special fellowship honoring Pastor Art Gatewood.
We wish him God's blessings in retirement and are
grateful for the three and one-half years he has been
"You are the light of the world. In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16
FROM PASTOR ART
Will You Trust
The celebration of the
Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter, is the oldest holy day on the Christian
calendar. The date corresponds to the
much older Jewish observance of Passover.
We gather in our sanctuary
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm, for a candlelight observance of the Last
Supper. This year Easter is observed
Sunday, April 16.
Easter Sunday children and others
are invited to bring yard flowers to our sanctuary, on your way to Sunday
school or worship, and an adult will help you fasten your flowers to the large
cross in the front. Our “flowering of the cross” is a reminder that, though Jesus died on a
cross, his death is not the last word to us.
We rejoice in the Biblical affirmation that “the tomb was empty. He is risen!”
April is my last month with you
as your pastor. On either side of
Easter, I am preaching a three part message in light of the official end of our
3 ½ year relationship. Based upon Paul’s letter, I Corinthians
12:12 and following, I will ask you
“Will You Trust God with Your Past? Will
You Trust God with Your Present, and Will You Trust God with Your Future?”
It has been my privilege to serve
as your pastor since August 2013. My
relationship with you has been deeply fulfilling for me. I am already beginning to grieve the parting
of our ways May 1st.
Yet I believe the Lord has great
plans for YPPC in the months and years to come.
You have an excellent and experienced pastor in the Rev. Dr. William
(Chip) Summers, ready to serve as your next pastor. His resume is included in this newsletter.
As I said in a recent sermon, my
overwhelming feeling about my relationship with you is Gratitude. I thank you, and I thank God, for the honor
of serving as your pastor.
Grace, Peace, Joy -- Pastor Art
The items of the month needed for the food pantry are bags of egg noodles. Donations may be left on the book cart in the hallway. Thank you to all ...
Posted Mar 5, 2017, 5:46 PM by YPPC Admin
Youth Ministry Meetings
Restoration Church has a weekly Youth Ministry meeting Thursdays at 6:00pm on the second floor of the YPPC Ministry Center. YPPC youth are also invited to attend.
Posted Mar 31, 2015, 6:55 PM by YPPC Admin