Join Pastor Marcus Doe and others for an online Zoom Fellowship Time from 9:30-10:30. Join for all or part of the time. We’d love to see you!https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92547927472
Traditional African Medley
Verse 1:Yesu, kombo na Yo Mokangoli / Yesu, oyokaka MabondeliYesu, otombolaka okweyi / Kombo na Yo eleki nyonso
Jesus, Your name is Savior / Jesus, Your name is Healer Jesus, You lift up those who fall / You name is above all names
Verse 2: Yaka, kota na motema nanga (x3)Kombo na Yo eleki nyonso
Come in enter my heartYour name is above all names
How wonderful (powerful) is your name, oh Lord
Kombo na Yo solution YesuYou are the solution, Jesus
Unastahili KuabudiwaYou deserve to be worshipped
Throwback to Easter 2019 for those missing the feel of Providence congregational singing.
This week’s offering song is brought to you by Emma Tubbs!
If your child(ren) would like to sing the offering song, email your recording to Katie Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forgive us when we assume that what we see on the surface is all there is to your story. We know in our midst there are women and mothers who:
Like Eve, have children with serious rivalry.
Like Hagar, have been discarded for a new family and are mothering alone.
Like Naomi, have tasted the bitterness of a child’s death.
Like the mother of Leah and Rachel, knows what it’s like to have one child favored over another by society.
Like Hannah, have been separated from your child at a young age.
Like Mary, have a complicated pregnancy story or
Like Tamar, have tried multiple ways to become a mother or
Like Rachel, have counted the months and years while other women in your family and circle of friends become pregnant.
Who like Rebekah, are drawn to one of your children more than the others.
Like David’s mother, is raising children after God’s heart and though you rejoice in watching them, don’t want to rub it in friends’ faces.
Like Ham’s mother have children whose substance abuse can cause problems.
Like Bathsheba, have sick children who may die.
Like Joseph and Benjamin, experienced the death of their mother.
Like Mary, have children with public legal situations and all you can do is watch.
Like the Shunammite woman when told by Elisha she would become pregnant, replied, “No, please do not mislead your servant!” Like her, not wanting to open doors to hope, only to have them slammed in your face.
Like Hannah, have known the provoking of a family member.
Like many, watched their mothers age and waste before their eyes.
Like Moses’ mother, reluctantly gave up her child because it wasn’t safe for you to bring her child up herself. Or
Who like Pharaoh’s daughter, were called to love and nurture children that weren’t yours by birth.
Like Timothy’s mother and grandmother, are steadily and without much fanfare or recognition teaching your children about the truths of God, sowing seeds for eternity
Like the unnamed women who never quite fit into the norms of society, either never marrying or having children, yet wanting to.
You are in our midst.
We are called to be a people who rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. Today our stage is big enough to do both.
For the seen and known joys of motherhood, we rejoice and smile and celebrate with you. For the seen and known suffering in motherhood, we ache with you.
For the private unseen and unknown joys of motherhood, like Mary, may you treasure them in your hearts. And for the private unseen and unknown sorrows and suffering of motherhood, may you know you don’t always have to be happy in our midst.
You are engraved on the palms of God, both the seen and unseen, held together by Him.
To my wonderful Mother Jennifer Janz,
Mom, you are so special to me. The facts are you did not give birth to me, or change my dirty diapers, or watch me take my first step. The truth is none of the things that I just described make someone a MOM. You have watched me go through some hard times in life and have still chosen me to be your daughter. You opened up your home when I had no place to go. You have fed me when I did not have food to eat. You continue to make yourself available to me. You will always be considered as a mom in my life. YOU ARE LOVED!!!!
We would love to hear what God is saying to you through His Word and how He is answering your prayers. Please submit written or recorded testimonies to Katie Larsen at email@example.com.
Simon the Magician Believes
9 But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great. 10 They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.” 11 And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. 12 But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.
14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
This week’s sermon by Pastor Jason Janz is being preached LIVE on Zoom at 10:30 AM MST. A recording will be provided later. Join Live at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92547927472.
Community Group questions will be provided after the sermon live stream.
Join Youth Director Osvaldo Galaviz Jr. for a special video KidCity lesson!
Join Pastor Jason Janz immediately following his live sermon for a post-sermon Zoom conversation. We’d love to see you!https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92547927472