Sunday, November 15, 2015

Weekly Update - 11/15

    Thank you Patrick for our lesson this morning titled "Jesus’ Prayer for Unity", with the text from John 17.
    This is a triumphant prayer.
    John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
    When Jesus comes to chapter 17 in prayer, he is coming in confidence, He is coming into prayer acknowledging that He is an over comer.  He is also expressing His confidence in the Father. 
    Jesus comes to a place where he asks 5 things of the Father for us, and I want to give them to you today.
    1. He prays that you and I as the church will sense the glory of God.  
    Jesus is asking the Father that those in the church will sense, and feel, and experience, and know His glory.
    2. Jesus prayed that we would not only sense the presence of God, but that we would follow the Word of God.  When the disciples received the word of God it gave them a
    *meaning for life.
    *motivation for life.
    *mission for life.

    3. Jesus prayed that we would become united in the love of God.
    4. Jesus prayed that the church would begin to move toward the mission of the Father.
    5. Jesus prayed that we would experience the joy of God.
  • Lucy Offutt is in PRMC/Room 408.
  • Evelyn Perry - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Doris Wooldridge - Pancreatic cancer. She's now at Stillhouse.
  • Alexis Cowan - Recovering from thyroid cancer surgery.
  • Jimmy Faulkner will be having heart bypass surgery soon. 
  • Tim Keele needs surgery on his injured shoulder. We need to pray that the Workmen's Compensation folks will approve it.
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Robert Wilson - Recovering from a stroke. He is also at Stillhouse.
  • Becky Lamberson (co-worker at First Federal) her cancer has returned and is now in her liver.
  • Ginger Rater - Shelia Icenhower's sister, is in Baylor/Dallas.
  • Mark Cowen's dad had surgery and developed blood clots, but he is better now.
  • Ross Floyd, friend of Derald Bulls, has serious health issues and has been CareFlighted to Dallas yesterday.  He had been home for 9 days, after being in UT Southwestern for 17 days.
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Law enforcement and first responders - their safety.
  • Troops - their safety
BLOOD DRIVE:  This Wednesday night (11/18) is the last blood drive of this year.  Sign up in the foyer if you are able to donate.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP:  We will be having a Praise and Worship time in the auditorium on Tuesday, Nov 24th at 6:30pm.  Everyone will be in the auditorium.  No Simple Supper that week.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:  Please join us for a time of caroling to our shut-ins.  We will meet at the building at 5:45pm on Monday, December 7th for finger foods and then gather to go out and sing.  If you have any questions, please see Glenn Lee or Jared Baggett.

MEN'S BREAKSFAST:  Our next men’s breakfast will be on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00AM Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you plan to attend.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Chicken Strips.  Please donate $3 per person.  If you didn't get the chance to sign-up this morning, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  New toddler clothes and lice treatment kits

PANTRY NEEDS:  Soup with meat and grape jelly

Nov 18: Blood Drive
Nov 24: Praise and Worship (Everyone in auditorium)
Nov 29: 5th Sunday - Catered meal - $6 per person. Sign up at Welcome Center
Dec 1:  Men's Breakfast
Dec 5:  JH/HS Christmas Party
Dec 7:  Christmas Caroling
Dec 8:  Pre-school Rudolph Party
Dec 13: Christmas party at Aiken Elementary
Dec 16: Christmas basket delivery
Dec 22: Praise and worship (Everyone in auditorium)
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

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