January 3, 2019
- WEEKLY NEWSLETTER -
As We Prepare For The
Epiphany Sunday
May our ministries bring the new life that you
intend for all people. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen
Happy New Year! It’s the beginning of another year, but Christmas ISN’T over yet! This Sunday, January 6 th  is Epiphany, the last of the twelve days of Christmas. On Epiphany we celebrate the visit of the Magi (aka the Wise Men) to the Christ child. It’s a familiar story about foreign visitors from the East who follow a star in search of the baby who is born King of the Jews. It’s about God’s revelation to the gentiles. There is dangerous political intrigue and a fearful king Herod who seeks to kill the baby Jesus.
Could be a modern day drama! 
I would love to see you on Sunday, as we unpack the scripture and see what lessons we can learn from these long ago travelers.

Blessings,


Please be sure to scroll down and
check out the
Who?, What?, When? & Where?
on both the inside and outside of our church.
Anyone is welcome to come join the team!
Reminder
If you purchased a poinsettia in honor or in memory of someone you may take your poinsettia home.

Getting Connected
How can the church help you accomplish your goals for 2019? Do you have ideas forasermonseries,smallgrouporservice/missionproject? Areyouinterestedin joining a visitation team? Let’s talk about it! Contact Josh Smouse- email: jsmouse@me.com or call/text: 712-790-0682 
Prayer Groups

Thomas Rest Haven - Mondays, 10:30am
Wesley Room - Mondays, 3:00pm
January 7th & 21st
Doris Meshek's - Thursdays, 12:00pm
Parents, Grandparents, Congregation Members, etc.
We are looking 1 "Shepherd" (helper) each week to rotate helping with Dynamite Disciples on each Wednesday through the church school year.
Click this link for dates for the extra helper sign-up. click here
Email: mandy.smouse@coonrapidsmethodistchurch.org Call/Text: 712.790.9020

All Wednesday Evening Youth Ministry Classes Are on Break Until
January 9th!

See you next Wednesday at 5:15 for Dynamite Disciples
and 6:30 for High School Youth Group

Dynamite Disciples Yearly Calendar - Click Here

Reminders:
-Youth should not be arriving before 5:00pm on Wednesday evenings.
-Parents please pick-up your kid(s) at 6:30 pm. The kids are in music from 6:15-6:30pm and will be dismissed after that portion of their evening with us.

Offer a friendly "Good Morning", "Welcome to Our Church" or "Happy You Could Join Us For Worship Today"...Being a Host for a Sunday simply is providing a greeting with a bulletin and helping with offering-time
please check the following links for each sign-up list

Fellowship Time: click here
Worship Hosts to Greet: click here
Acolytes: click here
Liturgists: click here
Ushers: click here

Let's start filling in the dates for 2019!
We will kick of the new year by exploring a sermon series “Questions of Faith”. Asking questions is an important part of our faith, through asking questions and faithfully looking for answers we can continue to grow in faith and understand more what we believe. We want to know what questions you have about faith, God and life so we can incorporate these into the sermon series.  Please take a moment, think about your questions you have about your faith, general and specific.  Please email your questions to the following email at  pastor@coonrapidsmethodistchurch.org   or if you would prefer to be anonymous you can write them down on the insert in the bulletin or any piece of paper and put them in the “Questions of Faith” box on the table in the back of the sanctuary. There is also the option of doing this online using Google Forms at this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/l8jwIhrQgmlZDxcD3 . You can begin submitting questions at any time.  
Prayers
Family of Maya Sadovskaya (Albina Tigges' Great-Grandma)
Family of Roland James Behle, Parents Kalie & Billy Behle (Great Nephew of Gloria Dahl)
Dean Lloyd
Polly Raasch (Megan Irlbeck’s mother)
John Richardson
Sid Franzeen (Buzz & Colleen Kinnick’s son-in-law)
Tucker Ebert (Mike and Megan Irlbeck’s nephew)
Tony Bowman (Jaxine Petty’s brother)
Jim Waters (Mary Cretsingers brother-in-law)
Charles Nepple (Glen & Janet Knight’s son-in-law)
Gage Carlson (Justin & Heather Mohr’s nephew)
Craig Wiskus (Rich & Joan Wiskus’s nephew)
Tim Welch (Madeline Boblett’s brother-in-law)
Allia Janning (Gloria Dahl’s daughter) 
Larry Taylor
Karen Colbert
Luann Headley
Linda Reis
Judy Merit
Roger Petty
Ron Brower
Sue Oliver
Rich Wiskus
Jared Smouse - AIT training at Fort Benning

Those whom are not listed here but need healing and prayers
Our Church
Our Community

TRH and Parkview Assisted Living Residents:
Merlin Sievers
Rich Wiskus
Connie McPherson
Lyle Knight
Betty Knight
Evelyn Long
Ron Barker
Sam Cretsinger
Darlene Bowman
Duane Carpenter
Bethel Carpenter

Shut-ins:
Dorothy Blanchard
Marilyn Taylor

Praises
Birth -

Baptisms-

Joys -
Tucker Ebert is doing better, his recent cardiac episodes have self-correct with no need for further medical intervention.

Submit Prayer or Praise List Request (please include name and relevent information)
Prayer requests will be listed for 30 days unless
asked to keep on the list due to other reasons.
You may submit requests or changes to Pastor Joyce or Mandy Smouse. 
This Week's
Birthdays
6 Ana Gudahl
McKenna Lewis
7 Betty Christensen
8 Juanita O’Tool
Landon Rohrbeck
10 Lee Boeke
John Richardson
Joan Wiskus
11 Jason Rosenbeck
12 Sue Oliver
Jenny Rohrbeck 

Anniversaries

Worship Service
Sundays at
10:30 am
119 4th Ave., Coon Rapids