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8601 Del Webb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89134
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Office Hours:   
Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm     
 Friday from 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday Services
  (Child care available at both services) 
8:30 am Traditional Worship 10:30 am Contemporary Worship 
10:30 am Children’s Sunday School
12:00 pm U50 (Under 50)
on 2nd & 4th Sundays
    4:30 pm  Youth Group 

Memorial Day Weekend

May the weekend ahead be one of solace, remembrance, celebration, gratitude and honor.
 
The Republican Congressman from Ohio who was a Civil War General and would soon become President of the United States of America, James A. Garfield gave the first Memorial Day speech (at the time it was called Decoration Day) to over 5,000 people in attendance at the Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Listen to his poignant words:
 
“If silence is ever golden, it must be beside the graves of 15,000 men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem the music of which can never be sung.”
 
In honor and remembrance of the 1.3 million service men and women who have lost their lives over the last 243 years to make our borders secure and our freedom free, please see below the condolence letter sent to Mrs. Lydia Bixby of Massachusetts who lost five sons in the Civil War from President Abraham Lincoln. A beautiful and almost poetic letter in the face of overwhelming grief.
 
 
Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
 
To Mrs. Bixby
Boston, Mass.
 
Dear Madam, 
I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
 
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln
 
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All gave some… Some gave all
 
Laugh often and Fear not!
Pastor David!
 

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