On our Pastor’s heart (3-22-15)

Deacon Election Today

This morning at the end of the Worship Service, we will conduct a Deacon Election according to the Church Bylaws. We hope that you have spent time this week praying and carefully considering the men who you believe that God would have serve and help edify this church. We provided the information in the blue insert to help with this process. Please remember: this is not a popularity contest.

We ask that you write on your ballot the names of up to five men who you believe should serve this church as deacons. If you so wish, you may provide less than five names, but please do not provide more than five names, disqualifying your ballot.

After the ballots are collected, a deacon committee will count the ballots and contact prospective nominees according to the Church Bylaws.

Thank you in advance for participating in this process.

Something to Consider

Words from our friend (on the other side of the world)

Can you imagine a day where every person you see, interact with, and speak with will spend eternity separated from the Father? That is what life is like here every day. My roommate and I were sitting in a crowded food court recently discussing this matter (and I’ll go ahead and admit that we were eating Arby’s; sometimes you just want some curly fries).

At times it can feel like an overwhelming burden. How do I tell everyone in time? I can’t. So what do we do about it? For me that answer is that I moved here, I pray and ask the Father to do what He alone can do, and I work really hard to learn the language.

What about you, will you spend time considering this matter? Will you ask the Father what He wants you to do about it and be listening as you pray, read His Word, and interact with fellow believers? – Leslie

2015

See the Fields and Pray

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Words from the Cross

Upcoming Events

Wed., Mar. 18 – TeamKID game night
Sun., Mar. 22 – Deacon Election
Sun., Mar. 22 – King’s Way Quartet on 5th Sunday
Sat., Mar. 28 – Community Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 29 – High Attendance Sunday
Sun., Mar. 29 – Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Tue., Mar. 31 – Men’s Breakfast at 9 a.m.
Sun., Apr. 5 – Easter plus Sunrise Worship at 7:30 a.m.
Sat., Apr. 11 – Mission Project: Students
Sun., Apr. 12 – “Silent” Lord’s Supper

On our Pastor’s heart (3-15-15)

Deacon Election

In order to properly minister to this church body, the deacons believe it is necessary to set aside five additional men to be deacons (to be servants to the church). Our current active deacons are Tim B., Jeff C., Randy C., Berk F., John I., Keith J., Rick L., and Buddy S.

We will conduct a nominating election, according to the Church Bylaws, next Sunday morning, March 22, following the worship service. Each church member present will be able to nominate the men they believe meet the qualifications of a deacon.

  1. Throughout this week we ask that you pray and read the insert, “Considerations to Use in the Selection of Deacons” (from the Church Bylaws, Appendix II). Consider the listed scriptures.
  2. Next Sunday, March 22, we will name up to five men to serve our church.
  3. Then a deacon committee will count and contact prospective nominees according to the Church Bylaws.

Please understand this is not a popularity contest. We ask that you make careful nominations of men who will serve and edify this church.
Note: As you review the insert, “Considerations to Use in the Selection of Deacons,” especially regarding 1 Timothy 3:8-12 passage, we understand that there are two ways to interpret verse 12. The pastors and deacons have prayed for wisdom, studied God’s Word, and are united in our understanding. We are unwilling for a single qualification to be the litmus test. Therefore, the deacons will consider men who have been divorced as well as those who have never been divorced as they investigate and interview the prospective nominees, according to their duty in the Church Bylaws.

We urge you to read the insert, study the Scripture, pray for wisdom and for God’s blessings on our church, and then make careful nominations of men who will serve and edify this church.

2015

See the Fields and Pray

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Words from the Cross

Easter Egg Hunt Coming

Please Help

Happy Easter
We need you to help. The Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a full church effort to reach our community.

  • We need candy.
  • We need some baked goods.
  • We need help with registration.
  • We need your prayers.

Please help us. Check out the iCare table.

Pancake Breakfast – Palm Sunday

Pancakes
Invite a friend and come join us for some pancakes on Sunday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This is High Attendance Day. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family to join you for breakfast and Sunday School.

The youth look forward to serving you pancakes and sausage. If you like, you may give a donation to help support the youth mission trip to Iowa or the middle school trip to camp. Donations will be collected at the door.

On our Pastor’s heart (3-8-15)

Encouragement to Pick-up the Pace

It seems that 2015 has gotten off to a slow start for our church. We have had lots of sickness. We have had lots of snow and ice. And in the last couple of weeks, we have had several deaths, but we cannot let these things distract us from serving Christ.

We must remember who we are and what we are supposed to be doing in Christ:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:17-20).

God has done a magnificent job saving us through Jesus Christ. We were despicable sinners, but Jesus gave His life to ransom and forgive us. In Him, we are incredible new creations reflecting the grace, love, and glory of the Father. This is wonderful good news.

That’s not all! Jesus has given us the ministry of reconciliation. That means we are His ambassadors. We have the privilege of showing others how they can be reconciled to God.

Don’t let a slow start in 2015 keep you from telling others the greatest news in the world. Let’s get back on task.

Pray for Scott and Anita Hill

The Hills have shared some ways we may pray for them:

  • Their church serves at the Care Center (a nursing home) on the evening of the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month.
  • Reconciled conference – on March 28
  • Prayer Walk across their town on April 3
  • Pastor and wives retreat – on April 23

2015

See the Fields and Pray

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Words from the Cross

Deacon Election

Servant

 

To help minister to this church body effectively, we need to set aside five more deacons for service. In March, we will hold a deacon election. So as this time approaches, we ask for you to be praying for God to make clear the men we should select as servants for this church.