Not What We Expected! John 1:14-18 Rev. Robert Lancaster
Food Pantry Items Needed We are in need of non-perishable you. items for the food pantry cabinets. The need is great and we are going through a large amount of food. Please leave your items in the drop bins by the entrance doors. Thank
Honduras Relief Container: A relief container will go out to Honduras in January, if you would like to assist we are collecting 5 lb bags of rice and 2 lb bags of dry beans. There will be a box available in the Fellowship Hall where you may leave your donations. Thank you for your assistance in this ministry.
Used Church Literature and Devotionals Needed... A big shoutout to our congregation to bring your used church literature, devotionals, Upper Rooms and Christian based books and leave them outside church office in boxes! We will be taking donations to the Love Packages warehouse is located in Trinity Alabama the beginning of January. Thank you for your donations.
Healthcare Worker Assistance: During this upsurge of Covid-19 our healthcare workers have been working around the clock to take care of those in our community that have come down with Covid-19, along with all the other health issues that many face each day. When working long hours these workers often have little time to sit down and eat. To show our appreciation we will be purchasing Gatorade and Protein bars which will take to the hospital to be disbursed at the nursing stations, etc. We will buying these items in bulk, if you wish to assist please make your check out to the church and mark it for healthcare workers in the reference line. Please continue to pray for our healthcare workers during this time.
It’s Alright to Stay Home When You Are Sick…
We have seen an upsurge of Covid-19 cases in our congregation, as well as the community. Please remember if you have even an inkling of a fever, snot running down your nose, a meaty cough or anything else that might not seem normal… It’s OK To Just Stay Home. God and your church family love you and will welcome you back when you feel better. In the meantime join us virtually for church services and Bible study.
Tuesday, January 19 6:00 p.m. Emmaus Wednesday, January 20 9:30 a.m. Newsletter Folding 6:00 p.m. Praise Band Practice 6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study (Zoom)
Church family due to the increase in Covid cases in our church the following activities are cancelled until further notice. There will be no Wednesday night children or youth activities or adult choir. Praise band will still rehearse on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30. Victory class, children and youth Sunday school and Honeybees will not meet. Bill Shelton class will be only on Zoom. Wednesday night Bible study will meet only on Zoom. Please keep our community and church family in your prayers. We have many with Covid.
Sunday, January 20 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 9:50 a.m.Sunday School 11:00 a.m.Traditional Worship Service Monday, January 25 7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast Wednesday, January 27 6:00 p.m. Praise Band Practice 6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study (Zoom)
Drive-thru imposition of ashes 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Service Time 6:00 p.m.
On February 18th the Traveling Saints will have a luncheon at Charlie’s Vineyard at Frost Farm in Eva. Those members choosing to attend must have their $15 checks per person and menu choices submitted by February 3rd. There will be a Traveling Saints mailbox outside the church office door to leave your menu choices and checks. More details about the menu selections will be posted on the Traveling Saints Facebook page. If you have any questions, please call or text Judy at 256-636-2735 or Kay at 205-540-6679.
We are starting anew with our prayer list. If you wish to add someone to the newsletter prayer concerns list please contact the church office. Thank you.
Members in Ministry Schedules for the 2021 year will be mailed within the next week. For the time being we will continue to suspend coffee and refreshments, the use of attendance sheets, greeters and handing out bulletins for the first service. In second service we will not have a full usher team, greeters, and will still suspend the use of hymnals and attendance pads. As soon as these functions return to normal I will mail out lists for these activities. With that said I still need individuals to prepare the altar for worship, make coffee, bring refreshments, hand out bulletins, serve as prayer partners and greeters for first service. For second service I need ushers, greeters, security and prayer partners. I could also a couple of more people for setup in first service. Please give prayerful consideration to serving in these areas. Thank you.