Online Family First Newsletter
March 23, 2017
From the Pastor
Rev. Steve Ramsdell

"Purpose can be a compelling thing in life. Jesus had a purpose. His purpose was to accomplish the Father's purpose and he knew his Heavenly Father would not turn him loose no matter how dark and dangerous the days might become. His disciples might not understand, others might oppose him, but he purposefuly pursued his fathers will. Nothing derailed him. Whatever the difficulties.... he knew his purpose and he knew his heavenly Father had a firm grip on him and his pupose.  He looked beyond the stormy seas and days to see the vision of the future that included God's redemption of men and women like you and me. Love for the  Father and love for us compelled him. What compels you? "...   Continue
March 24 -25

Save the Date: Father Son Campout! Grab 
your tent for a fun weekend of fishing, 
archery, campfires, and friendships. Cost is 
$10 per person.  If you need more information
or to make reservations, 
email Sara Holmes
or call 254.722.5630. See you there!
March 25-26

Come and hear what God is doing with Storly
and Kate Michel in Haiti.
March 25: Saturday 5:30 p.m. worship with potluck dinner following in Garden room.
March 26:  9:30 a.m.: Chapel and Garden Room
10:50 a.m.: Room B4 and Room 212
March 26, 10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Men for Missions All Church Luncheon! 
Join  us Sunday, March 26 in the Family 
Life Center for roast beef or fried chicken, 
green beans,  and mashed potatoes. Please 
pay what the  Lord would have you pay. 
Proceeds will  benefit Storly and Kate Michel.
March 26, 10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Noon Lenten Service will be hosted by FUMC Waco on Wednesday, March 29. Bring your
brown bag lunch and we will provide the drinks and chips. For additional information,please
email Janet Stephens or call 772.5630.

April 5  Lakewood Christian Church
April 12  Western Heights Baptist Church
Palm Sunday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Easter by joining the 
community-wide worship service at 
McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday. Gates 
open at  4:15 p.m. and the event will be 
from  6:30-8:30 p.m. Please bring two 
canned  goods to help with local food 
pantries in  place of admission.
April 13 - April 16

Celebrate the meaning of Easter with: 
*Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m., in the Sanctuary. *April 15, Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Poage Park. *Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. at the MCC Amphitheater Bosque River Stage.
*The normal worship service times will be as regularly scheduled.
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