It’s good to see you on this Lord’s Day! We are so glad you are here! It will be a good day in the presence of Jesus!

Today, we celebrate another baptism! Then we start a new series entitled “The Invitation.” Jesus frequently presented the gospel of grace as an invitation. He invites people to be saved, to live on a higher level, and to enjoy the blessings of salvation in the here and now. Today’s sermon is entitled “An Invitation To Peace.” I think that’s an important starting point for many people. I’ll explain why in the first part of the sermon.

Thank you to all who served at the Tonganoxie Elementary School’s “Winter Carnival” yesterday. Every time you get involved in an activity like that, it makes a difference for the cause of Christ. I am so proud of the way you serve and love our community. And it is making a difference!

This Wednesday, the “Dinosaur Guy” from the Joshua Project last summer will be at AWANA! Make sure you are here! And tell your kids! They might be able to invite other kids and their families. It will be a special night.

Please note elsewhere in the bulletin that we are having trouble communicating with some email addresses. Personally, I’ve had problems with my Yahoo email outside church communication. Yahoo says things are fine on their end. If you have one of the email suffixes listed in the announcement, and you have an alternate email, please feel free to let our office know. You can call 913-369-9422 or email Christina at: christina@westhaven.church.

Please pray for our nation. There are dark, demonic forces at work trying to ruin America. We send most of the world’s missionaries, print most of the world’s Bibles, and are the top economic engine for the rest of the world. Therefore, it makes sense for Satan to want to take America down. Remember that this is not a battle of flesh and blood. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”