October 25, 2009

Today’s Scripture Reading: Titus 3:1-8

Today’s Message: Genesis 37 “Envy & Malice – a Lethal Combination”
Tonight: Benefit Concert for the Dyers

Thursday Night: Book of Jeremiah

Benefit Concert for the Dyers:
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Morton.  This will be preceded by a covered-dish meal with the Maine Christian Musician’s Guild members at 5 p.m.  Please see Michelle with any questions.  Also, a benefit fund has been established at the Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union on their behalf.  Financial donations can be dropped off or mailed to:  MHFCU; P.O. Box 507; Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426.  Please make a memo with donations “For the benefit of John and Brianna Dyer”.  Thank you to everyone for all the prayers and support!

Pleasant Meadows Outreach:
Please join us as we minister today at 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant Meadows Assisted Living.

Ladies’ Bible Study: Tuesday, October 27, at noon, at Morton.

Daylight Savings Time:
Ends at 2 a.m. on November 1. Remember to turn your clocks back an hour next Saturday night!

Stand for Marriage Initiative:
Be sure to vote on November 3.  If you can’t do it in person, you can obtain an absentee ballot from your town office. If you would like to help get the word out to our community about this initiative, please see Pastor Dave.

Operation Christmas Child:
It’s time again to start thinking about putting together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.    Collection dates will be November 15 through 18 at Morton (you can bring them in prior to the 15th, if you wish), and November 16 through 23 at Calvary in Orrington.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin or Lisa Bowden.

Donation Opportunities:
We would like to decorate our room at Morton, so If anyone has extra fall decorations (window clings, etc.), they would be appreciated.  Also, snacks for the nursery and Sunday School are in need of replenishing.  Containers of pretzels, goldfish, animal crackers, graham crackers, etc., and bottles of juice or cans of juice concentrate would be greatly appreciated.  Please bring any donations to the Sunday School classroom.  Thank you so much for your generosity!

Ride Ministry:
We offer a ride ministry for church services for those with no vehicle, or for those experiencing vehicle troubles.  If you or someone you know would benefit from this, please see Kevin Bowden.

Troop Packages: There is a donation box on the back table with a list of items needed by 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.

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; Tabu; & 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)
Ride Ministry (Vehicle)
Dyer Family (lost home in fire)

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.