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Mid-Week Encouragement | March 20th, 2024

The House of Faith Church Mid-Week Encouragement by Rev. Bruce A. Shields

The latest news about my eye has been a real pain, literally and figuratively. Because of the blurring, fog, and artifacts floating around, reading and writing have been ten times more difficult. I have struggled to complete simple tasks that have now become laborious.

I have also experienced headaches over the last two weeks, which I attribute to straining to read and see. I will continue to use the drops over the course of the next few weeks and hope that the tests at my next visit will offer some good news. Until then, I will have to schedule my reading and writing more carefully, rest in between more often, and avoid extracurricular activities, such as coding and programming.

This has caused me to pause and think about some things. Things we do take for granted. Not just our vision, as in my case. But things we don't always think about, such as God's forgiveness, God's grace, His peace, and so much more! We need to take time, perhaps even each day, to think about the things we normally don't think about and thank God for His provision, protection, and plan, which saved you and me.

Ephesians 5:18-20

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Have a blessed week, and be sure to check in with Julie and Edward to see if there is anything you can do to help!




Serving the Lord Part 8: Serving in our Job


Iosco Ministerial Association Community Event - GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE NOON on March 29th, at the Tawas Methodist Church in Tawas on M55. Join us for this community event!


We are updating our website and some of the services. We added 'Watch Online' to the top menu to make finding archived sermons easier. We also repaired the non-working links to all the books on Amazon by Pastor Shields on We are also working on a new 'Text-to-Donate' feature for the church so people can text in their donations.

House of Faith Church Good Friday Sunday Service 3/24

House of Faith Church Easter Sunday Service 3/31



With Hebrew Scholar Chad Bird from 1517, a nonprofit organization that exists to declare and defend the Good News that you are forgiven and free on account of Christ alone.





Pastor Bruce's latest book on faith, Drowning in Milk: A Guide to Spiritual Growth, is available at the church, along with his other books, Heaven & Hell and The Minister's Manual, on the vestibule table just outside the sanctuary. All of his books are also available on Amazon.

Our new online giving system makes supporting our church easy. The new system allows you to give a one-time, weekly, or monthly donation of any amount. See for yourself at Please support our ministry by giving.




Julie & Edward

For Pastor's right eye

Kari Sidel CT Scan

Hunter and Daniel in the military

For family and unsaved

Our country


Marny Webber 3/1

Rebekah Shields 3/3


Kurt and Lori Ulman 3/5


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