Hi everyone! Pastor Mark here withering away in the heat like everyone else. Ice cold lemonade, trips to Dairy Queen, oscillating fans... It must be summertime in Mansfield, Ohio. I hope this weekly message finds you staying as cool as possible and looking forward to one of the best weekends ever at Church Requel.
|Jack and Sheri Nichols|
Party at Jack and Sheri's Home. They were married one month ago and now Jack and Sheri are ready to party. Officially it's called the wedding reception, but knowing the Nichols, this may be THE CR party of the year! Mary Kay checked in with Sheri yesterday and learned that they have rented a beautiful tent for their scenic back yard. The food will be amazing and plentiful. All you need to bring are your congratulations, your appetite and a joyful spirit! The party starts at 1:30 and lasts until 4:30. Mary Kay and I hope to see all of you there!
|Diana, Mike, and Lisa will be baptized Sunday|
Baptisms on Sunday. Our three newest members have all made the decision to be baptized this coming Sunday evening at Church Requel. This worship service will be no less of a celebration than the party on Saturday. Diana, Mike, and Lisa have each recorded a baptism testimonial video, which we'll all watch together before their baptisms. We'll answer 4 questions about baptism in the sermon. I've also prepared a special water-wet children's sermon your kids will not want to miss. We'll sing together, share communion together, pray together, and celebrate new lives in Christ through baptisms. What a wonderful worship experience we have to look forward to!
Prayers at Church Requel. I'm pleased to report that Dick Jourdan came through his triple bypass surgery with flying colors. He will be released from the hospital later this morning. Also good news, little Lincoln Bohnke came through his heart catheterization on Tuesday in good shape. The family learned that Lincoln does not suffer from cardio hypertension. While that is also good news, the report didn't reveal any more clues as to why Lincoln cannot get off the ventilator. Pray for Dick's ongoing recovery and for insight and wisdom for Lincoln's doctors... and for patience for Lincoln's family, who understandably just want answers.
That will wrap up this week's blog post. This will be a fantastic weekend for Church Requel. I'm looking forward to celebrating with you all weekend long! With all love and affection, Pastor Mark.