Scroll down to see pictures of our recent baptisms!
Notices and Looking Ahead:
- Adult Sunday School with Jay Tolsma: we have returned to “Foundations of the Christian Faith.”
- All-Church potluck following church service next Sunday, April 18th
- Saturday, May 1st, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Prayer Journal Workshop. All are invited to bring your own materials and exchange ideas to create your own personal prayer journal. For more information and lots of ideas, click here: https://mitchellreunionchurch.com/creating-a-personal-prayer-journal-ideas/
- Sunday, May 9th: Mothers’ Day noon potluck (a catered meal)
Hallelujah! Praise God with us upon the baptisms of TyRelle, Quincy, and Kaitlyn!
Romans 13.1 – 7
1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
God reigns! He is in control. Fear not, but be always obedient unto His Word. Choose your words wisely; speak the truth in love. For we are here as ambassadors of Christ, and our purpose is to introduce Him to those whom He calls to us.
Please continue to pray for our country and our world:
- God’s people, to fall on our knees
- hearts burning to know God
- hearts burning to obey God
- God give us eyes to see His will, where He desires us to work, how He desires us to offer the fruit He grows in us
- end abortion, murder, thievery, idolatry, adultery
- God’s light to drive away the darkness in the world and in hearts
Visit this site to see what we celebrate nationally in the month of April: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/april-monthly-observations/
APRIL: NATIONAL MONTH OF HOPE
from the website: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-month-of-hope-april/
During April, buds come into full bloom brightening our days, and National Month of Hope also lends a hand in lifting our spirits.
Bringing hope to someone can take many forms. Being a positive role model in the life of a child or providing a community a foundation for future endeavors both provide hope for the future. Lift the spirits of a friend suffering from a medical issue or volunteer at a local homeless shelter. We are each able to bring a ray of hope in our own ways by contributing wisdom, time, kindness and when possible donate to charities that make the impossible possible.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Everyone needs a little hope now and then. Spread a little sunshine their way and bring some hope into their lives.
❖ Volunteer by reading to children in schools
❖ Experience meaningful and healthy communication with loved ones, family, friends, co-workers,
❖ Giving of time, food, and money to help families in need
❖ Minister to those incarcerated by writing letters and visiting
❖ Post on social media words of hope
❖ Sharing your story of overcoming with those who are going through hard times
❖ Lending a helping hand to those in need
❖ Cleaning up areas where there is trash such as parks and beaches
❖ Spend a day with the homeless whether on the streets in shelters, etc. “Unless you walk a mile in their shoes you won’t know how to help!”
Who are the Gideons?
According to their website:
We are a body of believers dedicated to making the Word of God available to everyone and, together with the local church, reaching souls for Christ.
The Gideons International is the result of a meeting between two men who wished to band commercial travelers together for evangelism. What began in 1908 as an Association of Christian businessmen placing Bibles in hotel rooms has evolved into an expanding mission to provide Scriptures to all people in nearly every facet of life. Today, we have taken more than 2 billion Scriptures in more than 95 languages to 200 countries, territories, and possessions across the globe.
We exist as an advocate for the lost, to bring them the saving knowledge of the Word through not only placing and distributing Scriptures, but also through personal witnessing and by associating together for service. As a united force for the Gospel, we remain rooted in tradition, but we operate under the firm belief that anyone can be a valuable asset to this invaluable cause. We provide many opportunities to partner with us through either prayer or financial support. Join us, and let’s spread the Good News.
Mitchell Food Pantry
Mitchell Food Pantry receives assistance from Feeding South Dakota and Feeding America.
The Food Pantry is supported by your donations, as well as generous donations from local businesses like Walmart, Country Hearth, Coborn’s, and County Fair.
All the Food Pantry workers in Mitchell are volunteers. The Board of Directors is a composite of 15 local churches.
Find the Mitchell Food Pantry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mitchellfoodpantry
Phone the Pantry locally at 990.3663
Pray for Israel
Psalms 122.6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
A resource to check out:
Scripture commends us to fast regularly.
Edifying / Interesting / Useful Outside Links:
Online Bible reading and study: https://biblehub.com/
Bible Atlas: https://www.openbible.info/geo/atlas/a
Over 14,600 Christian hymns and Gospel songs: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/
Search this site to find lyrics and listen to accompaniments. https://www.hymnal.net/en/home
Art of the Bible: https://artofthe.bible/
A Christian Apologetics Ministry Dedicated to Demonstrating the Historical Reliability of the Bible through Archaeological and Biblical Research.: https://biblearchaeology.org/
Direction for how to pray for persecuted Christians; gives Friday morning updates and a calendar; Can also look for the Pray Today app in your app store. icommittopray.com
Voice of the Martyrs website: https://www.persecution.com/
The Gideons International https://www.gideons.org/
National Right to Life https://www.nrlc.org/
South Dakota Right to Life https://www.sdrighttolife.org/
Family Heritage Alliance https://www.familyheritagealliance.org/
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association https://billygraham.org/
Samaritan’s Purse International, founded by Franklin Graham, “Helping in Jesus’ Name” https://samaritanspurse.org/
The Chosen is a Bible-based movie available for free on youtube. It depicts the life of Christ. There are several segments. This is the link for Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=craeyJdrCsE
Christian books and supplies: https://www.christianbook.com/
Christian books and supplies: https://www.hendricksonrose.com/