February 7, 2019
- WEEKLY NEWSLETTER -
As We Prepare For The
The Fifth 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
We can be a person of faith, we can go to church and we can know the Bible frontwards and backwards BUT if we aren’t able to translate our faith into real life, what difference does it really make?
If we say we are a follower of Jesus, but we live like we aren’t, what does that say to the world around us? 
This week we are continuing our sermon series on Questions of Faith. Several questions I received had to do with faith and real life. Questions like:
·           Does technology jeopardize how we connect with our faith and beliefs? 
·           Can we be good Christians even though we use apps instead of the Bible?
·           How can one live the Christian life without being judgmental?
·           I know I’m supposed to forgive, but what if I can’t
·           Why does it matter if Christians go to church? Is there a reason you can’t just be a Christian at home?
Thank you for the great questions! I hope to see you in church Sunday, as we tackle the questions about how our faith matters in our daily, walking around lives. In the meantime, try and stay warm!
Blessings,
Are you getting notifications for the cancel of church activities? Do you want meeting reminders? If so please take a moment and look at the below file and sign-up for any "group(s)" that you belong to.
Click HERE
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Tuesday, March 5 th —5:00-6:30 pm Check out the signup sheet to donate items and/or time to help make this meal a success. 


Please be sure to scroll down
and check out the
Who?, What?, When? & Where?
on both the inside and outside
of our church.




Donated items should be clearly marked as to what the items are, for example type of bread, muffins, pies...
Sonshine Singers
Peggy Wiemers belongs to an Interdenominational choir that will preform in February:
14 th at 7:00 p.m.,
15 th at 7:00 p.m. &
16 th at 2:00 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 127 North 10 th St., Fort Dodge.
check them out on Facebook- click here
If you would like to recieve your church giving statements via email place send Mandy and email stating: Please send my giving statements to my email address.

Mandy's Email

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)
This crazy cold, snowy and icy weather has caused us to miss two weeks in a row! Hopefully next week we can get back on schedule! Think warm thoughts!

The Dynamite Disciples will sing and play bells again on Sunday, February 24th during worship, so save that date; we would love to have all the kids and families at worship, that can make it!

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.
March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 10, 17 are open for helpers to join us!
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 will soon finish up their rotation: The Fruits of the Spirit theme, where they 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.

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

Ron Brower
Charles Nepple (Glen & Janet Knight’s son-in-law)
Allia Janning (Gloria Dahl’s daughter)
Karen Colbert
Luann Headley
Sue Oliver
Rich Wiskus
Bill & Katherine Howell - mission trip
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
Marilyn Taylor
Bethel Carpenter

Shut-ins:
Dorothy Blanchard

Praises
Birth -

Baptisms-

Joys -

(please include name and relevent information)
Prayer requests will be listed for 2 weeks 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
8 Stacy Muench
13 Joe Posada


Anniversaries


Tuesday, February 19th 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Worship Service
Sundays at
10:30 am
119 4th Ave., Coon Rapids