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G-Chat – August 31, 2016

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justree [Converted]
 
 
Join Pastor Lisa for a 2 evening class,
Sunday, September 11 and 18th from 4-6 pm
in the Contemporary Worship Center. Learn Methodist history, a little bit about John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, some history and policy, and ways that Cokes Chapel is living out the commission to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Each week, our leadership will join us to share about their area of ministry so you can begin to discern the way that you can connect.

Following this class, we will have a “Joining Sunday” on September 25 for those who are ready to make a commitment to serving Christ through Cokes. Members are also welcome to sit in and learn too!

Please notify Barbara or Pastor Lisa at the church office, office@cokeschapel.org so that we have enough printed materials for everyone. See you there!
 

We are LOOKING FOR a few good VOLUNTEERS!

The 11:00 Worship service needs Sound Technicians with experience for stage set-up and running of sound during rehearsal and the church service, including

-A knowledge (or willingness to learn) of the mixing/EQ process -knowledge of sound equipment (what is needed and how to set up)

Morning tasks include:

-pre- check equipment to assure all is working properly before

worship & able change out as necessary

-knowledge of live streaming helpful

Contact : megcmcmullan@gmail.com
 

Live Streaming

We’re now streaming the 11 contemporary service. The link will be on our FB page and website. But for ease of use, here it is as well:

 

 
SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday Night Supper
Wednesday, September 14th
5:30 to 7pm in Fellowship Hall
Watch for tickets!
 

 
Shepherd’s Pantry can use the following items:
 
Egg noodles
Crackers
Cereal
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables 
 
Thank you!
 

 
The church office will be closed on Monday, September 5th due to the Labor Day holiday.  Everyone have a fun and safe weekend!


G-Chat – August 24, 2016

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 We are LOOKING FOR a few good VOLUNTEERS!

The 11:00 Worship service needs Sound Technicians with experience for stage set-up and running of sound during rehearsal and the church  service, including 

-A knowledge (or willingness to learn) of the mixing/EQ process 

-knowledge of sound equipment (what is needed and how to set up) 

Morning tasks include: 

-pre- check equipment to assure all is working properly before worship & able change out as necessary 

-knowledge of live streaming helpful


YOUTH  FEAST & FUN

The church family is hosting a game and cookout for our youth today, Sunday, August 28th at 6:00.  We’ll have a great meal and some really fun games.  An evening planned just for our youth!

BIBLE STUDY CLASS

A Bible Study group will begin meeting Thursday, September 8th in the evenings at the Youth House!  The group is studying the book of John.  Don Harman is the leader of this group and invites everyone who might be interested to attend.  For additional information, contact drharman@live.com

An article from the North Georgia Conference —

 

Victories Piling Up

By Doug Thrasher

I attended worship at Little River UMC recently to visit with one of our new pastors in the District, Dr. Gale Siebert.

They were serving Holy Communion that day and in her homily Gale spoke to the scripture, “Come to me all you (as opposed to the Southern “all y’all”) who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:29) She also spoke a little regarding the phrase, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:30) I really appreciated her pastoral preaching and truly felt as if I had come to the person, Jesus, in whom I could find rest for my soul. (Yes, DSs have souls.)

But, what arrested me and got me to pondering while Communion was being served was the next verse: “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:31)

I found myself thinking about the yoke. A yoke is usually a wooden instrument that joins two oxen or horses together in order for them to work in tandem to accomplish some task that an animal would not normally do by itself. Here, Jesus says to us to take His yoke upon us, which means to me that Christians are to take the second side of the yoke, Christ being in the other side. It means that we are doing a work in tandem with Jesus, our strength and His strength together, to accomplish a task that we would not normally do by ourselves — make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

But, here’s the kicker. We’re not supposed to do this work by ourselves. We are yoked to Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

I played Church League Basketball for many years. One year, we had two guys who were each 6’7” or taller that joined the church and played for our team. We went undefeated that year. I also learned something — basketball is a different game when you’ve got the big men on your team.

In Jesus Christ we are yoked to the “Big Man.” He makes it easy. He makes the burden light. We simply need to work beside Him, and we’ll see the victories piling up!

Rev. Doug Thrasher is District Superintendent of the Atlanta Roswell District. You may contact him at doug.thrasher@ngumc.net.