Our Lord, Jesus, is the Light to the Nations.
The Holy Scriptures and our three new elders
Elders are called to be servant leaders who love Jesus Christ and His Word. As a way to help you become better acquainted with the new elders at Stone Hill, I have asked each of them to share a beloved scriptural text.
Ken Lam: God will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:8-9).
About two years ago I had a major health crisis. Life had become uncertain, and I thought I might not live for too long. In my despair, God pierced these verses through my heart. He affirmed that no matter what happens, Christ is faithful and will sustain me, keep me strong, and keep me trusting. Thank you, Jesus, for your mercy, peace, and love.
Kellen Funk: As a jurist, one of my favorite Easter scriptures is Romans 1:4: Jesus was “declared to be the Son of God in power ... by his resurrection from the dead.” The Resurrection was not just a spiritual act, making a way for our souls to be cleansed for heaven. It was also a political, juridical act. All the lawful powers of Rome and Jerusalem sentenced Jesus to death, seeing in his messages a rival authority to both Caesar and the Temple. In the Resurrection, God reversed their verdict and, more than that, installed Jesus as His Son “in power” above all earthly government
Jonathan Chun: Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I hope in Him!” (Lamentations 3:22-24).
This verse blends two truths; God’s justified judgment and God’s grace. While we rightly deserve to be consumed because of God’s holiness and our faithlessness, He is always compassionate and merciful to those to serve Him. This reminds us that God’s mercy is renewed every morning and thus gives us ultimate confidence that God will be “for us” without fail.
Easter: On Easter Morning Pastor Matt will tell the story of the Easter resurrection using the words of the gospel narratives. The amazing story of Christ’s death and resurrection will be presented in all three services. After the Easter recitation, we will have a brief gospel message that ties the resurrection narrative together and calls for a response. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to come and hear the incredible story of Jesus. Please pray for this gospel opportunity to extend the reputation of the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
Extended Family: This month we are blessed to have Niosha Motahari as our April 10th guest speaker. Niosha was born in Iran to a loving Christian family. As she grew into adulthood, she began to explore other religions. Through this journey, she will share how Jesus drew her to Him. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. in the library. Bring a friend.
Concert of Spirituals: Performed by the Stone Hill Choir Stone Hill Arts
Series | Sacred Edition: Join us Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in celebrating the African-American traditions of worship with historical perspective and commentary by Professor Steven Ford, M.F.A., Eastern University faculty and renowned lecturer. Free admission. Light refreshments after. Childcare provided for ages 5 and under.
A.C.E. Project: Part of the way we that we live the gospel in Princeton is to be part of God’s work in meeting tangible needs in our city. The YMCA will be meeting in Harris Hall on Sunday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss an important mentoring opportunity to help students in Princeton. Lunch will be provided at this meeting. Please email Michael Sentance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Adult Education Class: The Grand Narrative: New Testament: This class, led by Jim Neumann, will resume on April 14 at 9:30 a.m. in Harris Hall.
Adult Education Class: Calvin and Luther: This class on John Calvin and Martin Luther will be taught by Patrick Haley and Jacob Zeller in the Library. It will begin on April 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Adult Education Class: Parenting Children Who Reject Our Faith: This four week class will examine how we parent through this difficult and emotional situation. Pastor Jim Erickson will facilitate the four week sessions using a combination of lecture, testimony, and discussion. We will cover some takeaways for parents and things we can do for our children. The first class will begin May 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Adult Education room. Contact email@example.com if you would like to find out more information.
Men's Retreat Save the Date: Topic: Ecclesiastes: Life As It Is; Speaker: Woody Lewis; When: May 17-18, 2019; Where: Stone Hill Church; Registration: Open soon.
Tutoring Opportunities: The YMCA has asked us to supply 3-5 tutors every Tuesday night in downtown Princeton at the Henry Pannell Learning Center. The YMCA will get the kids (Middle School and High School), supply laptops, supply food, and someone to oversee the night of tutoring. We need to supply 3-5 tutors that can do general homework help, writing, math, and science. If you are interested please email Lara Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which area you could provide tutoring for: General homework help, math, science, and/ or writing.
Employment Opportunity: Stone Hill Learning Center is seeking two qualified candidates to teach the following classes during the 2019-2020 academic year: High School Chemistry (requires 4 hours of classroom time each week for instruction and lab) and Latin I (requires 2.5 hours of classroom time each week). Applicant must be a committed Christian, have a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) in the subject area, and experience teaching middle school and high school students. Please contact Kim Torquato, Director, at LearningCenter@stonehillprinceton.org for more information.
Roar Camp 2019: Send your kids on a roaring adventure, where kids will discover that even though life gets wild, God is always good. July 8-12th. Starting tomorrow, April 1st, you can register online at bit.ly/SHCamp2019. If you want to go wild as a volunteer, register at http://bit.ly/campvols2019.