July SAM Luncheon

We were truly blessed during our July SAM luncheon. Not only was there the usual good food, but we were treated to wonderful music.  Payton Sowers, Doris Watson’s grandson, is a talented musician. He plays thirteen different instruments and sings as well. During our luncheon he played the harmonica and piano at the same time. The music was beautiful and thrilled our souls. He later played the accordian and intrument a lot of us seniors grew up listening to, but had not heard in many years. Thank you Payton, for blessing us with your talent. May God continue to use you.

After the music, our Youth Pastor, Ryan Sawyer encouraged us as seniors. His topic was, “Three Reasons not to lose heart” (2 Corinthians 4:1-18)

First, as seniors, we carry the gospel of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5)

Secondly, senior’s are inportant to God. (2 Corinthians 4:7-9; Jerimiah 29:11 KJV; Isaiah 71:8-9) Ryan’s imphasis was on Jerimiah 29:11 in the King James Version. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.While this is a well known verse, it is important to note that in the KJV the translation reads of the thoughts God thinks toward us. He is thinking of us as seniors. Amen! Thank you Ryan for encouraging words!

Thirdly, seniors impact the younger generations (2 Corinthians 4:15; Psalm 71:8) Amen!

 

We had a small turnout this month. For those of you who were not here, we really missed you!

Doris Watson introducing her    grandson
Payton Sowers

         Payton Sowers

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Baptism

Baptism is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ.

Baptism is a symbol of the forgiveness and cleansing Christ has done in your life—a public A public declaration that you are now a follower of Christ.

It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ.

It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for the Christian life.

Today we were blessed to share in the baptism of father and son, Ken and Dillon Villeret.

Thank You Lord for your mercy and our blessing in this event!

 

 

some words borrowed from: https://hillsong.com/faith/baptism/

Men’s Ministry

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Men’s Ministry 2018!

Ven Trip started our Men’s Ministry in January. At our first gathering we had thirty men. Many were first time visitors. PTL!

His vision for the Ministry is, To continue to grow in our gifts with Christ love forging us together as one body moving His Kingdom forward.”

The PURPOSE of the Ministry is LOVING GOD, LOVING ONE ANOTHER, and LOVING OTHERS TO CHRIST!

To achieve this purpose statement there are four areas on which we will focus:

  1. Obedience to His Word:“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” 1 Peter 2:2

Paul said, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17

a)Discipline yourself to desire God’s Word.

b) Set a goal of a book/chapter a day, a yearly plan, at a specific time, morning or night.

c) Go to a special place in your home.

    2. Study His Word: “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 1 Timothy2:15

a) Get a good Bible commentary.

b)Listening to sermons daily (20 minutes a morning in your car).

c)Call and ask someone, discuss the Word with an accountability partner.

   3. Accountability/Transparency: “Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
a. Jesus does some of His best work through us as a body.

b) God wants each and everyone of us to grow not only in attendance but also in repentance. . .

c) . . . and His righteousness, Matthew 6:33.

   4. Getting uncomfortable:

a) By sharing your testimony with someone.

b) Stepping out into areas gifts in you that you don’t even know exist.

C. Surrender your comfort zone –Fully Rely on Christ in all you do.

Ven challenged each of us strive toward a fuller Christian walk.

He said, “Men, if you want to grow in Christ,

you must lay aside those things that keep you from him.”

 

Join us:

Sunday School: 9:00 am

Sunday Worship: 10”00 am

Sunday Men’s Bible Study: 6:00 pm

Wednesday Night Bible Study: 6:30 pm

Men’s Ministry Meetings meet every-other -month

Bring a friend, an unchurched friend!