"HALLELUJAH PSALMS - PART VI"
"So, we come to the last of these great Hallel psalms – Psalms 113-118. We have been looking ta them from the standpoint that they were traditionally the songs sung by Jews at Passover, and thus likely to have been sung by Jesus and his disciples when they celebrated the Passover the night before the cross."
This is an excerpt from Mark's latest blog post. Check it out under "Mark's Blog" tab.
LADIES TUESDAY BIBLE CLASS
THE TUESDAY LADIES CLASS WILL MEET EACH TUESDAY AT 10:00 AM IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOM BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018. THEY WILL BE STUDYING WITH THE BOOK "BELIEVE".
CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGES
36th Street currently has two separate Facebook pages. Both have the same name: 36th Street Church of Christ. The pages are different in the following way:
One is an open public group. This is the cover photo: Anyone can see the group's name, who's in the group, and can post and see what others post on the page.
The other is a closed group. This is the cover photo: Anyone can see the group name and who's in the group, but only members who have been approved and added by the Admin(s) of the page (Mark or Tracy) can see what group members post on the page.
So, basically, if you want to post something to be shared by only our members (and others whom the Admins have approved as members), use the closed page. If you want to post something to be shared with the public, use the public page. Hope this helps, - John E.
MASONS TO RELOCATE TO LANCASTER, OH
Excerpt from the statement shared by Mark Mason with the 36th Street congregation, July 29th, 2018:
The first time I stepped into the 36th St. church building was in 1989 with my new friend, Tracey Grove. I was just 23, she was, well, none of your business. We came here almost by accident, although I don’t believe in such accidents any more. It was a Wednesday night – we were going to Bible class, we were late where we were headed, which started at 7, but somehow we knew that 36th St started Wed night at 7:30 at that time – so we came on in, almost on time! We sat in the very back row. Class was just starting. Tom Butterfield was teaching class – I didn’t really know Tom at all – but it was a great class. The class was so good, and we were so warmly greeted at the beginning and at the end, that we just kept coming back. And 36th St has been so much of our life for all these years since.
I believe God called me here, 25 years last month, to serve as one of your ministers. I believe He called me into this pulpit in 2006 when Tom retired from the work. Yes, other people were involved. Tom called me on the phone when we were living in Memphis on behalf of the elders to offer us this work with you, in 1993.
And so, it is with that outlook that I understand that God has called us as a family to a new work in another place at this time, and I announce that to you now as a church. We will be embarking upon a new ministry in Lancaster, Ohio, this fall. I do so confident that I am following the path the Lord has laid out before me. I have not been asked to leave here, in fact, I have been asked to stay. I don’t leave in a fight or an argument with anyone – in fact, our love for you brothers and sisters remains deep and wide. It is just a fact of spiritual life in Christ that sometimes, the Lord has other plans.
36th Street will now begin a very important transition in your life as a congregation, and you will have my greatest prayers, and absolutely any support I can offer. Please pray for our elders, please hold up their hands and help them, and support them – and as they ask for input and advice, please offer it with grace and with what is best for the Kingdom in mind. I have done my best to teach you these very principles, and live them out before you, for 25 years. Now is not the time to leave them behind. I still have several weeks to be with you, several sermons more to present to you, and I will do my best to make them the best I have ever preached. And we will never stop loving the people of the 36th Street church. Thank you for loving us.
- Mark Mason