Sunday evening singing 5p.m. in the library.
Gluten Free communion bread is available in the foyer.
Ladies work day and devotional will take a break for the summer.
Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to host the coffee and fellowship.
Save the date for Ladies Day: September 29, 2018. Theme is “Be still and know that I am God.” Speaker will be Casey Hill Zordani. Contact Betty Semadeni on how you can help.
Four Corners Youth Camp: July 8-13 1st session. July 15-21 2nd session. Check out the website: fourcornersencampment.org You can access camp forms there. Also, if you would like to donate to the camp, please see David Frederick.
Good Samaritan need for the week: Laundry supplies Donation box in the foyer.
June 24, 2018
GOD’S GREAT CHURCH
In this 21st Century when less than half of those who call themselves Christians attend any Sunday service of a church, it is needful to be reminded of the place of the church in God’s mind. We are reminded of it’s importance as we survey Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus:
1:22,23 Jesus Christ is the head of God’s church. There is no earthly head, no one standing in for Jesus while He’s gone. There is no allowance made for any other authority. Jesus reigns as King, Heb. 1:3
2:14-19 Our salvation is in it. Salvation has always been where God has chosen. With Noah it was the ark. With Rahab it was her house. In Joshua’s day, refuge for an accused killer was in the cities of refuge, (Josh. 20) Regardless of opinions of men, one who comes to a believing obedient faith as did those on the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2, simultaneously are saved and are added to the number of those who have already made that decision.
3:8-11 It is God’s eternal purpose. God had the church in mind before the creation of the world. See also Titus 1:2 and II Tim. 1:9. The church is not an afterthought, it isn’t just a makeshift entity until Jesus comes to reign on earth, the church was planned for millennia.
4:4 The church is one body. This has to be true because Jesus is the head and He only has (and had) one body. A body with two or more heads, or a head with two or more bodies is an aberration, an oddity. God has joined all men of all colors, both genders, of all occupations into one body.
5:22-33 the church is the bride of Christ and is to be pure. Jesus died for the church “o make her holy, cleansing her with the washing with water through the word.” The church is God’s set apart people, living in the world but living for God.
6:10-18 The church is spiritually militant. The task given it by Jesus of invading Satan’s territory and taking it for Christ, using the weapons he has distributed. No one can say there is peace in the world. However, as members of his kingdom we are to be peacemakers and this comes from persuading men to give their lives to Jesus and being healed themselves of guilt and sin, then helping heal others.
Updated: Sunday, June 24
On Going Concerns
Clarence & Eddie DeLoach, Rob’s uncle and aunt
Peggy Penn, Donna’s mother
Nick Lester, friend of Nayana’s cancer is in remission.
Mark McLure, Connie & David’s brother-in-law’s brother has leukemia
Marvin Ancell, Coffs Harbor
Royce Frederick, India
Philip James, Hogback
Graveside services for Bessie Donovan will be at the Cortez Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30. There will be a dinner at the church annex at noon following the service.
Services for Harriet Duran (Teresa Finley’s mother) will be July 21. A luncheon will follow in the annex at 11:30.
**Names will be updated monthly
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