Central News for November 17, 2014

Central News for November 17, 2014

Our Messages
Are you a thankful person? If you aren’t, and you’re a Christian, then there’s a huge problem in your life!

Be Thankful

What’s Happening At Central Church
TruthSeekers and PrayerLife are meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM.  TruthSeekers is designed for grades K-6.  PrayerLife is for adults, we’re currently studying the Book of Daniel.

The Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30 PM

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Sunday, November 23rd following the morning worship service. Everyone is invited to stay and help!

We will not be having Wednesday evening services on November 26th

Our Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 7th at 12:15 PM

Central’s Christmas Cantata will happen on Sunday, December 14th at 11:00 AM

Central’s Annual Fellowship Meal is scheduled for Sunday, December 21st at 12:15 PM

Missionary News
Watkins Update:
Click here for the latest from Lee & Laura Watkins!

FRANCE: Praise God for the salvation of another young lady who began Bible studies after attending J’Pense in France. According to Lydie Teague, several other young people are close to making decisions. Pray each of these will understand the gospel and accept Christ as Savior. Pray for the new believers to grow strong in their faith and commitment to Jesus.

THE HANNA PROJECT: Pray for the team working with immigrants in southern France as they teach English, hold conversational English classes, teach music and computers classes, and prepare a multitude of other weekly, monthly, and seasonal events. Ask God to give strength and organizational skills to each team member. Pray for opportunities to share Truth in the midst of the ordinary business of life.

NATIONAL PASTORS: Pastors overseas face many of the same temptations pastors in the States battle. Pray for purity in theology and personal lives. Ask God to remind them He is always with them to encourage, strengthen, and provide their needs.

SOUTH KOREA: Praise God for the safe return of Clint Morgan, Jeff and Susan Turnbough, Dale Bishop, and David O. from the international missions summit in South Korea (November 4-9). Pray God will continue to give wisdom and direction as we partner with our Korean brothers to extend the gospel into hard to reach Asian countries.

BULGARIA: Praise God, Lydia Provow’s background check was processed last week. Pray for clarity and wisdom as the Provows apply for visas and begin planning to head to Bulgaria early in 2015.

FRANCE: Pray for Robert & Judy Bryan as they continue to travel and speak in Virginia. Ask God to give them safety and strength. Pray for them as they wind down their stateside ministry and prepare to return to France and to service at the St. Sébastien church. Pray for the congregation to continue to grow in faith and understanding of the Word under the interim leadership.

TRAVEL: Pray for safety as David O. travels to Central Asia to teach theology in a Bible institute. He returns November 24th. Pray for Clint Morgan and Curt Holland as they depart Monday, November 17th, for Côte d’Ivoire. Ask God to provide safety and wisdom as they meet with church leaders and return to the States on November 25th. Jeff and Susan Turnbough also leave Monday, November 17th, for Uruguay. Pray their ministry will be effective as they hold a mini-Leadership Matters Course and encourage our missionaries. They return December 3rd.

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge:
Colossians 3:1-17

Bible Memorization Challenge: Colossians 3:17 (ESV)…17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Pastor’s Note
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What a wonderful service we had yesterday! As I spent some time in the Sanctuary this morning, looking at the prayer altars covered with dozens of thanksgiving sticky notes, it’s hard to be anything but thankful. So many notes, from so many of you, scattered across the altars; each note represents something for which an individual has given thanks to God. This coming Sunday we’ll have time to write out some more thanksgiving notes. Hopefully, it will help you as you enter the week before we celebrate Thanksgiving.

By the way, I hope none of you re planning any shopping trips for Thanksgiving Day. There isn’t a deal in existence that is worth missing time with your family or friends, plus if we don’t go out on Thanksgiving Day maybe the store will get the message to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day!

We’ll be decorating the church for Christmas on Sunday afternoon, November 23rd, following the morning service. I hope you can all stay and help, so we can get the decorations up as quickly as possible.

Keep the Advisory Board in your prayers as we continue to pursue how to move forward with a desire to see Central improve its health. We are seeking God’s wisdom as well as help from trusted sources as we seek to accomplish what God desires of us. We are also busy with the year-end business affairs of the church. The Facility Board is busy, as well, as they pursue repairs to our roof, as well as the replacement of a stolen air conditioning unit.

I hope to see you in church, soon!