Restore Weekly Announcements
EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 17TH!
Join us April 17th @ 11 am, Easter Sunday, as we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said."
RESTORE'S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 17th, as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary as Restore Church. Our celebration will begin at 1 pm after our church service.
We will walk through the history of Restore and the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior.
We will have a catered meal right after service. There is a sign-up sheet for the catered meal to track how much food will be needed. Also, we are asking that everyone bring a dessert and there is a sign up for this as well.
Midweek Fellowship Gathering
Today, April 13th at 6pm, is our Midweek Fellowship gathering where we will enjoy a meal together, bible study (1 Corinthians 15:35-49) and prayer.
Join us for baby dedications on Sunday, April 24th. If you would like to dedicate your child, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the Beautiful Feet Ministry (BFT) training on April 23rd @ 9am. As we seek to train and prepare for delivering the good news of salvation.
Missed last week's sermon? No problem!
NEW TEXT TO GIVE OPTION
You can continue to give your tithes and offerings electronically, whether you attend in person or are joining us via our live-stream.
Just text the word Give with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to 313-403-3049, and you'll receive a link to give securely online.
If you would like to mail a check or money order, those can be sent to 2701 Joy Rd., Detroit, MI, 48206.
Text for Sunday
1 Corinthians 15: 50-58
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
UPDATE FROM OUR MISSIONARIES ABROAD
Hello everyone and greetings from Nangaritza County, Ecuador! We pray that the grace of our God in Christ Jesus fills you with joy and peace as we all run this race of life with the purpose of making His name great among the nations!
We are praising God that the church plant here in Guayzimi continues to grow. As we mentioned last time, we have been alternating the service each Sunday between our house and Vicente’s house. I (David) just finished preaching through Titus while using the opportunity to explain the basics of how to study the Bible. It was neat to show the believers how the work set before us all here in Nangaritza is quite similar to Titus’s task of establishing churches on the island of Crete. And how the reason why we as Christians are to be devoted to good works is the gospel of Jesus Christ!Praising God in the rain at Vicente's house
To try to encourage the believers to get more involved in ministry, we asked some of them to join us on Saturdays in La Wantza where we have a children’s ministry. Danilo and Ulvia have been coming with us every week and have helped with the Bible stories, verse memorization, songs, prayer, games, and coloring. Marielena also joined us for a couple weeks but since their baby is due soon it has made travel more difficult for her. Also, her husband Patricio has been coming early each Sunday before the service to teach guitar classes to the kids. He has a passion for music and would love to use these kinds of classes as an evangelistic tool to reaching teenagers in our area.
I’ve been working during the week at our property where we are planning to build our house. We are building a workshop/garage first which we will use to work out of and store materials while building the house. Progress is coming along great! I’ve been working with some guys and have been talking with them about the gospel. Vicente has also been helping out, and one day I overheard him talking with one of the guys about following Christ. Several have been coming to the Sunday services on and off, along with some other unbelieving friends that we have invited. Please pray that the Lord would be pleased to bring these friends to repentance and faith in Christ and be used for the growth of His kingdom here in Nangaritza County!
This past Sunday evening David traveled with Patricio and Marielena to their home church in Catamayo (about 4 hours away) where they were involved for 4 years before moving to our area. It was such an encouragement to meet so many believers who are committed to sound doctrine and reaching the lost. The church wants to become involved in our ministry of planting churches here in Nangaritza County. Please pray for this new relationship as we explore ways to encourage one another in the ministry and work together for the advance of the gospel.
Our teammates the Downs family have left our county and moved to a big city 3 hours away. They are still planning to spend about 5 days each month at their house in Selva Alegre which they are using as part of their rental business. We would love to have new teammates join us in the work of establishing churches among the 30 towns and communities in Nangaritza County! This ministry involves a long-term commitment to living among the people, preaching the gospel, gathering believers into churches as the Lord saves people, and teaching believers to observe all that Christ has commanded. If you are interested in learning more, you can read more about our ministry here and contact us to explore what the process of joining us would look like.
Next month we are looking forward to having a visit from Ray and Bobbi Glinski who work with To Every Tribe in Texas. Ray is the Vice President of Sending and Planting. They are coming to get to know our area and meet the believers. The following month in June a young couple and their newborn who are in training with To Every Tribe will be visiting us as they consider whether the Lord would lead them here as long-term missionaries. Then we will be hosting a team of 8 people in August for our outreach English camp here in Guayzimi. Please pray for all involved as we teach English to about 60 kids and preach the gospel.
We are glad that we were finally able to turn in all of our paperwork and complete interviews to apply for Ecuadorian citizenship. Now we just need to wait for an email providing a date to come for an exam where we will be tested on Ecuadorian history and will sing the national anthem. After that, the officials in Quito will review everything which will likely take another year.Matthias turned 8!
We want to thank all of our brothers and sisters who support us in this ministry of proclaiming the glories of Christ here in southeastern area. Please remember us often in your prayers! Thank you and may the Lord bless you and keep you!