February 14- February 21, 2021

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Last Sunday after the Epiphany

February 14 - 21

 

WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:

“For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5

 

WEEKLY INVOCATION:

“Almighty God, you have chosen to speak to us through the prophets and wise leaders and most clearly through your son, Jesus Christ. Grant unto us now the ability to hear, understand, and obey him whom you have sent. Amen.”

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]

Sunday, February, 14, 2021

10:00 a.m. Worship, “Ascended into Heaven…”, Acts 1:1-11

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

6:00 a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

6:30 p.m. Virtual Board Meeting

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

7:00 p.m. Virtual Reading Mark Group

 

Friday, February 19, 2021

6:30 p.m. Virtual Godly Play

 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

10:00 a.m. Worship, “He will Come Again …”, Matthew 25:31-46

 

PRAYER UPDATES FROM BANGKOK

Compelled by Love

 

February is the month of Valentine's and the celebration of love. NightLight's team continues to reach out to the people around us, compelled by love. Most of the ones in our neighborhood have been disappointed, hurt, and betrayed by false promises of love. We are not making empty promises. We are giving to meet practical needs and offer hope of true love. We are praying that God's love will be evident to those who feel lost and in the margins. We pray that they will feel the spotlight of heaven's love, highlighting them to us and giving them hope.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS:

COVID restrictions continue to impact our neighborhood. The bar area is still closed and there are few women on the streets. The ones who are here are depressed and desperate. Pray for wisdom in reaching out to those we see and those we do not.

 

Weekly Scripture Meditation – [2.21.2021]

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 21 are as follows: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15.

 

February Birthdays

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.

2.18.21 Mark 1-3

2.25.21 Mark 4-6

3.4.21 Mark 7-9

3.11.21 Mark 10-12

3.18.21 Mark 13-14

3.25.21 Mark 15-16

We will begin on Thursday evening, February 18 by discussing the readings for that evening. Join us by emailing me and I will send you the link. We will meet each week from 7-8 p.m.

 

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.

 

Godly Play for February

This month, the Godly Play Group will be meeting via Zoom on February 19th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. We will be sharing the Godly Play story of “Bishop Barbara Harris.” We remember her as part of our Community of Saints. She was a devoted Anglican priest and is celebrated as an influential person of color. If you would like to join us, please register with Christine Quintana at hcquintana@msn.com to receive the link.

 

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.