Brothers and sisters,

It was good to be with you this past weekend as we wondered at the cross and celebrated the empty tomb. He is risen indeed—we serve the living and true God!

Sermon Recap

Last Friday, we reflected on the darkness of the cross. We saw that the cross gives us a better understanding of both ourselves, that we are sinners—and God, that he is righteous and loving. Then, on Sunday morning, we moved from the darkness of the cross to the light of the resurrection. We asked two questions: What is gospel light? and, How do we get it?

 Gospel light is the display of who God is and what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. It is the illuminating truth that Christ took all of our sins upon himself, received the death that we deserved, and overcame that death in his resurrection as the reigning Lord. But how do we get this gospel light? It cannot be self-generated. We cannot earn it. It must be given by the One who said, “Let there be light,” and there was light! (See Gen. 1:3). God makes this light shine into our hearts so that we see its beauty. Let’s spend time in prayer this week, asking the Light-Giver to shine in our hearts by his gospel.

New Connection Classes

This Sunday (April 23rd) we will start a new round of connection classes.

1.) A class on “Financial Stewardship” will be taught by Tad Skinner in the Northeast Wing. Come and learn how we might honor God in the way we manage our finances.

2.) A class on “Loving the Way Jesus Loves” will be taught by Pat Nickel in the Southeast Wing. Come taken an in-depth look at how Jesus exemplified love, and how we might live in love towards our neighbor.

Guest Reception

This Sunday (April 23rd) directly following the service, there will be a “welcome lunch” for visitors and guests in the East Wing of the auditorium. If you are new to Church on Mill or have not yet got plugged in, please come and make a friend!

Membership Class

Saturday, May 6th from 9am – 4pm, we will hold a one-day intensive membership class. If you are considering membership or just want to know more about Church on Mill, this is a great opportunity to learn more. Please RSVP if you plan to attend here.

“The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you…” (Num. 6:25).

Your brother in Christ,

Phil Hoshiwara