Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church- October 15, 2014
PLEASE NOTE- WORK DAY, SCHEDULED FOR THIS COMING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Yolande Jones, cousin of Pat Borcherding, ankle fusion
Sharon Joyce, friend of Tim and Sandy Ratliff, recovering from motorcycle accident; death of husband
PRAISE- Michelle Paxton, friend of John Borcherding's friend, was tested for bone cancer; there is no cancer!
Jesse & Melinda Perry, former members, loss of unborn child
Charles & Barbara Sampson; Barbara is home from the hospital; Sam is at UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville
Wendy Warrington, friend of Diana Stubbs, double lung and heart transplant
Offering Report from Sunday- General Fund- $2,743.00; Build Up The Walls-$247.00
Sunday- PINK SUNDAY- Think Pink and wear pink; October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Sunday- Meeting of all Ministry Leaders following the morning worship service to hear presentation of The Lebanon Way, a plan put together by John Borcherding & Gary Enderle to facilitate a greater amount of communication and cooperation among our various ministries. The meeting will take place in the sanctuary and will last no longer than 30 minutes. Questions should be directed to Gary or John.
Oct. 31st, G.L.O.W. (GOD LIGHTS OUR WAY) HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVE for children ages 12 and younger. Games, caramel apple making, refreshments, and, of course, Trunk Or Treat. Lots of fun and lots of candy. Children may wear a non-scary costume.
2015 Budget-if you have a budget request for next year, please give it to Dwight Donavant, Clarence Goodwin or Mickey Neill by this Sunday. This Sunday is the deadline to turn in your budget request.
G.L.O.W. donations- a list of items needed and trunk or treat sign-up sheets are located in the foyer. Please bring donations except apples to the church building by Sunday, October 26th. Bring apples on October 30th between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
It's time for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD- Boxes and brochures will be available this Sunday. Deadline to return shoeboxes filled with toys and other gifts for underprivileged children is November 16th.
Reflections- "This is why you are great, Lord God! There is no one like you. There is no God except you. We have heard all this ourselves!" -2 Samuel 7:22
The Pastor's Perspective-
In Psalm 46:10 it reads- "Be still and know that I am God." How often do you slow down, get still and dwell on God, His power, His grace and His love for you? How often do you stop to just dwell on God's presence? I think that the more that we do that, the more we will be reassured that He is with us and never leaves us or forsakes us.
We really need those quiet times with the Lord. First, to just sit quietly. Then we should read a portion of God's Word. Just take a small portion, read it slowly and meditate on what God is saying to you. That is how you listen to God. Then you can pray. Prayer is how we talk with God.
This Sunday we will continue the You'll Get Through This series from the life of Joseph. This Sunday's message is, "God's Purpose in our Problems."