TEMPORARY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
9AM BIBLE STUDY AND 10AM WORSHIP ON SUNDAY ONLY.
MASKS ARE REQUESTED TO BE WORN IN THE BUILDING.
Sunday evening singing has been canceled until further notice.
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 is on hold.
Good Samaritan need for the week: pasta & sauce. Donation box in the foyer.
Fellowship Groups are also on hold.
If you are still “staying at home” and would like to send in your offering – please mail it
to PO Box 145 Cortez, CO 81321
KEMPER BACKPACKS are back!
Fridays at 10 am in the annex. If you would like to help, see Shirley Birk. They are in need of plastic grocery bags, so if you have some to donate they can use them. If you would like to make a monetary donation, earmark your check or money.
Potlucks will be put on hold for a little while longer.
We will celebrate Bill & Karel’s 60th wedding anniversary today from 2-4 at the Hurt home. Jack & Janelle will be hosting cake and punch. If you have a card for Bill & Karel and are not able to make it this afternoon, there is a basket in the foyer.
Article – Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
Read with Purpose…
On Sunday nights we’ve looked at the gospel of John and are now looking at Mark’s gospel asking: 1) how does this help your faith? and 2) how does it help you share your faith? John’s gospel was written with this purpose: “But these things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God…” He wrote so that his readers would become believers and that the believers would be strengthened and supported in their faith.
Reading the Bible is one of the most significant things a person can do, literally changing one’s life. However, reading must be done with a purpose of understanding what is read. Reading the Bible in a year is certainly a worthy goal, but so what? Read with the purpose for which it is written in mind. Engage the text, ask questions, If you ask questions, seek answers. If you find a text or story difficult to accept, ask why. Is it the story or your approach to the Bible.
This brings another issue into focus: read with honesty. No one can approach the Bible without bias. It is extremely difficult to suspend all opinion and conviction when reading the text. However, being sensitive to that will enable you to better engage the truths of scripture. Another way of saying this is: don’t try to fit the Bible into your preconceived faith framework, allow the bible to speak for itself. A fundamental conviction of mine has always been—God is fully capable of putting into my hands a book that I am capable of understanding but which I can never fully understand. The more I know the more I know that I don’t know. Let God be God, let him speak for himself, don’t put words in his mouth or judge him based on your limited understanding of things. And be alert to those inclinations, especially in places that are difficult.
Read to believe and to have your belief strengthened. To do this you must read honestly. Be shaped by the word, that was the purpose for its writing.
from the Rob Hall archives
Updated: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
Suzanne Martin will have a petscan on her arm the 21st. she has requested prayers.
Liz Ann Semadeni
Donna Watkins, Liddies’s friend, has cancer.
Levi Garchar, Arlene Daves nephew. Healing from hand surgery.
Myrna Keck, Karel’s sister. Husband had surgery.
Navajo Nation churches
Yvonne Rule, Liddie’s friend, loss of family members
Allene Brown – surgery on her hand
Martha Krammer, Jack Kays aunt
Karen Davis Brashear, Doug Davis sister, recovering from near death.
On Going Concerns:
Clarence & Eddie DeLoach
The Brown family
Shelby Webster’s baby Raegan
Marvin Ancell, Coffs Harbor
Royce Frederick, India
Philip James, Hogback
**Names will be updated monthly
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