“Where the UNCHANGING WORD meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD” Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671 PastorGladfelter@elkrapidsbc.com elkrapidsbc.com Will we trust the “Unseen” in 2019? August 25, 2019 Worship in Introduction “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” - #107 Worship in Offering Worship in Scripture – John 6:26 - 40 Worship in Praise “Oh How I Love Jesus” - #92 “Blessed Be Your Name” “Our Great Savior” - #17 “Jesus Name Above All Names” - #86 “My Jesus I Love Thee” - #79 “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” - #581
Worship in Prayer – “Open Our Eyes Lord” - #633 Closing – “You Are My All in All” - #583 Unsung Servants: The ladies who are teaching the children during the morning message. Thank You!
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9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service Prayer Ministry Today: Tom Next Week: Lona and Lodena Junior Church Next Week: Wendy There will be no meal next Sunday due to the Labor Day weekend, but there will be a fellowship time in the month of September. Stay tuned for details. T H I S W E E K Wednesday, August 28th – Bible Study and Prayer Time – 6:30 pm – “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” --- 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 12 The offering last week was $1,414.21: Building Fund - $30.00 and General Fund - $1,384.21. In so many families today, even Christian families, there is a rift, a chasm, a Grand Canyon like opening that causes a tear in the fabric that is “family.” Pride is at the root. Pride opens the wound and keeps it weeping. It is a pus-filled, oozing, ulcerating, gaping sore that will not heal. Some of these wounds have been festering for decades. How can it be that an 86 year old Mother would continue to refuse to speak to her daughter, even after 15-plus years? What could that daughter have said all those years ago that was so terrible that her own Mother would turn her children against her? How can a 51 year old daughter not only refuse to see or speak to her Mother, but consider that her own Mother’s death would bring her relief? What awful thing could that Mother have said or done that would justify such vile hatred? My heart is aching for these women, all of whom are members of my family. As a child of God I want to be able to do or say something that will make a difference. But I know that my words and my timing are not the same as God’s. It is my Lord that I trust. It is my Lord who knows if I can be used in any way in these two situations. Brothers and Sisters, I ask you to pray – pray that I will not do or say anything unless specifically directed by the LORD – in His time and in His way, with His words and Truth. Those of you who know me know how hard it is for me to keep my mouth shut. I want to do – or not do – whatever will glorify our Lord! I need His help – will you pray with me? – Thank You! - Lodena
“Where the UNCHANGING WORD meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD” Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671 PastorGladfelter@elkrapidsbc.com elkrapidsbc.com Will we trust the “Unseen” in 2019? August 18, 2019 Worship in Introduction “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty” - #62 Worship in Offering Worship in Scripture – Matthew 14:21 – 33 Worship in Praise “O Worship the King” - #104 “Majesty” - #10 “We Will Glorify” - #105 “Here I Am to Worship” “Worthy of Worship” - #153
Worship in Prayer – “I Love You Lord” - #78 Closing – “Glorify Thy Name” - #9 Unsung Servants: Kevin Benak – for driving, loading, and unloading the moving truck for Pam Hall. Also, each one who helped pack and clean Pam’s house, and also those who helped load the truck for Pam’s move. Thank You!
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9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service Prayer Ministry Today: Kathy A and George Next Week: Tom T H I S W E E K Wednesday, August 21st – Bible Study and Prayer Time – 6:30 pm – “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.” --- Philippians 1:9 – 12 The offering last week was $4,596.99: Building Fund - $30.00; Deacon’s Fund - $100.00; Special Missions Fund – God’s Helping Hands - $2,100.00; General Fund - $2,366.99. The grace of God is the most beautiful and powerful thing we will ever encounter, but it is also the most difficult concept for us to wrap our minds around. Grace pushes back against our understanding of what is fair and what people deserve. But the message of grace is one that the entire world needs to hear. In his upcoming book, One-Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, Tullian Tchividjian borrows a helpful definition from Paul Zahl: “Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to give in return. Grace is love coming at you that has nothing to do with you. Grace is being loved when you are unlovable . . . The cliché definition of grace is ‘unconditional love.’ It is a true cliché, for it is a good description of the thing. Let’s go a little further, though. Grace is a love that has nothing to do with you, the beloved. It has everything and only to do with the Lover. Grace is irrational in the sense that it has nothing to do with weights and measures. It has nothing to do with my intrinsic qualities or so-called ‘gifts’ (whatever they may be). It reflects a decision on the part of the Giver, the one who loves, in relation to the receiver, the one who is loved, that negates any qualifications the receiver may personally hold . . . Grace is one-way love.” --- whatsinthebible.com