(4-26-22) The membership of St. Pauls Country Church, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH invites you to their worship service at 10 AM on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Retired Pastor Doug Meyer will be back in the pulpit. He will have a Childrens time before Childrens Church! Please join us and bring your youngsters.
Pastor Doug’s lesson on Sunday, May 1, 2022 will come from the Bible chapter Luke 24:13-35 entitled Becoming Strong at the Broken Places.
Luke 24:13-35 – New International Version
On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
Pastor Doug has been in the ministry for 50 years and is retired from St. Johns Lutheran Church in Celina. He delivers a powerful message from the Bible.
Following the service will be the annual Family Celebration Dinner provided by Womens Fellowship. Menu includes ham, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, hot vegetable, deviled eggs, variety of salads and lots of homemade desserts. Join us for church and stay for lunch!
Sunday School is at 9:30 am. Childrens Message and Childrens Church are on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays monthly. All children are invited to these very special Bible learning experiences and craft activities.
Please call Becky Jo Shope 419-363-2227 for any questions regarding the worship services.
Visit the St. Pauls Rockford Facebook Page for information as well, run by Karen Ousley.
We are an INDEPENDENT church following the Bible please consider joining us once or twice, at least, to see for yourself how we worship our Lord Jesus Christ.