Palm Sunday “Live Stream” with Prelude (9:25AM, Sunday, April 5)

The Palm Sunday April 5th sermon will be “live streamed” at our normal worship service time of 9:30AM Sunday. However, we encourage you to login at 9:25AM to get settled in and enjoy the piano prelude music we are adding this week. Due to coronavirus restrictions are regular Palm Sunday worship service in the church has been cancelled, as well as Maundy Thursday Supper, Good Friday Gatherings, Sunrise Service in the Park, and Easter Service in the church. Once again, you are invited to view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 4 ways. 

1) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:30AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion

2) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion

3) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to: youtube.com

4) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications. We purchased another microphone this week that should help improve sound quality. We will be adding a Prelude and Benediction. Thank you to our Live Steam Ministry Crew (Pastor Don, Preacher; Dave & Denise Skidmore, Facebook Live Stream & YouTube; Shawn Burditt, Website Audio Recording; Judy White, Pianist). We hope that this virtual sermon will encourage you to walk closely with the Lord Jesus and stay connected with your church family during these challenging days.

Sermon Title: The Shout of Victory

Text: John 19:23-30

Theme: Jesus pronounced His people’s redemption accomplished.

I. He speaks as God’s Chief ____________ & __________________.

A. His Word, It is finished speaks on God’s behalf.

B. It is finished declares all that was written was as good as accomplished.

II. He speaks as our God-appointed ___________ __________ _________.

A. It is finished testifies He accomplished His incarnation’s goal.

B. God confirmed it by signs on Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost & our 2nd birthday.

III. He speaks as all-conquering _____________ _____ _______________.

A. Our Lord & Law-Giver’s declaration means He fulfilled all righteousness.

B. Our King has crushed the Serpent’s head, broken Satan’s power.

Questions for Study

How might those hearing Jesus’ declaration It is finished have interpreted what He was saying?  Might some such as His enemies have ironically heard it as lamenting a failed mission or frustrated life plan?

At the time, did His friends understand what He meant?  See:  Luke 24:21; John 2:18-22; 12:16.

What is His 6th Word’s effect on God’s many promises to forgive believers’ sins, properly bury our regrets over our sinful pasts?   How can we use His Word It is finished when we or one we’re encouraging is plagued with false guilt or regret over their past?  How does His Word tie in with Micah 7:18-20?

Succeeding generations can be quite adept at destroying the noble work of previous generations, witness generations-long attempts to overthrow our constitutional republic & discredit historic figure long revered for their work.  Can Jesus’ work on the Cross ever be undone?  See Hebrews 7:27; 9:12, 26; 10:10, 12.

How does John 17:1ff reflect on Jesus’ 6th Word?

How is Jesus’ finished work of redemption reflected in the change of Memorial Meal/Sacrament, from Passover to the Lord’s Supper?

Hautle Happenings – March 2020

Dear praying friend,

What a roller coaster of a month we’ve all had. It’s good to know COVID-19 hasn’t taken the Lord by surprise.
Please find our latest newsletter attached. A few up-to-date developments:
  1. We were asked to create a special devotional book specifically for the CEF Coronavirus page (https://www.cefonline.com/covid19/) It should go up within the next few days.
  2. As COVID-19 has hit Europe hard, we’re also busy with emergency materials there. Please pray we can provide these items quickly in many languages.
Thank you so much for standing with us.
Blessings,
-Brent, Jen, Amy and Christopher

Online Giving & Other Giving Options

During the quarantine, while worship services are only being offered online, those who seek to worship the Lord through giving offerings are invited to contribute in 1 of 4 ways:

1) ONLINE GIVING- A virus free way to contribute is through our “EasyTithe” online giving platform at: www.srcmarion.org/donate (Rick Kelley would gladly assist anyone who needs some coaching on how to get started.)

2) BANK BILL PAY- Arrangements can be made directly with your bank to automatically send checks to the church office. This service is usually free to use with no postage charges.

