PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

November 11, 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, 
    Happy Friday! It is so nice that the weather is getting cooler! Sorry this is late. I had to get my hard cast on and it was more intensive than I had antici-pated.
    I've been saddened by the recent mass shootings on T.V. First, the one at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and then the shooting in Thousand Oaks California. When will the violence end? It seems like there is no hope. But with God there is always hope.
    I saw an interview with the president of the hospital where the shooter of the synagogue was treated. He is Jewish and his family belongs to the Tree of Life synagogue. During the interview, he also mentioned that the nurse and the doctor that treated the shooter were also Jewish. The nurse's father is a rabbi. What are the odds that the man who was so anti-Semitic that he shot up a
synagogue would be treated by the very people he hates? I think it's a God thing.
    I'm not saying that God caused the shooting, but maybe he made it possible for the Jewish medical professionals to be the ones to care for him. Maybe, just maybe he will learn something from the unconditional love and care he received from the people he hated. Maybe other people who hate those different from them will hear this story, learn from it, and then not act on their hate. Maybe I'm being naïve, but with God all things are possible.
    So, do we let all God do all the work? We could. God is all-powerful, but God wants to be in a relationship with us. God wants us to help make this a better world. So, what do we do? We work to understand those who are different from us. We work to break down barriers that divide us. And we love God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. Amen.
Blessings,
Pastor Beth

Sunday, November 11th
*9:15am- Sunday School
*10:30am- Sunday Worship
*6:30pm- Evening Service
 
Wednesday, November 14th
*5:15pm Dinner
*6:00pm Bible Study
*7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
 
Thursday, November 15th
8:00am Workday
 
Sunday, October 18th
*9:15am- Sunday School
*10:30am- Sunday Worship
*Stewardship meeting after Worship
*Luncheon after Worship
*6:30pm- Evening Service

Tithe Counters: Joan & Dick Morrow
Worship Deacon: Casey Stephenson
Elders: Lynn & Mike Rodgers
Worship Leader: Casey Stephenson
Open Building: John Gerber
Home Centered: Lynn & Mike Rodgers
Ushers: Charlotte Davis & Kristy Boswell
Greeters: Shelby Evans, Mike Milich, &
Linn Wallace

Birthdays
November 13th
Benjamin Allen
November 14th
Clarence Kessler
 
Anniversaries
November 15th
Inge & HB Black

AMY OLSTAD
BRIDGETTE SAUCER
AUBREY AND PHILLIP GROSS
STEVE DALTON
PATSY & THURMAN BOBO
LINDA DALLAS
THE BAXTER FAMILY
RITA & MAX LAPRE
JOHNNY KOCH
MIC COWART
DAVID DELANEY
CELESTE, STELLA, & COOPER JR STEPHENSON
THE DIXON FAMILY
YOLANDA LAPRE
WILLY KOCH
FREEMAN FAMILY
THE GAY FAMILY
ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY FIRST RESPONDERS &
OUR MILITARY
THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL
 
WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER:
The Allens, Robert Chambers, Layla Grace, Ashlynne, Mabel Ferrell, David Delaney, Sasha Fisher, Ramon Ordonez, Mandy and Kory Gerber, Inge & Dr. Brad Black, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor,
Stephanie Cowart, Bill Cumming, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton, Debra Dunham, Linda Sue Earls, John T. Franks, Mark Severns, Fay Henry, Shirley Hilton, Barbara Huffhines, Betty McLean, Stella Melder, Cindy Moses, Mary Weitzel, Johnny Wills, Brandi & Joe Wood, Alice Springfield, The Haney Family, Melissa Hubbard, Casey Brown, Linn Wal-lace, John & Evelyn Gerber, The San Miguel Family, AJ Arisco Family