Avondale E-Worship
January 24, 2021
"Look Who's Calling"
Mark 1: 14 - 20

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Welcome Guest
Thank you for joining us in worship!
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We look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to share how God is working through the Avondale community!
Children's Moment
Parents, read over the lesson below and use it to stir conversation as a family!
In our scripture today we read about Jesus calling His Disciples and teaching them to fish for men! What does all of this mean?
Being a disciple means that you are following Jesus. Jesus is our leader and we are teaching others the way by sharing the love and lessons we learn from Him in the Bible. Once someone learns something new, they are able to do those things on their own and teach another person. This is what Jesus meant by fishing for men, teach someone the way and they will always know and teach another person. Jesus called 12 disciples to help Him spread an important message, "God loves YOU!"

You can be a disciple as well!
Share the message of Gods love with your friends, family and those you meet.

What is something you are really good at? Can you teach it to someone else? How can you use that gift to help others?

Dear God, Thank you for teaching us the way and for other disciples that teach me about your love. Help me to follow you by sharing this love with others. Amen.


Print out the activity sheet provided, decorate your fish and bring it to the church. You can hang it around campus to share others! While you are there, walk the campus and view others fish and their special gifts!
Member Care Corner
Avondale Baby Blessing Basket

We celebrate with great joy a new addition to the Doherty family, a baby girl, expected February 19, 2021! Member Care invites you to share in Anne, Tim, Thomas and William's excitement by signing up to contribute to a Baby Blessing Basket to be delivered to the family just prior or shortly after her arrival. The sign-up includes diapers, wipes and their most frequented grocery stores and take-out restaurants. Items can be dropped off at the church office or in the black bin under the FLC awning on or before February 7!
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim.

Member Directory online...
For the updated password, email Caroline .
Prayer Requests

Ed Ballard; Michael Booher; Trish Boyd; Terry Brodof; Betty Chambers; Abigail Corriher; Paula Huffines & Family; Millie Mann; Marilyn Nolan; Tim O'Neil; Privette Family; Sarah Sperry; Gail Trippodo; Lynn Wilkerson.
Mission Corner
Youth Mission Trip Update!

Every four years our high school youth set off, on what has historically been an international trip for service and adventure! They spend the four years leading up to this trip, planning and fundraising. As you may know, the youth were scheduled for their international trip to Peru in June of 2020 and it was postponed for the summer of 2021 due to the pandemic. Since then, the PCUSA has cancelled all international travel for the year of 2021. Although the trip to Peru has been cancelled, the youth and their leaders are hopeful to still create an opportunity for growth through service and adventure while immersing themselves in a culture other than their own. The plans at this time are for the youth to take a trip this summer to the Pacific Northwest, spending time exploring trails and sea kayaking; and immersing themselves through missions in the Native American communities with Mending Wing for a S.L.A.M. trip. We encourage you to visit these sites to learn more and we ask that you keep this opportunity in your prayers for our youth. 
Lunches for our Neighbors UPDATE

We regret to inform everyone that due to the current conditions of the pandemic in Mecklenburg county and the county's recent directive, we feel compelled to modify Lunches for Homeless Neighbors. To avoid contact among people not in the same household, the Lunch Leaders have volunteered to prepare the lunches within their household pods. We will still be providing this important service to our neighbors in January and February! We will continue to hope for better conditions in March and thank everyone for your faithful support of this mission.
Your Avondale Pledge

For those of you who contribute to your pledge through the offering plate on Sunday, there are many opportunities to fulfill your commitment including, mailing a check, PayPal or a one-time or reoccurring bank draft. Drafts can be setup or changed at anytime. Please contact Jacqueline for more information.

Using the link below, you may contribute to your 2021 pledge or make a gift to the church.
Every morning, Monday-Friday at 7 AM, we are joining on Zoom for a morning devotional and prayer. These last about 10 minutes with an opportunity for fellowship following. If you miss it, don't worry! A recording is available on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! The devotional follows along with Bob Goff's, "Live in Grace Walk in Love - A 365 Day Journey." The book is not required to participate. No sign-up necessary!