January 24-31, 2021

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany

January 24 - 31

 

WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before him. God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8

 

WEEKLY INVOCATION:

“Almighty God, in every age you have called out men and women to be your faithful servants. We believe you have now called us to join that great company who seek to follow you. Grant unto us today and always a clear vision of your call and strength to fulfill the ministry assigned to us. We pray in the name of Christ. Amen.”

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]

 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

10:00 am Worship “Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary”, Luke 1:26-38

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

6:00 a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn

 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

10:00 a.m. Worship  “Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified, Dead, and Buried”, John 18:28-19:16

11:15 a.m. Annual Meeting

 

PRAYER UPDATES FROM BANGKOK

PRAISES:

  • Thanks to our supporters, in 2020, NightLight gave over 9500 bags of food, toiletries, and gifts to people in the red-light area.
  • One of the women who returned to Central Asia accepted Jesus.
  • Two Ugandan women returned home and joyfully reunited with their families.
  • All of NightLight's employees were kept safe and COVID-free over Christmas break and New Year's.
  • Thank God that Gomer-Sozo has managed to stay sober and continues to resist temptation.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Please pray for the survivors in our program and for the victims still trapped in exploitation. COVID has impacted the work with trafficked victims, making it more difficult to find them and provide assistance. Pray for all who assist trafficked victims and survivors. Pray for wisdom, strategies, breakthrough, strength, and provision.

 

Weekly Scripture Meditation – [1.31.21]

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 31 are as follows: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28.

 

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.

 

ANNUAL MEETING

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

 

Annual Report Available

Please make sure that you pick up a copy of the Annual Report so you will be able to interact at the Annual Meeting on January 31. If you need it mailed to you please email the pastor.

 

 
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