Sunday evening singing 5pm in the library.
Gluten Free communion bread is available in the foyer.
Don’t forget to check the bulletin board for lost & found items and to sign up for anything you can!
Coffee and fellowship hosts sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Kemper Backpacks Fridays at 10am in the annex. See Shirley Birk for more information or if you would like to help.
Good Samaritan need for the week: peanut butter. Donation box in the foyer.
LTC sign-up sheet for Wednesday evening meals is on the bulletin board. There are a few spots left.
Secret Sisters revealing luncheon next Sunday, January 26 at 11:30am. The luncheon will be at Mi Mexico. Information sheets on the table in the foyer. See Stephanie with any questions.
FOOD LIST for 2020 is up on the bulletin board. If you would like to add your name, please do! This will be for funerals, sick, bereaved, etc. See Karel Hurt for more information.
SINGERS for funerals, nursing home, etc. list is also on the bulletin board. Please add your name if you would like to participate. See Jack Kays for more information.
Game night Feb. 8 and along with that will be a going away party for Mikaela Nicholson. Everyone is invited. See Vanessa for more information.
Article – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Do You Care…
“Epaphras, who is one of you, and a servant of Christ Jesus sends greetings. His is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”
The word ‘wrestle’ is the word ‘agonize’ and means to fight, contend, struggle. So Epaphras fought and contended in prayer for the church in Colossae.
When I think about agonizing in prayer, my first thought is to James 5 where he says that a righteous man who is fervent in prayer is powerful and effective. The word effective, in NT, is “always used of some principle or power at work” (Meyer), to be actuated, set in operation. So, a righteous man who prays fervently, or agonizes in prayer, actuates the power of God, sets in motion the power of God. My second thought is: I’ve got to care to agonize in prayer. Fervency, wrestling in prayer happens when I’m praying for something close to my heart, i.e. my wife, kids, health, faith, ministry, etc.
Epaphras prayed for the church in Colossae, people he knew, “who is one of you.” He prayed that they might stand firm in the will of God, thus not wishy washy or drifting. He prayed that they might be mature, fully assured in their faith and work. Thus, Epaphras set in motion the power of God in and for the church at Colossae.
What do you pray for, for this church? What do you ask God to set in motion for this family of believers? Do you care enough to agonize in prayer?
from the Rob Hall archives
Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Carolyn Chandler’s mother
Liz Ann (Betty) Semadeni
Shelby Webster’s baby Raegan
On Going Concerns
Clarence & Eddie DeLoach
The Brown family
Marvin Ancell, Coffs Harbor
Royce Frederick, India
Philip James, Hogback
**Names will be updated monthly
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