Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church- January 18, 2017
Welcome New Member- We rejoice with Jacob Miraglia who was baptized this past Sunday!
Tyler Deal, Samantha Coates' fiancée, passing of Tyler's grandfather
Jemme Gay, home, recovering from surgery
Rex Gay, home, recovering from surgery
Virginia Gnatowsky, recovering from surgery
Steve Kuehnel, anxiety
Carolyn Motley, Gloria Rogers' son's fiancée, recovering from cancer surgery
Sydnee Neal, home, doing much better
Naomi Terrell, pneumonia
From Ongoing Prayer
- Jemme Gay, ongoing health issues
- Clarence Goodwin, non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver & heart related issues
- Hal Holland, cancer
- Joe Magyar, ongoing 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- Howard Brown, The Gardens at Warwick Forest, The Monticello, Room 7
Dolores Ridings, Masonic Home, Richmond, Room 120
Phyllis Torr, Riverside Convalescent Center, West Point, Room 6B
Offering from Sunday- General Fund- $4,388.00; Build Up The Walls- $810.00
9:30 a.m.- Promised Land
10:45 a.m.- Jr. Church
4:00 p.m.-Awana Bible Clubs, pre-school-2nd grade
Saturday- January 21st- 75th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Woodrow & May Sanders, to be held in the multi-purpose room from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Hosted by Woody Sanders. Everyone is invited.
Tuesdays- Handbell Choir Practice, 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in learning how to play the handbells, please see Judy Goodwin or call her at 757-888-9677.
Wednesdays- Wednesday Night at the Oasis- 6:00 p.m. Dinner (by reservation only); 7:00 p.m.- Ladies Bible Study; Adults Bible Study
Thursdays-Worship Choir Rehearsal-6:45 p.m. If anyone is interested in joining the choir, please see Bonnie Enderle or call her at 757-880-1747.
January 24th- Devotional service at the Gardens of Warwick Forest, 10:00 a.m.
January 29th-Jr. Church will meet- (normally on the 5th Sundays, the children join the adults for family worship but will meet in Jr. Church on this date).
NURSERY VOLUNTEER NEEDED for the first or fourth Sunday of the month. If interested, please see Donna West or call her at 757-887-5536 or 804-642-7420
Church Bylaws to be reviewed and updated. The church board would like some participation from members of the church. If you would like to serve on this project, please contact Keith Denny or Gary Enderle.
Inclement Weather Policy- Sundays-to find out if church services are cancelled, you can check our church's Facebook page; our church's website-www.lcc-va.org; Dennis' twitter feed @DennisWorsham; call the church office-757-887-5536 or check the following TV stations for church closings- Channel 3 or 13. An e-mail will also be sent out to all those who are on The Lifeline Online mailing list. Wednesday nights- all services will automatically be cancelled.
EasyTithe- online giving available using EasyTithe via the church's website. It is easy, fast and secure. Go to:
Reflections- "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13
The Pastor's Perspective
I once told Dawn that if I were to ever open up a business, it would be a sports apparel business. It would certainly be a money-maker. Why? Because everyone who loves sports will wear their favorite teams' gear. I definitely wear my Cowboys, Cubs, North Carolina and Notre Dame gear. We're proud of our teams and everyone knows who we root for because we wear our shirts, hats, sweatshirts, etc.
I wonder how proud we are of Jesus? I wonder do people know that we are Christians? How can we demonstrate this? Here are some of the items that should be on display in our lives. Paul refers to them as the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. When we allow the Holy Spirit to exhibit these qualities in our lives, people will know that we belong to Jesus and will be drawn to him.
I continue my sermon series on the Lord's Prayer this Sunday with this message- "Praying The Kingdom Prayer."