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First Sunday after the Epiphany

January 10 - 17



“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to his name; Worship the Lord in Holy array.” Psalm 29:2 [NASB]



“O God of grace, who at this time did give Jesus Christ to be our Savior: we ask you to overcome our darkness with his light, our selfishness with his love, our indolence and cowardice with his steadfast devotion, that we may live ever as in thy presence, and perform faithfully our appointed tasks, and finally come to everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. From The Book of Worship.



[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]


Sunday, January 10, 2021

10:00 am Worship- Matthew 6:9-13


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

6:00 a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn


Sunday, January 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. Worship- Colossians 1:15-20


Weekly Scripture Meditation – [1.17.21]

The Church, as a whole, is invited to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, January 17 are as follows: 1 Samuel 3:1-20; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

In celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, and in lieu of the annual birthday breakfast and program at the Grand River Center, faces&voices is hosting a video celebration from the Multicultural Family Center. Join as Rev. Tim Bees interviews select past recipients of the Ruby Sutton Award [formerly NAACP First Humanitarian Award] on their thoughts on diversity issues in our community. Two of whom are our own Ernest Jackson and Ernestine Moss.

The event is free and no registration is required. More information to join the virtual video celebration is available at www.dbqschools.org/district/community/facesandvoices/ and the Multicultural website at www.mfcdbq.org.

“I am convinced that if we succumb to the temptation of violence in our struggle for freedom, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and our chief legacy to them will be a never-ending reign of chaos.”


January Birthdays

Rod Matthews 1.23

Henry Grubb 1.24

Rick Valcin 1.25

Laurance Valcin 1.26

Samantha Routley 1.27


Bible Study Proposal

Have you been in Sunday school and had questions you just did not want to voice, heard a sermon and just had more questions? Have you had questions about God, life, the Bible, the world, science? We would love to hear those questions and answer those questions!

Here is the proposal - Questions could be sent electronically to Linda OR dropped off in the offering plate. The questions would be collected and assembled by Linda and only the questions would be presented to Pastor Tim and Hector. There would be time to review scripture and study. Depending on how many questions there are, there is potential to start a study in February 2021 and share responses via teleconference for Bible study using GoToMeeting. Potentially three, four, or five questions would be covered depending on the depth and breadth of the question. This could be the second and fourth Sunday of the month going 6:30PM to 7:30PM. What are your thoughts? Are you interested? Please send your response to Linda with “YES” I am interested along with comments/questions, or “NO” and provide further information with potential ideas or suggestions.


A Challenge for the New Year

The start of Advent [11.29.20] swept us in to a new Church year! The focus gospel for this year is that belonging to Mark. I would suggest that you somehow incorporate a reading plan of this gospel for 2021. Perhaps make a plan to read it through 12 times, once a month. You could read from alternate translations each month. One month read from your primary translation, perhaps the NIV, and the next read from The Message, then the next the NASB. Be creative. Enjoy your time in Mark’s amazing story of Jesus. That’s the goal. Read, meditate, pray and be reformed by a creative narrator.



The Church’s Annual Meeting is set for Sunday, January 31, 2021. It will be held following the worship service for that Sunday. We will distribute the Annual Report on Sunday, January 24.


Budget Report December 2020

Needed for Budget $105,888.00

Actual $120,322.75

Difference +$14,434.75


Sermon Series on the Apostle’s Creed.

Over the coming months I will be preaching a series of sermons shaped by the Apostle’s Creed. Because I am biblical in my approach to preaching, I will look at a text from the Bible that supports the phrase from the Creed that we will be looking at each week. The Creed compresses the sixty-six books of the Bible into a scant 19-20 lines depending on formatting. What makes this formulation so beautiful is that it points to the God that the universal Church believes. It leaves out the rabbit trails that denominations and independent churches have a habit of following and presenting as “must haves” in determining faith. The series will take us into Easter and end of Palm Sunday. I hope you will embrace it and luxuriate in the beauty of this ancient Christian Creed.

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