Lord, Change My Attitude!

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 9.08.57 AMLearning to love to live in the reality of God enables us to live hopefully, at all times. However, there are enemies that must be fought. One of those is our attitude. In our new 7-part sermon series, we will compare and examine our attitudes from the examples of the people of Israel in book of Numbers.

April 12 – The Battle against Living in Joy

April 19 – Replacing a Complaining Attitude with a Heart of Gratitude

April 26 – Replacing a Covetous Attitude with a Heart of Contentment

May 3 – Replacing a Critical Attitude with a Heart of Love

May 10 – Replacing a Doubting Attitude with a Heart of Faith

May 17 – Replacing a Rebellious Attitude with a Heart of Submission

May 24 – The Victory Found in Living with Joy

As our journey begins, we need to deal with five questions:

Are you open to considering what the Lord has to say about changing your attitude?

Are you willing to be changed?

Are you willing to change your attitude ?

Are you willing to focus exclusively on your attitude?

Are you willing to go after this change of attitude with urgency?

Our Lord is so ready to change our hearts if we will stop resisting and start submitting. Don’t you wonder what He would like to do? Let’s find out!

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Easter Celebration

How exciting to see Easter coming! For the believer, what more can give us hope than our resurrected Lord? This year, we are honored to have Rabbi Rod Meyers (former Cookson staff member), an evangelical rabbi (who lives in WA) as our guest throughout the weekend.

Good Friday Evening Service (5:00-6:00)

Rabbi Meyers will present The Upper Room: Our Feast of Redemption focusing on the significance of Passover, communion and the upper room from Luke 22:14-20. In addition to the lesson, we will sing wonderful songs focused on the cross and then participate in communion and have a time of prayer.

Easter morning (9:15-11:45)

During the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15), you are invited to a pancake breakfast hosted by our Board. Menu includes sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and pancakes. During this time, there will be a special story telling time with Mary Ellen Wilkinson.

The main worship service (10:30-11:45) Rabbi Meyers will be preaching a message entitled, The Story in the Garden from John 20. The focus of the story is Jesus being our First Fruit and the power of resurrection. There will be no evening events.

Can there be any more important and wonderful time for the Christian than Easter? Bring your friends to each event and let’s pray for the transforming work of the resurrected Christ to change every one of our hearts!

 
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Seek God for the City 2015

Click on this link for information about this year’s Seek God for the City. Spend 40 days leading up to Palm Sunday to specifically pray for our city. Books will be available for those who prefer hard copies. Apps for mobile devices is available for those who prefer that tool.

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Some helpful features of Seek God For The City 2015

Strengthens what you are already doing. No complicated program to organize or meetings to schedule.

Unites prayer throughout your church. An attractive, easy-to-use tool that can help unite prayers between many churches throughout an entire community.

Lifts prayer from private or trivial matters. Helps your people learn to pray for what matters most by directing attention toward what God is doing in the lives of people throughout your community.

Builds the confidence of everyday believers to help them pray with clarity, authority and relevance as they learn to pray in keeping with scripture. Involves everyone in your church family, not just a “prayerful elite.”

Opens a great way to pray toward Easter. For those of liturgical streams, it augments the Lenten season with a marvelous blend of repentance and intercessory hope. Those of other streams find that it lifts attention toward Christ’s visitation at Palm Sunday. The calendar concludes on Palm Sunday, leaving everyone prepared for Easter week without crowding the schedule with extra activity.

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“Releasing the Past: 
Opening Heart and Hands to the Healing and Blessing of the Lord”

All of us are holding onto things that must be released. For too long we have carried the shame of failure or the hurt of abandonment. We live with disabling regrets and the results of poor choices. Is there hope for healing and restoration?

During this eight-week series, through the study of several Biblical characters, we will learn what it means to fail forward, release the past and open our hands to the healing and blessing of the Lord.

Our new series includes these topics: Shame, Temptation, Darkness, Regrets, Abandonment, Choices, Loss and Restoration.

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Advent Grace

carols-by-candlelight-landscape-10715The season of advent is here. What a glorious time this is for the one who knows and embraces the gift of God’s Son! And, what hope is still offered to the one who remains distant from the most amazing gift offered to man! God has sent His Son into the world!

Each Sunday morning service during the four weeks of Advent (November 30 – December 21) will feature special music celebrating the birth of Christ, Christmas meditations and readings.

Christmas Eve Service (4:30-6:00 PM)

This year we are planning an earlier service starting with refreshments at 4:30 PM in the sanctuary foyer followed by a one hour family service featuring Christmas carols, special music and the reading of the Christmas story. The service will end with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.

Special Christmas Offering

Eden Children’s Village recently lost several of their buildings through fire. Our special Christmas offering will be directed to their ministry to help rebuild some buildings which were lost. You may give throughout the month of December. Any amount would be appreciated. Thank you for your generosity.

May you and your family know the joy and peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during this Christmas season.

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Welcome back – Don and Donna Mohl

We welcome back Don and Donna Mohl! They will be our guests on August 31st at the morning service.

Potluck lunch will follow the service.

You can read about their ministry at their website. A freewill offering will be collected.

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Fresh Prayer

Fresh PrayerDon’t you want to see what God can do? Sadly, too often, we can be satisfied with what we can do for the Lord. But, God wants to give us Himself and so much more! It’s time to seek the Lord and His fullness for each other, His church and His world.

Therefore, I am inviting you to join me the first Sunday evening of each month for Fresh Prayer.

What will it be like?

We will gather for one hour from 6:00-7:00 PM. During this hour, we will read Scripture, which will guide our praying for that evening. There will be a time to quietly meditate through the Scripture, listening to the Lord. You will have the opportunity to pray as you are led of the Lord.

You will be given a prayer guide to take with you so that you can continue the pattern and focus of prayer for the entire season (summer, fall, winter, spring). Additionally, we will pray for our missionaries, ministries and other church needs.

Where will we meet?

We will gather for prayer in the Youth Room at the church. This room is closest to the north and west side parking lots. Come into the building through the northwest door.

When does it start?

Our first Fresh Prayer meeting will be August 3rd.

Can I bring friends?

Absolutely! In fact, there are many who prefer to not drive at night. Consider creating a carpool and bring others.

Can I share other prayer needs?

Yes! The guide for prayer will be flexible to allow you to share your own prayer requests.

If I cannot come, can I still get the prayer guide?

Yes. You will find a copy of Fresh Prayer in the foyer, at the prayer resource table. You can also download your own copy by clicking on this link. The summer issue is For mercy great and mighty from Jeremiah 33.

Do you have other questions? Please let Pastor Dean know by calling the church, writing a note or sending him an email (deanboyer@me.com).

Together, let’s seek the Lord and trust Him to do what only He can do! After all, isn’t that the bottom line to what we truly want? Let’s pray together!

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