A Few of the 6,500
Songwriter Charles Wesley is said to have written more than 6,500 songs. Some of them, songs like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” are among the most frequently sung hymns, even though they were penned more than 250 years ago.
Dr. Doug Cullum, Vice President and Dean of Northeastern Seminary, will guide us on a “hymn sing” through a few of Wesley’s songs this coming Sunday evening in Parmerter Chapel at 6pm. Dr. Cullum has long taught Wesleyan theology courses where he has utilized Charles Wesley’s hymns, so you will benefit from his wide knowledge.
“Memorable Lines” Continues
Our sermon series “Memorable Lines from the Story” continues this coming weekend with a consideration of Jesus’s words from the cross: “It is finished!”
Oswald Chambers, the early twentieth-century evangelist and teacher, wrote regarding these words: “The greatest note of triumph ever sounded in the ears of a startled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ—‘It is finished!’ That is the final word in the redemption of humankind.” I hope you’ll join us this weekend as we consider these solemn words.
In last Sunday’s 10:30am service, I had the privilege of co-officiating with Rev. Gary Bauch at the baptism of Owen Christopher Marshall-Stark. Pastor Gary, an ordained Lutheran clergy who presently serves at Food for the Poor, and his wife, Jean, are a part of our Pearce family.
In the photo, Pastor Gary is shown with Owen and his parents, Cary and Tiffany.
Adult Education at Pearce
New offerings in our Sunday morning adult education classes begin on Sunday, April 12. Among the new offerings is Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Pearce University” during the 9am time slot. Pearce offered this course last fall on Wednesday evenings and is now offering it, due to “popular demand,” to have the course on Sunday mornings. Dan Pappa will facilitate this seminar. There is a $93 (plus shipping) cost per family and you can register for the course at www.daveramsey.com.
Have you noticed the total on the “Raising the Roof” poster in Pearce’s foyer? As of this past weekend, we have received a total of $26,833.70 towards the $160,000 project to install a new roof on Parmerter Chapel in 2016. We are on pace to make that ambitious goal, so thanks to all who are participating!
What a Discovery!
Last Saturday, I had the privilege of hosting a wonderful group of people at our Discovery Class. I thought you might enjoy seeing a photo of the gang!