Avondale E-Worship
"Lessons From The Wilderness"
June 21, 2020
"David: Sin & Redemption"
 2 Samuel 11: 1 - 3

David and Bathsheba

11 In the spring, when kings go off to war, David sent Joab, along with his servants and all the Israelites, and they destroyed the Ammonites, attacking the city of Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.
2 One evening, David got up from his couch and was pacing back and forth on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful. 3 David sent someone and inquired about the woman. The report came back: “Isn’t this Eliam’s daughter Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”
A Moment for Children
Parents, read over the lesson below and use it to stir conversation as a family!
Have you ever made a decision that you knew was wrong? What happened? Was anyone hurt? Did you ask for forgiveness or apologize?
Spend sometime talking it over with your family. Ask your parents to share an example with you of a time they made a big mistake and how they handled it.

King David Does Wrong
David usually went to war with his soldiers. But one time he stayed home and got into big trouble. He took another man's wife as his own. The woman's name was Bathsheba. Then David sent the man into battle to be killed. That was wrong! When David realized how wrong he had been. he was truly sorry. He asked God to forgive him, and God did.
-"Read and Share Bible" pages 210-211

God Forgives
Wow! Isn't it comforting to know that we can ask God to forgive us and He will? He accepts us as we are when we ask for forgiveness. Have you done something wrong? Talk to God and ask Him to forgive you and remember, God wants you to forgive others just like He forgives you!

Dear God, Please forgive me for any wrongs I have done. Help me to do what is right. Help me to forgive others. Amen.
Member Care Corner
"Show You Care - Task of the week"
Today we recognize and give thanks to all who nurture and care
with a fatherly love.
New fathers and wise grandfathers.
Loving uncles and caring father figures.
Fathers who await the birth of their child with joy.
Men who embrace fatherhood through adoption or foster parenting,
remarriage or single parenthood.
Send a note of love and appreciation to the father's in your life!
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.

Member Directory online...
We've changed the password! Check your June 14 personal email from Avondale for the password or email Caroline for it.
Prayer Requests

Beth Cline; Paige Hamilton; Jacqueline Howells; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales.
Mission Corner
One year ago, the Urban Ministry Center and Men's Shelter of Charlotte--the two organizations dedicated to serving our homeless neighbors and ultimately ending homelessness in Charlotte--merged, in an effort to consolidate and strengthen their common mission. Last month, the combined organization announced that its new name will be "Roof Above." In their words, "'Roof Above' tells you what we do. Whether through our shelters or our housing programs, we are committed to providing the safety, protection and dignity of a roof above."

Avondale has a long history of supporting the Urban Ministry Center and its mission, through our Room in the Inn program and through the work of many of our members as volunteers and staff members. This week, please consider contributing something from the wish list (link below) to show Avondale's support of our homeless neighbors and the vital mission of Roof Above.
Your Avondale Pledge

Please see the mission corner, above for information about this weeks special offering!

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 2020 pledge or make a gift to the church.
12 PM on Zoom

I shared with you that couple of weeks ago that I happened to be in a committee meeting with several folks from different areas of the community. Some of the people in the conversation were African American and hearing from their perspective about their experiences these last couple of weeks was powerful for me. We wanted to provide a similar experience for you, so Sunday June 21st at noon, we have invited Rev. Veronica Cannon, former Interim here at Avondale, and Ann Sanders who sits on the board of Community Building Initiative here in Charlotte and is also a member of Avondale. The conversation will be initiated through Zoom so come with your own questions or simply listen and join us for this significant time together.   

Grace & Peace,
Congregational Meeting
June 28 / 11 AM

A virtual congregational meeting has been called by the Session for Sun, June 28 at 11 AM on Zoom. The purpose of this meeting is to elect members of the nominating committee, to receive the 2019 Annual Report and approve the terms of call for Rev. Jim Ewing.

Please review the Annual Report prior to the meeting at the link below. If you have any questions about information within the report, please submit them to Jessica Shanks and they will be added to the meeting agenda for discussion.

If you have any questions regarding Zoom or would like assistance using it, please contact Jessica Shanks.