NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY is September 21st and Lebanon is participating. National Back To Church Sunday is a nation-wide campaign designed to get people back into church.
Lifeline Online - weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church- August 27, 2014
Welcome New Members- Anthony and Jennie Cahoon placed their membership this past Sunday. Anthony was baptized last Friday night.
Congratulations to Bobby and Donna West . Their great-granddaughter, Sofia Maria Santore was born yesterday , August 26th .
Pat Borcherding- surgery Sept. 8th
Howard Brown -home following hospital stay
Paul Cowley- recovering from E. Coli infection
Don Harlan- home following hospital stay
Alvin Newton, Virginia Gnatowsky's brother, kidneys and fluid around the heart
Charles Sampson- home following hospital stay for testing done due to passing out
Carl Shelton- surgery on Sept. 12 followed by radiation
Emily Turner- home following hospital stay
Joni Vaught- problems with legs and feet; vision problem in one eye
Offering Report- General Fund- $2,829.08; Build Up The Walls- $335.00
Total Attendance for the God ' s Not Dead movie weekend totaled 133 with a good number of guests! Pray that those who don't have a church home will return to worship with us.
Thursday- Backyard Weiner Roast Party for children, grades K-5th at the Goodwin's home, 205 Sonshine Way in Yorktown from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Sunday- Family Sunday- Children's Church will not meet. Children, grades 1st-5th, will worship with their families for the entire Morning Worship Service.
Sept. 7th- NFL SUNDAY- wear your favorite team's colors
Sept. 9th- Church Board meeting, 7:00 pm
Sept. 10th- Wednesday Night At The Oasis resumes
Sept. 11th- Ladies Missionary Circle, 11:00 am
Sept. 14th- 4 His Glory Concert, 6:15 pm
Sept. 21st is National Back To Church Sunday -a campaign to get people back to church. We are promoting Back to Church Sunday at Lebanon. Here are 4 ways you can help:
1. Pray for people to come back to church. Pray specifically for people you know who need to come back
2. Attend - mark Sept. 21st on the calendar and make it a priority to be in church yourself on Back to Church
3. Invite - people you know who need to get back into church. Maybe it is someone who use to attend
Lebanon or another church but now don't go to church. Invite them to LCC on Sept. 21st. Tell them that
it's back to church Sunday and tell them that they will be welcomed to come back to church at Lebanon.
Invitation cards are available in the foyer for you to use to extend the invitation .
4. Bring - a side dish and a dessert to share for a carry-in dinner following the worship service on Back To
Church Sunday. The church is providing fried chicken and drinks.
Reflections- "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7
The Pastor's Perspective-
In honor of the American worker, the first Sunday of September is designated as Labor Day. Many people will have the day off to rest from their labors. One day, as believers, we will rest from all our labors here on earth. Revelation 14:13 says- "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." Until then, we keep leaning on the Lord, receiving the strength He provides to enable us to serve Him and to fulfill our many responsibilities here on earth.
This Sunday we will begin the final chapter in 1 Peter, chapter 5. I will bring 3 messages from this chapter as we close out our summer study through 1 Peter. The series will end on Sept. 14th. This Sunday the sermon will be taken from 1 Peter 5:1-7 and is entitled, Living A Significant Life.