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Easter Message

This past Sunday was Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth’s last Sunday at Joy Christian Center. Before the message Pastor Marlan brought farewell sentiments to the congregation. He then preached a brief Easter message. This Sunday Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna were informally installed as the new senior pastors of Joy Christian Center. Both messages are included in this post.

Pastor’s final sermon at JCC

 

 

 

Installment service for Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna

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Palm Sunday

Pastor Marlan brought a wonderful Palm Sunday message Sunday morning. The congregation prayed for Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth following the message, and then celebrated their ministry at JCC with a farewell lunch. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.

Bones

Have you ever thought about what it would sound like to hear hundreds of thousands of bones rattling around? Or what it must’ve looked like to see those same bones join together as if by an invisible hand, and while you watch flesh and skin wrap around those bones? Sounds like a fantastical scene from Dr. Who or something, right? Pastor Marlan talked about Ezekiel’s vision recorded in Ezekiel 37 and how it relates to our lives today as Jesus followers. Click on the arrow to listen to the message. There is some dead air at the beginning, so keep listening!

 

Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin. Don’t forget that next Sunday, February 25th, we’ll be conducting our annual business meeting following the morning service. All JCC members are strongly encouraged to attend. Thanks!

Kindness and Compassion

Most people appreciate it when someone shows them compassion when they goof things up, but it can be difficult to extend the same compassion to others when they make a mess of things. Particularly when what they do adversely affects them. Pastor Marlan’s Sunday message emphasizes the need to treat others with kindness and compassion. Click on the arrow to listen to Sunday’s message.

 

There are some big changes – really big – coming to Joy Christian Center. Our founding pastors, Ruth and Marlan Schoenleben  announced their resignation Sunday morning. They put forth the Children/Youth pastors, Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna Bialik, as candidates for the ministry team who will take over the reins of JCC. Members will vote on this during the upcoming Annual Business meeting February 25th. Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth’s last day will be April 1st, East Sunday of this year. You can click on the arrow below to listen to what the pastors had to say about this upcoming change.

 

Please take time to read this month’s newsletter found on the Publications page of this blog.

Friendship with God

An old song by 3 dog night said that one is the loneliest number. We all need other people. Who are your friends? We all have friends in our family, at work, church, etc. Eventually most of those friends may disappoint us. No matter what others may do, or who might come and go in our live, God is a friend of ours all the time. Click on the arrow to listen to Sunday’s message by Pastor Marlan on friendship with God.

 

Click on the Publications page to read this month’s newsletter.

What Are You Waiting For?

What’s holding you back? What are you waiting for? There is not going to be a perfect time to do what God is calling you to do. Click on the arrow to listen to Pastor Marlan’s Sunday message which helps you think about these questions.

Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin.

Communion

Sunday the JCC family celebrated communion together. Pastor Marlan shared a brief message and several JCC members shared testimonies. We apologize for the lack in quality of the recording.

 

Read this week’s bulletin on the Publications page of this blog.