Jesus Said
Jesus Said
Mustard Seed
Deb and I were excited to host a marriage seminar.  We had gathered the materials and prepared with care.  The night came and we waited for the couples to arrive.  We had invited our launch team members and advertised in the paper.  We were just a few months in to the church plant God had called us to in NW Indiana.  We laid out the materials and refreshments and waited...and waited. Nobody came.
Needless to say we left a little discouraged that night!  We wondered if this was to be the fate of our church plant.  That was over 20 years ago now. God used that church plant in powerful ways and it grew to be a large church. But it started very small.  Our parable this weekend is about the Mustard Seed and the Yeast.  Jesus reminds His followers that the Kingdom of God may start small but it has the potential to grow and overwhelm everything that it touches.  Maybe you're facing some small beginnings right now.  Maybe, like Deb and me that night so long ago when nobody came, you feel that God has forgotten you.  I assure you He has not forgotten you.  Hold on to Him and, in time, He may reveal what's around the corner.  His presence in your life has power beyond what you can imagine.  See you Sunday!
Our next VHS Meeting will be Wednesday, January 20.  If you are interested in learning more about where you can serve the Kingdom of God here at Sunlight, you won't want to miss this night.  Greeting, party planning, lighting, praying, studying....The list of opportunities goes on.  I hope you will plan to join us!  7 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY begins January 21, at 7:30 pm! We will continue "the Story" in the New Testament. Join us and bring a friend or two!
THE ANNUAL HOPE/CALVIN RIVALRY BASKETBALL GAME is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, at 3:00 pm. Join Alumni and friends to cheer on your favorite team! The game can be viewed at Duffy's on the S.E. corner of Congress and Hypoluxo. See Phil Wierenga ("Go Calvin!") with any questions. See you there!
BOOK CLUB: For February 21, we will be reading "O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather. For March 20, "Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. Both books are being provided by the library book club program. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan if you need a copy of the book or have any other questions.
THE KING'S CHORALIERS will be performing a concert here on Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 pm. We would like to arrange a pot lunch supper to fellowship with them before the concert. If you are interested in heading this up, please contact the church office.

Connection Calendar
This Week
  • Pastor's Coffee after the Morning Service
  • Youth Group - Sunday 6 pm

Next Week

  • Sermon Based Small Group - Monday at 7 pm
  • Faith Alive Women's Bible Study - Tuesday at 7 pm
  • Cadets Boy's Club - Wednesday at 7 pm
  • VHS - Wednesday at 7 pm 
  • Faith Alive Women's Bible Study - Thursday at 10 am
  • Men's Group - Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday Night Bible Study - Thursday at 7:30
Prayer Concerns
  • Pray for the installation of our new network system.  The project is taking longer than expected and we have run into major issues.  Pray that all obstacles will be removed and it will finish quickly.
  • Pray for new people to get connected in a small group.
  • REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Diane Brill, Arlene Tiddens, and Wilhelmina Wilson
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