Pastor Ken Reporting – March 29, 2018

We have an exciting Sabbath planned for you. Be sure to read “One Big Thing” for more information. I also want to take a moment to say thank you to all those who planned and helped with our church work bee. Special thanks to Felipe Fernandes who coordinated the event. A lot was accomplished in decluttering and cleaning up our church. Thanks!
ONE BIG THING
(If you don’t read anything else, read this)
There are two times every year that people are more receptive to attending church. One is Christmas, the other is Easter. For that reason we like to plan special services and concerts to give you the opportunity to invite your friends and colleagues to attend Madison Campus Church.
This weekend is Easter weekend and we have a very special church service planned that you can absolutely feel comfortable inviting your friends and colleagues to attend. It has been specifically designed to showcase our faith in a way that is attractive to those who may not be familiar with church in general or Seventh-day Adventists in particular. My sermon this Sabbath is titled, “Why Are You Weeping,” and explores the message of Jesus resurrection.
Sabbath afternoon at 5 p.m. our choir and orchestra have prepared an amazing performance of Handel’s Messiah. The Messiah was originally intended by Handel to be performed at Easter. Please not only attend, but invite your friends and colleagues to attend. Research shows that the majority of people if invited to attend a special church event will, if their schedule permits. If Madison Campus is a blessing in your life, please take the time to live our mission by inviting someone to your church.   So that, they too can have an opportunity to be blessed by what God is doing at MCC.
PRAYER LIST
 
Wanda Burks Paul Blankenship Roger Nelson Ken Owen
Mike Goulet David Engen Bob Rilea Eva Phillips
Celia Mesh Patsy Bowman Julie Henderson Sutherland Family
Elizabeth Gaines Nathan Spalding Ron Youngs Shirley Harvey
Marilyn Owen Wetmore Family Inglish Family
LOVE & LOGIC PARENTING SEMINAR
Parenting Seminar  3-5 p.m. in room 109.  Contact pastor Nacho for more details at pastorNacho@madisoncampus.org or text 615-430-2729.
MESSIAH 
Come join us this Sabbath afternoon, March 31, at 5 p.m. in the Madison Campus Church Sanctuary for a concert presented by the Madison Campus Choir, Orchestra and guests.
CHILD CARE NEEDED
Celebrate Recovery needs additional folks who could help provide child care on Monday evenings.  We have folks attending who need to bring their children with them, and the child care you can provide would go a long way toward their road to recovery.  Even if you can only help in this area one week a month, you would be making a huge impact in the lives of the children as well as the CR attendee. Please contact Dan Davis, 615-202-4839 for more details.
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT
Join us for our 3rd annual Young Adult Retreat  April 27-29th at ICC.  Register today at uncommonfellowship.eventbrite.com.
BONDACZUKS BABY SHOWER
You are invited to a baby shower in honor of Daniel and Marjore’s baby boy on April 1, from 2-4 p.m. in Schlisner Hall at Madison Campus Church.  They are mostly in need of boy clothes.
THANK YOU MCC FAMILY
Thank you so much for the love, support, and food during and after mom’s death.  We can’t thank you enough!  Waterhouse and Bergstrom Family
LADIES GROUP
Hello ladies, Are you seeking growth in your personal walk with Jesus?  If your answer is “yes”, talk to Pastor Julie about the group beginning with that purpose. We meet Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Do it now!  615-969-1287
MCE OPEN HOUSE
Madison Campus Elementary is having an open house on Wednesday, April 11, from 5:30-7 p.m.  Come tour the school, talk to students and meet the teachers.  Register at www.mcesda.org 1515 Sutherland Dr.,Madison
CHURCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE SIGN-UPS
If you are interested in playing softball this summer, please send an email to MadisonCampusSports@gmail.com with your name and phone by May 13.  Sign-ups are open to both guys and gals.  Must be at least a Freshman in HS to participate. More info contact Justin Sharp 770-773-5185.
JOB OPENING AT MA
Beginning immediately, Madison Academy is seeking a Communications Coordinator on a part-time basis (10-12 hrs/week) to oversee school communications, assist in the implementation of our recruitment plan, maintain office systems and ensure quality customer service.  We are looking for a self-starter with a professional demeanor who has strong written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in MS Office suite. Submit resume to Kris Fuentes at kfuentes@madisonacademy.com.
ACROS SPONSORED CORNHOLE
A 2 man Cornhole tournament will be held this evening, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the MA Gymnasium.
$10 per person.  Team A=2 Adults  Team B=1 Adult plus 1 Elementary student.  For more info contact Raphan Ley at 615-293-5543
MADISON ACADEMY SHOOTOUT
APRIL 14, AT 7:45 p.m.
All Knight Basketball Tournament-Double Elimination/Minimum 1 female on court at all times/$20 per player/$10 for HS or College Students/email team & interest to jperkins@mcesda.org
NEELY’S BEND 5K
The MA Public Relations 101 class is planning  and hosting the Neely’s Bend 5k at Peeler Park on Sunday, April 22, at 1:30 pm.  Grab your friends and start training and sign up at neelysbend5k.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The 403 Center needs volunteers for any day Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or anyone that can work sporadically if you call ahead. Orientation is every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.  Call Karen Baker for information at 615-516-8631.
KY-TN CONFERENCE JOB OPENING
Kentucky-Tennessee Conference is presently seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of Departmental Administrative Assistant. Requisite qualities include proficiency in basic computer skills. Submit resume to dhartman@kytn.net, or, for more information, contact Dr. David Hartman, 615-859-1391.
Picture of the Week
Huge thanks to the approximately 35 people who helped with our church work bee on March 18. A lot was accomplished. When I walk into the church it feels cleaner and lighter.  
SAVE-THE-DATE
March 31: Messiah 5 p.m. Concert
March 31: Cornhole Tournament MA 7:30 p.m.
April 1: Baby Shower for Bondaczuks 2-4 p.m.
April 11: MCE Open House
April 14: MA Shootout 7:45 p.m.
April 22: MA’s 101 Class – Neely’s Bend 5 – 1:30 pm Peeler Park
April 27-29: Young Adult Retreat at ICC
For a detailed calendar of all MCC events click the calendar button.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:20 (NKJV)
Today my family is layed to rest my 92 year-old grandpa. It was a sad occasion because he was the true patriarch of the family. A good man who left the best kind of inheritance to his descendants, the inheritance of good character and a love for Jesus.
The world is celebrating Jesus’ resurrection this weekend and it is especially meaningful to me this year. Because He lives, my grandpa too will live again. This world is filled with heart break and hurt, but it will not always be that way. Jesus will return again and the night will be over. While we often focus on the reunion with our loved ones, the greatest reunion will be the face-to-face fellowship with our Creator.
As you celebrate Easter this weekend, take the time to truly think about what Jesus’ resurrection means!
Remember to live our mission. Love God. Love people. Serve the world.

God’s blessings,

Pastor Ken

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