3) MAIL- Checks can be mailed to Second Reformed Church, P.O. Box 32, Marion, NY 14505.

4) DROP OFF- Our church office will be open from 8:30AM-12:30PM and 1:30-3:30PM Monday through Thursday.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office at 315-926-4235.

CompassCare – Walk for Life 2020

New York’s Attorney General declares abortion an essential service. CompassCare’s truly essential, life-saving services continue. Just in the last few days, 34 women seriously considering abortion received ethical and compassionate medical care at CompassCare.
This is why the largest pro-life event in NY, CompassCare’s Walk for Life, must go on. Due to Coronavirus concerns the in-person park event is pivoting to a live #WalkOn Webcast, Saturday, May 2 from 9:30-10:30 A.M.
CompassCare is expecting 7,000 pro-life Christians from across Western New York to participate in the #WalkOn Webcast. The webcast also will be broadcast live via radio, in Rochester (107.1 FM / 990 AM) and in Buffalo (99.5 FM / 970 AM).
Church of Western New York, keep helping women, keep saving babies – #WalkOn.

SRC “Live Streaming” Sermon (9:30AM, SUNDAY, March 29)

Please note that we will be “live streaming” at our normal worship service time of 9:30AM Sunday. Due to coronavirus restrictions are regular worship service has been cancelled. Once again, you are invited to view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 3 ways. 

1) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:30AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion

2) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion

3) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications and be patient as we work out the technicalities of our live broadcasts. We purchased a special microphone this week that should help improve sound quality. Thank you to our Live Steam Ministry Crew (Pastor Don, Preacher; Dave & Denise Skidmore, Facebook Live Stream; Shawn Burditt, Website Audio Recording). We hope that this virtual sermon will encourage you to walk closely with the Lord Jesus and stay connected with your church family during these challenging days.

Title: The Call of Distress

Theme: Our Savior Testified “I thirst.”

Main Text: John 19:23-29

I.  I thirst testifies His _______________.

A. In two ways: it looks back, & it reflects His return.

B. I thirst—He’s speaking again, He’s back from the depths.

II.  I thirst testifies His ________________.

A. Jesus spoke these words in order to fulfill Scripture.

B. I thirst testifies His submission in another way too.

III.  I thirst testifies His ________________.

A. By this word our Lord begins gathering up strength to make His victory declaration.

B. I thirst testifies Jesus’ success in accomplishing salvation.

Questions for Study:

For what condition/situation does Scripture use the terms thirst, hunger?

What happens if/when we try to address our physical thirst with remedies not created/designed to address it?  E.g., drink sea water when thirsty?

How does this aptly illustrate self-salvation attempts/secular counseling and the spiritual state of the person thereafter?  What kind of thirsts do those in Hell endure?  See Luke 16:16-31.

How is our Lord’s enduring of terrible thirst on the Cross redemptive for those who belong to Him?  How can spiritual thirst be a good thing?  See Psalms 42, 43, 63.

How does God make people thirsty through evangelism?  How can we be instrumental in doing this?  See: John 4:7-42; Acts 2:14-36, etc.

News from the Fields – March 2020

 

In one week so much has changed!

#1 Our family moved out of our apartment which was in the main building, and now live in a house at the bottom of the hill on the school property. You should’ve seen all the students who showed up to help us move, it was AMAZING! We love our new home and we have already hosted scads of students.

#2 Because of the virus, the classrooms closed and the students all watched the classes on-line in groups around campus. We got to have our living room full of students every morning this week. Dave taught to an empty classroom, but It was fun seeing Dave live on our tv while the students all watched.

#3 Today, because of the virus, the students are being asked to move home this weekend. The classes will continue to be live streamed every day on-line, but we are so sad to have the school shut down for the rest of the semester. Reece and his class-mates will be missing their banquet, senior project, graduation, and 2 months of Bible School amazing-ness.

PLEASE PRAY:
#1 Everyone is scrambling to pack and quickly saying many good byes to dear friends.

