5th Week of October 2018
Weekly Update
It's not too late to join us for the Sacred Marriage Retreat this weekend. Our relationships with our spouse and with our God are often pushed to the back burner in the rush of life.

It may be time to invest in your relationship with your spouse and in your relationship with God. Gary Thomas shares poignant biblical insights into how our relationship with our spouse can deepen our relationship with God. If your marriage needs a refresher and your spiritual life needs a boost , don't miss this opportunity to do both. Childcare is available. Join us this Friday night, dinner will be provided.
Here is our schedule for Friday and Saturday:
November 2 & 3, 2018

Friday Nov. 2nd
5:45-6:30 p.m. : Arrival, check-in to retreat, childcare check-in, dinner

6:30 p.m.: Welcome and Prayer

6:40-7:50 p.m.:  Session One: God’s Purpose for Marriage: More Than We Imagine

7:50- 8:50 p.m.:  Session Two: The Refining Power of Marriage

Saturday Nov. 3rd
7:45-8:30 p.m. : Arrival, check into child care, full hot breakfast buffet

8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Prayer

8:40- 9:50 a.m.:  Session Three: The God Centered Spouse

9:50-10:00 a.m.: BREAK

10:00-11:15 a.m.:  Session Four: Sacred History

11:15-12:00 p.m.:  Session Five: Sexual Saints

12:00-12:45: LUNCH

12:45-1:00 p.m.:  Session Five II: individual work

1:00-2:15 p.m.:  Session Six: Marriage: The Love Laboratory

We will be meeting in the Upper Room. Reply to this e-mail to let us know you will be there.
REV. DON WISSE was hospitalized after falling twice at their home in New Jersey. He had some bleeding and stitches required. The address is The Holland Home, 151 Graham Ave., North Haledon, NJ 07508.
GAIL SCHANS had surgery on a broken wrist. She is recovering at home and improving every day.

Dolly VanPeursem took a fall this week. She did not get hurt badly and did not need to go to the hospital. Pray for strength and stability.
Eli Munoz ’s father is making great progress after his stroke. Praise God for healing and pray for continued strength.

Kevin Collins is making slow but good progress in his battle against cancer. Pray he gains his strength back.

 Continue to pray for Harvey and Gail Schans' son Josh. Josh had a good report of no growth following his MRI on the 12th. Praise God for healing and pray for continued healing.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Dolly Van Peursem and Berta Dorhout
This Sunday's message will focus on how our relationship with God impacts our work.

  • What does God intend for us in our work?
  • Are we "called" to a specific vocation?
  • Does God value different types of work more than others?
  • When we go to work on Monday do we cross a mystical line into the secular world and then on Sunday morning enter the sacred world again?
We will wrestle with these questions and more as we seek to understand God's design for the work He has given us to do.

See you Sunday! -Pastor Kris
Read I Thessalonians 4:9-12

FOOD PANTRY: There are hungry families in Lake Worth. In partnership with Restoration Bridge International, our church is opening a food pantry in the upper level of the church. Food is being delivered on Wednesdays, then organized and distributed to up to 25 qualified families on Saturday mornings from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. We need donations of plastic bags and nonperishable foods. We need people to organize food deliveries on Wednesday afternoons and volunteers to help on Saturday mornings. Sign up at the Info Desk!

BOOK CLUB: For November 11, we will be reading the “Within the Walls” trilogy by our own Stephanie Bennett. Our Christmas book exchange will be December 9. We meet at 7pm at members’ homes. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan for more details.

A NEW MEMBER’S CLASS will be held after the church service on November 11 & 18. Sign up by replying to this e-mail.

THE TUESDAY EVENING FAITH ALIVE WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday at 7 pm in the Upper Room. There is also a Thursday morning group meeting at 10 am every Thursday. Both groups will be studying Exodus.

CHURCH LIBRARY  is open every Sunday until 11:30! It's located in the hallway by the church office.

Youth Ministry meets every Sunday Night
7 pm.

Rafael (Rafi) Acosta and Bobby Justis lead our program with a mixture of fun, food and foundational truths designed to disciple the next generation.

This week Bobby Justis will lead the group in a study of God's Word.