But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
– 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)
It was good to have Amber Gulilat with us again on Sunday. She is a daughter of Robert and Jana Lee and was visiting from Oklahoma City. If you are our guest, we are delighted you chose to worship with us today.
GUEST SPEAKER OCTOBER 20
Walter Williams, Director of Capital Advancement for Mountain States Children’s Home, will be our speaker next week. He spoke for us once before, back in 2015.
MOUNTAIN STATES FUNDRAISER
We thank all who plan to attend the fundraiser for the Mountain States this Saturday evening. The activities begin at 5:30 PM. Please wear semi-formal attire. See Rick Srikijkarn or Bob Rossow if you have any questions. More info is on the bulletin board.
Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday, October 19th, in the fellowship room from 8:30 to 10:00. Please let Ron Andrews know if you can bring something to help with the meal. The study and discussion will focus on the teaching by Kenny Luck on how Christian men can help each other be better servants of the Lord.
– October Leaders Meeting is canceled.
CHRISTIAN RELIEF FUND
A note and drawings from Felix David Sanchez, the boy we support through CRF, is on the bulletin board. Also posted is the latest CRF newsletter, which describes short-term mission opportunities through CRF.
Jana Thompson has given a thank you card to the church expressing her appreciation for the thoughts and prayers expressed on her behalf following her recent hand surgery. Jana believes the church here has made a very positive difference for her while recuperating from her operation.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It’s time to begin packing our shoe-boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We have 35 OCC boxes and starter toys, as well as supplies. Please feel free to use these boxes or your own. Boxes will be delivered to OCC in November.
We express condolences to Karl Sims and his family. Karl’s sister, Valerie Morris, passed away October 3, from cancer. Robin Blackmon, Ricky Jones’ fiancée, surgery on her hand last Wednesday. Recuperation is going well. Deby Mahony recently completed physical therapy on her foot. Carah Barnes continues doing well after her liver transplant surgery.
ONGOING PRAYER CONCERNS
Please continue in prayer for these loved ones and their various needs:
• Katrina Gallo, Sally McCleary, Anna Dvoracek, Betty Fox, Danielle Fisher, Christina Thompson, LaDaris Greer, and Faye Young.
• Our loved ones in the armed forces and law enforcement and their families: Anthony Patterson, Paul Germany, and Lawrence Hilton.
First Peter 2:4-12 describes the magnificent spiritual temple that God is building today, all based on the cornerstone, our savior Jesus Christ. These verses also describe who we are as God’s people, proclaiming the greatness of God to the world. Knowing who we are making a difference in how we live.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
One of the most important ways God transforms us more into the likeness of Jesus Christ is by breaking the cycle of helplessness we experience in our battle with sin. This Wednesday night we will be looking at Romans 7:13-8:13 to see how God brings the victory of the Spirit over the flesh.