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November 14, 2008

Our Stewardship emphasis will continue this Sunday with a DVD presentation by Jim Maurer and Louise Speitel celebrating our work as a church.  Come see how much we’ve accomplished!  Please be in prayer as to how you will answer the “step up challenge”.

Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 25:14-30.

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Next Tuesday anyone interested in going to Beth Israel Synagogue in Northfield for a tour is welcome.  Meet at the church at 10:30 or the synagogue at 11:00.  

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Tables will be set up in Madden Hall on Sunday for the Fellowship Committee’s cranberry/bake sale and our church anniversary ornaments.  Stop by and make a purchase!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Ilsa Smith – receiving treatment for ulcers

Jayne Perry – recovering from back surgery

Mildred Felsberg – recovering from hip surgery

Jack MacNaughton & Roger Wolcott – in physical therapy

Shirley Brown’s daughters, Denise & Connie

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Our Awesome Responsibility - ODB RADIO:  |  Download
Read: 1 Corinthians 3:6-4:5

What activity, what confusion surrounds us day after day! And we ourselves are busily carrying out plans and projects. In the midst of all this, the Lord is also at work. He's building His church, extending His kingdom of grace and love, moving history to its God-honoring goal.

In all of His activity, the Lord is seeking to bring people into a love relationship with Himself. But love can't be mechanically coerced. It must be freely offered from the heart. God doesn't get people to love Him by proclaiming ear-splitting messages as if He were using a supernatural loudspeaker. He doesn't dispatch angels to astound unbelievers all around the globe. He doesn't fill the sky with spectacular signs.

The Lord wants the free trust and grateful love of men and women, boys and girls. So He works through believers as we obey the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and build our lives on a relationship with Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11-23). It's through your life and mine, through our dedicated talents, through our personal witness and united ministry that God is winning the trust and obedience of lost people everywhere.

What an honor to be God's co-laborers—and what a big responsibility to be faithful stewards! (1 Corinthians 4:2). 

Vernon C. Grounds ~ from Our Daily Bread, August 19, 2000

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

                      Ushers Meeting

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

              1:00 Christmas Play Rehearsal

              7:00 “Christ to Constantine”

Monday

              1:15 Bible Study 

Tuesday

            10:30 Van leaves for Beth Israel

              6:30 Christmas Play Rehearsal

              7:00 Trustees Meeting             

Wednesday    

            12:00 Evergreens

              2:00 Cemetery Committee

              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club            

Thursday        

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:00 Senior Youth

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”

Saturday         

            10:00 Deacons Meeting

            Lions & Lambs Roller Skating

 

 

 

 

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