Thought for the Week: “The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!”                                                                                                                          Matthew 21:9

Quarterly Grace Family Council: Our follow-up Council is set for April 29th following the morning service. 

Messiah in the Passover: Dr. Jack Meadows is with Chosen People Ministries and resides in the Portland area.  The presentation begins with the traditional Passover Seder table—complete with all the articles of this Jewish celebration. You will see how this Passover feast relates to Jesus. Please give Dr. Jack Meadows a rich welcome. And following the presentation we will take a love offering for him.

Good Friday Observance: On Friday Evening at 6:00 you are invited of come for a devotional service in memory of the crucifixion. Let’s prepare our hearts for Easter together.

Men’s Next Breakfast is Saturday April 7th at 8:00am. Guys, come on out and enjoy some time together that morning. Bring a friend. We will spend some time in the Word and with each other. We will need your help in prepping the church grounds for the New Legacy Concert on the 4th.

Grace’s 2018 Garden is getting underway, and we need your help! Talk to LaVoy Staley about how you might assist this worthy work, Phone: 503.428.0452. Or, find yourself a plot of ground that you yourself would like to grow some food and tithe on your goods to the food bank. No Kidding—Help Needed!                            

On Easter we’ll enjoy breakfast at 9:30 followed with worship at 11:00. We are asking that a number of you help us decorate for Easter Breakfast (See sign-up). And as part of our tradition we ask that you bring flowers to decorate our cross. We can decorate on Saturday.

Community-Wide Palm Sunday Service scheduled for March 25th at 6:00pm. Location: Valley Life Center on Miller Ave.  

Mission Conference Coming Up: Please be in prayer about your Faith Promise Pledge for this coming year. What will your part be in Global Missions this year? Mission Banquet is scheduled for April 15th at 5:00pm.

Join a Life Group this week! It is our desire that all of our people be ministered to in a small group. Why? Because making disciples works best in the context of relationships. Please make this a matter of prayer. Yes it is a commitment of time away from home—but one that is well worth the investment. See Pastor or one of our elders today for more information.

Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with some service projects as well.  

Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and their prayer needs. Thank You.

About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation. For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the body of Christ in the world.

Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.

E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.

Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our “War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to those who have been working on that.

Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at 503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am.   Thank You!

Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.

Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we
are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.

All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858