Spring Break Blitz
Our spring break outreach is now only 4 weeks away We are planning on distributing the gospel via a “News That’s Hard To Get” news magazine throughout Allamakee county. We have 9 articles and 2 recipes turned in so far. More are needed. Talk to or e-mail Tim (email@example.com) to see if we are still accepting submissions.
Currently, teams for UND and CR will be here from March 10th - 18th to help us deliver these news magazines and be involved in prayer, service projects, and anything else we got going on. If you know of ANY service project needs, please let Tim or Darcy know!
Why We went to Hong Kong
Winneshiek County Fair
LifeHouse Church will be sponsoring another exciting booth at the Winneshiek County fair this year. You will find the very popular face painting again, and in addition to that there will be an upright wheel that people can spin to land on a question from the Bible. If they answer it right, they win a really cool prize. If they don't, well, let's not talk about that.
This year LifeHouse Church has something special up its sleeve for Nordic Fest. We will have a float entitled "Jesus took a liking to a Viking". It will be an actual float with a Viking kneeling before a cross that's elevated up on a mountain. It will be a site to see. And, of course, there will be lots of candy and a small booth on the corner next to the game exchange/ Magpie.
Hong Kong Mission
LifeHouse's 2 pastors and part-time staffer, Darcy, will be heading to Hong Kong and East Asia for a mission trip this summer. The mission is to run English speaking camps to help locals learn English and at the same time use the Bible and Bible stories to teach them. This exposes them to principles and promises in the Scriptures that most know nothing about. The most significant element is introducing them to Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for them and for all mankind. It will be a powerful time!
Mother's Day Celebration A Success
Good Friday and Easter
Good Friday showing of The Passion
On Good Friday LifeHouse Church hosted a viewing of the movie The Passion.
The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus which depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Passion of the Christ largely covers the final twelve hours of Jesus' life beginning with the agony in the garden and ending with a brief depiction of his resurrection. (from Wikipedia)
This movie is known for its particularly realistic portrayal of the brutal act of whipping and crucifixion. It is rated R for that reason and young kids are strongly cautioned against seeing it.
Easter Celebration and 1 year anniversary
On April 24 we celebrated the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, and our 1 year anniversary. We have done a lot in this last year: we have sponsored service projects, a soccer program, bible studies, "Get a Life" Skills seminars and more. A band from our sister church in Ames, IA, Stonebrook Curch, came and helped us sing to the LORD in style. A new stage and curtains for the windows were ready for the service. After the service we had great fellowship and lots of food.
Message for Dec. 12 Recorded
Try as we might, the weather last Sunday was simply too harsh for us to pull of meeting together at Club Pyramid. I hope you were able to redeem the time with extra time in the Word, praying, singing, or serving. That's what up to 8 saints did by shoveling out a number of people's driveways, sidewalks, and stranded vehicles. It was a very rewarding and uniting time.
Since Bob wasn't able to share a message that God put on his heart that Sunday, he recorded it and posted it on our website. Give it a listen here: http://www.decorahlifehouse.org/kitchen/podcasts. If you would like you can open and print message notes and Knowing Him in Obedience of Humility handout. (When clicking on the link if it doesn't open or ask you to save it: right click and choose "save link as..." you can save it to your computer from there.)
New ArrivalOur other Pastor, Bob Hibbing, arrived in Decorah April 1st (no fooling!). He and his daughter arrived at 4:45pm and a crew of over 15 people helped move him in. We even had a few teens show up randomly to help, and we enjoyed meeting them. His wife, Patty, stayed in Ames to clean the old home and will arrive Sunday morning. Meet Bob, Patty and Grace on Sunday April 4th, or any Sunday after.
A BaptismOn Sunday March 28th, we celebrated a new believer with a batism. Jim (Yifeng Zeng), a international student at Luther College put his faith in christ and decided to get baptized. If you see him, welcome him to the family!
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