Weekly Evotional
You're invited to Sunday worship ...
January 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM
with Rev. Dr. Mark McDonough

“Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”
Isaiah 2:3
Peggy Taylor will be doing Blood Pressure Screenings in Ihrman Hall on Sun., Jan. 13th— before and after worship. Please stop by for a screening or to say hello to Peggy (and Tony or Vi)!
… lay the groundwork for purposeful
education—for both adults and children?
We ask that all adults and children join us in Ihrman Hall on Sunday, January 20 th , directly following worship. At that time, we will brainstorm on ways that we all can have purposeful education in our church and beyond.

Following are some questions we ask you to reflect on over the next few weeks:
  • Who, in addition to you, can lay a prayer foundation for extending ministries for adult and children?
  • What passions and gifts do you and others have to create new opportunities for adult learning?
  • Where do you see God already at work? Can that be expanded or developed for more intentional adult learning?
  • Who is good at generating excitement for learning among children and adults?
  • What strategies can you include that will help adults move to classes or groups with increasing faith maturity so that they grow and do not just attend for a season and move on?
Prayer Points
  • Please pray for Mary Lou Schuler, Jen Seversen, John Reitsma, Peggy Taylor, Mary Johnson, Darrell Sutton, Nancy Tobias, Nancy Ritter, Bill & Lissy Blandford, Ed & Elie Hunt, David & Cathy Perkins, Larry & Ellen Cardwell, Mary Jane Johnston.

  • As they go through difficult times, we ask for continued prayers for all who have lost loved ones.

  • Prayers for Anita—mother of Georgia Herrera, Shawn—friend of Denise Park, Mary—sister of Carrie Massey, Christi—friend of Music & More, Evie—granddaughter of Bill & Lissy Blandford, Autumn—granddaughter of Bev Eifert, Dave—brother of Patt Reitsma, Lucille—mother of Diane Lehmann.

  • And continued prayers for our military—Kyle Sondergaard, Lt. Col Jay Brooke, Chad Lawrence, Jordan Smith, Mary Workman.

  • And healing prayers for all those individuals going through rough times—emotionally, physically or spiritually.

Remember that you can contact the church office any time with prayer requests, and our church secretary, Shelley, will pass them along to our faithful and confidential Intercessory Prayer Group and/or publish the names of those needing prayer here and in the Sunday bulletin. bulletin.

Make a shopping list of sales items that you can donate to our Food Pantry!

And thank you for your continued generosity!