Over the Coffee

Happy Spring!  Winter seems over at this point, although we may have some cold and snow on a random day in the weeks to come.  It is time to mow yards, put down mulch, wash cars, and turn our attention toward the flowers and trees budding and filling the earth with joy.

            The Common Lectionary readings, and the passages for this month, along with sermon titles – follows:

April 3 – Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, John 20:19-31

                        Sunday message – “Blessing and Gift, Mission and Warning” – John 20:19-31

April 10 – Acts 9:1020, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19

                        Sunday message – “Our Damascus Road” – Acts 9:1-20

April 17 – Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30

                        Sunday message – “Speaking Plainly” – John 10:22-30

April 24 – Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35

                        Sunday message – “Grasping Our New Instructions” – John 13:31-35

            There are a few events coming this month that you should be made aware of.  Let me take a moment here and invite you to participate in these coming opportunities:

   Columbus Baptist Association Quarterly Meeting – 7:00 pm, April 12                  

   Trinity Baptist Church, Columbus

            ABC/Ohio Leadership Conference – 8:00 am, April 23

            Second Baptist Church, Columbus

            Special Speaker – Rev. Dr. Dan Buttry, ABC/USA Consultant on Peace and Justice

            (The Installation of New ABC Ohio Executive Minister, Dr. Ernest Jones, will

             take place at 2:00 pm at the conclusion of the Leadership Conference)

            Cost for conference - $55 – See me if you are interested in going)

            I want to thank Janis Snowball for writing the March “Over the Coffee” article while I was away on vacation last month, and also thank you to Rev. Steve Waltman for filling the pulpit on the first Sunday of the month.  Rev. Kirk Gay led Bible Study and taught my Bible Fellowship class in my absence as well.  You are all greatly appreciated.  Shari and I had an opportunity to take a quick trip to Georgia and visit the city of Savannah.  We took in the historic sites downtown (including Broughton Street) and some Southern cuisine, then spent a day at Hilton Head, South Carolina, before heading home.  It was good to get away to sunshine.


Pastor Cy