Weekly Update
June 4, 2021

I pulled out an old CD yesterday and slipped it into my player. I was looking for a song that would lift my eyes and my spirit; and I found it. The introduction to the song began playing and Keith Green started singing “There Is a Redeemer.”


There is a Redeemer, Jesus God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God Messiah, Holy One---
Jesus, my Redeemer, name above all names,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, hope for sinners slain---

(Chorus) – Thank you O my Father, for giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit till the work on earth done.

When I stand in glory, I will see His face,
There I’ll serve my King forever, in that holy place.
(Chorus)

When life gets heavy, we need a lift. Usually, our heaviness is because we are focusing on ourselves or our circumstances. The message of the Redeemer comes to reassure us of being rightly related to our Heavenly Father by the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus. I’m thankful today that our Redeemer lives, that we are His; He is intricately involved in our lives and our home is heaven.

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…” Ephesians 1:7 (Check out Big Daddy Weave – “I Am Redeemed” – on YouTube!)
Shalom,
Mike W.
 
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PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Please continue to pray for Donna & Gordon. Thank you
  • Please pray for our adult children to make good decisions.
  • Dianne Whitwell's friend, Alisa had a severe reaction to a Covid shot and is on life support.

CELEBRATE THE WINS:
  • After a high risk and complicated pregnancy we have a healthy, tiny (4 lb 15 oz) granddaughter born Sunday morning. God is good! ~ Shelley
  • PRAISE: I got a job and housing! ~ Daniel
Welcome Trevor & Eedy
Hello First Christian Church!
Eedy and I arrived in town last weekend and we are so excited to be with you all. I’ve spent this week in the office learning the ins and outs of the church while Eedy has been exploring her new town. We are looking forward to building lasting friendships and serving the community of The Dalles alongside you.
I’ll leave you with this short set of verses from 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17: “May the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.”
Meet The Livingston's

Read the latest newsletter from John & Yoriko Livingston and their ministry with International Students Inc.
We're looking for a few enthusiastic folks to help welcome people to our worship services. If you are friendly, out-going and love to smile, talk to Randy Sparks (541-705-7326) about joining the team.
We also need a person or two to help with tracking attendance. Please contact Randy Sparks.
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ISRAEL 2022
Pre- registration is open! Please go to https://christiantravelstudyprograms.net/ to pre-register. If you want information about the trip please contact Sarah Smith at (541)993-9874 or harsie_smith@yahoo.com.
BUDGET
May monthly goal $32,788.08
Received to date $33,718.30
Church Service Attendance Guidelines
1.  One service at 10:30am
2.  Enter church through either entrance.
3.  We are continuing to follow OHA guidelines:
. a. Face Masks are mandatory during entire service.
. b. Fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or social distance.
. (we ask you to show your vaccine card once)
4.  If you are sick, sneezing, coughing, have a fever of 100.4º or more, stay home.
WHAT WE BELIEVE...The Dalles First Christian Church is an independent governed congregation with elder oversight. Our roots are found in the Restoration Movement. We follow the Lord’s plea for unity. We support all believers who accept Jesus as Lord of their lives. We don’t consider ourselves the only Christians, but “Christians only”. We look to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. We follow the New Testament in matters of faith and practice. We observe communion on a weekly basis and follow the Biblical pattern of conversion. Church members have exhibited their faith in Christ by belief, repentance, public confession of faith, baptism (immersion), and a continual faithful obedience to Biblical standards of living. We stand firm on the essential doctrines of the faith, but observe freedom in the non-essential areas of Christian life and belief.
First Christian Church, The Dalles
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