Lifeline Online- weekly e-newsletter of Lebanon Christian Church- November 15, 2017
Reflections- "As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands." - Psalm 119:143
The Pastor's Perspective
There won't be a Lifeline Online next week. Dawn and I are taking a few days away next Monday-Wednesday. I hope that our current sermon series on Spiritual Warfare has been a blessing and a help to you in your walk with God as you deal with the devil in your daily life. Over the next two Sundays we will be looking at the remaining pieces of the Armor of God. Sunday's message is "Suit Up". The message for November 26th is "Fight Back".
We provided a total of 58 shoeboxes this year for Operation Christmas Child. Thank you, once again, for making a difference for Jesus in the hearts and lives of children and their families around the globe. I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY ON SUNDAYS
9:30 a.m.- Promised Land
10:45 a.m.- Jr. Church
4:00 p.m.- Awana Bible Clubs
Tuesdays- Handbell Choir Rehearsal- 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays- Worship Choir Rehearsal- 6:45 p.m.
November 28th- Devotional Service at the Gardens of Warwick Forest, 10 a.m.
December 3rd- Annual Congregational Meeting immediately following the morning worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the following items- men nominated to serve as elders & deacons; the 2018 General Fund Budget; proposed changes to the church by-laws. Copies of the ballot, listing those nominated to serve, the proposed budget and revised by-laws will be made available on Sunday.
December 9th- Elders & Deacons Ministry of Prayer & Board Meeting, 8:00 a.m.
December 16th- All-Church Christmas Caroling, going to Warwick Forest & Mennowood Retirement Community. We will leave the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Bring money to eat lunch out between nursing home visits. Everyone is welcome to join us. It is a lot of fun, great fellowship and is a way to bring the blessing of Christ and Christmas to those who live in nursing homes.
Thrive Peninsula Food Pantry Drive- please bring dried milk this Sunday and canned fruit on November 26th.
Thanksgiving Offering- This year's Thanksgiving Offering will go into the Building Fund. This will help build up our reserves that we draw from each month to supplement our mortgage payment. Your Thanksgiving Offering can be made any time during the month & even beyond November. Special Thanksgiving offering envelopes are available in the card racks in the pews. Please use one of these envelopes, especially if you are giving a cash gift for the Thanksgiving offering. You can also use an envelope if you are giving by check; or simply put Thanksgiving offering in the memo section of your check.
Build Up The Walls Pledge Drive- we are currently conducting our next 4-year pledge drive. Our monthly donations to Build Up The Walls helps us to make our mortgage payment. There are additional pledge cards in the foyer along with a box for you to return your pledge card. Please return your pledge card by the end of the month. Pledge goal- $2,886.55/month. Pledged to date- $776.00/month.
Boldness to share our faith
God's leading for our church
Heart for one- invite one individual, one couple, one family
Mike Dethlefs, kidney stones & crushed foot
Chris Hall, deployed
Ken Jones- triple by-pass heart surgery re-scheduled for Nov. 21st
Jason Runnels, recovering from knee replacement surgery
Barbara West, pneumonia
Death- We extend our Christian sympathy and prayers to Rex Gay in the passing of his sister, Joyce Matthews, on November 14th
Please pick up a copy of our ongoing prayer list in the foyer
Last Sunday's Vital Signs
General Fund- $5,319.00
Build Up The Walls- $640.00
Thanksgiving Offering- $150.00
Thanksgiving Offering to date- $160.00