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This Sunday: Nov. 18, 2018

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

“Are You Awake?” - Rev. Carson Rhyne

Psalm 78:1-7 & Matthew 25:1-13



Week of November 9, 2018

“Give thanks in all circumstances…”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

As we enter into a season of thanksgiving I am reminded that we have much to be grateful for. In the hustle and bustle of each day, getting kids to school, attending meetings, and accomplishing my daily tasks, I often lose sight of the blessings right in front of me: the glory of a beautiful sunrise, the warmth of my home, the clean water I have to drink, the gift of His love and grace.

This week I learned a simple, but poignant prayer that reminds me to be present and give thanks: “Hear the praise of this grateful heart.” For the ability to see, hear the praise of this grateful heart, for opportunity and safety, hear the praise of this grateful heart, for faith to keep going, hear the praise of this grateful heart. It’s easy for me to get lost in the weeds of the struggles of my life and forget to be thankful. However, this short prayer redirects my mind to Our Creator and all His goodness to me.

One final note, as we celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor all those in our congregation who have served our country, we thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to live into God’s calling on your life. “Father, hear the praise of our grateful hearts for these our dear brothers and sisters, Amen.”

With gratitude,

  Ingrid Addison , Director of Mission and Outreach

Ingrid Addison, Director of Mission and Outreach


Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers:

Those with special concerns:

  • Suzanne Horton

  • Karla Mathews

  • Jason Snook

Those grieving:

  • The family and friends of Sarah Kay; Sarah died on November 9.

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.



Friday, Nov. 9 
Connie Gottwald
Avery Ingram
Dede Mayer
Connor Simonton
Virginia Ward

Saturday, Nov. 10
Cece Bauer
Katie Conschafter
Harry Hoke, IV
George Jennison
Henry McGill, III 

Sunday, Nov. 11
Chris McDowell
Rose Lane Nimmo
Sarah Garman Rohr
Laine Sims

Monday, Nov. 12
Rob Collins
McKelvey Harrison
Paige McDermid 

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Koby Christner
Brian Combs 

Wed., Nov. 14
Lillian Duke
Morgan Mazza
Jill Traywick
Ava Wojdyla

Thursday, Nov. 15
Jon Bruns
Bill Collin
Abby Crowe
Stanley Elliott
Frances Hiles
Muffy Jamieson
Rachel Woodhouse

Friday, Nov. 16
Carter Brenaman
Addison Evers
Maggie Hager
Linda Lacy
Pat Robertson
Webb Robertson
Fran Schools
Zara Smith
Josh Spivey, V

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