#2 Many people are scrambling to know where they are actually moving to. We opened our home to a few international students who can’t get home, but dozens more are totally unsure of next steps. There have been Christians in the area who are offering their homes as places to stay.

#3 Everyone is numb with a layer of sadness over everything for all their loss. We all feel that, and know how to pray for them.

#4 Please pray for the students as they continue their classes on-line from home. Please pray for the teachers here as they continue to teach every day in front of a live camera in an empty classroom. Everyone needs prayer these days!

We know that God is so very good. He also does only good. Even though we are hurting, and don’t understand, we know He is always trustworthy, and will work this storm out for good. He alone can do that.

Our love,
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

   

 

The Schwaderer News – March 2020

Doug Schwaderer Family
Missionaries to the Canary Islands

March 2020
The Lord has graciously been blessing our church services that we currently hold at our home until we can rent a suitable location. My good friend Leo, whom I have known for ten years, has started to bring his wife and daughter to faithfully attend our church. This was an answer to prayer! Leo and I have studied and evangelized together on many occasions, and he is a great encouragement to us. He has already brought visitors to church. One of them, nineteen-year-old Gilberto, listens intently. Leo was going to bring a Cuban couple this past Sunday, but now with the coronavirus we are under  an official lockdown, with the presidential mandate not to leave our houses except for emergencies, food, and medicine. Please pray for the salvation of Gilberto, and Sonia, a little eleven-year-old girl in the neighborhood who adores Leanna like a sister and spends a lot of time at our house.  She has come to church twice, and I know that God is dealing with her. Pray for her parents, Domingo and Janet, to be saved as well.
Gustavo, Cidini, and Oscar have all been saved recently in the prison. Juan, who is in the prison, (and our church member), is still on fire for the Lord. He is always asking for tracts and new testaments to hand out to as many as he can. He is really growing strong in the Lord, and still says he doesn’t want to leave, because he loves witnessing to everyone!
Frankel obtained a job. He had been praying and looking for work for over six months; and is very happy that God has supplied his need. We used to pick him up every Sunday to come to church but now he has bought a car and has obtained all of his legal documents to stay here in Tenerife, as he immigrated from Venezuela. He and his wife Maria have been faithful to evangelize with us on Saturdays and are hungry for the word. Frankel helps with leading the music and will be filling in when we go to the states this summer for a few months for Rebekah’s college graduation, wedding, and Leanna’s high school graduation—that is, if we can actually leave the island. Much of this is still up in the air depending on the travel restrictions and limited number of flights actually leaving the island. Our tickets are for April 29th. Please pray about this for us, and that God will use this time of uncertainty to open up peoples’ hearts to receive the gospel.
May the Lord richly bless all of you,
The Schwaderer family
We also received a Bible study lesson, completed by an inmate who was on suicide watch and not allowed to have a writing utensil. He tore letters from various papers/magazines/books to complete the answers.  What creativity in completing the study with materials he had on hand.

SRC “Live Streaming” Sermon (9:15AM, Saturday)

You are invited to experience a “first” time experience in the 110 year history of SRC. Due to the coronavirus cancellation of our Sunday morning worship service, we are going to “Live Stream” Pastor Don preaching “The Cry of Forsakenness” (Matthew 27:45-46). This is the next sermon in our series entitled “Christ’s Seven Last Words from the Cross.”

Facebook Live is a feature of the Facebook social network that uses the camera on a mobile device to broadcast real-time video to Facebook. Did you know that SRC has over 200 followers of our Facebook page? So, we are going to make good use of this tool to broadcast the sermon at 9:15AM, Saturday, March 21. We are offering you 3 options to view/hear the sermon:

1) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:15AM, Saturday by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion

2) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you, for example Sunday morning: facebook.com/srcmarion

3) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website:  sermons.srcmarion.org

Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications and be patient as we work out the technicalities of our first live broadcast. We hope that this virtual sermon will encourage you to walk closely with the Lord Jesus and stay connected with your church family during these challenging days.