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S A R D I N I A C H U R C H O F C H R I S T 7130 Bachman Road, Sardinia, Oh 45171 * (937)446-2594 * website: * email: [email protected] * April 2018 C HRISTIAN Journal The menu for the dinner this evening is: Poppy Seed Chicken, Ginger-Honey Glazed Carrots, Garden Salad, Dinner Roll, Coffee, Iced Tea, Water, Assorted Pies
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  • S A R D I N I A C H U R C H O F C H R I S T

    7130 Bachman Road, Sardinia, Oh 45171 * (937)446-2594 * website: * email: [email protected] * April 2018

    CHRISTIAN Journal

    The menu for the dinner this evening is: Poppy Seed Chicken, Ginger-Honey Glazed Carrots,

    Garden Salad, Dinner Roll, Coffee, Iced Tea, Water, Assorted Pies

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • EASTER REMINDS US OF WHERE OUR REAL HOPE IS As I write this I am reflecting on how disappointed I was this past Sunday when the University of Cincinnati lost in the NCAA tournament after leading the game by 22 points with a little over ten minutes to go. (Notice I didnt say anything about Xavier losing in similar fashion later on in the same night. I guess that loss didnt hurt nearly as bad (Ha,Ha).) I had such high hopes for both local teams. But the sun came up today! God is still God! I am so blessed in so many ways. It is so easy to allow our eyes to focus on the temporary in hopes it will bring us lasting satisfaction but we only can experience that hope when we think E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y! As followers of Christ, lets remember where our real hope lies. I Peter 1:3 reads, Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. All other hopes are dying hopes. Only Jesus is a living hope. Our hope isnt in our favorite athletic teams they let us down. Our hope isnt in politicians theyre inept. Our hope isnt in our country its foundations are crumbling. Our hope isnt in this world it could be blown up by a nuclear exchange any day. Our ultimate hope isnt in our family either our loved ones disappoint and die. Our ultimate hope must be based on Jesus Christ. He provides us with a living hope that can never perish, spoil or fade kept in heaven for you. Jesus alone is to be worshipped and praised. A hundred years from now basketball wont matter because, The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:17) In the sermon on the Mount Jesus said, Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. The rains came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. If our main interest is sports, then were like the foolish man Jesus told about who built his house on the sand. A storm will come someday and whisk it away and well be left with nothing. The old hymn summarizes todays lesson well: On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love (Psalm 147:11). WHY NOT INVITE SOMEONE TO COME WITH YOU ON EASTER SUNDAY SO THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE THE ONE (CHRIST) WHO CAN GIVE US A HOPE THAT WILL NEVER SPOIL OR FADE! HE HAS GUARANTEED THE VICTORY FOR US!

    Trusting Him for the Win, Kevin

    Kevins Comments

  • Recently I started being more intentional about running 3 times a week. I hate long distance running and by long distance I mean more than a quarter of a mile. Running for a game or emergency I have no problem; running monotonously for an extended period of time for the sake of distance is my bane. I will never be able to run a 5K if I cant get past .5 miles without wanting to just die. My running form and breathing is so awful Ive had to learn how to improve the short distance I do already.

    You want to do BIG things right? Think of the some of the BIG life moments youve daydreamed about and how you imagined rising to the occasion spectacularly. Now think of all the little moments you go through everyday life that you dismiss with a whatever or it doesnt matter attitude. I certainly have told myself at times, dont be bothered by those. When it matters youll know for sure to get it.

    Now look back on your life at some of your BIG moments and how easily did you rise to those occasions? Maybe youre dealing with the fallout of them still. A common phrase Ive heard thrown around is, Dont sweat the small stuff. This phrase is intended to help people realize that the small things are not something to be overly concerned about. The danger of using this saying as a life mantra is that there are a lot of little things in life, like a ton, and altogether they can make one sweat unless you choose not to do anything about them at all because, after all, theyre just small stuff.

    In Matthew 25 Jesus tells a parable of a master putting 3 servants in charge of small portions of His wealth, 2 of the 3 servants took what little was given to them and were able to proliferate their entrusted investments while the third did nothing. When the master returned the master told the 2 who managed their investment wisely, I have put you in charge of little, I will now put you in charge of much more! However, with the third he shamed for not even putting to use the little he was given.

    If the small stuff makes you sweat it could be because youre not handling it at all. We want to be there for the BIG champion of faith and godly character moments like we read in the Bible. We forget the champions of faith have a foundation of particulate sediment and rocks of little moments that support the shining examples they are. Take the life of King David for example and, in contrast to that, consider for example the life of Samson.

    If the small stuff makes you sweat, it might be because you are not conditioned for it yet. If the small stuff makes you sweat, imagine how exhausting the BIG moments would be. If running a mile leaves me gassed and depleted, I would die doing a 5K. What are the little moments of your life that you are ignoring? The moments you dismiss with a whatever or I dont even care that only take a couple moments of your time to deal with. Go and deal with it, that way when the big moments come youve sweated like that before and can handle it. Joe

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  • Alpha Class NewsThe Alpha Class met on Monday, March 19th. We enjoyed a time of food and fellowship at Maddys in Sardinia, with Barry Singleton praying for the meal. After our meal time we went to the church to watch the movie WONDER.

    Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey unites them all and proves you can't blend in when you were born to stand.

    Everyone enjoyed the movie. Robert Drake provided popcorn. We had some discussion about the movie afterwards while enjoying fudge made by Robert Drake. We discussed how someone can make a huge impact, even with a handicap. We agreed that children, as well as adults, shouldnt mistreat kids or people who are different. We talked about bullying and how there should be a no-tolerance policy at schools regarding bullying.

