September 27, 2009

Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalm 112

Today’s Message: Genesis 32:1-22 “The Jacob Method”

Bible Study (Psalm 34) & Prayer

Thursday Night: Book of Jeremiah

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

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.  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.

Church Fall Cook Out: On October 18 at 4 p.m. Beth and Bill have graciously invited us to their home in Corinna.  There will be a meal sign-up.

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.

Donation Opportunity: 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!

Food Cupboard:
If anyone has any extra veggies in their gardens and wants to bless others, the food cupboard for the Dover-Foxcroft area is at the old Town Office building on East Main Street.  The food can be dropped off Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon for distribution on Thursday.  Just leave your donation inside the front entrance of the building if no one is there.  Distribution occurs every Thursday.

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.

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.

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.