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If you're unable to attend Swedesford Road Church
in person this Sunday at
10:00 a.m. ET,
we encourage you to join our livestream
broadcast here at the same time.

The livestream meeting is also available on
YouTube anytime.

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Link for SRC Sunday Livestream

There is a prayer time for Ukraine

this Sunday

in the Retreat Room


(last room on the left of the Education Wing)

from

9:30 AM to 9:50 AM

 
Steve is preaching the Word this Sunday.  

His text is Ecclesiastes 1:1-11:



A Cold Eye On Death

 
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This week we begin a sermon series on one of the most puzzling books in the Bible (even more than Revelation): Ecclesiastes. Although puzzling, this book speaks to our situation with a striking relevance.
And although puzzling to the insider, Ecclesiastes may speak to the person outside the church in the most intimate way. It speaks the language of frustration and despair over this life, emotions that are familiar to our neighbors who are not Christians.
Yet, if we're honest, we experience the same bitterness in life; we just don't think we're allowed to admit it. But God doesn't want us to pretend that things are all sweetness and light. God wants us to be honest. Ecclesiastes can help us pull off the veneer of religiosity.
I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!
Your servant in Christ's cause,
--Steve
Experiencing Reconciliation
 
The Meadows and Treehouse children
have classes this Sunday.



Birth-pre-K - Meeting in the Meadows classroom (Room 4)
with check-in available after 9:45 am.  

Lesson: I Praise Jesus for His Forgiveness




K-Grade 2 - Meeting in the Treehouse classroom (Room 5)
with check-in at the beginning of the sermon.

Lesson: The Good Shepherd


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There is no catechism class this Sunday.
 
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All children must check in at the Security Station
before attending class.

 
Please continue to pray for all the people
experiencing various hardships due to the war.


Thankfully, there are many Christian venues through which we may
give financial assistance to the displaced.


Please pray and thoughtfully consider how
God would have you share. 

 
Listed here are some organizations ministering in Ukraine:
Our friend, Dasha, is still in Ukraine and
serving the needy through
Youth With A Mission Slavic Ministries.

PLEASE NOTE:  To give to Dasha,
select "Specific Ministry" and write in "Ternipol"
Donate
In case you haven't seen the YouTube video which features our friend,
Dasha, you can find it here:  
https://youtu.be/KZq4muO9fgQ

 
Samaritan's Purse  
Donate

 
 V & A, Moriah Hall's co-workers in Ukraine with
the American Bible Society
Donate

 
Mission Eurasia 
Donate

 
 Ukraine Christian Ministries
Donate

 
Word of Life
Donate

Let's Pray For Latvia,

Neighbors of Ukraine
President of Latvia,

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Egils Levits ---------------

Latvia’s national anthem, God Bless Latvia, is very telling of the history of this Baltic European country. Themed around song and dance, the anthem shows how central music and family are to Latvians’ cultural identity. Indeed, singing and community played a key role in the three Baltic states’ independence in the 1990s, the peaceful Singing Revolution. Despite the name of the anthem, Latvia was one of the last European states to receive the Gospel. Historically taken advantage of due to its location between two Baltic republics and Russia, Latvia has been ruled by various countries for centuries, including Russia, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union.

 

Home to the world’s fourth highest suicide rate, Latvia paints a landscape of hopelessness across a backdrop of beautiful natural scenery and strong and centered family life. The hope and optimism of emerging from Soviet rule were met with the emptiness and equally bleak colors of many social problems. Alcohol, drugs, a rapidly growing sex trade, and high abortion rates rushed to fill the void of the moral vacuum left by their new found freedom. Latvians desperately need healing and light as they continue to stumble along in the darkness.

 

The burst of religious activity Latvians experienced when they finally gained freedom as an independent nation in the 1990s has since died out and been replaced with nominalism. Latvia has pagan roots; cults – both pagan and Christian – are on the rise and are a barrier to authentic faith in Christ. Sixty percent identify themselves as Christians, but only a small minority actually practice their faith. The Russian minority, mostly non-religious or Orthodox, remains a struggle for relationships because of a dark and painful history between them and the Latvians. The rural population lacks consistent access to the Christian church. It is crucial to reach the youth of the nation before they adopt the spiritual apathy or the atheism of their forefathers. More workers are desperately needed to advance the Gospel.

• Pray for harvest workers to embrace the younger generation before they follow in the footsteps of their atheistic ancestors.

 

• Pray for despair and suicide to melt away before the hope of the Living God.

 

• Pray for renewal and revival among lethargic churches filled with nominal believers.


Together let's watch and pray,
The Prayercast Team

 
Video of and Prayer for Latvia

Celebrate Anthony baby #4 with a Baby Sprinkle! 

Jen Frank is hosting a celebration on

Saturday, May 7th, from 10-12noon

to welcome

Matt and Ashley's soon-arriving BOY! 

Please RSVP directly to Jen at 610.310.2842
or jenfrank678@gmail.com.


Gifts not necessary!

 

Men's Study

There is an ongoing Men's Study from
6-7 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. 

This study meets at the church and  is working through the
Gospel of John.  

If you have any questions,
feel free to contact Chris Wright at 610.888.8669.

Church Family Contact Info 
There is an up-to-date list available of all those in our church family. This list is available by contacting Terry Hall, the Ministry Coordinator. 
Ministry Coordinator

Please note that we are still using  a Zoom link for the 
7:30 a.mprayer time on Wednesday mornings.

 
Zoom Link for Wednesday Prayer Gathering
Please Note:  All checks should now
be made payable to

Swedesford Road Church.
 


Thank you!

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GIVING

Some people who have been giving online or via text
are continuing to do so. 
Thank you!
For those who wish to start but don’t know how,
here are the ways:
- Text 843-21 on your phone, where you will be able to enter an amount to give.

- Or, if you'd like to give online, click the blue "Online Giving" button below, and you'll be redirected to a secure site where you can give a one-time gift or schedule withdrawals.

 
Online Giving
Note: For each bank account debit, we are charged $0.25. For each withdrawal from a credit card we are charged $0.25 plus 3% of the total.
If you would like to contribute to our Barnabas Fund (a fund to help those in financial need), there are a few ways to do so: go to https://cfbible.churchcenter.com/giving.  Next to the dollar amount you can select Barnabas, as opposed to General (the default is General Fund). 

You can also mail a check to the church, as the mail is still collected several times during the week.  
Unless otherwise directed, all giving will be assumed to be for General Fund.

 
Please Note All checks should 
be made payable to

Swedesford Road Church.
 
 
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Offering from April 24th:
             
General Fund     $2374.00
            Barnabas Fund       + 20.00  
               
                            $2394.00

 
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