Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 7 - 14
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:
“Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom.” Psalm 147:5 [NET Bible]
“Almighty God, who sent Jesus to suffer and die for our sake, help us to count the cost of ministry and by your grace to follow through suffering to joy and through death to resurrection. Through Christ our Lord, we pray. Amen.”
[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]
Sunday, February, 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. Worship, “Descended to the Dead…Rose Again”, Matthew 27:32-28:10
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
6:00 a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn
Sunday, February 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. Worship, “Ascended into Heaven and is Seated …”, Acts 1:1-11
Weekly Scripture Meditation – [2.14.2021]
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, February 14 are as follows: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9.
PRAYER UPDATES FROM BANGKOK
We are also praying about the situations around the world that are causing chaos and confusion. The enemy is at work, but we need not fear. We can remain confident in this: "We will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalms 27:13
Thank you for your faithfulness in praying. We are so honored that you pray for us and remember us.
May God bless you abundantly with confidence and peace!
Taylor Routley 2.2
Cameron Ramsey 2.5
Ty Loeffelholz 2.6
Mark Kamm 2.14
A Virtual Gospel of Mark Study
We are announcing a six-week study of Mark, the earliest of the Gospels. We will begin on Thursday evening, February 18 and meet each Thursday evening afterwards ending on March 25. We will meet each week from 7-8 p.m. We will cover approximately 3 chapters each week. I will publish a more exact syllabus in the next week. The goal is to read and be familiar with the gospel of Mark. I hope you will consider attending each week and contributing to the conversation.
Westminster Food Distribution 2021
Our church has been partnering with Westminster Presbyterian Church in their Food Distribution Program. Here are the dates for the 2021 year: April 24, August 28, and December 18. Our assistance is very appreciated by our friends at Westminster. The typical time commitment is 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
In Honor of Black History Month
Our Daily Bread has made three alternative devotionals available for February. Each is formatted as a typical “Our Daily Bread” booklet. Here are the three options: “Marching Forward: HBCU’s Stories” a 26-day devotional gathering stories from both Scripture and Historical Black Colleges and Universities; “This Far by Faith: Legacies of the Black Church with Reflections from Our Daily Bread” a 19-day devotional; “Oh, Freedom: Celebrating Legacies of the Black Church” a 20-day devotional. We have nine copies of each. They are available for free in the foyer. I can mail you a copy if you wish.
The Black Church. This Our Story. This is Our Song.
This PBS series will premiere on February 16 & 17 at 8:00 p.m. This four-hour, two-part series is hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America. Go to HTTP://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/
Walk Through Black History
We will produce and air a WTBH program this year on the last Sunday of the month, February 28. It is the story of American born actress and national treasure Ruby Dee. More details are on the way.