TEMPORARY WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Worship Sunday morning at 10 am only, no evening worship. Bible study for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening has been suspended at this time. This will be re-evaluated the end of July.
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 hosts sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Good Samaritan need for the week: small cans of veggies. Donation box in the foyer.
Fellowship Group sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. See Steve or Pam with questions.
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
CHURCH CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR. If you would like to make a donation, monetary or other, please check with E.A. or David.
THERE IS A GO FUND ME PAGE FOR COLETTE COX. If you would like to donate, please contact Connie Frederick for more information.
Article – Sunday, July 19, 2020
Christian unity is established by each Christian’s commitment to one God. Common submission to His will should result in a church united in worship, fellowship, and service.
The Gospel of John reminds the church that oneness was the Lord’s design for His followers (John 17:20-23). Jesus’ prayer for every generation of believers was that “all of them may be one”. This unity with one another stems from a shared oneness with the Father and Son. The intent is that “the world may believe” in Jesus through the united testimony of His disciples.
John made a similar point to a church in turmoil. Those in fellowship with God (“those who walk in the light”) share, as a result, a fellowship of love (1 John 1:5-7).
Paul also prayed for unity in the church and often exhorted believers to maintain oneness. His prayers identify the basis of unity as the one Father, the work of the one Spirit, and believers’ common bond to Christ (Rom 15:5-6; Eph 4:3-6; Phil 2:1-2). Frequent references to unity show both its importance and the challenge of maintaining it in the church.
It is important because it glorifies the Father and the Son. It is appropriate for believers, and it provides a witness to unbelievers- (Romans 5:6-7). Paul’s actions illustrate how crucial this was to him. His conflict with Peter (Gal 2:11-14), the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15), and the offering for the saints in Jerusalem (2 Cor 8-9) were all attempts both to defend the truth of the Gospel, and to maintain the unity of the church.
The New Testament makes clear the basis for unity in the body of Christ. Jesus, Paul, John, and others frequently emphasized its importance and its rewards. The church, therefore, in every generation bears the responsibility of making unity a reality.
from the Jim Beaver archives
Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Liz Ann (Betty) Semadeni
Connie Dunbar, Pam’s sister
Arlene Daves has been having health problems.
Dick Young is doing very well after his back surgery. He should be home.
Royce Frederick has a tumor behind his ear.
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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