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Lebanon Christian Church- August 24, 2016
recovering from cataract
surgery in one eye; cataract surgery in other eye next Monday
Johnny Cox, recovering from stroke; at
Family of Kelsey Hafen, friend of
Kristen Horning, who passed away during emergency C-section; baby is doing well; husband's name is Chris
Delliah Irwin, Ella Cave's sister,
upcoming surgery, aortic valve replacement
Gina Sansone, daughter of a friend of
Martin Shelton, node testing
Les and Kelly Stanfield &
family, moving to Texas; Emma is sick as they are traveling
Kenny Woolard, Irene Dethlefs' brother,
stomach issues & hernia, upcoming surgery
to Kirsten and Hector Velez, on the birth of their son, Hector Noel Velez, born on August 19th. Congratulations to Noel's
grandmother, Kathy Fleck and to Noel's great-grandparents, Judy and Terry Carlino.
Death- Our Christian sympathy and
prayers go out to Virginia Gnatowsky in the death of her nephew, Ken Bradby and to Gloria Rogers in the death of her cousin, Doug Haughton.
From Ongoing Prayer Concerns -Leigh
Crawford, cancer - Johanna &
Dwight Donavant, Johanna suffering from major depression - Jemme Gay, ongoing health issues
- Clarence Goodwin, non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver
& heart related issues - Hal Holland, cancer
- Joe Magyar, home from hospital, concerns regarding liver
- Chuck Pritchard, recovering from stroke
- Carl Shelton, new cancer treatments & shingles
- Ed West, ongoing health issues
Pray for our College Students - Renee Denny, Eric Harp, Jordan Hudgins, Skyler Kuehnel, Cameron Neill, Casey Neill, Michelle Runnels, Alexis Terry, Brandon Terry
Pray for our shut-ins @ home - Rose Hall, Homer Purcell, Orpha Wright
Pray for shut-ins in care facilities- Dolores Ridings, Masonic Home, Richmond, Room 120
Phyllis Torr, Riverside Convalescent Center, West Point, Room 6B
Offering from August 14th- General Fund- $4,127.00; Build Up the Walls- $330.00
Offering from August 21st- General Fund- $3,491.88; Build Up the Walls- $345.00
Sunday- Meeting for ALL Sunday School teachers for the new program, Promised Land-Dig In, immediately
following the morning services. Please bring a bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. Junior Church teachers are welcome to join us!
August 30th- Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
September 10th- Elders/Deacons Ministry of Prayer and Board Meeting, 8:00 a.m.
September 11th- Promised Land-Dig In, a new Children's Ministry for Sunday School and worship, begins on this date.
EasyTithe- online giving available using EasyTithe via the church's website. It is easy, fast and secure. Go to:
Reflections- "A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart." - Proverbs 21:2
The Pastor's Perspective
Judy Goodwin found a 5th verse to the hymn Standing on the Promises and shared it with me. I want to share it with you:
Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free
Standing on the promises of God
Note- The following is a repeat commentary I have been running the last couple of weeks concerning our new Children's Ministries. They are so important
that I am repeating it once again:
The Children's Ministry is starting two new ministries this fall for our children. The first is Promised Land-Dig In
which will include both Sunday
School and Worship. This starts
on September 11th.
The second is Awana
, which is a Bible Club for children and this will start on October 5th.
I would encourage you to have your children participate in both. They will
have fun as they learn about Jesus, sing praises to God, learn more about the Bible and memorize Bible verses. Parents
, we need 2 things from you in order to help get
these ministries up and running. First, please consider helping. Neither of these ministries can be run by one or two people. Both will take a team of volunteers to make them
happen. Second, invite your friends who have children to come participate.
I am excited and 100% behind these new ministries as they have great potential for building faith in our children and leading them to follow Jesus. They also can help us reach
young families in our community. Please keep Promised Land-Dig In and Awana in prayer and consider helping!
See you Sunday!