Church News

Coffee Stands – End of Spring 2018

Spring semester is almost over.  We are serving coffee and popcorn for SDSU students on Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:30am to about noon time.

Donations of cookies, muffins and fruits are much appreciated.  Also, we need volunteers to prepare, set up, serve and clean up.  Look for the sign up sheet on the College Ministry table in the courtyard on Sunday.

 Thank you for your continued support of our College Ministry.

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Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Follow the Leader”

Scripture: John 10:1-18

Please click on the links below for our Sunday Bulletin and Announcements:

Worship Bulletin 4-22-18

Announcement 4-22-18

Scripture: John 10:1-18 (NRSV)

Jesus the Good Shepherd

10 “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. 18 No one takes[a] it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in John 15:1-8.   On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “A Matter of Life & Death”

Scripture: Luke 24:36b-48

Please click on the links below for our Sunday Bulletin and Announcements:

Worship Bulletin 4-15-18

Announcement 4-15-18

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”[a] 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.[b] 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah[c] is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses[d] of these things.

Sermon for April 8, 2018

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on April 8,  2018 “Terms of Peace”; Scripture lesson was from John 20:19-31.

 

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Luke 24:36b-48   On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Terms of Peace”

Scripture: John 20:19-31

Please click on the links below for our Sunday Bulletin and Announcements:

Worship Bulletin 4-8-18

Announcement 4-8-18

Scripture:

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Jesus and Thomas

24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin[a]), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

The Purpose of This Book

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah,[c] the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

 

 

 

Sermon for April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on April 1,  2018 “Seeing, Hearing, Telling”; Scripture lesson was from John 20:1-18.

 

 

Faith Family News

Our April 2018 newsletter is now available.    Please click on the link below to start reading.  Enjoy!  We wish you a blessed, happy Easter! God’s blessings to all!

Faith Family News April 2018

Click on the link below to see what is going on for April 2018

April 2018 Calendar

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Seeing, Hearing, Telling”

Scripture: John 20:1-18

Please click on the links below for our Sunday Bulletin and Announcements:

Worship Bulletin 4-1-18

Announcement 4-1-18

Scripture: John 20:1-18 (NRSV)

The Resurrection of Jesus

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look[a] into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew,[b] “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.