Bulletin for March 26th, 2017

Bulletin for March 26th, 2017

Welcome to Community Church! Today we celebrate our GEMS Ministry! We are thankful for all the girls who are part of our GEMS program and that they can participate in our morning worship services. We are also thankful for our GEMS counselors and their dedication to our ministry. May God bless our worship times this morning!

Softball Meeting this morning following our 11:30AM Service! There will be a brief meeting for those who desire to participate on this summer’s church coed softball team. There are not enough teams in the league to play on Topic of discussion will include whether there are enough players able to play on Fridays; and if not, are there enough to play on Thursdays. If you are planning on participating but are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Allie V.

This evening, Pastor Ezra will help us take a deeper look at Thessalonians chapter 4 on
the theme of Holiness and the Holy Spirit. Please join us for this time interactive message.

CHURCH FAMILY
Kathy D. continues to be in the hospital to help her with nausea & pain relief. Let’s
continue to lift her in prayer for healing, comfort, and strength.

Prayer Retreat: Please be in prayer for those attending this week’s prayer retreat in
Chicago. Pastor Dave & Sandi Struyk, Pastor Ezra & Becky Lee, Dawn VanOost, Janice
P., Bonnie T., Nicole H. and Jessica M.

Happy Birthday & God’s blessings to the 2nd oldest member at Community Church,
Joyce S. who TURNED 90 on Friday, March 24. May God bless her with health and strength in the coming year!

Directory Update: Please note Willie J.’s new number can be found in this weeks bulletin or by asking her.

Cadet Fundrasier: Our Cadets have been working hard to meet the badge requirements to attend the International Cadet Camporee…now they need to raise registration and transportation expenses! 
                    Pop can/bottle drive: All pop cans/bottles donated to the church during the month of March will go toward the International Cadet Camporee.
                    Financial Gift: If you would like to offer a financial gift you can make note on the memo line of your check & place it in the offering plate during service, or you may give your donation to a deacon or Cadet leader.

Spring Craft Fair at Community Church on April 29, 9 AM to 3 PM. More than 35
booths selling crafts and goods, such as woodwork, jewelry, hair accessories, candles, pet
items, glass, and knit, crocheted, and embroidered items. Plus vendors from Scenty, Avon,
Simply Tastefull, and Norwex. Plan to come by and browse – invite your family, friends &
coworkers!

Service Opportunity: VIS (Volunteers In Service) has requested our church family to assist  a 51 yr old neighbor with general cleaning once every two weeks. This man has stage three liver cancer and is not able to do the work himself. Our Deacons are seeking two individuals to clean his two bedroom home, located on Bellevue St, beginning March 30 or soon after. If you are able to help meet the need of our neighbor, please contact Dennis H.

Please Pray For The Persecuted: Despite persecution, brothers Faris and Smir
continue to share their faith. “He’s God,” Faris says, fighting back tears. “When people
persecute me or talk about me badly I don’t feel sorry for myself, I feel sorry for them
because they do not know Jesus.” The brothers have been beaten and live under constant
threat, including a $20,000 bounty to anyone who brings them to the militia to be killed. Faris says, “I know it is dangerous and someone might follow me and hurt me, but I won’t let fear shake my newfound faith in Christ.” Pray for the brothers and all who are persecuted.

Christopher Swanson

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