This Sunday morning Pastor Jeff will conclude our January series, What About Prayer? His message title is, “Why Is Prayer Hard?” We hope you will leave with a few answers to this challenge we all sometimes face. Sunday evening Wes Bartel will continue our series on the Book of Mark with chapter 2. Please join us for Sunday worship, and take time to introduce yourself to someone you don’t know. We’re always so glad to see you!
This Sunday Pastor Yoriko will speak from Acts 16:13-15. On Sunday, February 7, we will celebrate Chinese New Year. Dr. Paul Lewis will speak, and we’ll enjoy a Chinese-themed potluck lunch after the service. Please note that the room for the Chinese Ladies Life Group meeting this Sunday evening has been changed to Room 123. Our free Wednesday ESL class is Wednesdays at 6:30p in Room 123. Invite your international friends to join us! If you have any questions about our international ministries, e-mail us.
The 9-week Living Free groups begin this Sunday evening. Living Free: Anger (Room 121), led by Mike Weber, focuses on finding victory over anger issues. Living Free: Insight (Room 122), led by Bill Rhodes, focuses on identifying the life challenges that hold us back from growth in Christ. Email us if you’d like more information about these groups.
This Wednesday night Richard Hammer will conclude our series on God’s creation by sharing insights gained through his study of astronomy. Join us every Wednesday night for solid Bible teaching, insightful table discussions, and prayer. Come early for coffee and fellowship!
Our February breakfast is coming up Thursday, February 4. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage patties, French toast, fruit, juices, coffee and tea. Plan to stay for After Breakfast Linger Longer. Bring a favorite board game or just plan to sit a while and visit with friends over a cup of fresh coffee.
Open enrollment for the Sanctuary Choir is going on right now. If you enjoy singing, please join us. We rehearse on Wednesday nights and sing on Sunday mornings. If you would like more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next water baptism celebration is Sunday, February 21. If you would like to follow Jesus’ example and be baptized in water, please plan to attend the required class on Sunday, February 14. Adults meet at 5:00p. Kids meet at 5:30p. Questions? Contact us.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring support group that will walk beside you through some of life’s most difficult experiences. If you’ve lost a child, spouse, family member, or friend, you may feel overwhelmed with grief. Maybe you’ve lost a job, good health, financial stability, or safety after a trauma. You may be experiencing grief as well. GriefShare can help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
The 12-week GriefShare program will meet Wednesdays beginning February 17. Each session will include a video featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects, followed by a time of prayer and sharing. If you’d like to enroll, e-mail us or call the church office.
Family Life’s inspiring Weekend To Remember conference for married and engaged couples is coming to Chateau on the Lake April 8-10. You’ll receive our group discount when you register by April 8 with our group name—marriagecentral (written as one word). Hotel reservations must be made directly with Chateau on the Lake. The discounted room rate for the conference is $119 a night. Call them at 888-333-5253 before March 25, 2016.
Are you going through a difficult time? We can help. A Stephen Minister cares, listens, encourages, and provides emotional and spiritual support to those going through a crisis or difficult time. To learn how you can receive confidential care, contact Pastor David in the church office, 417.862.5013.
We need excited, kid-loving volunteers for our KidZone services at 10:30a Sunday mornings as well as 6:00p Sunday evenings. We also need volunteers to help with 3rd-5th grade Discovery Rangers on Wednesday nights at 6:30. If you have a heart for kids and want to help, contact us!