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2015 Vision Quest

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We are a multi-cultural fellowship striving to love God & to love others as ourselves.  We are the Gateway Cities stretching from Long Beach all the way up towards downtown LA. (see attached Gateway Cities ppt.)

Come join us as we help each other to build devoted, intimate & growing relationships with God & others.
Come and See what God has done; FaithFULL Living in the Heart of LA.:

Sunday Service Locations :

Metro East Ministries 10AM
Spanish and English Service :

Whitney High School
16800 Shoemaker Ave. Cerritos, CA, 90703(map)


Dear Metro East Ministry Family,

Prayerfully this finds you having had a great start to your week. Already great seeing God answer our prayers (yesterday) with Baby Marc's temperature going down (104 degree) after another open heart surgery. Please continue to take Monday's as our days to pray for one another/ our families/ friends/ neighbors.

A scripture that has taken on more meaning in my own personal life over the past year has been:

      

A.D. The Bible Continues

Colossians 4:6;
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, So that you may know how to answer everyone.

We get so busy with life, bills, schedule, work, activities, kids, situations………. that I fear we rarely take the time to slow down & have CONVERSATIONS. Not just put it off another day, suppress what you're feeling another day, avoid that person another day, continue to multiply kisses another day, unsure on how to approach the situation you're being faced with another day…………… but genuinely start having CONVERSATIONS about these things today. CONVERSATIONS full of grace, seasoned with salt………. Not seeking to judge, accuse, threaten, disrespect but just talk, discuss, seek to understand, be full of humility & love. That to me is full of grace. The soil of humility & grace is where greatness is found. Jesus was a man who came full of grace & truth (John 1:14;).

I enjoyed Spring Break last week and had some great CONVERSATIONS. I spoke with a couple friends of mine I love dearly & just started having a CONVERSATION about where each of us is at spiritually, convictions about the body, our past, the present & our families. Some great time!! I enjoyed having a CONVERSATION with one of my son's about life, the realities of sex in our world that he is surrounded by, what he see's & hears at school as well as his future. Some great time with my son not on his smart phone, playing video games or watching TV but actually have a CONVERSATION…….. Let's begin to have CONVERSATIONS and peel back the layers in our lives as we enjoy this life God has blessed us with today.

This past Sunday felt good to start our FPU Class – "Momentum – building God's Kingdom debt free". Please come join us to enjoy 1 or 2 of the classes free. You can see all info. & the cost to join on our web site http://www.metroeastministries.com/pdf/ME%20Home%20page%20FPU.pdf

Announcements:

1. IMPORTANT. We are requesting all members be present for a Meeting of the Body with our Elder & elders wife, this Wed. April 15th 730pm at Embassy Suites, Downey, CA –8425 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA, 90241. Please make every effort to attend or at least have 1 spouse present.

2. Next Sun. April 19th at 10am. We have Spanish & English services.

3. LA Church Singles & Singles from all Southwest Churches: Annual Catalyst Retreat is April 17-19th. You are encouraged to take April 17th off from work to help prepare you for a relaxing & refreshing weekend with singles from around the Southwest US. Cost to attend is $50 by April 10th & $70 at door on April 17th. The whole event will be hosted in San Diego at the Town & Country resort: 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA.

4. Special Missions on May 24th. Every year we take a Special Collection to support the local Mission work of our ministry here in Metro LA as well as the Mission work of Philippines & churches in Oceania Region (Myanmar, Fiji, Guam). This year our goal is the same: 8 times our weekly offering of $7,000 OR 8 times what you give every Sunday as an Offering. Our ministry goal is $56,000. All monies given over and above that goal will go towards our local needs as Metro East Ministries. When you give on Sunday from now until June 14th please mark the check or cash by placing in an envelope with your name written on it & Special Missions.


Have a great week!,
Douglas & Mae Lovgren

 

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION AS PARENTS

DEUTERONOMY 6:1-9;

• If we don't have a mission as parents, the world will give one to our kids.
• Society and media today is about SELF......
• Gratifying yourself, your desires no matter what the cost.

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