Worship with us today – October 24

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Do you want to live at your best? We all need certain things to help us live at our best. This morning we conclude our series “Doer of the Word.” This message focuses on something that teaches us about what helps us live at our best. Join us this week in person or live on Facebook at 11:00 AM as we wrap up how lessons on how to be Doers of the Word. 

Here is some information to help you participate if you’re joining us online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Hear our prayer, Lord. Give us clear sight.”
  • Today’s songs are “Oh How I Love Jesus” and “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is James 5:13-20. 
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

Worship with us this morning – October 17

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Would you like to see God do more things in your life? Most people would like that, and so we try to force God’s hand. What if that’s backward? Maybe the key isn’t figuring out how to make God move, but rather trusting God to move when God knows it’s best. That can be a hard lesson to learn, especially for those of us who like doing things. How do we get there? Join us this week in person or live on Facebook at 11:00 AM Sunday as we talk about “Patience.”  

Here is some information to help you participate if you’re joining us online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Great are you Lord! Hear our praise today!”
  • Today’s songs are “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” and “God Will Take Car of You.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is James 5:7-12. 
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

News and Announcements October 10-16

Announcements for October 10-16

Joys and Concerns for Prayer: 

  • Healing: Jean, Lee, Anita, Ken
  • Lorne prayers for family health concerns
  • Prayers of thanks for Charlotte’s and William’s progress
  • Mae asking for prayers for her youth program and personal matters
  • Prayers for more fruitfulness and more opportunities to live and share the love of Jesus as God calls us. 

 

Our next community dinner will be on October 27th. It will be a pancake supper. We will have a sign-up sheet available this week after service for folks to understand what’s needed and what tasks still need to be filled. 

Food Pantry: God continues to bless others because of your generosity! Fresh produce, pasta, flour, oil, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and produce are the primary needs at this point. If you can donate some of these items this week, you can bring them during regular pantry hours or contact the church to arrange a drop-off time. Please consider volunteering some time to help with deliveries if possible. 

Please consider driving for Food Pantry deliveries. It would help greatly to have more members of our church make the deliveries. If you can give 30 minutes to this task, it would help. It could be Sunday as you go home after church or as soon as you leave pantry volunteer time. We can accommodate any time you like. Please prayerfully consider if this can be a way that you serve God. 

Trunk or Treat: First Church will be having a Trunk or Treat in our parking lot on Halloween night! Stop by the church parking lot while you’re out trick or treating for more incredible Halloween candy and fun! If you’re interested in using a parking space or having a table, contact Pastor Scott.

 Surviving the Holidays – November 18 at 7:00 PM. Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future

Wednesday Bible Study: Our Bible study continues helping people discover new truths and get closer to God. This week our focus is the letters of Peter. You don’t have to be completing the Disciple I curriculum to join our conversations. Anyone is welcome to listen and participate as they wish. We keep it real, and we have a great time. If you’d like the link, contact the church. 

Sunday Bible Study:  If you would like to join an interesting conversation about applying Jesus’ teachings and other Biblical principles to your life, this is the place for you. The book and coffee are provided. Just come on out on Sunday morning at 10:00. 

Mark Your Calendars: 

  • October 27 – Community Dinner – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • October 31 – Trunk or Treat – 7:00 PM or trick or treat times in the city
  • November 18 Surviving the Holidays – 7:00 PM
  • November 21 Thanksgiving Celebration – 1:00 PM

 

Worship with us this morning – October 10

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Why does it feel like God is so far away? People ask this question a lot. Folks ask this when prayer wasn’t answered as life is challenging. Today, we’re talking about this challenge in a different way. Maybe the distance is about our behavior more than God’s. If you want to feel closer to God, you’ll want to hear our conversation today about “Friendship With the World.” Join us this morning in person or live on Facebook at 11:00.  

Here is some information to help you participate if you’re joining us online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Lord, let your grace and glory bless us this day.”
  • Today’s songs are “To God Be the Glory” and “See Ye First.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is James 4:1-10. 
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

 

Worship with us this morning – October 3

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Good advice is always a blessing. Who are those in your life who give the best advice? The Bible teaches that wisdom is a precious gift of God. Do those in your life who give advice reflect a life that shows Godly wisdom? As we continue our journey through the book of James and our sermon series “Doer of the Word,” we’ll be looking at Godly wisdom as opposed to worldly wisdom. Who would you rather be around? Who would you rather be? Join us this morning as we continue our series about the power of being a “Doer of the Word III: Real Wisdom.” Join us in person or live on Facebook at 11:00.  

