1/22/17 – Go Back to the Top

2017-1-22 Announcements-2

This Sunday, January 22, is our 4th Sunday Youth Led Worship Service. We will hear youth share testimonies about the importance of youth programs and leading 4th Sunday Worship. We will also hear from our youth director, Ross Shipman, who will be our guest speaker. He is planning to speak about changing the way we think and reconnecting with God so that we know who we are in Him. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 to prepare your hearts and minds to receive Sunday’s message.

 

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Our Blessings in 2017!

BLESSED: “To be in an enviable position in God’s eyes.”
(His favor may be immediate or in the future.)

 


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1/15/17 – Blessings: The Best Sermon Ever

Think back to the greatest sermon you’ve ever heard. Was it given by a famous preacher? Was it at a crowd-packed auditorium? Do you remember the title? Did it change your life? This week the subject matter is Blessings. Blessings is a catchword for Christians yet how often we forget. But this week as the sermon unfolded what kept coming to mind was “this is the best sermon ever!”

I’m not blowing my own horn. It actually has little to do with the sermon itself and everything to do with God’s long-range, well-thought-out, eons-ago planning for blessing for you and me, God’s people all over the world. Show me the blessing, you might say! It has not that much to do with the things you can see but everything about what God has been doing for you. Come to worship on Sunday, 10:30, and we will talk about it. There’s a CONGREGATIONAL MEETING immediately afterwards to elect new deacons. Following that, enjoy a POTLUCK LUNCH. I can’t wait to see you!

READ Ephesians 1:1-10 and Psalm 127:1-2

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1/8/17 – God’s Incredible, Healing Love

Happy New Year! . . .Have you broken your New Year’s Resolutions yet?

I went to the gym; there were lots of cars in the parking lot, but not so many people in exercise class. They seemed to be gathered around the coffee bar. Halfway through class someone cried, “Donuts!” We all yelled, “Yea!” It’s so easy to relinquish responsibility; so hard to keep it. How are you doing with that?

New Year’s resolutions are helpful for spiritual matters, too. Perhaps David wrote Psalm 103 at the start of a New Year. “Bless the Lord, O my soul! Forget none of his benefits!” We must remind ourselves of this in order to keep the faith in 2017; in order to stay connected to the Lord and be able to say why we believe. This day in early January we resolve to do just that throughout the year. Would you like support in renewing your spiritual responsibility? Come join the folks at First Presbyterian. This week we welcome guest Choir Director Sheila Baker. We celebrate Communion in 10:30 Worship. We attend Sunday School at 9:15, from all ages and stages of Spiritual Growth. What New Years resolution have you made about your spiritual life? See you Sunday!

READ: Psalm 103 and Romans 8:28-34

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