Archive | September 2014

Whose Child is This?

nick 9-2014Nick Humphries, JCC’s Kids’ Ministry pastor, brought a sobering, thought provoking message about the desperate need for ministry to kids in our community, and our responsibility as Christ Followers to be a part of meeting this need. Click on the arrow to listen.

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Here is the PowerPoint that went along with Nick’s message if you would like to take a look at it. Nick’s Presentation 9 28 14

 

 

Here is the bulletin for this week. Thank you to Vanda who has taken over the task or producing the bulletin each week.

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Bobby FLores’ memorial service followed the AM worship service. We will try to get some pictures up at a later date. Thank you to everyone who attended the service.

 

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Never Ever

your worthToday’s devotional by Holley Gerth reminds us that God will not give up on us. Read on and be encouraged.

 

We all mess up. We all fall short. We all wish we could be a little bit better. And when that happens, we wonder if God still really wants to use us. People comment on our strengths or what they admire about us and we think, “Oh, if you only knew what I’m like in my worst moments.”

But here’s the reality: God does know you in your worst moments. He knows all the things hidden in your heart. He knows what you hide even from yourself. And he picked you anyway.

When he came up with his purpose for your life and formed a plan for what you would do on earth, he knew you would have struggles. Your shortcomings are not a surprise to him, and they’re not going to disqualify you from serving him. The only way that can happen is if you decide you won’t receive his grace.

As long as you are on this earth, you will be imperfect. And if you tell yourself you have to have it all together before God can use you, then you will wait the rest of your life. When you mess up, make it right. Then press ahead into all God has for you anyway.

You can’t disappoint God, because disappointment is about expectations. And expectations are about an unknown future. But God already knows everything, so he doesn’t have expectations. Past, present, and future are all equally real to him.

Disappointment is a distinctly human experience. So while the enemy tries to whisper, “You’ve disappointed God,” your heavenly Father is saying, “I already knew that was in your heart. Now that it’s come to the surface, let’s deal with it and move forward together.”

We all need grace. We all need forgiveness. We all need a second chance (and a third, a fourth, and more). That’s why we have Jesus.

God gave up his Son for you.

And he’s never giving up on you.

(c) 2014 Holley Gerth Used with Permission http://holleygerth.com/never-ever/

 

 

Friday Night at the Movies

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It’s Coffee Time Again

apple-cider2The Coffeehouse will be back on line Sunday, October 5th at 5 PM. Don’t miss this relaxing, fun evening of music, fellowship, and, of course, lots and lots of coffee. If you don’t like coffee come anyway and enjoy the other hot beverages available. You don’t have to be a JCC regular to attend; everyone is welcome. JCCers bring your favorite snack and some friends and join us for the evening.

Clean Team Extreme

hand cleanAll hands on deck for a clean team extreme work day. It’s fall time again, and time to prepare the church building for winter. We’re going to meet Saturday, September 27th from 9:30 AM to noon and give the JCC building the deep clean treatment. Pastor Marlan will have a list ready and everyone gets to pick their favorite job, so get there early to have first dibs. The more hands we have working on the job the faster we will finish up so come on over. Please plan on coming out to help even if you are unable to stay the whole time. Thank you!

JCC’s 13th Anniversary

Happy Birthday, JCC! Pastor Ruth brought a message Sunday morning highlighting what God has done, what He’s doing now, and what the JCC family is looking forward to in the future. Following the service the family celebrated the occasion with a birthday cake. Click on the arrow below to listen to the message.

 

 

Here’s the bulletin for this weekend 9-21-2014 bulletin final

 

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