    We were glad to get together after taking a break for the last few months. If anyone is looking for a Sunday School class to attend, the Alpha Class invites you to join us on Sunday morning at 9:00. We meet in the classroom across from the Sanctuary on the offices side of the building.

    Diana Newman

  • Resurrection Sunday, April 1st Identical morning worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. consist of great worship, communion being served, and Kevins message

    Come Alive: The Power to Change Your Life.

    Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. Classes for newborns through 4 years old available for the 8:00 a.m. service. Classes from nursery though 5th grade continue for the 10 a.m. service. Whether you come for worship and then breakfast or breakfast and then worship, this is a very special time for the entire family to celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

    Whats Happening Here at Church?

  • Euchre Night at the church on Friday, April 6th

    from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided. Come and enjoy a fun time of fellowship.

    Prayer Meeting on Sunday, April 8th Meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. for a time set aside for prayer for our families, for this church, for our community, for our state, for our nation, and for our individual needs. Well be praying for protection from Satan and the spiritual forces

    of evil in the heavenly realms and against the spirits of bondage/addiction, unbelief, pride, and fear operating in our country. Then we can experience first hand the strong arm of God and His Spirit moving through our land.

    Every week plates are set out for a free will offering of a dollar. At the end of the month the money collected is given to someone in the community in need. Church members can recommend someone who has been hit

    with difficult times. Application forms are available at the Welcome Center or on our web page at under Our Ministries/The Dollar Difference. Getting involved can make a dollar difference for someone!

    Whats Happening Here at Church?

    Womens Bible Study At 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, April 10th and 24th, the women are continuing their study in Matthew. This is an open forum and an in depth study of the Bible which is open to all women.

  • Fitness Activities At 6:30 p.m. every Monday classes in Zumba Tone and every Wednesday classes in Zumba will meet. However, both evenings the church building will be unlocked for those who wish to walk inside or outside. (The track is available for use at any time.) Each session costs $2 per person. Questions? See Kevin or Cathy Hamilton. Please note that there will be no

    Zumba Tone and Zumba sessions on April 16th and 18th.

    Mustardseed Ministries On Friday, April 27th, a free and delicious meal of a taco bar with all the fixings, chips and salsa, rice, and homemade deserts will be served here at the church, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., for the church and for anyone in the community. This is an outreach service lovingly provided to everyone.

    The purpose of the Mustardseed Ministry is to reach out to the community and join together for a night of fellowship and food. We want to feed those who are hungry both spiritually and physically.

    The goal of the ministry is to care for one another and embrace community values. So, whether you're down on your luck or looking for good company, our community dinner is the place to be.

    Matthew 17: 20 says Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains!.

    This ministry is being spearheaded by Sharon Clifton and Emily Shuemake.

    Whats Happening Here at Church?

  • We rejoice along with the angels in heaven and welcome into our church family, through the baptism on March 4th, Laney Demitt and Grant Short on March 18th.

    To God Be The Glory! Amen.


    Pick up a registration form and a copy of the 2018 Summer Camp Schedule for a listing of the available

    sessions, session dates, tier pricing, and age requirements at the Welcome Center. Please note that

    the church pays 50% of the Tier 1 cost for those attending church here. The discount code this year is


  • Sardinias

    Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Tomato and Chicken Noodle Soups, Canned Tuna and Chicken, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Mashed Potatoes or other boxed potatoes, Gravy, Jello or Pudding, Canned Fruits and Vegetables

    Suggested donations for April are wash cloths, bars of soap (no liquids) and your empty shoe boxes.

    Amount ReceivedAmount Remaining

    Announcements Capital Campaign Status

    as of March 25, 2018

    If you would like to participate in this Building Fund Campaign, please use the Building Fund envelopes on the back of the pews.

    is $322,903.43 is $13,546.67

  • Special Opportunities

    Please contact Bea Fryman to make and pay for your reservation no later than Sunday, April 8th.

  • Special OpportunitiesThe PRC

  • April 1st - Resurrection Sunday with worship at 8 and 10 a.m. and breakfast at 9 a.m.

    April 6th - Euchre Night 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 6th, 13th - P2P 2017 Spring Class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 8th - Prayer Meeting at 6:00 p.m. April 10th - Womens Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. April 11th - Friendly Circle at 7:00 p.m. April 19th - Area Christian Womens Fellowship Dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 22nd - Student Ministry Encounter Jesus here April 24th - Womens Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. April 26th - PRC Spring Partnership Dinner here at 7:00 p.m. April 27th - Mustardseed Ministry Dinner here 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. April 28th & 29th - Student Ministry After-Prom Party here 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

    StaffKevin Hamilton, Minister [email protected] Joe Henslee, Youth Minister [email protected] Alexa Koewler Worship Co-ordinator [email protected] Ruth Ann Goodlin


    [email protected]

    Bob Hopkins, Treasurer Jeannie Puckett, Janitor

    Elders Ed Fryman Scott Mays Bill Boling Joe Etienne Dave Mignerey Deacons Jeremy Mignerey, Childrens Ministry and Outreach Regge Fender, Communion Ministry


    l Mission Statement l We are committed to


    GOD, making Jesus the Lord of our lives, and sharing the truth of

    Gods Word with our community and the world.

    SUNDAY SCHEDULE 9:00 a.m. Sunday School10:00 a.m Worship


    April 2018 Calendar

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