Here is some information to help you participate if you’re joining us online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Blessed are you O Lord Most High!”
  • Today’s songs are “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “Take My Life and Let It Be.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is James 3:13-18 and Matthew 5:14-16. 
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

Worship with us this morning – September 19

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

“Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk” has become a well-known saying. People use this to call out times when the things people say aren’t consistent with their actions. It’s been used in many different places, but this lesson applies in the church. Many of us who claim Jesus need to hear this truth so that we can be at our best with God. How do we hear such an uncomfortable reminder? Join us this morning as we begin a series about the power of being a “Doer of the Word.” Join us in person or click here to join us live on Facebook at 11:00.  

Here is some information to help you participate if you’re joining us online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Let our lives show how much we love you, Lord.”
  • Today’s songs are “He Has Made Me Glad” and “Be Thou My Vision.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is James 1:19-26 and Luke 6:46-49.
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

Worship with us this morning – September 12

 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Everyone understands that our words and our actions should be consistent. It doesn’t always happen, but it’s the expectation. Having actions match our thoughts and words is critical in our faith as well. One part of the bible talks about this as faith and works. This morning we’ll talk about the idea of a faith that works.

Join us in person or click here to join our live stream at 11:00.  

Here is some information to help you participate if you’re joining us online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Let us live the faith in our hearts by doing the work of Christ.” 
  • Today’s songs are “This is the Day” and “This Little Light of Mine.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is James 2:14-26.
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

Worship with us this morning – August 29

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! It’s our Back to School Celebration Sunday. While elementary and high school students still have some time, many college students in the area are starting next week. Given the challenges that this academic year presents above and beyond the normal demands of learning, we want to offer a special time of prayer for all students, instructors, and staff who work and learn in school and college settings. Our message this week focuses on something Jesus said about children. In Mark 10:15, he says, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” What does it mean to receive the kingdom in this way? How does that affect how we live our lives? Join us this Sunday for “School’s Always In Session” to find out. Everyone who comes is welcome to receive free fully stocked backpacks or choose from among our pantry of school supplies! 

Here is some information to help you participate in worship online:

  • The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Lord, let us receive your love like little children.”
  • Today’s songs are “To God Be the Glory” and “Spirit Song.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
  •  The scripture reading is Mark 10:13-16.
  • Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
  • Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

This Sunday is our Back to School Celebration! Everyone who comes is welcome to receive free fully stocked backpacks or choose from among our pantry of school supplies.

While elementary and high school students still have some time, many college students in the area are starting next week. Given the challenges that this academic year presents above and beyond the normal demands of learning, we want to offer a special time of prayer for all students, instructors, and staff who work and learn in school and college settings. Our message this week focuses on something Jesus said about children. In Mark 10:15, he says, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” What does it mean to receive the kingdom in this way? How does that affect how we live our lives? Join us this Sunday for “School’s Always In Session” to find out. 

Everyone who comes is welcome to receive free fully stocked backpacks or choose from among our pantry of school supplies! 

Worship with us today – August 15

Worship for August 15

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Most disciples of Jesus will tell someone that they will pray for them. As we pray for others, we seek good things for them with the best of intentions. This week we’re studying an example of Jesus praying for others. His prayer shows a powerful example of seeking Godly things for our siblings as opposed to prioritizing worldly things. When we look to how He prays, we can learn powerful lessons about advocating and interceding on behalf of others in prayer. Join us this week for “Teach Us to Pray: Part III – Praying for Others.”

Here is some information to help you participate in worship online:
The response to our interactive opening prayer is, “Jesus pray for us; make us one with you.”

• Today’s songs are “Oh How I Love Jesus” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Look up the words online, and you can sing along.
• The scripture reading is John 17:6-24.
• Please leave a prayer request in the comment section so that we can celebrate God’s kindness and discern God’s will with you.
• Share an offering in our app in Givelify or send a check to the church.

We’re looking forward to worshipping with you. Have a blessed Lord’s day, everyone!