SERVICES WILL REMAIN AS IS WITH JUST A 10AM WORSHIP ON SUNDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER. STARTING OCOTBER 4 WE WILL HAVE 9AM BIBLE STUDY AND 10AM WORSHIP ON SUNDAY.
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: breakfast bars. 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 wish to make a monetary donation to the program, earmark your check or money.
THANK YOU from the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home! Regan & Thom came by Tuesday and picked up your donations. Check out the flyer on the bulletin board. They’ll be back next year.
Article – Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, Sanctuary for You
It is you, Lord, Who came to save, The heart and soul
Of every man, It is you Lord, Who knows my weakness
Who gives me strength, With thine own hand.
Lead Me on Lord, From temptation, Purify me, From within
Fill my heart with, You holy spirit, Take away all my sin
The kids at camp love this song and we sing it all the time. The thing is, like most, if not all the songs we sing at camp, this is not just a “camp or kids” song. We are the temple of the Lord, both individually and as a congregation. If the Lord dwells us individually, then when we come together he is there.
But he won’t dwell just anywhere. His dwelling must be holy, set apart from anything that would make it impure and unclean. He is a holy God and makes his within places (hearts) that have been cleansed and committed to being his sanctuary. The song above speaks to the willingness to be that place where God dwells. Consider the words: prepare me to be. This is a serious prayer. God’s ways are higher than ours, his thoughts higher than ours and amaze us, cause us to wonder, cause us to struggle and walk by faith.
Once he prepares us, cleanses us and makes us holy, then he fills us with himself. This is why he never leaves us, he is always present. He makes his abode with us, and it isn’t temporary, but permanent. His promises are permanent and he wants us to live with him forever, so he doesn’t check in and out of our lives. There is no greater privilege than being a sanctuary for God. Are you willing to be prepared?
from the Rob Hall archives
Updated: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020
Liz Ann (Betty) Semadeni
Arlene Daves has been having health problems.
Colette Cox is back in the hospital in Denver
Lisa Armantrout is home
Donna Watkins, Liddies’s friend, has cancer.
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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