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The Christian Education Dept. is gearing up for our Vacation Bible School in July, with volunteers preparing curriculum, projects and decorations. This year’s theme is “Barnyard Roundup” and many youngsters will be joining us for a week of adventure and ‘fun down on the farm’. They will enjoy games, sports, science experiments and snacks. Hearts and lives can and will be changed and we know that the more we pray the greater the harvest will be. Mark your calendars for July 17th through the 21st and bring your family, friends and neighbors to Hilltop Chapel VBS … Volunteers are needed to help with VBS preparations on Tuesday evenings in the Hilltop Chapel Fellowship Hall. Come and join us – you’ll be glad you did … We congratulate all the graduates of the Class of 2017. We salute you and our prayers go with you as you begin a new chapter in your life. Remember to live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God ... With Pastor Rod and Lesley out of town, Isidro Bruno delivered the message, entitled “Start the Day Out Naked”, during Sunday Morning Worship Service on June 4. He spoke about the armor of God that everyone carries to stand against evil -- the armor of life, helmet, and breast plate of righteousness. The sword of the spirit is the word of God and Jesus Christ is the living word … As Pastor Rod and Lesley were still out of town, Russell Crose volunteered to provide the message, entitled “Let’s Go Fishing”, for our Worship Service on June 11. Russell admitted to being out of his Christian box, but overcame his nervousness and helped us take a walk with Peter, as fishers of men, following in his footsteps. Our God is the only God who comes looking for us and serves us … Our Helping Hands Meeting and Potluck was held on June 6th, which also happened to be the day PG&E had scheduled a planned power outage in our area to repair some of their equipment. But the hostess was prepared. The Alianos had hooked up a whole house generator and they were ready for any emergency, so the meeting went on as planned. By the way, if you are contemplating remodeling your home while still living in it, contact the Alianos. They might be able to give you some good advice. They do LOVE their new kitchen and are so thankful it’s DONE … If you saw the recent movie “Facing Darkness” about the Ebola crisis in Liberia, you may have wondered what Dr. Kent Brantley is doing today. He’s back on the front lines of medical missions – serving with Samaritan’s Purse at the Emergency Field Hospital in northern Iraq. “I didn’t have to overcome a lot of fear to choose to come here, because I knew it was the right thing to do,” Dr. Brantly said. His brush with death from Ebola gave him a powerful testimony to share with his patients in Iraq. “God saved my life and has allowed me to be here taking care of you,” he tells them. “He doesn’t promise us that we will always get better, but He promises He will always be with us.” We thank God for keeping the many doctors and their staff safe and working through them to care for more than 1,300 patients, including several who have given their life to Christ ... Many family, friends and loved ones gathered on June 17th to honor the life and legacy of Lee Duncan who passed away to the loving arms of the Lord on June 10th ... Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal ... Love the people God gave you because He will need them back some day ... Have a safe and sane Independence Day – God Bless the USA!