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April 29, 2021 G Chat

 

               

   “Resurrection Appearances” sermon series     

                     Sundays through May 2

Delight in the beginning appearances Jesus had with various disciples and sometimes his adversaries.   What can we learn from these encounters?  How does Jesus appearing in our life transform our spiritual life and living the gospel message?
Join us, invite a friend and let’s enjoy our in-person worship!

                   

  Sunday, May 2nd    Sanctuary     10:00 a.m. Worship

     
           
 Luke 24: 44-49 “A Peek into God’s Plan” 

Tithes and Offerings Note:   In keeping with guidelines for safe gatherings,  a table is set up in the narthex as you enter the Sanctuary for tithes & offering.  There are two offering plates, one for communion offering and another for your tithes and offerings.
 

As of 4/28/21: Coweta County has returned to ORANGE Risk level!  This uptick of risk is a reminder not to to slack off on guidelines including sanitizing stations, no handouts, singing, limit inside time, and open doors for ventilation, weather permitting. Stay safe no matter where you are good folks!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS RESUMED

Please join us in the Worship Center at 8:40 AM

 
A Note from Pastor Lisa

Dear Cokes Family,

It takes a village.  It really does! It takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village (church) to bring about community, it takes the love of God to overcome and bring about transformation of heart, home and community.

There is another saying in church circles – “Imagine what our community look like without the presence of the church?”

Both sayings provoke awareness.  Becoming aware of “what it takes” or “how you impact your surroundings” is sometimes hard to take hold of.  Sometimes awareness comes with loss or by other means such as unexpected or even expected change.  There are vacuums left, empty spaces that cry out for attention or filling.  

Yet, change is part of life. The spaces left call our attention to what is important. Our Christian way allows us to live into the change.  Change can be embraced with faith and tempered in hope as we trust God and the Holy Spirit to work.  Deeper appreciations of what is in place become evident.  Stronger commitments can rise up to nourish and develop the good things are being done for the kingdom of God.  New things come about as we lean into the Holy Spirit.

As I prepare to retire, my “awareness antennae” is up.  I am aware of this bittersweet time personally and professionally.  Sweet, because now my time will be focused on Jack, mom, our children and grandchildren.  Sweet, to think of slowing down a bit, enjoying some hobbies and maybe a bit of travel?  Bitter, because I see the impact of pandemic and the weariness we have with the continued responsibility to be safe for one another with masks, etc..  The world is struggling with how to go forward, just as we are. My heart hurts for the church as it is yet another casualty of Covid.  Sad, for the church is not all it could be for Christ.

As we have journeyed together these last five years, I have seen your heart for God.  I pray that you take time to become aware of Cokes Chapel’s importance to community as a place that offers a place of hope, respite, encouragement and salvation.  Without Cokes, what would this community look like? Consider:  “am I a part of the transforming community that makes up this village?”. 

It has also been said that God doesn’t need you, so much as you need God.  It’s true that that God will prevail with or without you or I.  But then, is that what reflects God’s heart? There is love, community, and potential that God is waiting to bestow on you.  Just imagine.  The God of the universe knows you, your name, your gifts and potential. There is a space waiting for you at Cokes Chapel. 

Listen for how God is asking you to contribute…. and then get on with it!  I appeal to you, don’t get sidetracked with things other than bringing the Good News to the world.  Act in love. Seek peace. Resist aligning with one side or the other, one opinion or another. 

May we seat ourselves at the table of ministry in choices that build the kingdom and love one another in ways that allow us to commit with heart and action to do what is pleasing to God. Today. Tomorrow. Forever. 

