Blessings to you all in this season of Lent and in our upcoming Holy Week observances. This holy time of year could be called the “Holy of Holies” of the Christian calendar. May it be to us a fresh and vital reminder of our SaviorGod’s love for us and our holy call to share His love with all men! Lent in particular is a time to dedicate ourselves afresh to preach Christ crucified (1 Cor. 1:23). These greatest themes of the gospel must be ever sharpened in our hearts and minds. Dear Father, we hallow Your holy name, and we pray that Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth just like it is done in heaven!
Please continue to keep the Pickford, Clare, and Kalkaska Churches in prayer as they are in the midst of pastoral transition. Rev. Tim Fall is the interim pastor at Clare. Kalkaska is just starting the transition process. Rev. Jim (Barbara) Heckathorn’s first Sunday at Pickford is March 31st. The Heckathorns are ministers with New Church Specialties and are beginning a nine to twelve month interim. NCS includes a full church assessment and implementation process and Pickford is a pilot church for our district of the NCS ministry.
On Saturday evening, April 13th, the first of five pre-launch services for the Upper Room Church of the Nazarene in Petoskey will take place at the Petoskey High School auditorium.
Please consider joining with us for this kick-off service. Please pray for our church planters, Josh and Stephanie LaRoque. Please be in prayer for the Northern Michigan District’s 34th District Assembly, held April 26-27, 2019, at Alanson Church.