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Continued from page 1 WEEK IN WORSHIP APRIL 1 –APRIL 7

See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

SUNDAY:

Easter Worship Now This Changes Everything 10:30 A.M.

Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.

WHY THE PAST DOESN’T MEAN WHAT IT USED TO MEAN

April 1, 2018

The Resurrection: New Reality MONDAY: 9:00 A.M.

Sister’s Quilting

4:00 P.M.

Tae Kwon Do

7:00 P.M.

Deacon’s Meeting

TUESDAY: 10:00 A.M. Men’s Bible Study 10:00 A.M. Women’s Spring Bible Study

““For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16 ~

This is Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter when we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, God’s Son. In fact, most of you will be reading this on Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins, 2,000 years ago. We are assured of forgiveness of our sins and peace with God because of His death on the cross and His resurrection. When we make Jesus Lord of our lives, we receive eternal life. That’s why we celebrate Easter and what the promise of John 3:16 is all about. I love how this verse begins: “For God so loved the world that he gave…” God gave the most valuable gift, His son. But why did He do it? Because He loves us. See, when you love someone, you give your best. In just a few days we will gather to celebrate the love God showed and continues to show. It’s an opportunity to worship God and express our gratitude for all that He has done for us. It will be a joyful and thankful time. Isaac Watts’ hymn, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, is an excellent example of what our mindset should be. Here are the lyrics: When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.

PASTORAL STAFF Terrell Eldreth Scott Terry

Senior Pastor Worship Pastor

Don Gagnon

Youth Pastor

Stewardship Meeting

8:00 A.M.

Gideons

5:45 P.M.

Awana

6:00 P.M.

Bible Study/Prayer

6:00 P.M.

Impact Youth

This week as we celebrate Easter, I encourage you to give in the spirit of this hymn. For God so loved that He gave His very best! Let’s give our very best as well. Give through our church and give to fruit-bearing ministries like the North American Mission Board through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Your generosity allows us to provide for children’s ministries that target kids who are unchurched in our public schools, scholarships for teens to attend summer camp, support for our church replant — Generations Church in Cordes Lakes — and support for so many other local, state, national and international ministries that make an eternal difference though First Southern.

Blessings on your week as you reflect on the impact that the Easter event has made not only on the world, but on your life as well — and let’s meet in worship together Sunday morning for a great Easter Celebration — Road to Calvary.

THURSDAY: 6:30 A.M. Men’s Small Group Study 4:30 P.M. Tae Kwon Do

OFFICE CONTACT & HOURS Monday—Friday

Pastor Terrell P.S. This Sunday will launch the Sermon Series I have planned for the rest of April.

8:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

In the Word of God we encounter a few truths to which we can only respond: Now This Changes Everything.

Phone: 928-772-7218 Email: fsbcpv@firstsouthernpv.org

• Morning Worship Service 10:30 A.M.

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5:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. Women’s Evening Bible Study

• Bible Study 9:00 A.M.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,

Good News Club @ Granville

WEDNESDAY:

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.

3:30 P.M.

You can hear an excellent version of this hymn performed by Mercy Me.

• Evening Worship Service 6:00 P.M.

DEACONS OF THE WEEK

One example is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. His victory over death and the grave changes everything we once believed about the meaning of life.

IF YOU NEED HELP OR ASSISTANCE

Deacon Team of the Week: BRUCE PUFFER JOHN KANG

Another example is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. His presence in our lives changes everything about what it means to have a personal relationship with God. This series looks at some of the most significant “Now-This-Changes-Everything” moments in Scripture — helping us to consider how these moments should affect our lives going forward.

