IN THIS UPDATE:
OUR CONDOLENCES TO SALLY JOHNSON AND HER FAMILY on the passing of her father, Rosauro Magadia. His memorial service will be held TOMORROW, Saturday, March 3, 2 p.m., at Bible Way Church, 111 Bonita Avenue, Oxnard.
YOUTH RESCUE MISSION OUTREACH, TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MARCH 3: The youth and their adult leaders will meet at the church facility at 3:45 pm, then drive over to the Oxnard Rescue Mission to serve. Return to Gold Coast Church by 6:30 pm. Contact Stuart Baker at 805.427.5528 for more information.
CARINGBRIDGE PAGE FOR LAURIE DEREMER: Here’s a link to a website where you can sign up to view and receive updates on Laurie’s journey: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lauriederemer. You can post well wishes and prayers as well as view photos that we will be uploading along the way. This will also be the place where Laurie and Pat will be posting journal entries as the days and weeks progress. IMPORTANT: CaringBridge relies entirely on donations to keep the site going. However, at first glance it MAY appear to some as though they are donating to a fund for Laurie but this is not the case.
MEAL TRAIN FOR LAURIE AND PAT: Pat and Laurie’s good friend Sheila has set up a meal train that can be used in signing up to provide a meal for them. The link to the meal train: https://mealtrain.com/3lmg9y
STEPHEN MINISTRY: In difficult times, God’s love is especially precious to us, and it is very important to know someone who cares. Our congregation has trained Stephen Ministers who offer a ministry of Christian caring. To find out more about receiving a Stephen Minister’s care, write “Stephen Ministry” on your Connection Card and place it in the offering basket on Sunday or call Art or Rose Flatray at 805.987.1428 for more information.
SAVE THE DATES:
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, MARCH 30, 7:00 PM: This special time will include communion and reflections on Jesus’ great sacrifice for us.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 9:15 & 10:45 AM: A free Easter brunch will be available after the 1st service/before the 2nd service.
OUR EASTER INVITE CARD will be available to begin using next week with friends, family, neighbors, work associates, etc. Be looking for it!
THIS SUNDAY we wrap up our study through the book of Galatians. We’ll be focusing on Galatians 5:26–6:10. With two different natures now living inside us, they are continually facing off for in a title fight for our lives. Is there a way we can know the new nature is going to beat the old nature? We’ll find out together!
Love you guys,