11-26-2017 Thought for the week

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
-- Max Depree

11-26-2017 Announcements

HELLO LADIES!!
SO/SEW TOGETHER IS COMING again TOMORROW. NOV.
27.
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.

Special Thanks to those who participated in the Membership
Meeting last Sunday. We are so grateful for the interest you are showing in the ministry and progress of this church. Good job.

F.Y.I. – Today has been designated
The International Day of
Prayer for Religious Freedom in Canada.
Some recent legal proceedings by the Canadian government have threatened some
of the beliefs and status of faith-based organizations in Canada,
such as our EFCA school, Trinity Western University. To that end
we have been asked to pray for God’s intervention. Thanks for
doing so.

If you are going to Barbara Craig’s memorial service and would
like to bring something, finger foods would be welcome.

Thanksgiving Day is a time when we focus on God’s love,
On the many, many special gifts sent down from above.
The greatest gift He ever gave was Jesus Christ, His Son,
Who brought to us salvation, then died and rose again one.
We owe to Him our future hope of immortality,
The blessed secure knowledge of what will surely be.
Our base human nature has separated us from God,
But with the sacrifice of Jesus He gives to us the nod
Of acceptance, of forgiveness, of His pleasure when we do
The things His Word has told us and we follow through.
Thanksgiving is a frame of mind that keeps us in the way,
So we celebrated it gladly, this Thanksgiving Day.

2017 General Fund Budget……..………………..…..….12,521.55
November General Funds ……..………………………….5,996.79

11-19-2017 Thought for the week

“Giving thanks takes the focus off of our problems and puts it onto
our God.”

-- Chris Tomlin

11-19-2017 Announcements

Please Note: Today there will be a Membership Meeting following the service this morning so that we can vote on five new candidates
for membership. Love to have your input.

Today is our
Thanksgiving Praise and Testimony Service. Do
you have some ideas as to what you are going to share about
God’s good works in your life, or about Jesus, or about answered prayer? This is your chance. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

On behalf of Susan and I and our family, we want to wish each of
you a Happy Thanksgiving! Our prayer is that God will flood your
minds with reasons for praise. We think you are all special.”
-- Pastor Jim

HELLO LADIES!!
SO/SEW TOGETHER IS COMING MONDAY, Nov. 27th!. 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.

A big
THANKS to all who prepared shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child We received 44 boxes which were taken to the
drop-off station. Please pray that God will use these gifts to stir the hearts of many children to faith in Hiis Son.

F.Y.I. – Today marks the 125
th anniversary of United Evangelical
Free Church in Seattle, (the church which Pastor Jim’s family at-
tended while he was growing up). If you would like to send a word
of support, encouragement, or congratulations to them, you can do it by E-mail At
ffice@unitedefc.org">office@unitedefc.org, or phone message at 206-763-7224. Thanks.

2017 General Fund Budget……..………………..…..….12,521.55
November General Funds ……..………………………….2,966.61

11-12-2017 Thought for the week

“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come
at all. ”

-- D. L. Moody

11-12-2017 Announcements

Please Note: Next Sun, Nov. 19, there will be a Membership Meeting following the morning service so that we can vote on
five new candidates for membership. Love to have your input.
Any questions? Talk to Mark or Pastor. Thanks.

Next Sunday is also our
Thanksgiving Praise and Testimony
Service
. Do you have some ideas as to what you can share with
your church family about God’s love, kindness, and good works
in your life? Or would you like to talk about Jesus? Think about it, pray about it, and come prepared for this special time next week.

LADIES – Hope to see you Tuesday morning at our Helping Hands meeting. We work on our projects for Africa and at the same time
enjoy friends, fellowship and our brown bag lunch. All ladies are invited and welcome.

Remember, OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes are due today. During the worship service, we will pray over the boxes and
for the children who will receive them. Thanks to all in our church family who contributed. We now pray that God will use these gifts to stir the hearts of many children to faith in His Son.

Have you experienced it yet? A new prayer group has started and
will be meeting again on
Saturday afternoon at 3:00 P.M. at David
and Anita’s, 134 70
th. Please call if you have questions, 253-473-3745.

We welcome Don Whitehead, representative for Gideons Inter-
national in our area, to our service this morning. We so appreciate
all their diligent efforts to distribute Bibles around the world. Please pray for their work, and that God’s Word will result in transformed
lives.

2017 General Fund Budget……..………………..…..….12,521.55
November General Funds ……..………………………….1,500.23

11-05-2017 Thought for the week

Thought for the Week
“We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the point, we are not prepared to pay the price involved. ”
-- Enjoying intimacy w/God. Oswald Sanders

11-05-2017 Announcements

Of Special Note: On Sun, Nov. 19, there will be a Membership Meeting following the morning service so that we can vote on
five new candidates for membership. Love to have your input.
Any questions? Talk to Mark or Pastor.

THANKS
to all who donated items for the Rescue Mission. They
will be greatly appreciated by the people who receive them.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoeboxes are due by next Sunday, November 12th. During the worship service next week
we will pray over the boxes and for the children who will receive
them.


Have you found it? Have you looked at some of the latest
information on it? It is our church web site. Check it out at PAEFC.com

Each year has its season, we all agree
And each life does too, just look and see
We need the spring, its rising energy
And the summer with all its great beauty
Fall shows colors bright and rare
With the forecast of winter in the air
Winter brings a season of slower activity
A time to rest and plan for immortality
The falling leaves declare Your glory,
Another page in Creation’s story.
The leaves change color, they fall and then
They wither and die to live again
As food for what will grow in the spring.
God, You just take care of everything.

2017 General Fund Budget……..………………..…..….12,521.55
October Total General Funds ……..…………………….11,580.66