G Chat September 27, 2019

 

TONIGHT – Friday night, Sept. 27,

            6:00 -7:30 pm This is Your Time!  Explore the labyrinth on your own.

            You will be provided a basic “exploration” handout for walking.

            Meet Dr. Rhodes who will be around if you have questions. 

No ticket necessary!

 

Saturday morning, Sept. 28,

            8:30 am gather for a hot and cold breakfast spread prepared just for you

            9:00 Dr. John Rhodes, Prayer Labyrinth

                        concluding with the opportunity to walk the canvas Labyrinth. 


MEET IN THE MIDDLE AT 10:00 AM IN THE SANCTUARY FOR WORSHIP AND THEN A COVERED DISH LUNCHEON AT 11:30 AM IN THE CWC.  INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!  THIS SUNDAY  – SEPT 29



 

ONE OF OUR OWN IN NEED  Mark Hanes and his family (Brenda & Ernie Hanes’ son), lost their home in this horrific fire.  The family are all fine but have lost everything.  Mark recently had surgery on his ankle and surely God helped them escape the fire.  Mark has insurance but won’t replace everything.  They have not asked for help, but friends have set up a GoFundMe account if anyone would like to help. Just click on the link below. Please keep Mark and the kids in your prayers. 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/67bn2f-helping-the-hanes?pc=fb_co_shareflow_m&rcid=r01-156893981886-d781869a41154e3d&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf%2Bshare-flow&fbclid=IwAR3l5wWnXoIXdFjZd_G-CnVqVGsKWMAz3QfvaX9pNItMTIdC5vBoaKOBvJs
 


Do you consider Cokes Chapel your home? If you said “Yes!” then this note is for you! Your faith community depends on everyone to take part – as Christians, we are called to worship, serve, give and witness for Jesus Christ.  Those four things make up how we are able to be effective and do our best for the Lord.
 
If you haven’t yet turned in your 2020 Stewardship cards, the deadline is this Sunday, Sept. 29.  Returning this information will allow us to plan better on every front.  Won’t you help make our goal of increasing participation in Stewardship 2020?
 
Please, return your cards to the box marked with the logo, or drop off at the office.  Thank you for being the church!
Peace,
 Pastor Lisa and Stewardship/Finance committees
 
HELP STOCK OUR FOOD PANTRYitems needed
peanut butter                              jelly (grape, apple)
canned meat                               canned milk
cereal/oatmeal                            egg noodles
spaghetti sauce                          tomato sauce
canned fruit                                 canned peas
bag rice                                       dry beans
 
Thank you to all who have already helped restock our pantry! We have had 4 guests in the last few weeks!
 


A Reflection on Our Talents


 
As I’ve listened to Pastor Lisa’s sermons these past few weeks, I have been inclined to search my heart even more than usual, meaning more than her sermons usually cause me to search my heart.
It amazes me that there is something for everyone in every one of her sermons.  And for that, we give praise to God!  Today, her sermon took me back to one of Pastor John’s Disciple Bible Studies in which he asked each of us to share with the class what we felt our unique Gift or Talent is.  Now think about that.  Most of us, on the spur of the moment, would say we really don’t have any talent.  But truthfully, each person does have something special.
As we prayerfully search our hearts during this season of Stewardship, let us thank God for all we have and all Cokes Chapel is able to do with our monetary offerings, our special Gifts, and our Talents.  Remember the loaves of bread and the fish mentioned in John 6: 1-13? Whatever we have: earthly riches, a special gift of doing a certain thing, or being a certain way unique unto yourself, a special ability, like loving Math or English, or cooking, nurturing, entertaining, speaking, hugging, singing, teaching, praying…  the list goes on and on.  Whatever we have is from God, and whatever we give, God will multiply like the loaves and fish and use it to grow His Kingdom.  Whatever we give, we give knowing God will bless us abundantly if we give from the heart and out of love for Him.
    
Margie Jones


October 6th – 120/60? Check your blood pressure. Stop by the Sacristy/Worship Room off the Sanctuary between 10:10 to 10:50 am and let one of our caring nurses check your BP.  Cokes cares about you! Questions? Speak to Pastor Lisa, Elaine Lassetter, Karen Seyler, or Ann Navin.

 


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