Memorial Day Remembrance at Island Christian Church
On this weekend when we remember and honor those who gave their lives for our great country, we inevitably remember the wars in which they fought and died.
Over the years we have sought to bring the urgency of wartime to national issues that need sustained attention. President Johnson declared war on poverty in 1964 and seven years later President Nixon declared war on drugs. A declaration of war:
- defines something as evil or unacceptable
- challenges us to take a side and do something
- brings clarity to our actions and defines a win
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are at war, the enemy is attacking, we are sustaining casualties. When we are ignorant of the enemy’s schemes, we are easily led into deception. Sunday’s message (Northport) will help every believer to avoid being a casualty, to protect those we love, and to stand in the victory of Christ. Spoiler alert: We win!
On this Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, we will share a tribute to the fallen and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper– commemorating the Ultimate Sacrifice. We also will be baptizing at both the 9:00 and 11:00 services at the Northport Campus.
Join us on Sunday, at one of our campuses Northport | 9&11 am ~ Holbrook | 10am ~ Port Jeff | 10am
On Monday we will march (weather permitting) in the Memorial Day Parade in Northport Village. If the weather is doubtful, please check the website.
God’s grace to you,