January 24, 2019
- WEEKLY NEWSLETTER -
As We Prepare For The
The Third Sunday After Epiphany
May our ministries bring the new life that you
intend for all people. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen
First, I want to thank everyone for your prayers for my sister and my family. She went to be with the Lord this past Monday. Thanks also to everyone who stepped in to lead worship while I was away. It was certainly a gift to me to know everything was taken care of. 
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series called Questions of Faith. The sermons are being developed around the questions several of you submitted. This Sunday we’re going to look at faith. Our scripture comes from Hebrews 11:1-3, 6. Hebrews 11 is called the  faith  chapter in the Bible. In the church we use the word  faith  A LOT! We’re called to keep the faith, grow in our faith, bring others to faith and lean on our faith in hard times. But what are we really talking about. What is it? How do we know we have it? And if we don’t have it how do we get it? 
I hope you’ll join us this Sunday in worship as we try to tackle these and other questions. It’s going to be cold outside, but we’ll make sure it’s nice and toasty for you inside.

Blessings,


Please be sure to scroll down and
check out the
Who?, What?, When? & Where?
on both the inside and outside of our church.
The Bell Choir and Women's Vocal Choir have been active the past few months, below you can see each had the opportunity to enhance worship during the Christmas season.
If you are interested in joining either of the choirs please get in touch with Cindy Seastrom.

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
Doris Meshek's- Fridays, 11:30am
Mary Cretsinger's- February 4th, 3:00
(every other Monday)
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 .

Dynamite Disciples Yearly Calendar - Click Here

Those that signed up to bring supper treats on Wednesday
click HERE to see the dates you signed up.
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
The Dynamite Disciples are currently working with The Fruits of the Spirit theme, we are exploring how this plays into their lives today in areas such as bullying, how we should react to negative behaviors, having patience to wait turns to do something, having self-control in activities, etc. The Fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. We are talking about how we can use these positives to treat other the way we all want to be treated and how maybe we can adjust how we react to situations.
If you would like to watch the video that we opened our roation with you can find it at this link: http://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/gizmonote/g107#X
In the Bible Study rotation, the kids are going over Luke 19:1-10, and reading about Zacchaeus and how Jesus showed us how to stand up against bullying and how to fight against it. In the Craft/Activity rotation, the kids are making mini fruit pizzas and talking about the good and bad fruits of the spirt. They are also discussing times that they showed good use of the fruits of the spirt and maybe times that they need to give more thought to things when they exhibit bad fruits of the spirit. In the Games and Drama rotations the kids are interacting with each other all while building on this roation's theme.

Memory Verse for this roation is:  “ You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Mark 12:31



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!
Prayers

Family of Cheyl Mayo-Jay (Pastor Joyce's sister)
Family & Friends of Geri Rafferty
Family of Larry Taylor
Mike & Jennifer Bailey - the death of Mike's father Doug Bailey
Hope Lewis (Buzz & Colleen Kinnick's great-grandaughter)
Cohen Copher (Bill & Katherine Howell's great nephew)
Dean Lloyd
Ron Brower
Polly Raasch (Megan Irlbeck’s mother)
Sid Franzeen (Buzz & Colleen Kinnick’s son-in-law)
Tucker Ebert (Mike and Megan Irlbeck’s nephew)
Tony Bowman (Jaxine Petty’s brother)
Charles Nepple (Glen & Janet Knight’s son-in-law)
Gage Carlson (Justin & Heather Mohr’s nephew)
Tim Welch (Madeline Boblett’s brother-in-law)
Allia Janning (Gloria Dahl’s daughter)
Karen Colbert
Luann Headley
Roger Petty
Sue Oliver
Rich Wiskus

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

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

Shut-ins:
Dorothy Blanchard

Praises
Birth -

Baptisms-

Joys -

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
27 Grant Irlbeck
Mary Schwaller
28 Bethel Carpenter
30 Charlie Reiling
31 Janice Headlee
February
1 Elaine Bowman
Logan Kenyon
2 Matthew Ernst

Anniversaries


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