April 1, 2019

Dear FPC—

              Happy April!  Flowers are coming up, closets are getting cleaned out, new projects are underway, lighter jackets are getting worn—it is definitely becoming Spring!  I am excited about all that God is doing this Spring at FPC.  We are finishing Immerse: Beginnings.  Many of you will have read the whole Torah—the foundational books of the Bible!  That is really great.  While those books were written to and for people in a very different time and place from us, God still uses them to speak to us today in powerful ways.  It also has been fascinating to see how much of the context and background of New Testament stories are rooted right in these early books.  This week the Women’s Bible study was looking at John chapter 6.  In it, Jesus echoes the Exodus story by feeding the people in the wilderness with bread (from heaven?) and then miraculously crosses the Sea by walking on it.  In response the people immediately assume he is the prophet (messiah!) to come who Moses predicted in, you guessed it, Deuteronomy. 

              I hope you won’t miss out on our last Immerse sermon in this series—about the freedom God gives us to choose.  Join us on Sunday. 

Then we launch full speed into Holy Week—with Palm Sunday, a special Midweek Prayer and Praise (Wednesdays at 12:30), Maundy Thursday service at FPC at 7 pm (supper at 6 in Geneva Hall), Good Friday services at Ogden Christian at 4pm and the Great Vigil at Trinity Saturday at sunset.  Our Easter celebration will be April 21 –both services in the sanctuary with full choir and joy!  Bring your friends, this is a special time!

              We also have two events to sign up for now—

  1. The Troop 4 Centennial celebration on April 27.  Register here by April 10!   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scouts-bsa-troop-4-ogden-utah-centennial-celebrati-tickets-58115666523

  2. The World Vision Global 6K for Water on Saturday, May 4.  You can register to walk or contribute here https://www.teamworldvision.org/team/ogdenwalkforwater   

 Let’s get hopping FPC! 

 

With spring fever,

Pastor Steve