13th of November, 2020
Dear Friends,

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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Sunday Service - 11 a.m.
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:14-30
Sermon Title: "Sweat the small stuff"
14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. 17 In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. 18 But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. 20 Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. 29 For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 30 As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Prelude          Choral Prelude  by Ma Reger

Opening         696 For Beauty of Meadows
1 For beauty of meadows, for grandeur of trees,
for flowers of woodlands, for creatures of seas,
for all you created and gave us to share,
we praise you, Creator, extolling your care.

2 As stewards of beauty received at your hand,
as creatures who hear your most urgent command,
we turn from our wasteful destruction of life,
confessing our failures, confessing our strife.

3 Teach us once again to be gardeners in peace;
all nature around us is ours but on lease;
your name we would hallow in all that we do,
fulfilling our calling, creating with you.

Special Music     Indescribable by Laura Story

Closing          461, vs. 1+4  Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service
1 Lord whose love in humble service
Bore the weight of human need
Who upon the cross forsaken
offered mercy's perfect deed
We your servants bring the worship
Not of voice alone but heart
Consecrating to Your purpose
Ev'ry gift that You impart

4 Called by worship to your service
forth in your dear name we go
to the child the youth the aged
love in living deeds to show
hope and health good will and comfort
counsel aid and peace we give
that you servants Lord in freedom
may your mercy know and live

Postlude         Choral Fugue  by G.F.Handel
Please find the prayer list below, and sincerely send prayers up
for ALL of God's creation.
Prayer is a weapon that has divine power to demolish strongholds.
4 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up
against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5

With the coming of Advent and Christmas, we begin to think of Poinsettias. The Worship Ministry would like to decorate our sanctuary with these beautiful plants for this special time of year.
We are giving you the opportunity to purchase these flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend or relative. The cost of each Poinsettia is $10.00. Please include payment with this form. 
Make checks payable to First Christian Church. Indicate on the check that the purpose is to purchase Poinsettia(s). They will be red Poinsettias and displayed in the Sanctuary Dec. 13th. Complete the form below then return the check and form to the church office or place it in the offering plate.
Please turn in your order by deadline date December 5th. 
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
November 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Fall Progress at First Christian
Please send any pictures & articles to share the development of our North Carolina landscape. Be sure to make the articles short and concise. We will be sharing photographs taken in the garden and around the property, documenting the seasonal changes, constantly growing. To the ladies and gentlemen who take care of God's church, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH.
First Christian Family,
With thankful hearts, we welcome November! Our regular distributions will pause, as we gear up for our holiday meal distribution events. During this pandemic we have witnessed the staggering effects of hunger in our communities. This year, more than any in years past, we have a tremendous opportunity to continue to support our neighbors via our holiday meal distributions!

Mark your calendars for November 21st and December 19th. These will be community events where we distribute holiday meal boxes. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pastor David or Paul! If you would like to give donations towards the feast meal, look for our donation envelopes on the welcome table in the lobby or visit our website and click the donate tab!

We continue to be grateful for all of your support and prayers! Please continue to bring your peanut butter and jelly. Share this good news of the gospel with your friends and coworkers. As we continue to put faith in action, through the practice of shared abundance, with our neighbors in Winston Salem!

Help is always needed! Spiritually, physically and verbally.

Peace and continued shared abundance,
Rev. David Harrison Jr. and Paul Gillespie
 #sharedabundance #hungersucks

A special word of thanks to all of our volunteers! 
Without you, none of this would be possible!

If you would like to volunteer please contact us for more information.  
New Communion: David Harrison - info@newcommunion.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - pgillespie@triad.rr.com
The shelter has a year-round list of needs that are always appreciated!
They especially have shortages of men's deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and socks. Food items are canned meats and #10 size canned fruits, vegetables and applesauce. Please drop your donations off under the shelter,
next to FCC's parking lot, at the set of double doors with a mailbox.
Crisis Control Ministry
Hi, First Christian Family!

The November request from Crisis Control Ministry is “BAKING GOODS” MEANING THINGS YOU NEED FOR BAKING. Yum, that sounds so familiar. Every magazine you pick up or in your email account, you will see all the recipes that we are being tempted with. This is the time of year when we start to think about baking those cookies, cakes and pies we want our families to
enjoy as well as gifts for neighbors and friends. Well, let me tell you the ingredients that are necessary for those delightful and delicious items will cost all of us more this year. I was astounded when I saw the price of one box of brown sugar—double from last year!  Let’s all help Crisis Control Ministry meet the needs of their clients by giving those same things we purchase for ourselves this month to them. When you are at your local grocer, do what you can to help by selecting another bag of flour, sugar or anything else that might be needed. Sharing with others is so much a part of the holiday season. I know the gifts you share will “make” the holidays for others so very special and bright!

Becky Minnix
Volunteer – Christian Action
Prayer List
Church Members 
Hance, Charlie              
Hill, Candy
Law, Myrna
Stephen, Paula
Stephen, Walker
Home-bound Members
Brown, Leona                            
Davis, Colleen                       
Dixson, Bill & Patsy      
Fox, Bob & Barbara                  
Gillespie, Joan                       
Morris, Lou            
O'Linn, Karen           
Taylor, Frances               
Ward, Lois
Family and Friends of Members
Bodford, Angie - friend of Connie Hance
Bowen, Melodie - The Bowen's daughter
Bradford, Brook - friend of Amanda Askew
Brown, Jane Wommack - widow of John Brown
Carter, Kaye - daughter of BJ Carmichael
Cejka Jr., Joseph F. - father of Rev. L Higgins
Crist, Garry - friend of Anne Hodges
Gilbert, Georgia - Cheryl Askew's mother
Glenn, Andre - son of Tom Glenn
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
McKone, Mark & Matthew - husband & son of Kim Whitt McKone
Mr. Mark- friend of Linda Bierie
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
New, Ron - brother of Sandra Sellers
Parvin, Bob & wife Debbie - former Interim Pastor
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Pruett, John - our First Christian Church violinist
Pruitt, Elaine - her brother, Hugo passed
Tedder, Lisa - grandson Christian
Teer, Catherine - mother of Cathryn Teer-Hodge
Tuttle, Jamie - friend of Gina Pruitt
Sheehan, Susan - niece of Bob Parvin
Veschio, Ralph - father of Shellie Veschio
Veschio, Randy-brother of Shellie Veschio
Weidemann, Peg - mother of B. Weidemann
Williams Family - Friends of the Askews

Military Service
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
Hance, Drew-nephew of Charlie & Connie Hance

One Nation Under God.
We pay our respects to the men and women,
along with their families, who sacrifice their freedom daily
to protect our country's freedom.
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 722-2714