The Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, All Saints Day-November 6, 2016

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Job 19:23-27; Psalm 145; I Corinthians 15:35-58; John 5:24-29

Message:  "Christian Clinches, Pt. 8:  Heaven Gained Another Angel"

Announcements

  • The Loose Offering today, November 6 will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee collected items for Operation Christmas Child.  Today, November 6 during worship the boxes will be blessed before they are sent on their way.

  • Today, November 6 all money, reservations and unsold tickets must be returned to Roberta Gibson for the Ham Loaf Dinner.  Our Ham Loaf Dinner will be held this Saturday, November 12 from 5-7 pm.  Everyone’s help and efforts are needed to make this a success.  All donations (Accept pies and cakes) need to be here by this Thursday, November 10.  The proceeds of the dinner will benefit the General Fund.

  • The Tom Walker Family concert is this evening, November 6, 7 pm at the Church.  This New Castle, PA based family group is uniquely different. Though, they love and sing the rich southern gospel style, they have never had any connection to the South, where this wonderful music originated. Another unique difference between The Tom Walker Family and most other southern gospel groups is that, they cannot refer back to the specific point in time when it all began. It seems they gradually and progressively evolved into their present ministry form.  Tom, the father and group manager, says, “I guess I’m the one responsible for getting it all started.” Tom began singing southern gospel music at age seventeen with the Colporteurs Quartet, another family group, comprised of; Tom, Ted Walker, his brother, Susie Moss, his sister, and his two cousins; Jack Allison and Marilyn Leasure.  After nearly twelve years Tom left the Colporteurs and was joined by his wife, Linda, to form a contemporary gospel duet. For a number of years they enjoyed the blessings of the Lord on this ministry. In time they were joined by their three children; Michelle Huff, Melinda Krotky, and Tom Walker, and at this time they returned to the southern gospel style they love so much. 

  • Deacons will meet Monday, November 7 at 6 pm.

  • Session will meet Monday, November 7 at 7 pm.

  • The church offices will be closed on Friday, November 11.  The offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 15.  Beth Ann will work on Tuesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 10.  Any information needed to be included in Sunday, November 13 bulletin must be turned into the office by no later than 9:30 am on Thursday, November 10.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, November 12, 11 am at MOCO House.

  • The deadline to submit information for the December 2016 newsletter is next Sunday, November 13. The December 2016 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, November 27.

  • The Evangelism are selling candles for the Christmas Season as a fundraising to help cover mission donations and projects.  The 8 oz. candles are from Adam’s Creek Candles.  Extra order forms are available on the candle table.  The deadline to place your order is next Sunday, November 13.  The candle orders can be picked up at the church on Sunday, December 4. 

  • Next Sunday, November 13 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Soup and Crackers or any other nonperishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Monday, November 21, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.   

  • Project HOPE Christmas Project:  There is 56 families in the Mohawk area who will be receiving joy this season from HOPE.  Ruth Ann Herman is willing to do the shopping and wrapping for her families, but we need to money for these gifts.  Please give your monetary donation to Ruth Ann Herman in November so she has lots of time to shop and have items ready to give her families on December 10.

  • Project HOPE is also asking for donations of all sizes of hats, gloves, and mittens.  A tree is placed in the Narthex for these items until Sunday, December 4.  Your donations will be given to the families in need.

  • Mt. Jackson Church Fall Bible study on Sunday’s-11/6, and 11/20 from 6 pm-7:30 pm.  They will do a series on:  The Reason for God.  How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why does he allow suffering? Can one religion be right and others wrong? We will affirm that our Christian faith is a sound rational belief as we tackle these questions and others.

  • Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday:  The church offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.