Hi Five Oakers, The weekend's coming and I have a few things I want to share with you:
It's THE weekend--the celebration of Christ's resurrection. We're going to be looking at the resurrection as told in Matthew 28.
Interestingly, there's only one person clearly identified besides Jesus. It's not Peter or John or any of the other disciples. The disciples are only referred to as a group.
This one person shows us that after the resurrection Jesus continued to be concerned about "the least of these." And it is to the humbled--people who are on the outside and excluded and failed--that Jesus first gives not only the good news of the gospel, but also the task of announcing its life-changing, world-altering message.
I'm excited to share the message of Easter that takes the dead ends in our story and weaves them into his glorious story of love and grace and acceptance.
Jeni Carlson on "Game Cafe Highlights"
One KidsHOPE USA child from Woodbury Elementary School and his family attended! This Local Impact connection from the school to our church is amazing! Repeating comment, "let's do this every quarter, or at least once a month, or how about weekly?" Multi-generations of Five Oaks community gathered to build puzzles, challenge Pastor Henry with Settler's of Catan, and play board games
Jeni Carlson on "Easter Experience"
We are thrilled to announced an all ages experience for Five Oakers during the weekend of Easter on April 4 and 5.
One More Thing
German theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg:
The evidence for Jesus' resurrection is so strong that nobody would question it except for two things: First, it is a very unusual event. And second, if you believe it happened, you have to change the way you live.