Lifeline Online - weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church-August 24, 2015
Jason Barnett, son of Audy & Karen Barnett, swelling in jaw
Emily Bosdell, daughter of Audy & Karen Barnett, inflammation of main nerve in her jaw; severe pain
Maddie Bosdell - granddaughter of the Barnetts & Palos , recovering from surfing accident
Greg Campbell, nephew of Janet Ing, healing from surgery for shattered heel and foot
Bill Claar, awaiting test results
Grace Gay , granddaughter of Rex and Joan Gay, healed from upper respiratory infection
Robert Knarr, brother of Betty Oberg, hospitalized with serious complications from health issues
Julie Magyar , kidney stones, surgery on September 3rd
Mark Miley, friend of Dorothy Hall, military serving in Afghanistan, safety on night patrols
Ed West, infection in arm, resting at home following hospital stay
Thursday- Handbell Workshop- if you are interested in learning the techniques of bell playing please join us at 6:30 pm in the chapel. Contact Judy Goodwin- 888-9677
Sunday- Family Sunday - all children, 1st -5th grade will worship with their families for the entire worship service. Children's Church is dismissed for this one Sunday.
Sept. 3rd- Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 5th- Elders & Deacons Ministry of Prayer, 8:00 a.m.
Coming Soon- The Mystery of the Masked Marauder, a fun-filled audience participation dessert theatre performed here at the church with shows on Sept. 26th @ 7:00 p.m. and Sept. 27th @ 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be $7.50 and will go on sale August 30th. See Dawn Worsham for details.
THE STORY Bible Study begins on Sept. 6th. We have already provided well over 100 copies of THE STORY BIBLE to adults, teens and children. Copies of the story for adults are $6.25 each; children and teens copies are free and they will receive them in their Sunday School classes & Children's Church. If you have not yet received your copy, you can get it this Sunday.
Student Ministries- The Summer Party has been re-scheduled for Sept. 13th. All teens and their families are invited to a cook-out immediately following the morning worship service. There will be fried ice cream for dessert. Games include volleyball, croquet, kanjam, corn hole; and last but not least a church van wash and maybe a water gun fight. All this is FREE. Bring your friends! Contact Kim Denny @ 879-5205.
Volunteer Cooks are needed for the Wednesday Night At The Oasis meals starting on Sept. 23rd. Sign up in the foyer or contact Bill Claar @ 232-5808.
Reflections- "I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!" -Psalm 116:1-2
The Pastor's Perspective
I will be out of the office until August 27th. If you need to put an announcement or prayer request in the bulletin, please contact Donna West @ 887-5536. You can also e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org Her office hours are 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Print day for the bulletin is Thursday. If an emergency arises, please contact one of the elders.
THE STORY BIBLE STUDY will be a great time to join a Bible School Class. Our 3rd-5th grade class, teens and all of our adult classes will be going through a study of THE STORY . Our Children's Church will be using THE STORY for their lessons as we go through each chapter's big idea during the sermon time in worship. It is exciting that we will be studying through the entire Bible as a church beginning on September 6th.
Do you know someone who doesn't attend church? I'm sure you do. Invite them to Back To Church Sunday on Sept. 20th. I am sure that you probably know 6-8 people who don't attend church. I want to challenge you to PACK-A -PEW by inviting 6-8 people who don't attend church to sit with you in a pew on Back To Church Sunday. There will be a fellowship dinner following the worship service on Sept. 20th. Fried chicken and drinks provided. Please bring a side dish and a CHERRY PIE to share for dessert!
This Sunday I will share the last sermon in The Christian Atheist series, "I Believe In God But I Don't Believe In His Supernatural Power".