Volume 18

April 2019

Issue 3 Page 2

Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Dorcas House on
   o Our Church's Web

Page 1:
    o Excerpt - Six Hours
      One Friday
       By Max Lucado P2

 Page 3:
   o Windows
      By Gina Eppel Reynen

Page 4:
   o Cooking with Cathy
      o Pork-Fried Dirty
Sunbutter Ramen
        w/Rotisserie Chicken

Page 5:
Dorcas House
     o Summer Sewing
         Camps & Dates

Page 6:
  o News Bites

Continued from Page 1

God must have wept as he performed his task. Every lie, every lure, every act done in shadows was in that cup. Slowly, hideously they were absorbed into the body of the Son. The final act of incarnation…

The throne room is dark and cavernous. The eyes of the King are closed. He is resting.

In his dream he is again in the Garden. The cool of the evening floats across the river as the three walk. They speak of the Garden—of how it is, of how it will be.

“Father…” the Son begins. The King replays the word again. Father. Father. The word was a flower, petal-delicate, yet so easily crushed. Oh, how he longed for his children to call him Father again.

A noise snaps him from his dream. He opens his eyes and sees a transcendent figure gleaming in the doorway. “It is finished, Father. I have come home.”

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.

It was about noon, and the whole land became dark until three o’clock in the afternoon...Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, I give you my life.” After Jesus said this, he died…
     Very early on the first day of the week, at dawn, the women came to the tomb… two men in shining clothes suddenly stood beside them… “Why are you looking for a living person in this place for the dead? He is not here; he has risen from the dead.”  — Luke 23:44-46, 24:1, 4, 5-6