From: Rich Carlson
Date: April 3, 2021
Subject: It's April 3; Good Morning Union Special Sabbath Edition

"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Here’s what we have to help your rejoicing:

  1. Spend some quiet time with God
  2. Spend some quiet time with yourself
  3. Spend some quality time with friends
  4. Spend some special time in God’s house with His people
  5. “Shabat” (stop) and “Remember” (God made you and He saved you!)
  6. Then respond by doing something good for someone who can’t pay you back!

And that, my friends, is God’s Sabbath that I offer to you. including…

The Well- @ 10:40am in the Young Adult room at the Church. Join us as we fellowship, worship, and spend time in God’s word.

CVC- 9:15 and Noon. Pastor Harold will continue the “Alive Again” series centered around this Easter weekend as he focuses on Psalm 22, “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” Join us across the street or at one of the 6 other Adventist churches in the Lincoln area. Community is still a crucial part of the spiritual journey!

V2 @ 7:30pmOUTDOORS ON THE BACK STEPS OF THE AD BUILDING!!. Join us for 30 minutes as we bid farewell to the Sabbath with a few songs and a testimony from Adam Anderson.

And this Sabbath we remember that this was the one Jesus truly rested, from ALL His labors. I pray that you find a rest from anything that might be keeping you from experiencing full love, and acceptance and forgiveness and assurance and peace and purpose and so much more that is absolutely guaranteed because of what this weekend reminds us of what happened 2000 years ago. Have an especially blessed Easter Sabbath


Have a great Sabbath doing good to all people because you spent time with God,

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day:      “If you don’t take a Sabbath, something is wrong. You’re doing too much, you’re being too much in charge. You’ve got to quit, one day a week, and just watch what God is doing when you’re not doing anything.”         Eugene Peterson


PS        Don’t forget the culmination of this Easter week celebration with the Sonrise Service Sunday morning at 6:45am under the cross at the front of the church, and the finale at 10am in the sanctuary with Pastor Mic. Take some time to remember the greatest event in all of Christianity, symbolically celebrated tomorrow morning.


Now my blog from the week:


When Jesus Cried, ‘It is finished’

            Righteousness was perfected,

            Divine justice was satisfied,

            Blood was shed,

            Redemption was paid,

            Sins were forgiven,

            Reconciliation was achieved,

            Death was conquered, and

            Salvation was secured.