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Friday Greetings - March 8

Salvation 101



Even people who don’t follow Jesus are familiar with the Bible verse John 3:16. It appears everywhere in our culture—on coffee cups, t-shirts, welcome mats, and signs held up at sporting events.


I was taught that John 3:16 summed up the essence of Christianity, and like many other kids, I had to memorize it for Sunday School and VBS.


Can you say it from memory? Repeat after me: “For God so loved the world …”


Now, say John 3:17.


You don’t know that one too? Most people don’t, and that’s unfortunate because John 3:16 and 3:17 should never be separated. The good news of Jesus Christ is incomplete without the words of John 3:17.


I’ll discuss the bottom-line, fundamental truth of our faith this coming Sunday. Join us for

worship, in-person or online.


We Need Your Help!


Our musicians work hard to prepare inspiring music for us on Sunday. This includes the

prelude and postlude. Please honor their devotion by not approaching them while

they’re playing, either before or after the service.


Also, the microphones at the front of the sanctuary are extremely sensitive. Until

worship is COMPLETELY over, i.e., the last musical note has been played, we’re live-

streaming to Facebook. If you’re standing near or under one of those mics before or

after the service, talking on your phone or chatting with someone near you, your

conversation may get picked up by the mics and broadcast for everyone on Facebook

to hear. If you want to talk after worship, it is advisable to do so at the back of the

sanctuary, in the narthex, or outside.


Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and God bless!


A New Name?


Since “Friday Greeting” is essentially Centenary’s weekly newsletter, it may need a

better name. The pastors and staff would be interested in your suggestions. Please

e-mail them to the church office. Thanks!


Pastor Vann

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