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January 23, 2009

This Sunday we will be ordaining and installing new elders and deacons.  Pastor will be speaking from Mark 1:14-20.

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The Gulfport, MS Mission Team will be leaving tomorrow – some flying, some driving.  Pastor will be joining them Sunday evening.  After a full week of hard work they will be returning next Saturday.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Russell Adkisson III, Pastor Cobb, John Harvey, Bob Hudak, Norman Johnson, Jan Jorgensen, Drew Malfi, Jim & Barbara Maurer, Loretta Metz, Bill & Lori Miller, Frank Mohr III, Alice Smith, Richard & Doris Wood

From Pleasantville Presbyterian Church:

Gary & Sharon Cresse, Ken Groome, Leni Savell, Paul & Louella Rose

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The February Good News deadline is 9:00 a.m. Monday!

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Evergreens will not be meeting next Wednesday. 

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Sign ups begin Sunday for our Kitchen Dedication dinner on Saturday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m.  The menu is chicken and wild rice, and the cost is $5 for adults, $3 children 6-12, and children under 3 free.  Reservations must be in by Feb. 15.

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Our first monthly luncheon will be Sunday, February 1, following the 11:00 service.  We will be celebrating February birthdays and anniversaries, and Tom Piccirilli will be playing his flute.  The cost is $5.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Dawn Duran – recovering from gall bladder surgery

Marjorie Hamer – broken collar bone from a fall

Olive Brown – recovering from hip replacement surgery

Ida Juhrs - sick

Evelyn Cashner – Linwood Convalescent Center

Bill Bagot, Lester Hutchinson – chemo

Marge Conover – hospitalized

MS Mission Team in Gulfport this week

President Obama and our nation

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A New Friend – Read John 15:9-17

While flying from Europe back to the US, I found myself sitting next to a little girl who never stopped talking from the moment she sat down.  She told me the history of her family and all about her puppy, who was in the hold of the plane.  She pointed excitedly to everything around us, “Look at this!  Look at that!”  I couldn’t help but think that 8 hours of this could make for a very long flight!

We chatted for a while until she suddenly got quiet.  She pulled her blanket up around her, so I thought maybe she was going to doze off.  I quickly took advantage of the break and reached for the nearest magazine.  But before I could open it, I felt a little elbow in my side.  I looked down at her, and she threw out her little hand and said, “Hey, Joe, wanna be friends?”

My heart melted, “Sure,” I said, “let’s be friends.”

In the midst of the turmoil of life, when we think all we want is to be left alone, Jesus extends His nail-scarred hand and invites us to be His friends.  He says, “I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15).  We have a choice to keep to ourselves, or to open our heart to a friendship of unlimited love and guidance.

Joe Stowell ~ from Daily Word, September 17, 2007

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                        Pray for our MS Mission Team

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

Monday           Good News Deadline

              6:00 Senior Youth



            No Evergreens


              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Saturday          MS Mission Team Returns






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