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Out of The Ashes
March 25, 2022
Springtime has officially arrived. The weather is beautiful, the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom. Spring is traditionally known as a time of new life. As we continue our journey through the Lenten season, the arrival of Spring is a reminder of God's Creation of renewal. In Ephesians, Paul says:
 
22  Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

Ephesians 4:22-23 (New Living Translation)
 
Jesus called for us to repent from the world's ways and our former lives. Paul is practically telling us to renew our minds through repentance. We are "to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
 
What better time than now to pursue renewal in our hearts? During this period of renewal in nature, let us renew ourselves through repentance from anything that holds us back from total commitment to God. Let us maintain our path to ongoing holiness. Therefore, we must continually renew our minds and hearts through prayer, worship, and Scripture study.

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This week at Cokesbury

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Starry Story Night is this week!

Don't forget to invite a family, RSVP for dinner here by Monday, March 28, and join us for Starry Story Night.
 

Sign up here for Pastor Sheila’s churchwide Lenten Study: Witness to the Cross.

Sunday School and small groups will also discuss the study. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom info.

Please remember this is a hybrid meeting, both online and in-person, and you may attend either way and any given class. In-person meetings will take place in Room 402.

Gathering for all meetings will begin at 5:30 PM, and the sessions will start at 5:45 PM.

Upcoming Events

Calling all Cokesburians!

We need your help to get the campus ready for spring! Jobs big and small; everything helps! Join us on the 2nd or reach out to Mina for more information
Potato Bar tickets are $7 each and can be purchased online here (then picked up at the door) or purchased from a CWU member in the Atrium on Sundays
March 20, 27, & April 3
Our Annual Cokesbury Kids Egg-stravaganza Hunt is on after service on Palm Sunday! We can't wait to see all of our families!
Our Annual Super Sale for missions returns inside this year!

Please start setting aside your good, reusable items to donate. We're unable to accept: analog TVs, encyclopedias, large entertainment centers, or mattresses.

Items will be accepted in the Atrium, Mon, April 25 - Thurs., April 28, from 8AM - 5PM, and on Fri., April 29, 8AM - 12PM. Limited storage is available for large items that cannot be held until April 25.

Volunteers are needed in all departments beginning Sunday, April 24. 

Tell your friends and neighbors, and plan to join us for a fun week of service and fellowship.

For more information, call Frances Wilkinson: (850)-712-8762
Please continue to pray for our staff member, Sheree Scott. Sheree is currently not working as she focuses 100% on treatment and recovery.

Please continue to contact the church office with your needs.
 

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