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Bible Reading Comments:
Good morning,
In our bible reading this morning Elijah, God’s prophet is bold, not because he is a prophet, but because he knows the Living God. Jesus condemns the Jews for their disobedience to God purposes. This is a recurring theme.

 
 
Daily Prayer:
Dear God, this morning I rejoice in the wonderful AWANA personnel you gave us for this season. And I look forward to the faith-filled ones You are preparing now for the next club year. Today I am praying for the Community Pregnancy Center, Boudreau, Gersdorff, Crutchfield, DelVecchio, Dicus, Drew, Dyer, Elliott, Formicola, James Mann, Fogel, Fraiser, Gallacher, Gallella, Gerhardt, Gilbert, Yannello, and Zapp families. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Stay faithful,
In Christ,
Roger

 
Calendar:
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The CPC is in need, both the Moorpark Clinic and the Simi Clinic. We need wipes - diapers - formula - Enfamel and Soy! Can you help??

 
 
28 We will be renting a U-Haul truck this Sat, 5/28 to move the furniture to our apt. We will be starting to load the truck at 8AM and hope to be done by noon. Six men have volunteered to help which should be enough. Thank you to everyone who has helped and will help on Sat. Blessings,
Ginnie Simonds

29 10:15 A.M. The Lord’s Supper (to help prepare your heart and mind for this very special observance, read and ponder Hebrews 4:14-16)

5:00 P.M. we will have Home Fellowships. Wednesday is the deadline to get signed up.
 
Two weeks from this Sunday, LBC will host its last Men's Training Meeting for the current school year.  Like the last several years, we will have a panel of LBC men (Ordinary men going through Un-ordinary Times).  Jason Pederson, Josh Hill and Norm Rice are the panel.     We meet June 12 at 5:30 pm, beginning w/pot-luck dinner.

June
1 Pastor Roger speaking at Bible College Graduation in Rosarito, Baja, Mexico

2-9 Pastor Roger and Kathy in Texas
 
2 7:00 P.M. Vacation Bible School prep meeting. Anyone and everyone interested in helping in any way is/are encouraged to attend this meeting.

5 Jonathan Peppers preaching A.M. and P.M

7 7:00 P.M. Elder Council Meets (rescheduled to May 31)

12 P.M. Men's Meeting
              Last Men's Training Meeting for the current school year.  Like the last several years, we will have a panel of LBC men (Ordinary men going through Un-ordinary Times).  Jason Pederson, Josh Hill and Norm Rice are the panel.     We meet June 12 at 5:30 pm, beginning w/pot-luck dinner.

25-July 1 CYIA (Child Evangelism Fellowship "Christian Youth In Action") training

26 11:45 A.m. Primetimer Lunch
 
Church History:
May 27, 1564: John Calvin, French Protestant Reformer, dies. He kept writing and ministering to the Christians in Geneva nearly up to his death, telling his worried friends, "What! Would you have the Lord find me idle when he comes?" (see issue 12: John Calvin).

 
Hymn History:
HAPPY THE HOME WHEN GOD IS THERE
Henry Ware Jr., 1794–1843
… But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)
The beauty of the home is order; the blessing of the home is contentment;
The glory of the home is hospitality; the crown of the home is godliness.
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This is the season when our attention is especially directed to the basic social institution in society, the home, with special days for recognizing mothers, fathers, and children. The strength of any nation is the quality of its homes. “In love of home, the love of country has its rise” said Charles Dickens.
Home should be the holy of holies in a person’s life, a place where ultimate love and acceptance are found between parents and with the children. The real test of a parent’s spirituality is his home life—the daily demonstration of a Christ-like character. As parents, our responsibility is not only to feed and clothe our children’s bodies, but to nurture their spirits, their minds, and their moral values. By word and by personal example we must carefully guide our children and fervently seek to show them what it means to be a Christian. Good parenting also involves maintaining strong lines of communication between all members of the family. This demands quality time spent together in discussions, social times, daily spiritual retreats, and weekly periods of instruction and worship in the local church.
This fine text was written by an ordained Unitarian minister, Henry Ware, who later became pastor of the Second Unitarian Church in Boston, Massachusetts. The well-known American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, served for a time as Ware’s assistant. The hymn first appeared in Selection of Hymns and Poetry for Use of Infant and Juvenile Schools and Families, published in 1846.
Happy the home when God is there and love fills ev’ry breast, when one their wish and one their prayer and one their heav’nly rest.
Happy the home where Jesus’ name is sweet to ev’ry ear, where children early lisp His fame and parents hold Him dear.
Happy the home where prayer is heard and praise is wont to rise, where parents love the sacred Word and all its wisdom prize.
Lord, let us in our homes agree this blessed peace to gain; unite our hearts in love to Thee, and love to all will reign.
4910 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA, www.similighthouse.org

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