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Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ with the Moab Community

This month, in the foyer of the church, there will be a laundry basket available for you to put in items that can be used in the upcoming Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We will be having a PACKING PARTY on Wed. November 19th. Collection Week is Monday, November 17 - Sunday November 23rd. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. here at Community Church. More info. in weekly bulletins.

Some of you may have recently noticed on Sunday mornings we have set up 4 Bistro Tables in the Breezeway. This is to invite you to come and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea/water and just have an informal time of visiting with others that come early for our Worship Services. Our Vision Team has set this up and will continue to make this happen and also do other changes to enhance our time of fellowship together. We will still have our time of Fellowship after church. A big thank you to all who are helping with this important ministry.Early Prayer is better!

Men's Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.

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EVERYONE CAN SERVE

Looking for a place to serve? We have just the spot for you! We are needing a couple more Sunday morning hostesses for our Fellowship Time. Contact the church office or Betty Drake. Thanks!

Look for opportunities to serve; don't wait to be asked!  Remember, you can serve without being a part of an "official" ministry. We all can:

  • Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
  • Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
  • Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evengelism team
  • Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.

CONNECT WITH CONNECTIONS

Many of us who love the church, have found that one of the most powerful life changing aspects of the church is being in a group of people that help and encourage us along the way. In fact most churches that are experiencing real growth have discovered that groups are really the way to help people with their spiritual journey and ministry. To this end the Vision Team has been wrestling with the best way to launch some long-term groups that are shaped and centered in encouraging each participant and educating them con-cerning the themes and message of the Bible. So we are going to begin these kinds of groups in what we have formally called for a number of years discipleship classes. We would like to recognize the function of the groups by calling them Connections. The emphasis being that of connecting with others and establishing the kind of contact that issues in accountability and its resultant fruit i.e. peace, joy, love. We expect some evolution in how these groups operate. What we do have is a beginning date: Sunday September 21st. More information will be coming up. (Watch weekly bulletins) This is going to be a significant opportunity for you and yours. It will include all ages. There will be new groups forming for those who consider themselves young adults that will be meeting at different times and perhaps in different loca-tions. If you feel disconnected this may be your time to find that connection in your church.

Jesus is Lord!@

Sunday Morning Service: Children's

· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Nursery Provided)
· 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
· 11:15 a.m. Connections

 

Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!
Jesus is Lord!

Working Pastor

I remember one of my mentor pastors telling a story about a minister that went something like this. A local pastor used to go down to the train depot and watch the trains pass through his little town. After a number of weeks of doing so, he was asked by one of his congregation that had observed this behavior why he did so. The answer is a bit catty but suggests the way he felt and the way many small town pastors probably feel. He said, “I just like to see something moving in this town that I am not pushing”.
There are lots of things happening in Moab that I am not pushing. But it does seem like whenever I write these newsletter articles that I am pushing something. It is easy to push people toward Jesus. It is not difficult at all to represent the church to everyone. But it is somewhat bothersome to be pushing church programs at people constantly. It is my responsibility to do so. I get some consolation in doing this when I realize that the programs we sponsor and promote are those that help people toward the Lord and toward each other. There isn’t the great thrill anymore of seeing “big” numbers on bulletin announcements. Not like there once was. I have come to realize that a big number attending an event is far less gratifying for me then the joy of seeing a person come to know Jesus or make a decision to hang in a hard relationship or marriage. Watching people worship and knowing they are experiencing closeness to our Lord is what makes my day. So as I push yet one more program of the church, please understand that it is not about getting programs going and successful but about seeing the lives of people nurtured and changed.
When we changed our worship time to ten o’clock years ago, I knew that it would mean that our Sunday School program would suffer. It did. I knew that when we made the decision to give our teachers a break in the summer that this too would impact our program and it did. We have remodeled our chil-dren’s church curriculum to make sure that our children get the Bible instruction that they must have. Perhaps that is enough for many of you with children. If it is that is fine with me. We do need however, more time together and more group instruction then can occur in a worship service. To this end we are praying and hoping that many of you will be open to be involved in a small group that meets to both study the Bible and to provide fellow-ship and support to one another. Two of these groups, we would like to see happen after church each Sunday. So we have both an adult study and a high school group that we hope will come to fruition. I am pushing those two groups right now. (In case you didn’t get that.) There is a children’s group that will be meeting as well during the time these other groups meet. I am asking that you consider this. Other groups will be developed through-out the year. If you have an idea for one and a few people that would like to join you, let me know and we will baptize it and get you started. For those of you who didn’t know, the Back to Church Sunday attendance was 188. Now we might need a Stay in Church Sunday to go along with it. (Always pushing)

  -PK

Jesus is Lord!
Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!

 

 

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