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February 2018
A Note from our Pastor
Grace and Peace

Life, Death, Love and Ashes
The season of Lent begins on a day known in many church communities as Ash Wednesday.  
A day when many Christians take part in the ancient practice of having the sign of the cross marked on their forehead in ashes.  The ashes used in the ritual often come from the charred remains of the previous year's, Palm Sunday, palms.  Traditionally, the ashes symbolize two things, death and repentance.  We are reminded (if we need reminding) that we will one day die.  The Bible makes frequent reference to the connection between our mortality and ashes.  Abraham told God, "I am  but dust and ashes" (Genesis 18:27), a reference to his human mortality. Jeremiah described death as a "valley of corpses and ashes" (Jeremiah 31:40). 
Death is inevitable, yet it's something we can prepare for by how we live.  This preparedness 
is sometimes called repentance; it's a way of living with a disposition toward God. When we repent,  we are making a decision to turn away from the things that distract us and discourage 
us in our relationship with God.  We recognize our sin and over the 40 days of Lent (Ash Wednesday to  Easter, exclusive of Sundays) we can adopt disciplines that bolster our faith 
and strengthen our loving relationship with God.
I approach Ash Wednesday as a living expression of the commands of Deuteronomy 6:8. For a day,  I have the emblem of my faith fixed on my forehead, and for a season I have my attention more actively fixed on, Jesus.  I'm visibly reminded of the God who breathed me into life, and is my companion in living.  I live with a disposition that there is something special about life, that my life  is a gift and how I live it matters.  My life has purpose and there is an intrinsic good in it.  
My  Lenten discipline this year is to love better. To make a conscious, daily effort to love my God, 
my neighbor and my self in ways which draw us all closer together.  I'll do this by spending 
more time  in study and prayer.  I'll do this by making more time for conversation, bread breaking, celebration and sabbath.  I'll do this by the grace of God.
Enjoy the journey.

Deut 6:4-9
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.[a] 5 You shall love the Lord your God with 
all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7 Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 8 Bind them as 
a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem[b] on your forehead, 9 and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
jim beach
Ash Wednesday Service
                      Ash Wednesday Service   
                        February 14th    -     7:00 pm

Our retired pastor Chuck Randle and his daughter, Lynas, 
greeted everyone with a smile as they introduced 
new Snowbirds to our Church at the 
Snowbird Beach Bash this past Friday in Randle Hall.

We couldn't have done it without your bright, 
happy faces  and servant hearts. 

         Thank you for your willingness to jump in and 
help,  no matter what the cause.

We appreciate you so much!

Worship Service with Pastor Jim Coyl

 Adult Bible Study - 8:30 a.m.
  with Steve Speirs 
  Worship Service   
10:00 a.m.

 Sunday School - 10:15 a.m.
  children ages 4 - 11 inside Randle Hall

Our Offering 

giving tithes offering    
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, 
shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. 
                       For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."                                                                                                          Luke 6:37-38     



 Financial Summary 


Sunday School for ages 4-12 in Randle Hall

Children's Sunday School begins at 10:15 for the children. 

Biblical learning and fun!
Come and join your friends for stories 
and activities in Sunday School.

"We Love Jesus" Valentines Party
February 11th - 10:00 am during Sunday School
Games and Refreshments!
Come join us for a GREAT TIME!

Adult Sunday School each Sunday morning before Worship
- for the adults -

 Sunday School
 at  8:30 a.m. in Randle Hall 
led by Steve Speirs   
Communion Sunday - 1st Sunday of every month

February 4th

This is my body which is 
given for you; 
do this in remembrance of me.
Luke 22:19
BBBD -   Every Tuesday @ Noon in Randle Hall

 brown bag

February - Say So's


February 2nd - Groundhog Day




February 14th - Ash Wednesday - 7:00 pm



February 14th - Valentines Day


February 19th - Presidents Day


February Groups 

  1st Tuesday of each  month 
in Randle Hall 
at 1:00 PM

Please join us in 
making crosses
 for our first-time visitors!

at 12:00 Noon
in Randle Hall

brown bag
Retired Older Men Eating Out
Thursday, February 15th
check our website for
the next location!

Sunday Potluck
February 4th

Wednesday Evening 
Choir practice  
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you'd like to sing in the choir, come to our weekly rehearsal 
each  Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Brian Thomson - Choir Director 
Child care provided from 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. during rehearsal. 
We hope you join us!

We're here to help!
Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
Please consider making a Donation!

Diapers size 5 and 6
Baby Wipes
Laundry Soaps
Dish Soap
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper

We are Praying for You

Mike Boyer
Mary Jones 
Billy Ladet
Joel Trout
The Sweginnis Family
Robert Havrilla 
Meagen Mulligan 
Neal Gilley
 Cathrine O'Connor
 Pete Amberson
Dr. Tracy Pinkston
Tori Cartee
 Wayne & Doris Pelham
Rita Gillette by - Bill Compton
Frank Cooper
Margie McCoy - by Mindi Nita
Mike Thompson
LaRita Reynes
Debbie Miles mother Justin Ericsson
Jackie Henderson and family The Family of Rita Cunningham
The Family of Bobby Draper

If you have someone in the hospital or 
would like your name on the prayer list, 
please let me know so I can add it to the newsletter for you. 
You can reach me @ 850-932-6628 Mon-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  
Submissions can also be sent through our website @ via the (prayer request link)
DEADLINE for submissions is every month on the 25th 
 Thank you -  Sally Walters, Church Office

Trivia Night is returning in MARCH

March 9th @ 6:00 PM
(6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Randle Hall
$12.50 per person - Tables of 8

Sign up Sheets are in the Sanctuary entrance,
or call the Church Office
@ 932-6628 and we'll sign you up!

Join us for a great night of mind-bending questions.

Tables of  8 compete against each other to see
who knows their Trivia the best! 
Food, Fellowship and lots of  Fun! 
Each table provides their own snacks J


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      The Church where God  is still speaking.
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Rev. Jim Coyl, Pastor

920 Panferio Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561     
Office Phone: ( 850) 932-6628   
Office Hours are Mon-Thurs  8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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