Sunday Bulletin April 25, 2021

Order of Service

10:45 AM

6:00 PM

10:45 AM SERVICE

Hymns:

This World Is Not My Home (533)

When Morning Gilds the Skies (42)

Special Music:  Eunice Jung

Message By:

Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr. 

6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE

Hymns:

The Unclouded Day (536)

Bring Them In (433)

Special Music:  Andrew Uibel

Message By:

Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr. 

Announcements

SYMPATHY:  to David and Dianne Kirby at the passing of her nephew, David Sanders, on Thursday, April 15 in Connecticut.  Funeral services will be private.

CONGRATULATIONS:  to Bob and Jorai Dayhoff on the birth of their 7th grandchild, Jace Dawson Becker, on Friday, April 16, weighing 7 pounds and 20 1/2 inches long.  The proud parents are Mike and Jillian Becker.

THANK YOU:  for the many cards, phone calls and most of all your prayers for Gil and me.  I am making progress with my recovery from knee surgery.  It has been a little rough but God is good to get us through these difficult times.  What a blessing Janet Switzer has been thru all of this.  She is truly a Christian Servant.  I am asking our church family to continue to pray for Gil as we strive to find the cause of his health issues.  We are so happy to be a part of such a caring church.  God is so good.  We are so looking forward to being able to come to church again.  God bless you all.  Gil and Nancy Connolly

ADDRESS CHANGE:  Please note that Mrs. Marilyn Riecke has a new address; 218 Saint Mark Way, Westminster, MD 21158.

DEACONS:  Please pick up your packets at the Welcome Center.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:  This week through Monday, April 26, you may visit the school's book fair website at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/carrollchristian to make purchases.  All book orders of $25 or more will ship free to your home.  Please contact Mrs. Mendenhall (bmendenhall@carrollchristian.com) with any questions.

HOUSING FOR NEW TEACHERS:  CCS will be needing affordable apartments for new teachers coming the next school year.  Please contact Mr. Reisberg at: mreisberg@carrollchristian.com.

NURSERY NEEDS:  The nursery is in need of several items: scrub tops for workers, sizes L-XL (3 of each), a scan thermometer and extra clothing for leaky accidents, simple, unisex, athletic type long pants and plain long or short t-shirts in sizes 18 months, 2T and 3T.  If you are able to help with any of these items, please contact Anne-Marie Albaugh at 443-375-2078 or amagoingforth@gmail.com.  Thank you

From My Heart

     It is not being widely reported, but the Middle East is literally on fire as you read this column.  About 10 years ago, I told our church that I could guarantee you Iran will never have a nuclear bomb.  When Obama and his State department sent billions upon billions of dollars to Iran, the country was shocked, and even though there was obvious corruption involved, they were never questioned.  If you cannot build a nuclear program with billions and billions of cold hard cash, you will never be able to build a nuclear program.

     Just after that traitorous action was reported, I remember stating clearly to you that it did not matter what the U.S. government did to help them, Iran will never have a nuclear bomb.  If these crazy people running the country of Iran had a nuclear bomb, they would use it!  After 73 years of dealing with the Muslim nations on her every side, Israel knows these people better than they know themselves.  And Israel is not, and I say it again, “NOT” going to allow Iran to develop a nuclear bomb.  They already have the capability to deliver one if they had it, but you can be assured Israel is not going to allow them the ability to create a bomb.

     For the last several months, Israel has slowly and methodically taken actions which is crippling Iran's nuclear program.  They have done many things to sabotage Iran's program, leaving no trace of even being in their facility.  They have placed explosive devices in key places and then triggered them in the middle of the night to destroy underground operations.  They have sent their stealth bombers into the night skies and blown-up cooling towers and things above ground, which have set back their nuclear ambitions by years.

     Iran is never going to learn!  None who lift their hand against the chosen people of God will prosper.  The proxy groups which are run by the Iranian regime are becoming emboldened despite Israel's successes in stopping Iran.  Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, and Hamas in Gaza have all been very active in the last few weeks.

     Israel is watching Gaza with advanced technology and can pinpoint the exact building where Hamas is firing rockets into their cities.  The minute they fire on Israel, Israel blows up the building before they can reload!  And yet, they never learn!  I read an editorial from an Israeli newspaper last week where the author claims if Iran retaliates and a full-blown war begins, Israel will eliminate these proxy groups once and for all.  The author said it is his opinion that Israel will rid the Middle East of these cancerous groups that continuously terrorize the people of Israel.

     The point is: things are once again heating up in the region of the world where when that region heats up - it is a good indication the Rapture of the Church is near.  Keep looking up Christian!  Today just might be the day we hear the trumpet sound.  Have a great day!

     

     Pastor Norris

Hospitalizations

Ellen Greenwood - CHC Room #211S

Doris Handley - Sinai Hospital Room #571

Eliza Jung - University Hospital

 Myrtle Martin - Genesis Healthcare, Gettysburg Room #207A

James Motter - CHC Room #210W

Judy Nelson - CHC Room #G-4

Linda Summers - CHC Room #224S

Kim Ward - Inova Fairfax Hospital

Wes Wike - CHC Room #206W