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Fun Maker Factory~Vacation Bible School Registration

 

With this years “Fun Factory” theme, children will explore God’s word and learn about how He created them. Though interactive fun learning, they will discover that when God made them—He made them special and that He loves them and has a special purpose just for them!

Main Points and Story for Each Day:

Day 1: God lovingly creates people: “God made you!”

Day 2: Rahab believes in God’s mighty power: “God is for you!”

Day 3: God is with Gideon  “God is always with you!”

Day 4: Jesus dies and comes back to life: “God will always love you!”

Day 5: Abigail brings peace:  “God made you for a reason!”

Join us for some imaginative and creative fun at this year’s VBS!

Sunday, July 16th—Thursday, July 20th

6:00pm—8:00pm

Kids Ages: 3-10 years old

$2 dinner at 5:30: Mon—Thurs

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Holy Week Schedule

 

April 8—Easter Festival/Egg Hunt—Family Life Center 2:00 to 4:00pm

April 9—Palm Sunday

8:00am service w/Communion-Church

10:30am Bilingual service-Church

OLD TESTAMENT READING—Zechariah 9:9–12—(Rejoice, Jerusalem, your king comes to you.) EPISTLE—Philippians 2:5–11—(“He became obedient to death.”)

HOLY GOSPEL—John 12:12–19 —”The Suffering King”      

 April 13— Maundy Thursday

Service w/Communion—7:00pm“Give Me Some Rest”

OLD TESTAMENT READING—Exodus 24:3–11—(Moses seals the covenant with the blood of sacrifice upon the people.)

EPISTLE—Hebrews 9:11–22—(Christ, our High Priest, is the mediator of a new covenant and this covenant is also sealed to us in blood.)

HOLY GOSPEL—Matthew 26:17–30—(Christ desires to celebrate the Passover with His disciples and fulfills it, while at the same time making it new with the gift of His own flesh and blood as our true, spiritual food.)

April 14—Good Friday

Services at noon -English

OLD TESTAMENT READING—Isaiah 52:13–53:12—(Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.)

EPISTLE—Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9—(Although the Son of God, Jesus learned obedience through suffering.)

”The Name That Saves” – Commandment Two

Good Friday Service—7:00pm—FLC –Spanish

Service of Darkness—7:00pm—English

FIRST WORD—Luke 23:32–35—(“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”)

SECOND WORD—Luke 23:39–43—(“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”)

THIRD WORD—John 19:19–27—(“Woman, behold, your son!” “Behold, your mother!”)

FOURTH WORD—Mark 15:33–36—(“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”)

FIFTH WORD—John 19:28–29—(“I thirst.”)

SIXTH WORD—John 19:30—(“It is finished.”)

SEVENTH WORD—Luke 23:44–49—(“Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit!”)

April 16—Easter Sunday

Service w/Communion—8:00am-Church-English —“Living in the Power of the Resurrection”

Breakfast- 9:30—10:15am

Arise Praise Worship—w/Communion—10:30-Family Life Center- English

Cristo Para Todos Service—10:30—Church –Spanish

OLD TESTAMENT READING—Jeremiah 31:1–6—(I have loved you with an everlasting love.)

EPISTLE—Colossians 3:1–4—(If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above.)

HOLY GOSPEL—Matthew 28:1–10—(He is not here; He has arisen.)

                                 

Lenten Service 7PM

The Ten Commandments

Commandment Eight

“Reputation is Important”

March 8, 2017

AS WE GATHER

When Jesus came into the world, He not only took all of our sin upon Himself, but He also experienced what it’s like to be sinned against. Bearing in His body the brokenness of the world, our Lord was broken by the deceitfulness and the lies of wicked men. As we focus on the Ten Commandments during our midweek worship services, let us ponder the depth of Christ’s sacrifice for us as He placed Himself under the curse of the Law. Despised and rejected by the leaders of His own people, Jesus willingly went to the cross so that we may be accepted into His Father’s family. Let us rejoice in His saving work!

Holy Week Worship Themes

Holy Week Worship Themes

Palm Sunday Theme: Unless It Dies (John 12:12-26)

Usually, if something dies, we consider it useless. Not Jesus! In fact, he said, unless it dies, it is useless! Take a grain of wheat. Unless it is put in the ground and “dies,” it just remains a grain. But if it is buried in the earth, then it can rise to new life and provide food. Only when Jesus died and was buried, could he conquer death and rise as our Sav-ior. Only when we follow Jesus to the cross and die to our sin and selfishness, can we rise to eternal life.