Love and peace, 
Pastor Lisa

 

 

Saturday, May 1         – 8 am to 5 pm Boy Scouts projects:
                                        Fellowship Hall yard projects and Hagen Memorial fire pit
Sunday, May 2           – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 3           – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 5    – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
Saturday, May 8         – 8 am to 5 pm Boy Scouts projects:
                                        Fellowship Hall yard projects and Hagen Memorial firepit
Sunday, May 9           – Mother’s Day
                                    – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 10         – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 12   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
Sunday, May 16          – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 17          – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 19   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
                                     – 6:30 pm Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Thursday, May 20       – 10:00 am UMW Meeting – FH
Sunday, May 23          – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary – SENIOR SUNDAY
Monday, May 24         – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 26   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH

                                                   – 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting – FH
Sunday, May 30          – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 31         –  MEMORIAL DAY  – 

 

 


Caleb Earle and his wife Eva are leaving Friday to return to Italy.  Keep them in your prayers as they continue to serve God in their mission work.
Here is a parting message from Caleb:

We are very excited and blown away at how God has made a way for us to get back to Italy! We will keep you updated!  We are so thankful for Cokes Chapel!


We are busy about making a difference for our community!
We have washed the first load (of many loads!) of laundry from the Childcare Center while the kitchen and the laundry rooms are being renovated.  This will be a mighty blessing for the staff and children.  
We will meet again on May 20th at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  We will be planning the first 2021 Wednesday Evening Supper…a picnic table with all the fixings!!!!  Come join the fun, food and most of all the fellowship.
 
Please come and join us to be the hands and feet of God. 
Questions?  Contact Sherba Peek by text at (770) 253-2679.

 
 

Growing Our Faith…

Financial Snapshot for April, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783

Actual operating funds collected as of April 28th: $16,863.33

——————-
Thank you for your ongoing support of the minsitries of Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless the Lord’s work with your generosity!   

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

 
Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.
                        

The Prayer Team has returned to in-person gatherings.  We meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall.  If the Fellowship Hall is in use we will meet in the Eubanks Classroom.  Please join us!  Questions?  Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

PRAYER TEAM

Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for you. Your requests, concerns, and praises are important to us. Please let us know if you need anything or have a special prayer request. I am available and happy to pray with you by telephone or just be a listening ear. Please join us in daily praying for God to heal our world. Claim it in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for all things. Contact Debbie at DebbieCarter30263@charter.net or 678-233-4980. 
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS
Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Pastor Lisa or Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.

CURRENT
Roger Harkins
Jenni Underwood
Pastor Wayne Ellis

ONGOING PRAYERS
Mick Moore
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins extended family
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy
Kaye Beam
Elaine Lassiter
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman

Sympathy to Sandra Oliver on the death of her brother, Lamar Wilborn on Wednesday, April 28 in Panama City. 

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord of all people, of all circumstances, we come humbly to pray for this world, for the people who are struggling to live, eat and prosper.  We know that You desire good for each one of us.  Allow us to humbly take on Your mantle of love.  Help us to love, serve and bring light to the world in Your name, through Your power for your glory.  We love you Lord! Amen.


Craig and Cindy Cox would like to invite all of you to help them celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, May 22, 2021.  Drop-in will be from 11 am to 4 pm at the Cokes Chapel UMC Fellowship Hall.  See invite . . . 
 

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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April 22, 2021 G Chat

 

               

   “Resurrection Appearances” sermon series     

                     Sundays through May 2

Delight in the beginning appearances Jesus had with various disciples and sometimes his adversaries.   What can we learn from these encounters?  How does Jesus appearing in our life transform our spiritual life and living the gospel message?
Join us, invite a friend and let’s enjoy our in-person worship!

                   

  Sunday, April 25th    Sanctuary     10:00 a.m. Worship

     
               Acts 8: 26-40  “No Name, Still Known”

Tithes and Offerings Note:   In keeping with guidelines for safe gatherings,  a table is set up in the narthex as you enter the Sanctuary for tithes & offering.  There are two offering plates, one for communion offering and another for your tithes and offerings.
 

