us. I asked him to read the book of Revelation in order get him in the Bible, and I plan on talking to him again soon.
In eleven years on the field, I have never taken a full year furlough, just twice I have been to the US for a few months for our daughters’ weddings and Rebekah’s graduation, but at the direction of the Lord, we will be taking a five month furlough from April to last week of August. We will be in New York in April, in Pennsylvania in May, and Ohio in June–after that, I´m not sure of our schedule. If you would like me to come and give an update or preach I would be glad to do so. Obviously, I cannot get to all of our supporters as they are spread all over the U.S., as much as I would love to see all of you. If you would like to have me come, please contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to be able to come.
Sincerely the Schwaderer family