Thursday, Maundy Thursday, March 24: We Remember Him

Thursday: The night on which Jesus was betrayed. The night on which the King served and washed His own with wa-ter and Word. The night on which the Lamb of God shared with His disciples the very body and blood that gives them life. As we gather together for this time of worship, we remember Him. We remember the One who loves, who serves, who forgives, and who calls us to do the same. Gathered in the name and remembrance of Jesus on this Holy Thursday, may He ready our hearts to receive what is His alone to give.

Good Friday, March 25: Tenebrae: Service of Darkness

The Good Friday Tenebrae helps us experience the time of darkness that occurred during Jesus’ crucifixion. The Ten-ebrae (Latin for “darkness”) is a worship service observed during Holy Week to impress upon us the horrifying conse-quences of our sin and the magnitude of our Savior’s sacrifice for us. Candles are extinguished to remind us of the darkness of that day and the darkness of our sinful world. Tonight, we use seven candles as we remember Jesus’ sev-en last words from the cross. The removal of the Christ Candle near the end of the Tenebrae signifies the death of Jesus. The loud sound—the strepitus—represents the closing of the tomb. However, we do not leave in total dark-ness. The return of the Christ Candle reminds us that death is not the end of Jesus, nor the end of us. We depart in both silence and confidence, knowing that the light of Easter will soon scatter the darkness of Good Friday.

Easter Sunday, March 27: Without Easter?

Without Easter, there is no hope. Without Easter, there is no real life. Simply put, without Easter, there’s no Christi-anity. The Resurrection of Our Lord is the day on which the Church throughout the world celebrates the new reality we are given because Christ Jesus is indeed risen from the dead, never to die again! For many people, Easter Day is no different from any other day, except perhaps for a few special traditions involving a bunny, a ham, and an egg hunt for the kids. We know better, don’t we? And we have a blessed opportunity today, don’t we? As we gather for worship this morning, we confess our risen Lord and His saving Gospel before the world! May the world know what we know! Without Easter, we have nothing. Yet with Easter and because of Easter, we have everything! Forgiveness and new life are ours in Christ—both to receive and to share! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Vacation Bible School

Register Online at/Registre Onlinewww.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/salem

Sunday, July 12th— Thursday, July 16th 6:00 pm—8:00 pm

Kids Ages: 3-10 years old $2

Dinner at 5:30 pm: Mon—Thurs

Theme for this year: Everest— Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!

With this years “Everest” theme, children can come inform the heat to experience the chilly environment of Mount Everest. They will find themselves in a mountainous and snowy surroundings. Each day the children will learn about a key Bible story that involves someone who was in a challenging situation and learn how God meets us in the those challenges and cares for us. Main Points and Story for Each Day: Day 1: God provides for Elijah: “God has the power to provide! Day 2: God speaks to Elijah: “God has the power to comfort!” Day 3: God heals Naaman: “God has the power to heal!” Day 4: Jesus’ death and resurrection: “God has the power to forgive!” Day 5: Jesus promises eternal life: “God has the power to love us forever!”

Registration Form / Registración

Register Online at/Registre Online: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/salem

Disculpa: La registración online solo está disponible en inglés.

Parent’s Names / Nombre de los Padres:

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Address / Dirección: _____________________________________________

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Other phone / Otro Teléfono: _____________________________________

Children’s Names / Nombre de los Niños                                       Ages/Edades

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Food Allergies / Alergia a los alimentos

No                          Yes/Sí – What? / ¿Qué?_____________________________

We will attend the $2 dinner on the following days (Please put how many): / Vamos a asistir la $2 cena en los días siguientes (Por favor pone cuantos):

Mon/Lun______   Tues/Mar______  Wed/Mié______  Thurs/Jue________

Registration Form / Registración

Register Online at/Registre Online: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/salem

Disculpa: La registración online solo está disponible en inglés.

