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This Sunday: Oct. 21, 2018

8:45 am Open Door Worship - Sanctuary
11:00 am Worship - Sanctuary

“Choice Point” - Rev. Carson Rhyne

Proverbs 16:1-9 & Galatians 2:15-21

 

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Week of October 12, 2018

Baptism x 6

Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?
— Genesis 18:14

This is the question asked in the Biblical text we will read this coming Sunday. What do you think? Is anything too wonderful?  Anything too big? Anything too difficult? Anything out of reach?  

The story of the very-belated parenthood of Abraham and Sarah reminds us that nothing is too tough for God. 

How about in your life? Do you imagine that God can handle your greatest challenge?  Are you able to give it to God and ask for help?  If you are, what is that experience like? If you aren’t able to, why not?

For me, my “Trust-ability” seems to be on a scale. There are some things I can give to God, and there are some things that I hold on to tightly.

In my experiences, personally and as a pastor, I see how incredibly imaginative, creative, and powerful God is. When we can acknowledge that our gracious loving God has great things in store for us and then move out of the way so that God can act—in God’s own timing—things will happen.

This Sunday we are going to get to hear the story (on a video screen in the sanctuary!) of two of our new members, the Taiwos, and their Abraham-and-Sarah-like journey that led them to be parents of sextuplets.

Then we will baptize the Taiwo Six. We think this is a first for the Presbyterian Church USA, the first baptism of sextuplets in our denomination! Come and celebrate and welcome these children with us on Sunday. Come and hear their story, come and be inspired, be reminded of God’s loving, generous faithfulness.

We are in a season we call Boundless Generosity, the season where we ask for God to show us what we are to give to God through the church’s ministry. Join us as we continue to seek and listen for what wonderful things God has in store.

Thanks for listening, 

 

Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers:

Those with special concerns:

  • Karla Mathews

Those grieving:

  • Nelson Edmunds and family on the death of his father, Spencer "Buddy" Edmunds, on October 7.

Members and family serving in the military:

  • Edward Allen

  • Jenny Sigel Burkett

  • Matthew Horton

  • Mason Louthan

  • Nathan Thomas Meade

Please let us know if you have a joy or concern that we may lift up in prayer. Contact Mary Kay Collins, or any of our pastors. If you are in immediate need of pastoral care,  please call the church office at 358-2383. During night and weekend hours, your call will be transferred to a pastor on call.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

Friday, Oct. 12
Mary Jane Cooke
Mary Farrell
Clinton Greene, IV
Matt Guise
Jennifer Tarry

Saturday, Oct. 13
Pat Tyler
Vicki Warren
Gwen Wind 

Sunday, Oct. 14
Ricky Munz
Mary Downing Parker
Kim Swain

Monday, Oct. 15
Art Rausch 

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Mary Anna Broadbent
Richard Luck
Kemp Meyers
Becky Satterfield 

Wed., Oct. 17
Henry Edmunds
Katie Guise

Thursday, Oct. 18
Georgiann Davis
Craig Sampson
Georgia Townsend
Lori Turochy
Ann Vaughters 

Friday, Oct. 19
Bettsie Adamson
Bill Berkness
Cora Huitt
Nancy McDermid

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