Last Sunday we launched a new sermon series from the Book of Daniel called “Calm Courage in Chaotic Times.” I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that times are chaotic right now. With all the confusion and frustration, we can very easily lose sight on what it important. God is still sovereign, and nothing takes Him by surprise. As Christians, it takes wisdom and courage to live out Christian convictions, and we can take comfort that we serve the all-powerful God who gives the wisdom and courage to live faithfully as exiles.
COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH
We are planning on having a Covenant Members’ Meeting right after the worship gathering on January 24th. If you are a covenant member, please prioritize attending as we will be affirming new members and discussing some important upcoming events. If you are sick or unable to attend the meeting, you can join via Zoom (PW: 2020) by clicking on the button below.
THEOLOGY FOR BREAKFAST
We are starting another round of Theology For Breakfast beginning February 2nd. We will meet every other Tuesday for 12 weeks (so 6 meetings total) at 6:30am on Zoom. Theology For Breakfast is a class open to men and women who want to know God more deeply. it will be a combination of lecture and discussion class based on the weekly work that people will do (yes, there will be homework).
CHURCH DISAGREEMENTS ARE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOVE: A WORD ON MASKS
We have now been meeting indoors together at the YMCA for three months. During that time, it has become obvious that the virus has become prevalent in our area, with more than a few in our church having become sick, and all of us knowing people who have been sick or even died. As your pastors, we continue to have conversations about our approach to this pandemic, and to listen to the various perspectives of those in our church. We believe it is time for an update…
DEFIANCE UNITED PRAYER
Our church has been participating in 21 Days of Fasting, which culminates in a prayer gathering with other evangelical churches in Defiance, called “Defiance United Prayer.” This event will be hosted at Xperience Church (1500 N Clinton St Suite 3, Defiance, OH 43512) at 6:30pm. As it seems like the rest of the world is dividing, this will be a time to come together with other churches in Defiance as an expression of unity to pray. Due to social distancing and seating limitations, you will need to register in advance. Registration is FREE. Childcare will be available for children through Kindergarten.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUEST:
Lihn Pham – This is the wife of Victor Pham, our Commons neighbor and VIP Nails owner. On Christmas evening she had a double brain aneurysm. She has had multiple surgeries and is still in a coma. Pray that the Lord will wake her up from the coma, restore her to complete health, and strengthen Victor’s faith and reliance on Jesus.
Sick/Surgery – Rex Wreede, Maya Hogan and Mary Hoffman are still recovering from recent surgeries. Please pray for continued healing and strength.
Lina Avila (girlfriend of Tim and Marie Cantu’s son) – having preventative surgery for cancer in January.
If you need prayer for anything, we would love to pray for you. Click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.
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