Worship July 31, 2022
Scripture: John 15:1-5 NRSV
Sermon: The Great I Am
One of the many, wonderful names for Jesus is the Great I Am.
Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus proclaiming Himself as such.
Think of all that Jesus is for you and rejoice.
Many names have been used when referring to Jesus and all can be found in scripture. I think my favorite is Jesus as the Great I Am. Jesus said in John’s Gospel on seven different occasions that He is the one who has done, or will do, something amazing. He said, “I am…” And the word great has been added to it to show that Jesus is indeed The Great I Am! This Sunday I will be preaching from John 15:1-5 where Jesus proclaims twice that He is the vine. He also refers to us as branches in a vineyard and how important it is for us to bear good fruit for Him. Jesus says we can do this if we abide, or remain, in Him. Since Jesus is our all in all and the reason we can live an abundant life, which leads to eternal life, then what does that make me and you? We also can say, “I am…” when we describe who Jesus is to us. Jesus IS all the world to us! How do YOU describe Him?
Remember, God loves you and so do I.

Pastor Eddie
Anyone interested in music is invited to the Music Ministry Kick-off event.
Snacks and music opportunities provided. See you there!
Contact Scott Keesey for more information - scott@norcrossfirst.org!
Circle of Peace Meeting

The Circle of Peace will meet at Mary Shiels' home at 11:00am on Tuesday, 8/09/2022. Call Mary at 770-778-3804 for directions. 
Start the Fall by joining our monthly group. All ladies of the church are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 
Come Join the Fun!

We are still in need of a few people to join us on our trip to Memphis September 26 - 30. You do not have to be 65 to join - we have several "younger" folks going with us. If the cost is the problem, please get in touch with Beverly Roylston - 770-402-3652 or bevroy50@yahoo.com.   
Help our Brothers and Sisters in Ukraine!
Gifts to support humanitarian needs for those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries can be made through UMCOR international disaster response.
Preschool Registration is open for 2022-23 School Year!
Tell your friends, families, neighbors, co-workers...Whoever has preschool aged children! Norcross First's Preschool is registering for the 2022-2023 school year!
Email preschool@norcrossfirst.org to register!
We are also hiring Preschool teachers for the fall!
If you have a heart for little ones, this job is for you!
NORCROSS FIRST UMC PRESCHOOL hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 - 1:30.
We generally follow the Gwinnett County School calendar, Sept-May.
Email preschool@norcrossfirst.org to inquire!
Adult Sunday School Offerings
WEEKDAY DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

JOY Bible Study will resume August 3 at 10:00AM in the Fellowship Hall followed by lunch at a local restaurant. The study will be Colossians, using The Seedbed Daily Text "The Domino Effect" by J.D. Walt. Interested ladies please contact Bobbye Raye Kennison for more information.
Weekly Men’s Study

The Men's Bible Study will resume their weekly study schedule at Berkeley Hills CC on August 4 at 11:45am.

Contact Tom Waits –waitsengrg@charter.net - for more information.
There is Power in Prayer!
We want to pray for you and your concerns and needs, and invite you to pray as well! If you would like to receive a weekly prayer list, or be included in the prayer email chain, please email prayers@norcrossfirst.org 
These requests can be private, shared only with the Pastor/staff, or public, shared with pray-ers within our congregation.
Articles and Announcements
Submission of articles and announcements for the weekly newsletter and bulletin must be received by Noon Monday weekly. Email Andie Ashe: communications@norcrossfirst.org
Contact Nancy Garrison in the Church Office with financial inquiries – 
nancy@norcrossfirst.org or 770-448-4142 x114
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