As of 4/20/21: Coweta County remains at Yellow Risk level!  This is good news.  Let’s keep on the guidelines set by Church Council including sanitizing stations, no handouts, singing, limit inside time, and open doors for ventilation, weather permitting. 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS RESUMED

Please join us in the Worship Center at 8:40 AM

 
 

 

Sunday, April 25.        – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                    – 11:15 am Trustee Meeting – FH
                                    –  4:00 pm Butterfly Garden Construction 
Wednesday, April 28  – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
                                    – 7:00 Church Council Meeting – FH
Saturday, May 1         – 8 am to 5 pm Boy Scouts projects:
                                        Fellowship Hall yard projects and Hagen Memorial fire pit
Sunday, May 2           – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 3           – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 5    – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
Saturday, May 8         – 8 am to 5 pm Boy Scouts projects:
                                        Fellowship Hall yard projects and Hagen Memorial firepit
Sunday, May 9           – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 10         – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 12   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
Sunday, May 16          – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 17          – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 19   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
                                     – 6:30 pm Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Thursday, May 20       – 10:00 am UMW Meeting – FH
Sunday, May 23          – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary – SENIOR SUNDAY
Monday, May 24         – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, May 26   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH

                                                   – 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting – FH
Sunday, May 30          – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Monday, May 31         –  MEMORIAL DAY  – 

 

 

Childcare remodeling of the kitchen and laundry starts 4/21. There will be extra equipment and a dumpster on the property for debris. The childcare will also be using the Youth House for food prep during childcare business hours. The small chest freezer from the Fellowship Hall will probably be moved to the Youth House as well. 

Boy Scouts will be working at the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, May 1st and May 8th on the Fellowship Yard Restoration Project & Hagen Memorial Fire Pit.

Trustees will be meeting on Sunday, April 25th in the Fellowship Hall following worship, 11:15.


Backpack Buddies
We are collecting Chef Boyardee Variety Packs for Backpack Buddies. You can purchase a 12-pack at Sam’s or BJ’s for about $10.  Please bring them to church and place in narthex.  If you would rather donate money to purchase the packs, please write a check to Cokes Chapel and designate for Backpack Buddies — or give check/cash to Betsy Bagley.

 

United Methodist Women met in April resulting in:

  1. The addition of two new members: Arianna Smith and Clarese Alford.  Welcome to both of these ladies.
  2. COMING SOON…the return of Wednesday Evening Suppers starting with a hotdog/hamburger picnic with all the fixings in JUNE!  Stay turned for more information at a later date.
  3. UMW ladies agreed to assist Childcare with serving lunches and helping with laundry during the laundry room and kitchen renovation beginning this week. If anyone would like to add their name to the list to help, please drop by the Childcare front office to sign-up.

Our next meeting will on May 20th at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  All ladies are welcome.  “Go forth in love and you will find your peace.”

 
 

Growing Our Faith…and    A Note from Pastor Lisa

Financial Snapshot for April, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783

Actual operating funds collected as of April 20th: $14,721.40

A Note from Pastor Lisa

Dear Cokes Family:

Last week I wrote about how our lives have been impacted by COVID.  I included an “ask” for you to review your giving to Cokes Chapel.

Talking about money is “touchy”.  We get our guard up, feel threatened, resist anyone speaking of something so personal.  Maybe that is why Jesus spoke about money so often. Did you know that “sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions. In the Gospels, an amazing one out of ten verses (288 in all) deal directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers 500 verses.” *

I think Jesus referred to treasures and storehouses because we all see money as a way to security, for provision in all times.  We spend much of our time addressing the concerns that accompany money because, well, because it makes life… better.

This is a big subject, so let me narrow it down a bit:  the Lord knows our needs, we know that God will provide and show us the way to be good stewards in every aspect of life.  I prayerfully ask you to reflect on your stewardship.  It’s between you and God.  And if you can, and feel led step up, catch up or start giving to Cokes ministry, now is a good time.  

In my heart, it’s not about what Cokes needs, so much as it is about what you have the privilege to give. All our resources come from God, don’t they?  We are just stewards of God’s goodness.

Each and every one of you has a part in the kingdom work.  You are loved!  Thank you for the many ways you generously give. 

Peace,

Lisa

“No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Luke 16: 13

*From Preachingtoday.com  

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Thank you for your ongoing support of the minsitries of Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless the Lord’s work with your generosity!   

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

 
Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.
                        

