Notes from Mike


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Posts from April 2012

Thank you so much for helping make Easter a wonderful celebration here at Cathedral. You invited your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and new people you met. Over 200 people that we know of began their journey with God; we're confident there were many more... (Click on the title above to read more.)
As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you." Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. 2 Cor 6:1-2 (Click on the title above to read more.)
Good Friday? For Jesus' disciples, the day of His crucifixion was anything but good. Their beloved leader, their hope for the future of all Israel, the man they had spent the last three years doing life with, had been beaten, crucified and placed in a sealed tomb. Imagine the swirl of emotions in their hearts and minds: confusion, disappointment, disbelief, fear, anger, hopelessness. (Click on the title above to read more.)
When Jesus began His ministry (Luke 4), He went into the synagogue and read from the book of Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor." Then He said, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” ( Click on the title above to continue.)
The apostle Paul, nearing the end of his life and imprisoned in chains in Rome, wrote a letter to Timothy, a young pastor and friend in another city. Because of Paul's imprisonment, many people had deserted him. In this second letter to Timothy, he writes, "Do your best to come to me quickly...Only Luke is with me." (2 Timothy 4:9, 11).... (Click the title above to read more.)
Perhaps there's someone you know with a physical disability that makes it difficult to come to church. Helping that person make it to a service this Easter would be an amazing act of kindness. What keeps others from venturing out to attend a service, paralyzed if you will? It may be fear, loneliness, isolation, depression, illness, disappointment, the stress of life, or something else. (Click on the title above to read more.)
Here at Cathedral, we love to share stories of what God has done in the lives of people in our church family. A personal story is extremely powerful. It's exciting and inspiring to hear about restored relationships, freedom from addiction, healing from emotional wounds, and so much more.