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A Note From Pastor David

by Pastor David Alexander
A Note From Pastor David

Dear First Family,

I have enjoyed being back in the office this week after returning from our Holy Land Trip and having a few days to recover. I had the chance to hear and be blessed by the messages shared by Bishop Mike Lowry and Pastor Lauren in my absence. I am looking forward to being back with you this weekend for the fourth message of our series, The Witness of Mark.

This weekend I am excited to take you to two locations from our recent trip - the Sea of Galilee and to Caesarea Philippi - as we continue our focus on Mark’s Gospel.

We are still a few weeks away from our annual Easter Celebration, but we are already making plans to welcome and bless over 6,000 individuals for the multiple services we will be offering that weekend. Three of those services will take place at the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts and we need your help to provide excellent hospitality for all who will be attending worship in that expanded space.

If you can help, you can register here or email Denise Wilkens for more information.

Today, I also want you to know that we are collecting supplies to support our ministry partners at Casa Bugambilia Community Center in Matamoros, Mexico. We had hoped to send a team to that desperate area over Spring Break. While that trip will not happen at this time, this is a great way to continue our support especially in a time of great challenge for our brothers and sisters and Matamoros.

We have set up an Amazon Gift List for this endeavor which you can find at www.fmcm.org/giftlist.

Finally today, I want to invite you to join with me in welcoming those who made a membership commitment to our church family this past Wednesday night at Starting Point. You will find their names below. I shared with this group on Wednesday that each new person brings gifts and graces that expand the ministry of a local church. We are now more than we were before because of their decision to make a commitment to our faith family.

I will see you this weekend and don’t forget that if you are traveling for the Spring Break holiday, you can join us online Saturday night at 6:00 pm, Sunday morning at 9:30 am and 11:00 am by visiting our website, www.firstmethodistmansfield.org.  

Grace & Peace,
Pastor David

Please welcome these new members!
Jessica & Chris Aylor
Carolyn Grotz
Kelli & Erik Helsing
Jessica & Dax Kuykendall
Sue & Buzz Kyler
Jamie Leasor
Lindsay & Trace Martin
Doris Norris
Allison Shelby
Tamara & Bruce Shelby
Jennifer & James Tyson
Judy Vogel
Pam & Craig Wingate