Dear Watermark Church family,
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3
This week of Easter, we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29), the victorious One who has triumphed over the grave (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Four years ago, Kevin and Kelly Harris experienced a personal tragedy in their family, when their 18-year-old son was killed in a motorcycle accident. (The Harris’ are involved in a Christian ministry called Reasonable Faith, which “aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today.”) When asked how he maintained hope and found comfort during this time of terrible loss, here is Kevin's response.
“Our work with Reasonable Faith has laid some real biblical groundwork upon which to build so many things in our Christian lives. [After the loss of our son], I found myself falling through every cliché I’d ever heard or uttered. I found myself falling through my favorite scriptures and them shattering as I fell. I found myself falling through all my philosophy and through everything in a free fall. But I find myself landing on my back on a two and half to three-ton stone that was rolled away from the tomb. And I just am laying there on that hope. We stand on the rock [of the resurrection of Jesus, the Savior].”
Amidst the sorrows of life, we have one sure hope: Jesus is the Son of God who has risen from the dead. The reality of the resurrection of Jesus is central to the hope we have in this life, and in the life to come.
May God grant you and your family peace, joy, and power this week as you celebrate the Lord Jesus Christ, the risen Savior. Please join us this Sunday at10:30 AM as we look at “What love really means,” as demonstrated by the love Jesus has for each of us.
Watermark Church Clean-up day to prepare for Easter Sunday is this Saturday, 3/31 at 10:00 AM. We will be cleaning bathrooms and sinks, taking out trash and mopping, and vacuuming and tidying up the facility. Please join us for as long as you can. We plan to be finished in about an hour!
ALSO, if you are not free Saturday morning, we will have a one-hour advance clean-up time this Thursday morning, 3/29 at 10:00 AM. Please let me know if you plan to come on Thursday morning.
You can still return any filled plastic Easter eggs this Sunday morning in the boxes in the lobby. If you fill some eggs with sugar-free candy, gluten-free candy or peanut-free candy, just label that on the bag the eggs are brought back in. Also, little toys and prizes are also welcome. The Easter egg hunt will follow the morning worship service this Sunday.
Easter Sunday is this Sunday! Invite a friend for this special Sunday Celebration. Bring a baked good to share if you would like to provide an extra goodie for our guests.
Seminar “Witnessing With Power” coming April 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Watermark Church – Presented by Dr. Tommy Beeker, a local evangelist, musician, counselor and teacher. This seminar will help you to eliminate your fears and doubts about witnessing, address the objections to receiving Christ and help you reach your loved ones and immediate family. Lunch is included – the cost is $5.00. Sign up this Sunday on the Connections Card.
Canceled: The Prophecy and World Events class offered at 9:30 AM Sundays will not be held on Easter Sunday.
Sunday School: Women’s Bible Study Group – Claudia Shrive is leading an encouraging women’s adult Sunday School Class each week at 9:30AMat the church facility. Join the ladies for fellowship and great discussion on various in-depth topics from God’s Word.
Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study is now meeting every other Friday, and is discussing the book, “Forgotten God,” which is a great introduction to the person and work of the Holy Spirit in our world, church and personal lives. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
Life Group: The Wednesday night life group led by Pastor Larry meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at the Kinkopf’s (6624 Forest Hill Ln., Hamilton, 45011.) We are studying the book of 1 Peter. Contact Larry if you would like to be a part of this Life Group. Our next group Bible Study will be Wednesday, April 11.
We have now added a Grade 4-6 Children’s Sunday School class at 9:30am on Sundays. Classes are currently being offered as follows:
9:30 AM Pre-school - grade 3 Patti Kellis
9:30 AM Grades 4-6 Tim Kellis
Together rejoicing that He is Risen,