This is Palm Sunday -- the beginning of Holy Week. And not only will we be considering Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but we're also wrapping up our study of the book of Acts. This will be the prisoner Paul's triumphal entry into Rome.We'll be looking together at Acts 28:13-31.
Whoever you are -- wherever you're from -- whatever your situation -- welcome! MasterPiece Church meets at 10 AM, Sundays, at 3623 W Dobbins Rd., Laveen. Blessings! Pastor Brad Boydston
We're now meeting at 9 AM and 4 PM, Wednesdays, in a booth at the Carl's, Jr restaurant, 5040 W Baseline Rd in Laveen. Note the new quieter location -- and the new afternoon session.
It's a pretty informal gathering of immigrants who want to spend an hour each week developing their English skills by talking and reading. Some are using this opportunity to supplement instruction they're receiving in classroom settings but others are using this approach as their primary means of English instruction. Either way -- you are welcome to join us. It's free. We don't require any kind of commitment and people come and go over time. Some join us when they need help solving a problem or in figuring out a letter from the government. If you want to try it out -- just show up.
We've purchased the house and two acres at 3623 W Dobbins Rd, Laveen. We are applying for the permits toremodel house and use it as the new Laveen branch of our child care ministry. We're also launching a ministry for at-risk special needs children as a part of that. The Laveen gathering of MasterPiece Church is at 10 AM, Sundays, in the house.
There are two reasons why 3623 grabbed our attention. First, it is on an arterial road in Laveen. We want to be easy to find. And secondly, it is an agricultural area. We anticipate using gardening and the care of small farm animals as important child development tools.
These are exciting days for us and we're grateful to God for the opportunities to serve him and our neighbors -- especially those whose living on the margins.
Thank you to the families and individuals who have already connected their Fry’s VIP cards to the MasterPiece Church account. Your purchases at Fry's Food Stores are generating cash donations from Fry’s to the church. If you have not yet enrolled here is how to participate:
PLEASE NOTE: Before you can link your Fry’s V.I.P card to an organization, you must have an email address.
STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2
Sometimes we're crawling with kids -- and at other times there are just a few. Almost always Pastor Brad has a "Kids' Word" -- after which the children can choose to sit with their parents as the sermon continues or they can choose to continue on with the learning fun in Sunday School. We love kids!