Nebraska Science Festival Community Star Party – Come View Interstellar Space! constellations, stars and planets in the April sky through the Astronomical Society telescopes or bring your own! Saturday April 18, 2015 – Dusk – about 8:00 pm. until about 10:00 pm. Grass Field behind the High School DC West High School 401 S Pine St, Valley Nebraska Contact: Pastors Michael or Cathy: Spirit.Peace@outlook.com
May you run and not be weary. May your heart be filled with song. And may the love of God continue to give you hope and keep you strong. And may you run and not be weary. May your life be filled with joy! And may the road you travel always lead you home.
When Jesus came into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” Matt. 21:10.
We may hear and read of people who are offended at not being treated with what they consider due respect and deference. “Do you know who I am?” they shout indignantly. And we are reminded of the statement, “If you have to tell people who you are, you probably really are not who you think you are.” The opposite of this arrogance and self-importance is seen in Jesus, even as His life on earth was nearing its end.
Jesus entered Jerusalem to shouts of praise from the people. Matt. 21:7-9. When others throughout the city asked, “Who is this?” the crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee!” Matt. 21:10-11. Jesus did not come claiming special privileges, but in humility He came to give His life in obedience to His Father’s will.
The words Jesus said and the things He did command respect. Unlike insecure rulers, He never demanded that others respect Him. His greatest hours of suffering appeared to be His lowest point of weakness and failure. Yet, the strength of His identity and mission carried Jesus through the darkest hours as He died for our sins so that we might live in His love and be saved. – Daily Bread – David McCasland
You’re my world, you’re my hope, you’re all my dreams and all my heart.
He is worthy of our lives and our devotion today. Do we recognize who He is?
Lord, I am in awe of Your humility, strength, and love. And I am embarrassed by my desires for self-importance. May knowing You change every self-centered motive in my heart into a longing to live as You did in this world.
When once you have seen Jesus, you can never be the same. —Oswald Chambers
INSIGHT: The disciple of Christ should be preoccupied with exalting Him instead of self. The words “My utmost for His highest,” taken from Oswald Chambers’ classic devotional, express the goal of the follower of Christ.
Awesome! So many people turn out for this Community Celebration!
There were about one hundred people, some for the picnic, some for the Easter eggs, some for fellowship! We are thankful for supporters donating their time and resources. United Faith Church for their Community Center and volunteers to assemble Easter eggs, St John the Evangelist Catholic Church for its volunteers, St Mark’s Lutheran Church for its volunteers, City of Valley, Mitch Poehling for his cooking skill. Spirit of Peace Pastor Michael Hanus told a story of the Easter Hare tradition before dozens of children chased after nearly nine hundred Easter eggs. The record breaker egg collector scooped up thirty six eggs. We thank everyone for participating and supporting this successful community event! Pastors Michael and Cathy may be contacted at PeaceLCMC@gmail.com or 402-541-7019.
Easter Hare has left Easter Eggs for Good Children!
– Potluck Picnic Lunch Easter Egg Hunt – Lunch item suggested not required. Saturday March 28, 2015 – 12:00 pm. Picnic Lunch 1:00 pm. Easter Egg Hunt – Valley City Park Large Pavilion – 400 W. Vass St, Valley Nebraska