Weekly Update
January 8, 2021
…pray without ceasing…

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18

Greetings Church Family!
January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in our minds forever. Each of us will have different thoughts and opinions about what happened in Washington D.C., but all will remember it as a day that visibly acted out being a divided country. 

What do you do when events like this happen? Karen and I sat and watched things unfold on TV. We discussed and tried to make sense out of what we saw. We talked about our different thoughts and sat there, shell-shocked. Finally, we reached the point where we agreed the best thing we could do is pray for our country; so, we did.

Jesus came into this world to reconcile us into His body. He is the head of the church. He has ordained that Elders, spiritually mature Christians, should oversee and care for the Body. Jesus has called all believers in Him to His unity movement and to share that unity with all people. No matter what happens, we as Christ’s Body, need to keep our eyes on Jesus and keep marching to the beat of His drum, and keep praying for our country and those around us.

I am so thankful today that God is in control.
Mike Wilson
To watch this Sunday's live-streaming service click on this link "Something To Glory In"


Or go to youtube.com and search for "First Christian Church The Dalles" You will also be able to watch any service at any time.
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Pray for Dave Pratt who is in the hospital with Covid.
  • Pray for those in our body who have tested positive with the covid virus.
  • Pray for Kim Stewart who is in the hospital with blood clots in her lung.
  • Pray for the social unrest in our state and in our nation.
  • Pray for our national, state and church leaders as we continue to adjust to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Pray for those in our body who have been affected by the virus, either in their health or financially.
  • Pray for folks who reside in care facilities and have been on lockdown for so many months.
  • Pray for God's protection on everyone with underlying illnesses that make them more vulnerable.
We ask you to reserve seating each week online HERE or by calling the church office 541-296-6189. (seating limited to 70)
Sanctity of Life Sunday
January 17th, 2021

Please pick up a baby bottle and fill it with your coins and bring it back on Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 17th.
M.A.T. Meeting
January 19th
6:30pm
Ministry Action Team Members, we are having a meeting on Tuesday January 19th beginning at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you head up an area of ministry you are requested to join us.
Our church website is currently under construction.
We hope to have a whole new site ready to launch soon!
Dear Church Family,
Thank you for the beautiful Christmas crate filled with goodies and gift card.
Your love and support for us at Christmas and throughout the year blesses us to no end. We treasure the gift of this church family and this season of our journey with you on our road toward heaven.
Thank you for your kindness, and even more, thank you for serving with us in God's Kingdom. The best is yet to come.
Love,
Mike & Karen
Thank you church family for the gift box you gave us at Christmas time. There were so many items, all tasty and fun. 
Leaders are nothing without followers who also contribute to the team. With God as our beacon, we advance into 2021and are encouraged by the blending of the old and new leadership. I am full of hope and excitement as we all pull together and welcome the new beginning that God has before us.
Thank you for trusting me to be one of your elders.
Michael Donivan
ISRAEL 2022 Meeting
January 27th
We have an informational meeting coming up on January 27 at 6:30 in the church basement. This meeting will be helpful for those just thinking about going to Israel and for those ready to sign up. We will also have a zoom option if you can only join electronically- if you want the link, please contact Sarah Smith at (541)993-9874 or harsie_smith@yahoo.com.
Church Service Attendance Guidelines
1.  One service at 10:30am
2.  We ask you to reserve seating each week online https://reopen.church/r/b8a9jRwq or by calling the church office 541-296-6189. (seating limited to 70)
3.  Enter church through south side entrance; exit through north or south entrances.
4.  Please stay in your seat for the entire service.
5.  Face masks will be mandatory during entire service.
6.  If you are sick, sneezing, coughing, have a fever of 100.4º or more, stay home.
7.  Those who are at high risk for severe complications (over age 60 or underlying medical
conditions) should consider staying home even if you feel well.
8.  Social distancing of at least six (6) feet between you and people you do not live with will
be practiced.
9.  Social interaction will be limited to parking lots and at your own risk.
Make someone's day a little brighter today - reach out and make that phone call.
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