Typically we find ourselves wanting “more” or “less” of more money, time with the kids, free time for myself, “stuff”, etc. or less nagging from the boss, less expectations from my parents, less heartache, etc. What makes you happy and for how long do you stay happy? Happiness is like a bubble; here for a moment and then gone. Joy on the other hand is a long-lasting, God-given quality that endures in spite of circumstances.
This Fall we will be studying the book of Philippians to discover how we can experience real, long-lasting joy. This book of the Bible was not written by a man enjoying the comforts and pleasures of a happy life. Instead it was written from one of Paul’s lowest moments; from a jail cell. Even amidst the circumstances of every day life, lasting joy can be your reality and a driving and sustaining force. Looking for more than another bubble of happiness? Come join us each Sunday this Fall as we seek to experience true, lasting joy from the Joy Giver Himself!
So come and join us on Sunday mornings. Come as you are. We welcome you.
Dec. 8, 2013
Lasting Joy: Philippians Series
Right Thinking-Right Living Phil. 4:8-13
Pastor Steve Howe
Prayer time - 9:50 AM
Fellowship/refreshments - 10:00 AM
Service starts - 10:30 AM
(Nursery & Children's Ministry Provided)
Youth Ministry: Wednesday Nights
Sunday, Dec. 15: "Philippians" Group meets at 1:30 p.m at 707 North 11th
Sunday, Dec. 15: "Love & Respect" Group meets at 1:30 p.m. at 1710 S 5th
Wednesday, Dec. 18. : "Financial Peace" Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at 914 1st Ave E
For more information contact 641-295-0899.
Women's Bible Study
The ladies are meeting on Tuesday nights at 6:30 to work through Beth Moore's study on "So Long Insecurity". Call Thelma at 660-4084 for more information.
Shepherds in Training Class
Pastor Steve is offering a 16 week men's leadership class to help men discover what the next step may be for their Christian growth and leadership. Please contact Pastor Steve if you want to be invovled in this.
"Present Your Gift" Sunday
Sunday, Dec. 22, will be our "Present Your Gift" Sunday. Just as wisemen brought precious gifts to the baby Jesus, we are encouraging our church family to present Jesus with their gifts. These gifts may be in the form of a music special, a special dance, a piece of art, a written poem or story, a simple expression of your thankfulness, or anything else that you would want to honor the Lord with. Please let Bruce McLellan know ASAP so that he can work you into the Sunday schedule.
Christmas Eve Candlelight/Communion Service
Dec. 24, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.