Notes from Pastor Steve!
Happy Springtime! The heavy blanket of snow is disappearing and things will soon begin to turn green with the arrival of our first rains of the season. I want to introduce you to three people who have taken significant leadership positions in the life of our Open Door family. The first is Cindy Tennant. Cindy has accepted the position as our Director of Children’s Ministries. Cindy has been a part of the ministry for years and she and her family have been members of The Open Door from the very early days of our church so she knows our culture and values well. She will begin full-time later this year and is spending the days from now until then planning ahead for VBS and our fall kickoff.
I also would like to introduce you to two new Elders. Brian Orsten and Taylor Marcus have both begun to serve as Elders for the Open Door. Brian and Taylor have both been a part of our worshiping family for a number of years, and along with their wives and families, are active in our ministries. Please join me in welcoming Cindy, Brian, and Taylor, and when you see them at church, please introduce yourselves.
In this newsletter, you will see information on our Resurrection Sunday worship times as well as our Good Friday drama. This time of year the media in America likes to advertise Jesus but does so in a way that doesn’t tell the whole story of His life, death, and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins. We know that He alone is our hope and our salvation is in Him. As you are visiting with friends and family who may not be regular church folks or who have no church home, please consider inviting them to worship with us at our Good Friday drama, on Resurrection Sunday or any other Sunday. One of the things you know is that they will experience Holy Spirit filled worship and a message that comes straight from the Word of God.
April is Parkinson's Awareness month and we are partnering to kick it off early with a FUNraiser! On Sunday, March 29th we will be hosting a paint and pizza event on campus. More information will follow, but mark your calendars now!
-Passionately pursuing Jesus!