entering the Sanctuary, please quietly be seated and turn off your cell phone
to prepare your heart for Worship
Morning Watch and Prayer Meeting: every Sunday morning at Compton’s Rm. 6.
CIY Summer Outreach (7/16~7/25): Christ In Youth is seeking Youths to outreach to Pittsburg Urban
Poor with Summer Bible classes, character development, etc for children and
their families. Participants Sophomores to graduating
Seniors. Deadline for registration is 3/25. Please contact Min. Eric Chang
for information and registration.
Feast: will be after
Worship Service on March 27. Thanks to Galilee West for preparing the food
and Kenwood Fellowship for setting up and cleaning up afterwards. Please stay
and enjoy the wonderful fellowship.
Prayer Meeting: will be
on Wed., March 30, at Mason. Bros and Sis please
participate in this prayer ministry.
Update for Church Directory: if you are willing to put your informationin the directory, please fill out a form, one per family, ASAP,
so that the updated directory will be accomplished sooner.
Ministry Announcement: In
order that bros and sis concentrate on Worship Service, please arrive on time
and sit near the front as possible, so that those that arrive later or serve
in the basement may sit in the back. Thanks for your cooperation.
Library Announcement: Bros
and Sis are welcome to borrow materials from the library, please return the
materials on time. If you borrowed “The Authority of the Holy Bible –God’s
Holy Word” (part 1), “Exposition of the Holy Bible” (part 2), please return
Language Summer Camp: will
be from 7/25-7/29 at Mason. Welcome 3 yrs old to 7th grade to attend.
Time will be from to 5:30 pm. Tuition is $150. For further
details contact Sis. DominicaWei.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8)
Not long ago, four Americans aboard a yacht traveling around the world
were hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia.When the pirates drove the yacht “Quest” to there hiding place, a U.S.
Navy warship stopped them.Shadowed by
the warship, the pirates killed the four hostages. According to the news, at
the end 13 pirates were captured and two died.This is just one of the recent hijacking
events of kidnapping by Somali pirates.In the past twenty years, what began as fishermen
protecting their fishing rights has become an international
crisis.The pirates not only hijack
cargo ships, but also huge oil tankers.They have become fearless and well equipped with high-powered
weapons.The ransom they demanded
began with several thousands dollars and now it has become several
millions.It also is a nuisance of
international marine transportation.
The owners of the “Quest” (yacht) were Scott Adam and his wife.They were accompanied by their friends: Macay and Riggle.Scott was a Hollywood producer. After he turned to Christ;
he retired from the business and enrolled in the Fuller Theological
Seminary.He earned a degree and
became an instructor teaching filmmaking.His colleague Professor Johnston said: “He decided he could take his
pension, and he wanted to serve God and humankind.”
In 2004, the Adams brought the yacht “Quest” and lived on
it for half a year in Marina Del Rey and the rest
of the year, they sailed around the world.They distributed Bibles in remote parts of the FijiIslands, Alaska, New Zealand, Central America, etc.They recorded many footages and posted on
their website to encourage others to preach the Gospel.Every trip they invited their friends to
experience God’s grace and power.They
knew this particular trip was dangerous, but still moved ahead.
Some may ask, why do good people get killed
in such a horrible way?In fact, bad
thing happen to good people, just to remind us how evil the world we live in
is.Many people are controlled by
their sins and really need the Gospel of Jesus Christ to set them free.If all Christians stay in their own comfort
zone, who is going to bring the Gospel to the world?This is the reason that Jesus Christ has to
come down to the earth.