VHS Tonight!
Vision-Huddle-Skills
VHS Tonight!  All hands on deck!  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.
Good Soil
I grew up surrounded by cornfields in a small Iowa town.  I smelled the fields when the farmers would fertilize.  I watched as they plowed, planted and harvested.  Farmers work incredibly hard to prepare the soil that receives the seed.  They pray with patience that God will send the balance of sun and rain so the seeds will thrive. Modern farmers do so many things to make sure the soil is right so none of the valuable seed is wasted.  But ancient farmers had a different approach.  They scattered their seed.  As they scattered it, some of the seed fell in places not always conducive to growth.
Jesus compares this process to how our hearts receive His Word.  Like growing mature crops from seeds, it is a long and fragile process.  The human heart is a fickle thing.  As we will discover this Sunday, the Parable of the Sower, or more appropriately named the Parable of the Soils, comes with a challenge.  Is your heart fertile soil for God's Word?  What have you done to prepare the soil of your heart, and more importantly, what has God done in you to prepare the soil of your heart?  See you Sunday!

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY begins tomorrow, 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. ForMarch 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
  • VHS - Tonight!
  • Cadets Boy's Club - 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Prayer Concerns
  • Pray for that we keep our hearts and lives open to the people God puts in our path each day. 
  • Pray for new volunteers to serve.
  • REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Ann Zylstra, Jo Schans, and Helen Rainey
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