Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church for August 15, 2018
Reflections- "If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord."
THE PASTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
Do you think that the food items you bring each week for Thrive Peninsula's food pantry is making a difference? It is in a big way. We just received our half-year report from Thrive for January-June that told how many meals our donations have provided. Are you ready for this? So far this year, our church has provided 572.5 meals! That would total out to 1,145 meals in a years time! That is AWESOME! That is significant! Way to go! And keep those food donations coming! THANK YOU!
SERMON SERIES- This Sunday I continue our series from the 23rd Psalm that I am calling "God's Prescription for Stress." We will look at how the Lord our Shepherd helps us deal with the stress that comes when others hurt us. We will be in verse 5 which tells us that the Lord our Shepherd will cause our cups to overflow as he prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. I will share with you 3 blessings that the Lord our Shepherd will overflow our cups with. And what is the significance of making our cups overflow? It speaks to just how much God loves us. I will share that insight as well on Sunday.
BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY is September 16th. Back to Church Sunday is a national movement to help people reconnect with church. We will be participating in Back To Church Sunday. Whom could you invite to church on Back To Church Sunday? Pray for them. Invite them.
Grace & Peace,
Children's Ministry on Sundays:
9:30 a.m.- Promised Land 10:30 a.m.- Jr. Church Awana Bible Clubs on break until October
Wednesday-Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday- Worship Choir Rehearsal, 6:45 p.m.
August 26th- Awana Luncheon, "Get to Know the Clubs", 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch provided. Bring the whole family!
August 28th- The Gardens/Warwick Forest devotional service, 10:00 a.m.
September 4th- Handbell Choir Rehearsal resumes, 6:30 p.m.
September 16th- National Back To Church Sunday helps people reconnect with church. Whom could you invite back to church for Back to Church Sunday? Invitation cards are available in the foyer.
AWANA BIBLE CLUBS- we need a new leader & additional volunteers. AWANA begins again in October. This is a very important ministry. If you feel led to lead or help, please talk to Dennis or Allie Davis ASAP.
AWANA DONATION ENVELOPES are available in the foyer. One way to help support our Awana Bible Clubs is with a financial gift. These donations will help us to fund our Awana Bible Clubs for the upcoming year. Thank you for your support.
THRIVE Peninsula Food Pantry Drive-please bring fruit juices this Sunday. Thank you for continuing to bring food each week.
CHAPEL REPAIRS- so far we have raised $14,453.00 towards the $18,000.00 needed for the chapel repairs. Thank you for your generosity. Please designate your gifts as "chapel repairs".
CHAPEL FLOORING- anyone who is interested in helping with laying new carpet in the chapel, please see Audy Barnett.
Boldness to share our faith
God's leading for our church
Heart for One-invite one individual, one couple, one family
Johnny Cox, fell, fractured 2 bones, Patriots Colony Williamsburg, renal failure
Irene Dethlefs, recovering from surgery, at home, cancer removed from upper lip
John Geisler, Chris MacMullin's brother-in-law, Parkinson's Disease
Teresa Geisler, Chris MacMullin's sister, recovering from back surgery
Greg MacMullin, Chris MacMullin's brother, asthmatic with severe COPD, improving, in rehabilitation
Nancy Moore, Lois Graham's sister, Parkinson's Disease
Ronnie Moore, Lois Graham's brother-in-law, cancer
Barbara Nieland, Natasha Henderson's cousin, back pain
Linda Slaughter, recovering from foot surgery
Scott Weatherford, Carolyn Bailey's cousin, recovering from bladder surgery, awaiting pathology results
LAST SUNDAY'S OFFERING-
Build Up The Walls- $690.00
Thanksgiving Offering- $100.00
Thanksgiving Offering Total to Date- $5,971.00
Given Last Sunday- $417.00
Total Given to Date- $14,453.00
Online Giving available using EASY TITHE on the church website at www.lcc-va.org