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Our choir is excited for the opportunity to present the Road to Calvary musical this Easter Sunday. We have enjoyed rehearsing it and we believe that you will enjoy it at well. As we rehearse each time, one of the things that we keep in mind is that we are delivering a message, and we want to do everything we can to make sure that the message gets through loud and clear, because it is the most important message that anyone can ever hear. Each of the songs we will sing speaks to some aspect of a creator God who became a man, lived among us, suffered and was crucified, and rose again; all in order that we might join Him in eternal life. The music we will sing is enjoyable, but the message we will share is life-changing. It is our hope that all will hear and believe that He is risen! He is risen indeed! Pastor Scott Terry

ORDER OF EASTER WORSHIP SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018

NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION

Volunteer as a member of the VBS Team. Everyone is a welcomed & valuable team member in this exciting children’s outreach ministry. To join the team please mark your connection card or call the church office at (928) 772-7218.

children’s building renovation fund Received Last Sunday: Given to Date:

“Low in the Grave He Lay”

Young Adults: College & Career

6:00 P.M. Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer

Adults:

Men’s and Women’s:

Saint Givers - Senior Adult Men Ruth Class - Senior Adult Ladies Hope - Singles & Single Again Prayer Warriors - Young Adults Faith - Adults

Infant - 6th grade Youth (7 - 12th grades)

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M. Bible Study (Women’s returning May 27) 8:00 A.M. Breakfast Every 3rd Saturday

Gear Up! Get Ready! Game On!

JUNE 4 - 11 9AM - NOON REGISTER ONLINE AT www.firstsouthernpv.org For Children 3 years old - 6th grade.

$4,750.00

Goal:

$6,000.00

“Famous One” “My Redeemer Lives”

$90 $23,180

It is our desire that this weekly email will boost communication and increase awareness of activities available for your participation and enjoyment. Requested submissions to be included in the Weekly Connections e-Newsletter should be submitted no later than Wednesday at Noon to fsbcpv@firstsouthernpv.org.

If you are interested in serving on the Baptism Committee or on the Usher Team, sign-up at the Welcome Table

THE ROAD TO CALVARY FSBC Praise Choir

Remember to CHECK-IN on Facebook or

Now This Changes Everything

any other social media sites during your fellowship with us.

WHY THE PAST DOESN’T MEAN WHAT IT USED TO MEAN The Resurrection: New Reality We Bring Our Gifts In Worship

Ladies!

Spring is the time for new beginnings.

We have two Bible Study opportunities available! Don’t miss it! Sign up on your connection card or call the church office

VBS 2018 The Game Plan

Given To Date:

IT CHANGES EVERTHING

Thursdays, 6:30 A.M. Men’s Small Group Study 6:00 P.M. Women’s Bible Study (Beginning April 5)

Children:

Scripture Reading & Prayer 1 Peter 1:3 Casey Danner

Dear Friends –

Join the team

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, March 27-May 15 “Becoming A Woman of Prayer,” by Cynthia Heald. Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in Room 202, April 5 - May 17 “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer Babysitting available for the evening Bible Study upon request.

ONLINE GIVING FSBCPV is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Simply follow these easy steps: 1.Visit the church website at firstsouthernpv.org 2. Click on the Give Now button at the bottom of the page, 3. Click on the Create Profile button, then 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile & to schedule your offerings. TEXT TO GIVE — 928-237-7218 And now you can also text your offerings! To get started, visit the church website at firstsouthernpv.org locate the link to our online giving page & create a profile. if you haven’t already, be sure to opt in to send text offerings. You will receive a confirmation text & email with instructions on how to text offerings.

2820 N. Pleasant View Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-772-7218 fsbcpv@firstsouthernpv.org www.firstsouthernpv.org Senior Pastor Terrell Eldreth: 928-277-4769 Cell: 619-244-6265 PastorTerrell@firstsouthernpv.org Worship Pastor Scott Terry: 928-458-6470 PastorScott@firstsouthernpv.org Youth Pastor Don Gagnon: 928-899-9722 PastorDon@firstsouthernpv.org To be removed from future mailings, please reply to this email and type “unsubscribe” in the Subject line.

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