May 2018

May 27, 2018 Thought for the week

“Look not sorrowfully into the past; it comes not back again. Wisely improve thy present; it is thine. (Then) go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear, and with a manly heart.”
-- Anon.

May 27, 2018 Announce,emts

So, today is another PRAISE AND TESTIMONY SERVICE. Since this is Memorial Day weekend, the theme is “Remembering the Past.” Have you been thinking and praying about God’s works in the past? Are you now ready to share your thoughts today with the rest of us for all of our encouragement? It will be good. Thanks.

Prayer Family for the week: Maria King (and family).

Want to be part of a ministry that helps to make a difference in our community? Bridges of Love NW is looking for volunteers to serve
as receptionists and answer phones from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday (one or all of the days). It involves some data entry. If interested call 253-468-6236. Thanks.

God shows us in the Bible that memorials have their place
They remind us of God’s care of us and His amazing grace.
A memorial of creation is the day of rest for man,
He placed it in His commandments as part of His great plan.
When God’s people left Egypt after God had made it known
He who watched over Israel was Almighty God and God alone
He preserved Israel’s firstborn with a Passover celebration
That brought them out of slavery, re-established them as a nation.
When Israel crossed the Red Sea, a miracle of God’s power
He wanted them to remember what happened in that hour
So He had them gather stones, build a monument to God
To remind them of His mighty power so they could give Him laud
And when Jesus celebrated Passover with His chosen few
It became a treasured memorial for all of us, too,
To help us remember just how He died for our sins
The memorial of how our new life begins
So we celebrate Memorial Day to remember heroes of the past,
Who gave their lives to give us earthly freedom that would last.

2018 General Funds Monthly Budget………………...12,733.00
General Funds total for May, 2018……………………..7,895.60

May 20, 2018 Thought for the week

“To be a (lukewarm) Christian and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ requires much self-denial. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease and our worldliness.”
-- J. C. Ryle

May 20, 2018 Anouncements

HELLO LADIES!!!
SO/SEW TOGETHER
has been moved up because of Memorial
Day weekend to
TOMORROW, MAY 21! Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. LUNCH will be served at noon. Enjoy the laughter and friendship! This is just a time to sit and visit OR bring a project to work on…it’s your choice. NO RULES, the goal is to be together. Bring a snack or some food to share. Questions? Call Susan I. (253-471-7898).

Also to Consider:
Next Sunday will be another PRAISE AND TESTIMONY SERVICE. Since the service falls on Memorial Day weekend, the theme will be “Remembering the Past.” What has God done in the past that you can share with the rest of us? Think about it, pray about it, and come prepared to share next Sunday.

F. Y. I. – Today has been designated as
International Day of Prayer for the Unreached (which fits in well with last week’s message, true?). Our suggestion, then, is that each of us take some time today and pray for people we know that do not yet
know Jesus, as well as for people around the world who have not yet heard the message of the salvation that is found in Christ.

Want to be part of a ministry that helps to make a difference in our community? Bridges of Love NW is looking for volunteers to serve
as receptionists and answer phones from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday (one or all of the days). It involves some data entry. If interested call 253-468-6236. Thanks.

Prayer Family for the week: Peggy Johnson (and family).

We are so blessed when we know
Where our family and friends do go
When their life on earth is through
And we’re sure they have gone to be with You

2018 General Funds Monthly Budget………………..12,733.00

05/13/2018 Thought for the week

“Other people may complicate our lives, but life without them would be unbearably desolate. None of us can be truly human in isolation,…only in the ways we relate to other people.” -- Anon.

05/13/2018 Announcements

F.Y.I. – Today is another Ask-the-Pastor Sunday. As we celebrate mothers and families the subject is How Can I Influence My Family Members for Christ? If you have other questions of Bible interpretation or Christian living that you would like addressed, write them down, give them to Pastor Jim, and he will schedule some other Sundays in the future to answer them.

SO/SEW TOGETHER IS COMING again MONDAY, MAY 21!
Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. LUNCH will be served at noon.
Enjoy the laughter and friendship! This is just
a time to sit and visit OR bring a project to work on…it’s your
choice.
NO RULES, the goal is to be together. Bring a snack or some food to share. Questions? Call Susan I. (253-471-7898).

Want to be part of a ministry that helps to make a difference in our community? Bridges of Love NW is looking for volunteers to serve
as receptionists and answer phones from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday (one or all of the days). It involves some data entry. If interested call 253-468-6236. Thanks.

Prayer Family for the week: Janna, Diane, Basanti & Scott Johnson.

Mothers give us our first taste of what love is all about
They give to us their constant care that we could not live without
They feed us, and clean us, and keep us warm and dry
They cuddle us, hold us, and find out why we cry
When we’re sick or hurting and cannot sleep
They stay with us faithfully, their loving watch to keep
As we grow older they share wisdom they have learned.
And help us find the way to goals for which we’ve yearned
Thank you, God, for giving us such dedicated love
That reminds us of the priceless love You send us from above.

2018 General Funds Monthly Budget………………..12,733.00

May 6 2018 Thought for the week

“One day you’ll read that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe it, for at that moment I will be more alive than ever before!” -- D. L. Moody

May 6 2018 announcememts

We express our deepest sympathies today to Peggy and family on the loss of Larry, to Evie on the loss of her daughter Patty, and to Anita and David on the loss of her daughter-in-law Brandi’s grandma. We are praying for each of you that God will fill you with His comfort, peace, and strength as you walk through the days ahead. You all are very, very special to us.

F.Y.I. – Another
Ask-the-Pastor Sunday is now planned for next Sunday, Mothers’ Day, May 13. The subject is How Can I Influence My Family Members for Christ?.” If you have other questions of Bible interpretation or Christian living that you would like addressed, write them down, give them to Pastor Jim, and he will schedule some other Sundays in the future to answer them.

LADIES – This Tuesday, May 8
th, Helping Hands will be meeting in the church basement starting at 9:00 A.M. We hope you can come join us. Bring a brown bag lunch with you. It will be a time of fellowship as we work on our projects for Africa. Look forward to seeing you.

Special thanks to all who took time on
National Day of Prayer, Thursday, to offer focused prayers for our country, county, and city. As we now seek to continue our prayer efforts, we do look eagerly for God’s responses, don’t we? Our prayers will make a difference.

In case you are not aware, we have a Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
each Wednesday at 6:30 P.M.. We pray for our church, our country, church family and friends, and anyone who requests prayer. We’d love to have you come and join us.

Prayer Family for the week: Kay/Gaylord Hinze, Teresa and family.

2018 General Funds Monthly Budget………………..12,733.00