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Bulletin for April 22, 2018
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13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
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Leader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
This week’s worship.
RRM Dinner Today! (4/22)
Each month, on the 4th Sunday, we serve dinner to our friends at the Raleigh Rescue Mission. This is a discipline we have been doing for nearly 8 years, and it is as big a blessing today as it was on our first Sunday.
Join us for the 2:30-4:30 pm prep and cook shift or the 4:30-6:30 pm serve and clean up shift. CLICK HERE for more details or to let us know you’re coming.
Worship with COKCC (4/29)
Back in October we had the wonderful privilege of hosting our brothers and sisters from Christ Our King Community Church at ADHS. The worship led by our combined teams and the inspiring message from Pastor James were powerful!
April 29th is our next 5th Sunday experience together. This time, we will once again be joining them on their home turf (1500 Garner Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610). As always, the bringing together of our two faith communities promises to be a powerful day of worship.
Guatemala 2018 • August 19-25
Our Global Ministries partner, Lemonade International, prefers to call their summer trips “Vision Trips” instead of Mission Trips. This isn’t just clever word play. It is true. This trip is less about “doing” and more about experiencing God. It has been said that “grace is like water — it flows downhill and pools up in the lowest places.” If this is true, there is much grace for us to see, touch and feel in the community of La Limonada.
If you’ve never been on a short-term mission trip before, considering joining our team to Guatemala this summer! Learn more here or talk to Pastor Curtis directly as he will be the team leader for this year’s trip.