Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church- October 22, 2014
Judi Green- friend of Carla Coates, testing for cancer
Yolande Jones, Pat Borcherding's cousin, ankle fusion
Rachel Jordan, Virginia Gnatowsky's niece, leukemia
Sharon Joyce, friend of Tim and Sandy Ratliff, recovering from motorcycle accident; death of husband
Charles and Barbara Sampson- home from hospital. Sam is on an IV drip medicine for his heart
Wendy Warrington, friend of Diana Stubbs , double lung and heart transplant
We offer our Christian sympathy and prayers to Art Booth and family in the passing of his aunt, Peggy Booth, who died on October 15th.
John Claar's son, Trevor is attending a military academy school. Positive cards and notes of encouragement would be appreciated. His address is:
Trevor P. Claar
1st Platoon 253 C Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-0539
Offering Report from this past Sunday- General Fund- $6,422.00; Build The Walls- $920.00
Sunday- Ministry Leaders Meeting following the morning worship service to delve into The Lebanon Way. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. Remember to bring your own lunch. The meeting will take place in the multi-purpose room. Questions, see John Borcherding or Gary Enderle.
October 31st- G.L.O.W. (GOD LIGHTS OUR WAY) Halloween Alternative for children, ages 12 and younger. There will be games, caramel apple making, refreshments. lots of candy including Trunk or Treat. Children may wear a non-scary costume. Invite your friends and join in on the fun.
G.L.O.W. donations, with the exception of apples, need to be brought to the church building by this Sunday. Apples should be dropped off at the church building on Thursday, October 30th, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is here! Provide gifts for underprivileged children. Pack a shoebox filled with toys and other gifts. Shoeboxes with brochures inside on how to pack a shoebox are available in the foyer. Last year we provided 126 boxes. This year's goal is 130. Deadline to return shoeboxes is November 16th. Questions, see Dawn Worsham.
Reflections- "I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry." - Psalm 40:1
THE PASTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
We hate to wait, don't we? And yet we do a lot of waiting. We have to wait at the doctor's office....we have to wait for a table at the restaurant....we have to wait at the red light.....we have to wait at the check-out line at the store and when we call a company and navigate our way through the seemingly endless phone prompts, we are then told how long our expected wait time will be.
Someone has estimated that during our lifetime we will spend 6 months in traffic waiting at red lights; 5 years waiting in lines and that we spend 45-62 minutes each day waiting on something.
Waiting is a part of You'll Get Through This. Remember that our pledge of faith includes the phrase- "it won't be quick". This Sunday's message is "Wait While God Works". Joseph had to wait while God worked out his situation. The message will bring a word of encouragement that God is actually working in our lives even though all we seem to do is wait for our situation to get better. We will explore what it actually means to wait. I believe you will be surprised at the Bible's definition of wait and you will begin to see that waiting isn't such a bad thing after all.
Waiting to see you this Sunday,