Sunday Message: The Leper


This week I (Karl) will be taking us on a journey with the leper that Jesus healed. We will look at this story from the “inside-out” getting right into the mind, thoughts and heart of the leper. One definition of leper is a person with leprosy but another definition is, “a person who is avoided or rejected by others for perceived moral or social reasons, ie “the story made her out to be a social leper” What Jesus does in this story is what Ken Bailey calls, “A costly demonstration of unexpected love.” It is what the father did in the story of the Prodigal Son and what Jesus did last week in the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery. These dangerous acts could also be called “atonement.” He did this costly act of love on our behalf so we could go from death to “perpetual God-life” also known as “eternal life.” Come join us this Sunday as we celebrate resurrection with a baptism, welcoming 6 new members (so far, not too late to talk to Karl about joining), Communion and the First Act of our “Pop-UP” choir. Should be fun and life giving!

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Sunday Service: 5/12/2024
This Sunday Bob Vinson, our Adult Ministries Elder, will take us through the story of Jesus encountering the Samaritan woman at the well as we continue through our series of Practicing Resurrection. 
Christ and the Samaritan Woman by Annibale Carracci
Join us in-person or online this Sunday at 9:30am. 
Contact Rev. Karl for more information at
We are practicing after brunch every Sunday. You can still join! Join us after Brunch to prepare for the next time we’re up on stage.
Contact Adam at for further information and to sign up.
Adult Sunday School is at 11:00am in the library every week.  David Huang will be continuing the study of Romans.  All are invited to join in for this study.
We will end our celebration with a Processional out to the garden and a festive Lunch on the patio! 
Men’s Breakfast is on the first Saturday of each month. Join us on June 1st at 8:30am in the Fellowship Hall.
Contact Bob Vinson at for more details.
Come play (and invite a friend to join) with the Celebration Bell Choir on Monday nights. Let Pastor Karl or the CBC Conductor Adam Miller know if you are interested (or just show up on a Monday at 7 pm in the Church Sanctuary).
Our Sanctuary is now fitted with the latest T Loop technology for those who may be hearing impaired with the requisite hearing aid device. For more information feel free to contact us at
There is no more mask mandate for Alameda County and therefore FPCN has lifted the mandate for our campus as well. For more information please feel free to contact our Office Manager David Kayumy at Thank you and God bless.
We hope to see you here in person or online via our YouTube channel.
Our sermons are broadcast live on our website as well and the video is available here all week. The video stays on our YouTube channel for good.
Our Family Ministry is now meeting in person during Sunday morning worship every week at 9:30am
Our mission statement at FPC Newark is, That as followers of Jesus Christ,
we will love God, build up others
and share our faith.”