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- September 17, 2014
Ok, now that you have already received the prayer list update ( I did not mean to just send you the prayer list) I will now send you the rest of the Lifeline Online!
Offering Report from Sunday- General Fund- $4,676.00; Build Up The Walls- $462.00
Sunday- BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY- 1. pray that many will come back to church this Sunday. Pray for someone you know who needs to get back to church 2. Invite someone to come back to church this Sunday. 3. Attend this Sunday- if Back to Church is to be successful, we need every member possible to be present on Back to Church Sunday to welcome back all those who are coming back to church 4. Bring a side dish and dessert for the carry-in dinner following the worship service. "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25
Leadership Nominations for elders and deacons will be received through September 28th. Nomination forms and a return box for your form are located in the foyer.
Please Note- new home phone number for Dennis & Dawn is 847-4506 (landline phone). Dennis' old cell phone number is no longer in service.
Reflections- "By one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy." -Hebrews 10:14
The Pastor's Perspective
This coming Sunday is Back To Church Sunday. I am beginning a new sermon series this Sunday. The title of the series is You'll Get Through This. The sub-title is- Hope for your dark days.
Are you going through something difficult right now? Do you ever wonder if it will ever end, if you will ever get through it, will there be any light at the end of the tunnel? I have good news for you. You will get through this, whatever this is for you. That's not my promise. It is the promise of God. Isaiah 43:2 says- "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you." Through is a favorite word of God's.
Our sermon series will be based on the life of the Old Testament character Joseph. Joseph had many dark days in his life. But he made it through them. His is one of the greatest comeback stories ever! He went from the pit to slavery to prison to the palace. Joseph was an outcast, slave, prisoner and finally Prime Minister of Egypt. His story demonstrates that God will get you through
whatever it is that you are going through.
I hope that you will be encouraged by this series of messages. Perhaps you know someone who is going through some dark days that could use this encouragement. Invite them to Back to Church Sunday. Invite them to join us as we start on our journey through the life of one of the Bible's most amazing characters.
Have you invited someone to Back To Church Sunday? If so, great! You may want to touch base with them this week to remind them. If you have not invited anyone yet, who could you invite? It's not too late to make the invitation. Call them. Text them. Facebook message them. E-mail them. However you do it, contact them and invite them and pray for them.