PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

March 24, 2018

CHURCH CALENDAR
And when you pray this week: Praise our Lord and Savior; Praise God for giving you the invitation to pray. Praise God for giving you the desire to learn to pray. Ask God to strengthen your prayer life. Thank Him for His many blessings; Pray for our church and the members; for our country; and ask extra blessings and help for the following:

 


Dear Church Family,
    My morning devotion was so good that I'm going to share it in its entirety. It's from a book called Be Still and Know. I hope you enjoy it!
                                            The Need to Breathe
                               When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; 
                               He brought me into a spacious place.
                                                  Psalm 118:5

    There are days, aren't there, when the walls really do seem to be closing in? Pressed from every side with needs, obligations, expectations, and commit-ments, you wonder not just how, but if you can keep it all together. When do you get to breathe?
    The book of Psalms is filled with such pressures, often in the form of angry ar-mies hoping to kill King David. What is his unfailing response? Prayer. What a wonderful image: a spacious place! Take your pressures to the Lord, and feel them lift; feel your surroundings and your hope expand. Catch your breath with the one who gave you life.
 
Lord, you see the pressures of my everyday life. I want to stop and catch my breath with you in the spacious place. Only in those moments will the stresses lift and peace settle. Amen.

God loves you and I do too!
Pastor Beth

Sunday, March 24th
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
6:30pm LIPS Children & Youth Activities
7:00pm LIPS Evening
Preaching Series
8:00pm LIPS Reception
 
Monday, March 25th
11:30am LIPS Women's Luncheon
6:30pm LIPS Nursey Opens, Godly Play
7:00pm LIPS Evening Preaching Series
(Our choir will sing)
8:00pm LIPS Reception
 
Tuesday, March 26th
7:00am LIPS Men's Breakfast
6:30pm LIPS Nursery Opens,
Godly Play
7:00pm LIPS Preaching Series
8:00pm LIPS Reception
 
Wednesday, March 27th
5:15pm Dinner
6:00pm Bible Study
7:00pm Choir

Tithe Counters: Deborah & John Weitzel
Worship Deacon: Elizabeth Willingham
Elders: Ann Abshier & Mike Hamilton
Worship Leader: Joan Morrow
Open Building: Mike Rodgers
Home Centered: Ann Abshier & Jon Justice
Ushers: Deborah & John Weitzel
Greeters: Mike Milich, & Linn Wallace

SARAH & CHRISTOPHER
DAVIDSON
ANN & EDRA
THE BOOKER FAMILY
PASTOR BETH & MARTY GRAHAM
TRACIE THOMAS
BUBBA WILLIAMS
THE NEFF FAMILY
ALICE SPRINGFIELD
LARRY WILLIAMS
MRS. TANNER
DUKE BONURA
JOHN & EVELYN GERBER
STEVE DALTON
PATSY & THURMAN BOBO 
THE BAXTER FAMILY
RITA & MAX LAPRE
JOHNNY KOCH
DAVID &ANDREW DELANEY
YOLANDA LAPRE
WILLY KOCH
FREEMAN FAMILY 
FIRST RESPONDERS
OUR MILITARY
THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY &MICHAEL

WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER:
Beth Gay, The Allens, Robert Chambers, Layla Grace, Ashlynne, Mabel Ferrell, Sasha Fisher, Ramon Ordonez, Mandy and Kory Gerber, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor, Bill Cumming, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton


Birthdays
March 25th
Steve Allen
Julie Stephenson
March 28th
Mike Hamilton
March 29th
Andrea Graham