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"This Week" with Pastor Frank... March 21, 2018

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!  This past week we looked at serving God "In this World" (the sermon title) and moving into the Kingdom.  Additionally, I spoke about why I love the Bible, with it's many hard and beautiful passages, all coming from our Lord.  As we continue in these last days of a holy Lent, may we all draw closer the God and have a greater hunger for His Word.  

Starting tomorrow is a Men's Walk to Emmaus and we have FIVE of our members going as pilgrims and two who are staffing!  God is doing great things here in Lake Houston UMC!  Please be in prayer for team leaders Doug Spitz and Jay Jackson, and pilgrims Derek Thibodeaux,  Brett McGregor, Ken Burns, George Wilkinson and Kris Hyden.  

Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday, the remembrance of Jesus entering Jerusalem and being greeted as a king by many of the poor and by his followers.  We'll look additionally at a prophecy from Isaiah 50: 4-9.  This week's sermon is titled "Set My Face Like Flint".  Jesus determined to be obedient to his calling, no matter the cost.  I pray for myself and all who desire to follow Jesus that we may be that faithful.  

Holy Week  begins, and we have a beautiful Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm with special music by the choir.  We will celebrate the Lord's Table.  It was on Thursday, after all, that Jesus celebrated that Passover meal and gave the instructions that became our Communion service.

On Friday we will have two readings of the Passion of Jesus from the Gospel of John, at noon and at 7 pm.  This is a straight reading, with parts assigned, of the Gospel text.  Those who have come in past years can attest to the power of these words, and they begin to come alive when we read in parts.  Parts will be assigned as folks come in, but if you would like to be a reader either at noon or 7 pm, please let me know.

Easter Sunday with dawn with a 7 am celebration led by our Revolution Youth in the parking lot!  (Bring a lawn chair.)  We'll have two more services at 8:30 and 10:45.  Come and see...

May God bless all of you, and grant you peace.

Faithfully in Jesus Christ,

Pastor Frank 

Listen to Audio Sermons here  | frankcoats.blogspot.com

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