This Week’s Message – “The Deck Is Stacked

by Pastor Dan Stockum

No doubt that we will all experience problems in our lives. Some of those will feel rather small and others will feel so large that we worry the world might end. However, no matter how small or large a problem may seem, God already anticipated it and has a solution in the works. This week, we’ll find that even the biggest problems are no problem for God. Victory is certain before the battle ever begins.

Scripture Focus: Esther 2:19-3:15

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Marriage Conference — Last Chance to Register!

Our annual Marriage Conference is next weekend at Bridges on April 26 & 27! We are excited to welcome Curt & Rhonda Hamner as our guest speakers. << Click here for info and registration. >>

Reasons to Believe — May 10

Our next chapter event will be online via Zoom at 7:00pm on Fri., May 10. Dr. Cynthia Cheung, former NASA astrophysicist, will make the case that the Christian worldview is essential to scientific development and its lack is a key reason why science was stillborn in China. Here is the Zoom link. You can find more information about RTB HERE.

LACS Enrolling & Hiring

Los Altos Christian Schools are now enrolling for the 2024-25 school year! << Click here for enrollment info. >>

LACS is also hiring for the following positions starting in August 2024: after school care staff, substitute teachers, and classroom aides. For details, email

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Blessing Homeless and Farm Worker Moms

Partner with MUCH Hope this Mother’s Day and bless local moms living in challenging situations. MUCH Hope has planned a celebration at a homeless shelter on May 12, where we will make and serve dinner, host kids’ crafts and games, and give flowers to each of the moms. We will also be assembling gift bags for farm worker moms at Bridges on Fri., May 10, at 4:00pm. To volunteer to help with the shelter celebration or to donate items for the gift bags, click HERE.

Deaconesses and Deacons in Need of Volunteers

Bridges’ Deaconess and Deacon Boards are recruiting volunteers to join in the important mission of hearing the word and doing what it says (James 1:22) along with the combined need for faith and action (James 2:16). Our Deaconesses continually support the Bridges family in ways both seen and behind the scenes, and we hope to grow the Deacon Board to similarly serve and also partner with the Deaconesses on joint projects. Have you been looking for ways to serve with other dedicated people? Whether you’d like to send an encouraging note, visit someone in the hospital, give a ride, or something else that excites you, only sign up when you are available and in areas where you want to contribute. For details, contact Board Chairs Sujana Panthulu ( or Tom Hansen (

Family Ministry Volunteers Needed

There is always room for you to serve in the Children’s Ministry. Please consider joining the team of people pouring into the children of Bridges in our nursery, preschool, and elementary classes. For more info, contact one of our ministry leaders below:

   Nursery – Liliya Gor (
   Preschool – Kathy Spillar (
   Elementary – Alba Kellejian (

Short-Term Mission Trip to Brazil

Join us this summer for a short-term mission trip to São Paulo, Brazil, July 18-28! We will be working closely with our long-time mission partners Paulo & Ireni Mota and the organization and staff they oversee (Restoration Ministries) to lead fun Bible programs and activities for children and youth, and to participate in home visitations and prayer outreaches to families in the surrounding favela neighborhoods. The trip will cost approximately $2,000-$2,500 per person. For more information, please email Pastor Steve:

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We’d love for each person to find a place to use their God-given gifts within our Bridges family. Prayerfully consider how God would like you to serve, and then fill out our online form. Thank you for helping build our church! << Click here to fill out the form. >>