 

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, April 20, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, the Inter-generational Sunday School Class has begun meeting in-person once again!  On Sunday mornings, we are gathering before worship in the Worship Center from 8:40-9:40 AM.  Everyone is welcome! (The church’s COVID guidelines for in-person gatherings will be followed.  Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.)  This month we are exploring what it means to live into God’s call to be holy.  This coming Sunday, April 25th, we will study 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and discuss how holiness encompasses heart, mind, and body.
 
In Youth Ministry, we began construction on the Memorial Butterfly Garden for Mia Jordan.  Last Sunday the foundation was constructed for the area, which is located next to the Cokes Chapel Labyrinth.  This Sunday the youth will be planting plants for the garden.
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we seek to follow in the way of Christ!  
 
With love, 
Kim 
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)

The Prayer Team has returned to in-person gatherings.  We meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall.  If the Fellowship Hall is in use we will meet in the Eubanks Classroom.  Please join us!  Questions?  Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

PRAYER TEAM

Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for you. Your requests, concerns, and praises are important to us. Please let us know if you need anything or have a special prayer request. I am available and happy to pray with you by telephone or just be a listening ear. Please join us in daily praying for God to heal our world. Claim it in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for all things. Contact Debbie at DebbieCarter30263@charter.net or 678-233-4980. 
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS
Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Pastor Lisa or Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.

CURRENT
Roger Harkins
Jenni Underwood
Pastor Wayne Ellis

ONGOING PRAYERS
Mick Moore
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins extended family
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy
Kaye Beam
Elaine Lassiter
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord of all people, of all circumstances, we come humbly to pray for this world, for the people who are struggling to live, eat and prosper.  We know that You desire good for each one of us.  Allow us to humbly take on Your mantle of love.  Help us to love, serve and bring light to the world in Your name, through Your power for your glory.  We love you Lord! Amen.

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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April 15, 2021 G Chat

 

               

   “Resurrection Appearances” sermon series     

                     Sundays through May 2

Delight in the beginning appearances Jesus had with various disciples and sometimes his adversaries.   What can we learn from these encounters?  How does Jesus appearing in our life transform our spiritual life and living the gospel message?
Join us, invite a friend and let’s enjoy our in-person worship!

                   

  Sunday, April 18    Sanctuary     10:00 a.m. Worship

     
       Acts 4: 5-12  “How Jesus Resurrection Appears”

Tithes and Offerings Note:   In keeping with guidelines for safe gatherings,  a table is set up in the narthex as you enter the Sanctuary for tithes & offering.  There are two offering plates, one for communion offering and another for your tithes and offerings.
 

As of 4/15/21: Coweta County remains at Yellow Risk level!  This is good news.  Let’s keep on the guidelines set by Church Council including sanitizing stations, no handouts, singing, limit inside time, and open doors for ventilation, weather permitting. 

Video recordings will continue to be made available through G-Chat and at the website cokeschapel.org.  An apology for the Easter Sunday 10:00 worship that was delayed in being posted.  We will strive to be more timely in future postings!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS RESUMED

  Please join us in the Worship Center at 8:40 AM

 
 

 

Thursday, April 15      – 10:00 am UMW Meeting – FH
Sunday, April 18         – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                     – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                     –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 19        – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom
Wednesday, April 21  – 5:00 Prayer Team – FH
                                    – 6:30 Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Sunday, April 25.        – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                    – 11:15 am Trustee Meeting – FH
                                    –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 26        – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting, Zoom 
Wednesday, April 28  – 5:00 Prayer Team – FH
                                    – 7:00 Church Council Meeting – FH
Saturday, May 1&8     – 8 am to 5 pm Boy Scouts projects:
                                        Fellowship Hall yard projects and Hagen Memorial fire pit

 

Childcare remodeling of the kitchen and laundry starts 4/21. There will be extra equipment and a dumpster on the property for debris. The childcare will also be using the Youth House for food prep during childcare business hours. The small chest freezer from the Fellowship Hall will probably be moved to the Youth House as well. 

Boy Scouts will be working at the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, May 1st and May 8th on the Fellowship Yard Restoration Project & Hagen Memorial Fire Pit.

Trustees will be meeting on Sunday, April 25th in the Fellowship Hall following worship, 11:15.


