October 4, 2009

Today’s Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1-18

Today’s Message: Genesis 34-35:4 “Detours, Delays & Disasters”

Tonight: Bible Study (Psalm 35) & Prayer

Thursday Night: Book of Jeremiah

Leadership Meeting:
Starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Ladies’ Breakfast:
On October 10 at 8 a.m. at Morton (older girls are welcome).  We will be having Suze Kasprzak from First Step Pregnancy Resource Center come and share with us, as well as Sherry Dickenson, who will be leading worship.  Suze is the wife of Adam Kasprzak, pastor of Waterville Christian Fellowship.  If  some of you are able to bring something to share for breakfast, it would be a big help.  Please let Michelle know if you can come, and feel free to invite someone.

Meet the Parents Night:
On Saturday, October 10, at 6p.m., we will be having a dinner for youth group parents as well as a slide show presentation of the youth group.  The youth should get to the church by 5 p.m. if at all possible to help set up.  There is a sign-up sheet for anyone willing to make soup or bring rolls or dessert.  Please see Kevin or Lisa with any questions.

Fall Family Fun Night:
Beth and Bill have graciously invited us to their home in Corinna on October 18.  Group games (volleyball, glow-in-the-dark wiffleball, etc.) will begin at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 or 5:30 p.m.  Dress warm as we will be mostly outside or in the garage.  Please sign up if you would like to bring a covered dish.  Please see Michelle with any questions.

Update on the Dyers:
  We are providing meals for a few more weeks on Mondays and Fridays.  Please sign up or see Michelle if you can help.  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!

Operation Christmas Child:
It’s time again to start thinking about putting together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin or Lisa Bowden.

More 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.  If you would like to donate one or some of these items, please bring them to the Sunday School classroom.  Thank you so much for your generosity!

Stand for Marriage Initiative:
Needs help getting the word out to our community to get involved with the Stand for Marriage initiative.  There is a need for a district coordinator that will oversee organizing a group of people who will put out road signs, make calls to churches, visit door-to-door to give people information and encourage them to vote, and get the general public informed about Question 1 - the People's Veto of the Same-Sex Marriage Legislation (LD 1020).  Please see Pastor Dave if you can help in any way.

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.

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.