Sunday Evening Services
Sunday evening service will start back, Sunday July 11 in the fellowship hall. We hope you will make plans to deepen your study of God’s word through this time of worship and teaching.
ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
Assistant for Nursery
On Call Assistant for Youth
Please contact Rachel Flake or Jonathan if you can help.
CORPORATE PRAYER TIME
Prayer is one of the most important disciplines we should practice as a church body. Each week, we will pray for the church, community, country, and many other needs. We will have prayer time in the church sanctuary on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office at (567-9320) with any prayer request.
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
Giving as of June 23, 2021
Budget for 2021 $320.880.00
Tithes Needed to date $154,265.18
Received to date $122,818.17
Tithes Needed for Weekly Budget $6,170.77
Tithes Received this Week $2,284.85
From our Family and Music Minister
This Sunday, we will be starting back to Sunday School. If you have not been a part of one of these small groups, I hope that you will find one to help you grow spiritually. I want to share with you just a few reasons I think this time of study is essential in the life of a growing Christian.
First, an amazing small group or Sunday School class creates a sense of community. It’s a place people can enjoy genuine fellowship. It’s a place where people can feel safe to share problems that are going on in their lives and, in return, find encouragement from a group of friends that genuinely care.
Next, we follow the example of Jesus by being a part of a small group or Sunday School class. Small groups were a part of the ministry strategy that Jesus used. If we as Christians are striving to be like Christ, we will follow His example. Even though He spoke to huge crowds, He still had a small gathering of men where He invested most of His time. Through these men, Jesus had plans to reach the world.
We also see that the infrastructure of the early church was built on the foundation of home groups or small groups. The early church focused it’s gatherings in two places: the temple courts and the homes of the believers. As the early church spread throughout the world, it’s primary meeting places were in homes in small groups. There they experienced fellowship, which was foundational for the early church and is just as important today.
Finally, we see that a healthy church has strong small groups or Sunday School classes. A study was conducted that included more than 1,000 churches in 32 countries on five continents. With over 4.2 million responses, the survey showed that small groups were the backbone of the healthiest churches, no matter what the culture or theological beliefs. The survey concluded that the small group ministry was one of the most vital of the eight quality characteristics of a healthy growing church.
There are so many other reasons I could go into as to why a growing Sunday School or small group is essential. I encourage you that you consider joining a Sunday School class if you do not belong to one. Charles Colson stated, “No Christian can grow strong and stand the pressures of this life unless he is surrounded by a small group of people who minister to him and build him up in faith.” I hope you will consider joining a Sunday school to grow in your faith or inviting others who haven’t been to a class in a while to help them grow in their faith.
Sunday, June 27
Deacon of the Week: Tony McCard
Front Door: Tony McCard
Organ Greeter: Tom LaRocca
Piano Greeter: David Mathis
Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West
Sunday, July 4
Deacon of the Week: Tom LaRocca
Front Door: Tom LaRocca
Organ Greeter: Tony McCard
Piano Greeter: Daniel West
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: David Mathis