SPECIAL MUSIC - The Word Was God - Chancel Choir
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP - Pastor Kim Engelmann
READING - Why Do They Have To Change? - Terri Dias
Praise To The Lord, The Almighty
READING - Genesis 1:14 & 8:22 - Greg Prow
This Is My Father’s World
RESPONSIVE READING - Ecclesiastes 3 - Mike & Karen Clark
READING - We Celebrate the Season of Spring! - Pastor Kim Engelmann
SOLO - O Magnify the Lord - Kelly Walker
READING - Ryan Eshoff
Christ, The Lord, Is Risen Today
READING - Julie Regan
In Christ Alone
READING - We Celebrate the Season of Summer! - Pastor Kim Engelmann
SPECIAL MUSIC - Summertime - Karen Eshoff, Clarinet
READING - Isaiah 25:4 - Kayla Bonser
SPECIAL MUSIC - Zaccheus Was A Wee Little Man - Bell Choir
SPECIAL MUSIC - I Have Decided To Follow Jesus - Children’s Choir with Ryan Eshoff
READING - Psalm 121:5-7 - Robbie Smith
SPECIAL MUSIC - Turn Your Eyes - Children’s Choir Benjamin Chen, Violin
READING - Isaiah 43:19 (NASB) - Chris Engelmann
READING - We Celebrate the Season of Fall! - Pastor Kim Engelmann
Now Thank We All Our God
READING - Genesis 8:22 - Doug Gips
SPECIAL MUSIC - This Is My Word - Chancel Choir
ANNOUNCEMENTS & GREETING - Pastor Kim Engelmann
OFFERING - He’s Always Been Faithful - Bob Harrison
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
READING - Judy McDowell
SPECIAL MUSIC - Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? - Chancel Choir
SPECIAL MUSIC - He’ll Do It Again - Kimeral Anthony
PRAYER - Dan Yuen
SPECIAL MUSIC - Otche Nash - Chancel Choir
READING - We Celebrate The Season of Winter! - Pastor Kim Engelmann
It Is Well With My Soul
READING - Psalm 74:16-17 - Kristi Pierce
SPECIAL MUSIC - Every Season - Kristi Pierce
REFLECTION - Pastor Kim Engelmann
SPECIAL MUSIC - Let The World Sing Gloria - Chancel Choir
BENEDICTION - Pastor Kim Engelmann
POSTLUDE - Fantasy on Hyfrydol - Rebecca Harrison
``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; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted, A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh....'' (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4).
As the seasons of the year, so are the seasons of life.
Death is far from the mind in springtime, when new life is seen all around, and life itself is filled with freshness and hope. New leaves adorn the trees, flowers blossom and birds sing, their fragrances and melodies sweetening the air. The "pulseless heart of the buried acorn'' bursts out of the prison walls of its shell and there emerges the beginnings of a mighty oak. All of nature seems to join in the joy of life. Such is spring, a season of life and new beginnings.
Then come the long, hot days of summer. The burdens of life for man and beast cannot be escaped. Wise men make use of their foresight and strength to move purposefully forward. The toils and tasks of summer tax resolve and challenge dreams. It is among the saddest of tragedies that some miss summer's opportunities and glories altogether, as grasshoppers frittering away its opportunities, or as spoiled children ignoring its glories through the blindness of ingratitude. But summer does not last forever, and in due course it too passes.
The beauty of autumn arrives, a favored time of harvests and rewards. But the days are shortening and the shadows are lengthening. The glory of the leaves' myriad colors is short-lived, and they silently fall to the earth. A chill in the wind is a harbinger of the winter that is just ahead. Migratory birds take wing in search of a warmer clime, and the great bears seek for a safe seclusion for their deep sleep called hibernation.
At last and inevitably, the frosts of winter come. The frigid blasts of winds and rain sweep across mountains and plains, hills and valleys, city streets and the countryside. The grasshoppers and tenderest plants are the first to die, but many hearty creatures succumb and even the stately oaks' and elms' limbs are barren and appear lifeless.
We reflect on the seasons, not to see and say that we shall die, but to luxuriate in the thought that there is another springtime. I am as confident of life after death as I am of the spring that follows winter. The latter I have seen many times, but the former is even more assured by the immutable promise of the Almighty God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ himself from the dead. (I Peter 1:3,4; Acts 17:30-31) Thanks be to God for this unspeakable hope.
-- Via The Bulletin of The North Courtenay Church of Christ, Vol. I, December 28, 1997, No. 52
By Jere E. Frost From Expository Files 14.5; May 2007
WE WELCOME YOU this morning! If you are a first-time visitor, stop by the WELCOME CENTER and pick up a gift mug, and coupons for a free latte and a free Bible.
THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPOTS OPEN FOR HOUSEBOAT CAMP. If you haven’t signed up yet for houseboat camp, it’s not too late. Contact Ryan Eshoff to get a registration packet.
DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED for the Deacon’s Emergency Fund. Please use the envelopes in the pews and mark them “Deacon Emergency Fund”.
ADULT EDUCATION: The Story 201 class will meet in room 15 following this morning’s service. This will be the last class of the series.
FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE GENERAL FUND
· Total YTD offerings received through 4/30/15 $185,655
· 2014 YTD offerings through 4/30/14 $183,844
· 2015 Offerings as a % of 2014 offerings 101.0%
· 2015 YTD offering as a % of budgeted offerings 93.1%
For more information contact Finance Committee Chair Doug Gips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO DIRECTORIES - This year, WVPC will be producing a new photo directory. Sign-ups for photo sittings will start later this month. Sittings are scheduled for August. More information will be coming soon.
Please pray for Peggy Albert and her family as they mourn the passing of her father, Jim Stamper. He went to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2015. There will be a service to remember Jim on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11am, In the WVPC Sanctuary. A reception will follow in McHattie Hall .