Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church for October 17, 2018
Reflections- "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23
THE PASTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
Donations for our Awana Bible Clubs now total $1,230.00! That is awesome. Thank you all for your generosity. I certainly appreciate how our church supports our children and youth. One way that this is evident is by the financial giving through the envelope system for both VBS & Awana.
Romans 6:23 tells us that salvation is a gift. You don't earn a gift. You don't work for a gift. A gift is given because someone loves you and cares about you. God gifts us salvation. We cannot earn it, work for it and we certainly don't deserve it. God gives us salvation as a free gift because he loves us, plain and simple. We receive his free gift through faith: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life."- John 3:16
I hope you are keeping up with our Bible reading. Just one chapter a day, Monday-Friday. This week's reading is Mark chapters 8-12 & next week's reading is Mark chapters 13-16 & Luke chapter 1.
FYI- I will be out-of-town next Monday-Friday, October 22-26. I am going to see my Mom in Michigan. Mom recently had her 97th birthday and is doing well. To that end, there won't be a Lifeline Online next week, so I will update this edition to cover two weeks.
Grace & Peace,
Children's Ministry on Sundays:
9:30 a.m.- Promised Land 10:30 a.m.- Jr. Church Awana Bible Clubs- 4:00 p.m.
NT 260-Bible reading for this week is Mark chapters 8-12 & the Bible Reading for October 22-26 is Mark chapters 13-16 & Luke chapter 1.
Tuesdays- Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays-Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays- Worship Choir Rehearsal, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday- Ladies Appreciation Breakfast, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Children are welcome if you need to bring them.
Sunday- Bible School & Junior Church Teachers Meeting, 12:15 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Bring a bag lunch & drink. Questions, see Barbara West or Karen Barnett.
October 23rd- The Gardens at Warwick Forest devotional service, 10:00 a.m.
October 31st- Trunk or Treat.....a Halloween Alternative for kids, age 12 and younger. Children may wear a non-scary costume. Kids will have fun filling their bags with lots of candy. Please sign up in the foyer if you can help by passing out candy for trunk or treat or by providing refreshments Time is from 6 pm to 8 pm.
November 4th- It's time to Fall Back! Daylight Savings Time ends. Set your clock BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
November 4th- John Maurice, President of Mid-Atlantic Christian University will be our special guest. John will speak during the Bible School hour & preach during the morning worship service. All classes from middle school to adult fellowships will meet in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. to hear John give an update about Mid-Atlantic Christian University. A love offering for MACU will be received.
Marsha Allen will be moving to DC the first part of November. When you see her, take a moment to connect and wish her well.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD- we are collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in need. There are no more OCC shoeboxes. You can also use a standard size shoebox or a plastic shoebox. Brochures are available in the foyer. Deadline to bring to the church building is November 11th. Thank you for making a difference in the hearts & lives of children and helping to open the door so that the gospel of Jesus can be shared with those who need him as their Lord and Savior.
THRIVE Peninsula Food Pantry Drive-please bring pudding/jello mixes this Sunday. For November 4th- rice, any variation. Thank you for continuing to bring food each week.
CHAPEL REPAIRS- so far we have raised $16,162.00 towards the $18,000.00 needed for the chapel repairs. Thank you for your generosity. Please designate your gifts as "chapel repairs".
HURRICANE MICHAEL RELIEF- donate online at www.samaritanspurse.org or make a check out to Samaritan's Purse and mail it to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
Boldness to share our faith
God's leading for our church
Heart for One-invite one individual, one couple, one family
Lacy Allen, broken arm
Pauline Arwood, Karen Barnett's step-mom, surgery for cancer
Marcy Lane, Janet Ing's niece; Maryn Kuehnel's cousin, Hospice Care
Chris MacMullin, strained foot
Michael MacMullin & family, Chris MacMullin's brother, home suffered major damage from hurricane Michael
Jean Raitch, neighbor of Ella Cave, house damaged during tropical storm Michael
Kaitlyn Sawyer, friend of Barbara Lee, improving, at home
Billy Watts, relative of the Sheltons, recovering from triple by-pass open heart surgery
Barbara West, pneumonia
*A list of ongoing prayer needs is available in the foyer and is published in the church bulletin on the first Sunday of the month
LAST SUNDAY'S OFFERING
Build Up The Walls- $485.00
Thanksgiving Offering- $100.00
Thanksgiving Offering Total to Date- $6,871.00
Given Last Sunday- $5.00
Total Given to Date- $16,162.00
Online Giving available using EASY TITHE on the church website at www.lcc-va.org