by Pastor Richard

for the week beginning Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Summer Sunday speakers on August 24th were Sam Becerra, Micah Cortez, Gilbert Sandoval and Israel Cortez. Do you know which three of these men were first timers as Summer Sunday speakers? Summer Sundays come and go so fast. I’m looking forward to June, 2015 already. Look below for help on the three new speakers.

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Join me today at 12:45 for our summer baptism in my front yard (about a three minute drive up Greenleaf Avenue). Maps are at the Information Center. After the baptism service ends please stay for Dodger dogs. There is plenty of shade and pop up tents.

We continued our GREAT STORIES OF THE BIBLE summer series one more week on August 31st. In our previous message we looked at the Old Testament judge who began good but ended badly (Gideon). We next considered some believing friends who refused to act like atheists in DON’T BE AFRAID TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS!

Our Department of Defense has issued two policies regard the work of chaplains that clear up matters that alarmed some of you about Christian chaplains you know. The first policy insures that no service member may require a chaplain to perform any right, ritual or ceremony that is contrary to the conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs of the chaplain. Secondly, there is now a policy to insure that no service member may discriminate or take any adverse personnel action on the basis of the refusal by the chaplain as to actions just mentioned (distributed by the Eagle Commission May, 2014).

Daily Bread Bible readings begin a new booklet starting tomorrow. Copies are available in the lobby today for September through November. We ran out of the booklets that end with today’s Scripture portion so we have plenty for this next period of time. Some of you take copies for friends. Do it.

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard

HELP ON THE THREE NEW SUMMER SUNDAY SPEAKERS: Sam Becerra spoke at Summer Sunday for the first time in 2013.

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