Parent’s Names / Nombre de los Padres:

______________________________________________________________

Address / Dirección: _____________________________________________

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Phone / Teléfono: ______________________________________________

Other phone / Otro Teléfono: _____________________________________

Children’s Names / Nombre de los Niños                                       Ages/Edades

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Food Allergies / Alergia a los alimentos

No                          Yes/Sí – What? / ¿Qué?_____________________________

We will attend the $2 dinner on the following days (Please put how many): / Vamos a asistir la $2 cena en los días siguientes (Por favor pone cuantos):

Mon/Lun______   Tues/Mar______  Wed/Mié______  Thurs/Jue________vvv

Registration Form / Registración

Register Online at/Registre Online: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/salem

Disculpa: La registración online solo está disponible en inglés.

Parent’s Names / Nombre de los Padres:

______________________________________________________________

Address / Dirección: _____________________________________________

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Phone / Teléfono: ______________________________________________

Other phone / Otro Teléfono: _____________________________________

Children’s Names / Nombre de los Niños                                       Ages/Edades

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Food Allergies / Alergia a los alimentos

No                          Yes/Sí – What? / ¿Qué?_____________________________

We will attend the $2 dinner on the following days (Please put how many): / Vamos a asistir la $2 cena en los días siguientes (Por favor pone cuantos):

Mon/Lun______   Tues/Mar______  Wed/Mié______  Thurs/Jue________

Registration Form / Registración

Register Online at/Registre Online: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/salem

Disculpa: La registración online solo está disponible en inglés.

Parent’s Names / Nombre de los Padres:

______________________________________________________________

Address / Dirección: _____________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Phone / Teléfono: ______________________________________________

Other phone / Otro Teléfono: _____________________________________

Children’s Names / Nombre de los Niños                                       Ages/Edades

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Food Allergies / Alergia a los alimentos

No                          Yes/Sí – What? / ¿Qué?_____________________________

We will attend the $2 dinner on the following days (Please put how many): / Vamos a asistir la $2 cena en los días siguientes (Por favor pone cuantos):

Mon/Lun______   Tues/Mar______  Wed/Mié______  Thurs/Jue________

Registration Form / Registración

Register Online at/Registre Online: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/salem

Disculpa: La registración online solo está disponible en inglés.

Parent’s Names / Nombre de los Padres:

______________________________________________________________

Address / Dirección: _____________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Phone / Teléfono: ______________________________________________

Other phone / Otro Teléfono: _____________________________________

Children’s Names / Nombre de los Niños                                       Ages/Edades

______________________________________________________________

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Food Allergies / Alergia a los alimentos

No                          Yes/Sí – What? / ¿Qué?_____________________________

We will attend the $2 dinner on the following days (Please put how many): / Vamos a asistir la $2 cena en los días siguientes (Por favor pone cuantos):

Mon/Lun______   Tues/Mar______  Wed/Mié______  Thurs/Jue________

Cristo Para Todos Update~Your Spanish-speaking Family of Faith!

                                                Cristo Para Todos Update

                                                    Your Spanish-speaking Family of Faith!

                                                           Cristo Bridge

Next Event: The Hispanic Family Thursday, May 7, 7pm (Fellowship Hall)

This discussion will explore the values, roles and traditions of various Hispanic families an how life in the United States influences these aspects. After a large group panel, we will di vide into small groups where you may as questions of our Hispanic friends.

Upcoming Activities:

Mother’s Day Celebration: On Sunday, May 17, the men of Cristo will prepare a delicious lunch for the women of our congregation and allow them to enjoy it in a peaceful ambiance as the men also care for the children! Mothers from Salem are welcome to join us! Please let Pastor Brandon know if you would like to participate. Celebrating our Graduates: On Pentecost Sunday, May 24, we invite our graduates to wear their cap and gown to our worship service as we ask the Holy Spirit to bless them and guide them into the future. Classes to Prevent and Manage Diabetes: We will host a six-week course in Spanish provided by the University of Arkansas to promote the health of our community.

Ongoing Activities:

Song of Solomon: Our Jr. and Sr. High youth are studying what God says in his Word about attraction, dating, romance, love, marriage, and sexual intimacy. This study will help them prepare to experience God’s best in a marriage relationship. Men’s Study: Every Saturday morning, a small group of men from Cristo Para Todos meets to grow in faith and leadership. Women’s Study: The second Saturday of every month, a group of women meet to grow together in faith and fellowship.