January 17, 2010

Today’s Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-23

Today’s Message: Exodus 1 & 2 “Chosen, Prepared, Fruitful”
Tonight: We continue in Psalms

Thursday Night: We continue in Jeremiah

Men’s Prayer Breakfast: 7 a.m., Saturday, January 23, at Morton.  Please invite someone, and bring a breakfast item to share.

Youth Group Event: On Friday, January 29, everyone is invited to join us in going to the Lighthouse Café for a night of fun and fellowship. Please see Kevin or Lisa with questions. Please also let them know if you are willing to help with transportation that night. There will be no Youth Group on the 30th.

2010 Summer Family Retreat: It is time to register for the 2010 summer retreat at Peaks-Kenny State Park happening July 22 - 25.  Please see Erin Bridges for more information on our annual camping trip.  You can also print off a retreat registration form from our website at www.ccmainehighland.org.  Forms and money are due by Sunday, January 31.

Operation Christmas Child "Item of the Month" Program:  We are asking for donations of a specific shoebox item each month to hopefully increase our shoebox output for 2010.  January's item of the month will be "chapstick and other hygiene items."  Please see Kevin or Lisa Bowden with any questions.

Troop Packages “Item of the Month”: Please see the donation box for items you can contribute each month for our troops.  We collect these items and send out packages on a quarterly basis.  If you have any questions, please see Tracy or Nan Redmond.

Annual Sledding Party: Will be held on February 20 at noon (weather permitting) at the home of Jill and Bill Wentworth.  See Kevin or Lisa for more details.

Youth Group Fundraising Reminder: We continue to collect bottles and cans, with the money going toward future youth group events.

Attention Moms!  Do you worry about your children? Come experience how you can replace your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms.  Moms In Touch International gathers moms together to pray specifically and scripturally for our children and school. Won’t you join with us in prayer for this next generation? Please contact Vicki French at 876-1133 or vickif@ccmainehighlands.org for information about our local group. For more information about Moms In Touch International, visit www.MomsInTouch.org.

First Step Pregnancy Resource Center: Has some empty baby bottles up back for you to take, fill with spare change, and bring back for donation to help them offer free confidential pregnancy tests along with resources to help women make an informed choice.

Missions: Our goals and ambitions for ministry in a foreign land seem lofty and beyond our ability.  Perhaps this is the posture God wants of us; we’ll at least know for sure that whatever progress occurs follows His might and accrues to His glory.

The question about future ministry still hovers over us.  But this much is clear:

the Bible commands us to go,
the field hopes we will come,
the figures show us the need,
the Spirit promises us the strength,
the Judgment means we must go.

An eternity will record our reply.


Gift of discernment for our church leaders
That Christ will build His Church (Matthew 16:18)
Our Compassion Children:  Rabidranan & Mario
Youth Ministry / Children’s Ministry / Workers
Guidance and Direction for Outreach to Local Youth
CCMH Radio Ministry
Gospel for Asia Ministries
Donna Woerter Child Evangelism in Alaska
Faith Comes by Hearing Ministry
Urgency in the Body of Christ
Haiti Ministry
American Troops
Tim & Gwen Klassen
Kenyan Ministry (Patrick Potter & Marc Swartz & Families)

Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain is in place for urgent needs.  If you or someone you know needs prayer, contact David and Michelle Homchuck at 564-9058.