Gresham Bible Church Update
Easter Sunday is coming up fast (April 21st). Someone recently asked me why the date for Easter moves from year-to-year. Each year Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Some years that is as early as March 22nd and other years as late as April 25th. Why this date? Because it coincides with Passover which follows the lunar calendar. Jesus was crucified during the week of Passover and raised on the first day of the following week; Sunday.
We gather for worship each Sunday morning in celebration of the resurrection. Every Sunday is Resurrection Sunday. However, we mark one Sunday each year as a special holiday to emphasize and delight in the resurrection of our Lord.
This year for Easter Sunday, along with the message we will baptize several new believers and a special worship choir will lead us in two songs at the beginning of our service. It's going to be a great day!
Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC
GBC's Summer Preaching Schedule
I am so proud of our preaching team. Over time the Lord has raised up men in our church (and brought men to our church) who are gifted to preach God's word. Thomas Slawson, Dan Stump, Dave Martin, Eric Wood, Joe Bryant, Mike Dahl, Bob Shilling and Jordan Bradley will be filling the pulpit this summer (June – August). Please pray for these men as they devote themselves to the noble yet weighty task of proclaiming the word of God.
In an effort to keep you up-to-date with the steps that we are taking to call GBC's next lead pastor, the elders will be sharing pertinent information through our church blog. And as always, feel free to contact an elder directly if you have questions. Anthony Perez, Preston Knifong, Thomas Slawson and Joe Bryant are eager to help.
Our Upcoming Gathering
Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Ang Stump will lead our service, and I will preach Exodus 20:22-24:11. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text