Backpack Buddies
We are collecting Chef Boyardee Variety Packs for Backpack Buddies. You can purchase a 12-pack at Sam’s or BJ’s for about $10.  Please bring them to church and place in narthex.  If you would rather donate money to purchase the packs, please write a check to Cokes Chapel and designate for Backpack Buddies — or give check/cash to Betsy Bagley.

Our April meeting will be Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10am in the Fellowship Hall.  

If you would like an opportunity to be the hands and feet of God, come join us on April 15 at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall for some good fellowship and planning (the rebirth of Wednesday Evening Suppers).  We also will have lunch together in a local restaurant in the area after our meeting…nothing like being around the table for  thanksgiving, fellowship and fun!
 
 

Growing Our Faith…and    A Note from Pastor Lisa

Financial Snapshot for April, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783

Actual operating funds collected as of April 7th: $12,338.40

A Note on Giving from Pastor Lisa
 

Dear Cokes family, 
Each of us has endured this long and hard journey through the pandemic in various ways.  It has affected us on every level; emotionally, physically and spiritually.  As you saw from the March offerings the giving dropped significantly from our average.  You may be financially struggling.  Your church is not yet in dire straits, however it is important that we call attention to the needs of your church home.  Throughout the pandemic Cokes was in ministry, and as we resume, we are ramping up in every way to regain footing in many areas.
Your participation in worship, mission, ministry and giving is vital to the good health and return to “normalcy” in every way.  I know you each wish that for your life and for your faith community.  Please review your giving.  If you have not been giving because you are not attending, remember that the work and ministry keeps on, and needs your support.  If you find that you need to “Catch Up”, consider that now would be a good time to do so.  Most of all, whatever you give or do, I pray that you will do it with a joyful heart!  We are blessed to be stewards for the God of resurrection and new life!  We are Easter people!  
Love Pastor Lisa
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” Matthew 10: 8

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Thank you for your ongoing support of the minsitries of Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless the Lord’s work with your generosity!   

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

 
Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.
                        

 

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, April 14, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, the Inter-generational Sunday School Class has begun meeting in-person once again!  On Sunday mornings, we are gathering before worship in the Worship Center from 8:40-9:40 AM.  Everyone is welcome! (The church’s COVID guidelines for in-person gatherings will be followed.  Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.) 
This month we are exploring what it means to live into God’s call to be holy.  This coming Sunday, April 18th, we will study 1 Peter 2:1-10 and discuss how to pursue holiness as God’s people, uniquely united with God.
 
In Youth Ministry, during April, we will be working on the new Butterfly Garden next to the Cokes Chapel Labyrinth.  Also, we will announce plans for our rescheduled Car Wash Fundraiser.  More information to come this month!
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we seek to follow in the way of Christ!  
 
With love, 
Kim 
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)

The Prayer Team has returned to in-person gatherings.  We meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall.  If the Fellowship Hall is in use we will meet in the Eubanks Classroom.  Please join us!  Questions?  Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

PRAYER TEAM

Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for you. Your requests, concerns, and praises are important to us. Please let us know if you need anything or have a special prayer request. I am available and happy to pray with you by telephone or just be a listening ear. Please join us in daily praying for God to heal our world. Claim it in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for all things. Contact Debbie at DebbieCarter30263@charter.net or 678-233-4980. 
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS
Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Pastor Lisa or Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.

CURRENT

ONGOING PRAYERS
Mick Moore
Mick Moore
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins extended family
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy, grandson Eric & son-in-law
Kaye Beam
Elaine Lassiter
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Pastor Wayne Ellis, Robin & Family 

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to

Howard and Margie Jones on the death of Howard’s brother, Walker Jones in Orange Park, FL.

the Family of Mrs. Virginia Hobby. Virginia was the neighbor and family friends of the Earle family.

May the Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory!

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord of all people, of all circumstances, we come humbly to pray for this world, for the people who are struggling to live, eat and prosper.  We know that You desire good for each one of us.  Allow us to humbly take on Your mantle of love.  Help us to love, serve and bring light to the world in Your name, through Your power for your glory.  We love you Lord! Amen.

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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