LIFELINE ONLINE- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church- November 18, 2020
REFLECTIONS- "The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth."-Psalm 145:17-18
PASTOR 2 PERSON
As I communicated on Sunday, the Governor's new restrictions of limiting in person gatherings to 25 people does not apply to churches. We can continue to have in-person worship services, as well as live-streaming the services on Facebook. Several people have expressed their
gratitude for us providing the live-stream of the worship service. It certainly is a great outreach ministry.
Given the pandemic, we didn't know what to expect this year when it came to collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We set a
more modest goal of collecting 50 shoeboxes this year. We exceeded that goal by collecting 55 shoeboxes! Thank you!
Our annual Thanksgiving Offering will be received this Sunday. Our Thanksgiving offering goes towards the Building Fund to help make our mortgage payments. Giving a Thanksgiving Offering, over and above your regular offering, is a very tangible way to express your gratitude to the Lord for all his blessings in your life. Even during this pandemic, there is so much to be thankful for. We just have to stop and count
our blessings, naming them one by one.
We are re-instating the Saturday morning food drop-off for Thrive Peninsula. We will do it once a month, on the first Saturday of the month.
The first one will be on December 5th from 10 am-Noon.
All active members should have received a ballot in the mail for the annual meeting on December 6th. If you are worshipping online or won't be at the worship service on Dec. 6th, you can mail in your ballot or drop it by the church office. All mail in or drop off ballots must be received by December 5th. If you did not receive your ballot, please call the church office and let us know.
This Sunday I will conclude our messages on the Promises of God with this message- "Unbreakable Promises, Unshakable Hope."
Please make sure you open the attachment so you can read this Sunday's bulletin. This way you can stay up-to-date on the announcements, the prayer list and the offering report.
Last Sunday's attendance: in-person-51; online views-160
Grace & Peace,
Thanksgiving Offering-THIS SUNDAY
Our Thanksgiving Offering each November goes into the Building Fund. We use the offering to supplement our monthly Build Up The Walls offerings to help meet our mortgage payment each month. You can give your Thanksgiving Offering online, mail it in, or place it in the offering box in the foyer. There are special offering envelopes by the offering box if you are giving by cash. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Janet Ing needs some assistance with some home repairs as she readies her home that has sold. Here are the items she needs help with:
1. needs risers and new steps attached to back deck. Old risers and steps already removed. She has the materials.
2.Replace HVAC electrical fuse disconnect at condenser unit
3. Install access panel/door at water heater closet
4. Install anti-tip bracket on range
If you can help, please give Janet a call at 597-7067
COVID-19 MINISTRY UPDATES
on-site, in-person worship services. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.; service begins at 10:45 a.m.
online-service will be live streamed to Facebook @ 10:45 a.m.; video of service posted to website on Sunday
Children's Sunday School lessons-online; go to the Children's Church link on church website
Wednesday Night Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. E-mail me for meeting information so you can join our study.
Words of Hope daily devotional live streamed from the church's Facebook page, Mon.-Thurs.@ 5:00 p.m.
Drop-off/pick-up- do you need to drop off food for THRIVE PENINSULA or drop off your offering or pick up communion servings? Please call the church office at 757-887-5536 to set up a time to come by.
OFFERINGS....ways to give your offering
1.Offering box in the foyer
2.give your offering online at www.lcc-va.org
3. mail your offering. Mailing address: Lebanon Christian Church, 421 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603
4. drop off your offering at the church office. Please call ahead, 757-887-5536 to make sure Donna or Dennis will be in the office when you come by.