It is so tragic to see how the degradation and confusion of one person can impact the lives of so many others. Yesterday’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut breaks my heart as it breaks the hearts of the children, teachers, and parents involved. As our nation mourns at half-staff I ask you to please pray diligently for the families of the deceased and wounded. We should be praying fervently for the family of Ryan Lanza. Also, let us not forget to continue to pray for the victims in the Colorado mall tragedy..
Stamford, Connecticut, Fire Department Honor Guard puts the U.S. flag at half staff, in Stamford (photo from an earlier event) – Photo: Amy Mortensen / Connecticut Post Freelance
Fly flags at half-staff through December 18, to honor victims of Connecticut shootings
President Barack Obama issued this proclamation earlier today, calling on Americans to remember the victims of the shooting in Connecticut, and fly flags at half staff through sunset, December 18, in the victims’ honor:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 14, 2012
Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, December 18, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
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I went with my family and Women United RHC to see this remarkably inspirational movie at Marcus Theater on November 10th. We laughed; we cried; but more importantly–we praised. Although this movie features policemen as its target subject, it is for every parent out there who feels a responsibility to raise and relate to their children in a Godly atmosphere of trust and obedience. This movie never gets dull or preachy. It teaches Biblical truths through practical application. Since its initial release on September 30th, 2011–policemen and men of service all over the country have seen they and their family’s lives changed through the message this movie projects. The message is founded upon the Word of GOD.
Made by the producers of “Fireproof”–this movie excels in all areas. I recommend seeing it over and over. Rev. Charlene
“Courageous” Movie Trailers
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If you have been watching the news you should be aware of the 8.9 Richter Scale earthquake that occurred in Japan on March 11th and the subsequent aftershocks. The devastation is horrible and unprecedented in Japanese history. This is the largest quake they have experienced and all of us are affected by it. Thousands lost or missing including Americans and Europeans living or visiting in Japan. I’m sure that there are other lost and missing from other nationalities. Nuclear plants are in crisis and containment is shaky.
The tsunami waves reached California and devastated the harbor in Crescent City, California. One person was washed out to sea. Oregon has also been impacted heavily and FEMA is once again at work. United States service ships have been deployed to Japan to assist in evacuation, supplies, and removal of bodies and debris, and service men and women already stationed in Japan are assisting. Please let us keep our brothers and sisters in prayer today and forever, because but for the grace of GOD it could be ourselves.
Tuesday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. will be the start date for Systematic Theology II at Rivers Harvest Church. This second course in the Systematic Theology studies will continue until May 10, 2011. The cost is $50.00 per credit for this 3 credit course + cost of the text. Auditing costs are $70.00 + cost of the text—Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology from a Charismatic Perspective by J. Rodman Williams of Regency University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
As quoted from the preface of the text, “Renewal Theology is a study in the Christian faith. It deals with such basic matters as God and His relationship to the world, the nature of man and the tragedy of sin and evil, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the way of salvation, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, and the Christian walk”.
Please join us as we explore the work of the Trinity and the truths of God’s Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. John 1:1