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G Chat April 8, 2021

 

               

    Sunday, April 11    Sanctuary     10:00 a.m. Worship
 

             John 20: 19-31  “Lock the Door!  I Am Afraid”

     
NOTE:  We will have a table set up in the back of the Sanctuary for tithes & offering.  There will be a plate for communion offering and a separate plate for your tithes and offerings.
 

Coweta County is now in the 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

 

New Series Starting April 11th – “Resurrection Appearances”
                 Sundays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2

                   

There is the hinge point for each of us – the point when we know the presence of the Lord, even though we can not see. 
Delight in the beginning appearances that Jesus had with various disciples, and sometimes 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 us enjoy our return to in-person worship!

 
 

 

Sunday, April 11        – 8:40 am  IN-PERSON Intergenerational Sunday School         
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Wednesday, April 14  – 5:00 Prayer Team
Thursday, April 15      – 10:00 am UMW Meeting Fellowship Hall
Sunday, April 18         – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                    –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 19        – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 21  – 5:00 Prayer Team
                                    – 6:30 Childcare Board Meeting
Sunday, April 25.        – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                    –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 26        – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 28  – 5:00 Prayer Team
                                    – 7:00 Church Council Meeting

 

 

Our church directory is now updated!  Copies have been sent by email, and distributed at church on Easter Sunday.  Additional copies will be available at church or please let Brenda know if you need a copy.  


Many people in our community are struggling with the effects of the recent tornado.  If you would still like to donate to help, please make out your check to Cokes Chapel UMC and designate it for 
Fund 3752 Newnan Area Tornado 2021.

The Outreach Team is hoping to have our Southern Picnic/Silent Auction in August.  If you have any new or like-new items you would like to donate for the auction, please let us know by contacting Betsy Bagley. (ebbagley@gmail.com
 

We want you to be aware of the provisions that your North Georgia Conference has made to ask all North Georgia UMC Churches to support the Newnan community as the community recovers from the tornado.  
The North GA Conference has set up a fund – #3752, Newnan Area Tornado 2021, which will allow the Conference to receive UMCOR emergency grant funds, as well as funding from churches that may want to give specifically to these efforts.
You may give by sending a donation as instructed below, or drop off a check at the Cokes Chapel office made out to Cokes Chapel UMC, MARKED: Fund 3752 Newnan Area Tornado 2021 and we will forward it to the North Georgia Conference.
Praying with you, Pastor Lisa and your Outreach team
 

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!
 
In addition to our monthly giving to various organizations, UMW voted to contribute $100 to UMCOR (the Methodist relief response to the tornadoes in the Newnan area).
 
We have completed the annual planting of flowers in the front of the church.  We had about 6-8 individuals helping including Mike Cunningham, Paul Snyder and Earl Bagley (Earl re-made the beautiful bird feeder in the front of the church).  A big thank you to all of you.
 

 

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of March 31st: $13,422.28

Financial Snapshot for April, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783
Actual operating funds collected as of April 7th: $7,563.40

Matthew 6:25-34  NIV
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Thank you for supporting Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless us 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 7, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, the Inter-generational Sunday School Class will resume meeting in-person this Sunday morning, April 11th.  We will gather before worship in the After-School Room of the Childcare 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 will begin a unit exploring what it means to live into God’s call to be holy.  This Sunday, we will study Leviticus 19:2 and discuss how holiness is not about moral perfection, but rather about being uniquely united with God.
 
Our youth are on Spring Break this week!  Upon their return, 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
Mick Moore
Walter Jones, brother of Howard Jones
Roger Harkins

ONGOING PRAYERS
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Stephanie (friend of Floyd Collins)
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins extended family
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy, grandson Eric & son-in-law
Kaye Beam
Elaine Lassiter
Richard Harkins (brother of Roger Harkins)
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 

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord, as we follow your journey to the cross this Holy Week, we become mindful of your commitment to save us through your suffering, death, and obedience to bring humanity into a new life.  We come in humility, remembering your silence.  We remember your tears in the garden.  We approach Easter with fresh eyes as we slow down to honor each moment.  In moments of terrible suffering, we accept that you are with us in our sufferings.  Christ has bonded to all humanity with Divine love.  As Easter bursts upon the world, may we find deeper joy, more love that offers grace and spirits that that sing to Your Glory! Amen.

I would like to thank everyone for the cards, messages and beautiful flowers during the loss of my mother last week.  Your prayers, love and support mean so very much!
Much love to you all, 
Brenda Minter

 

 
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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G Chat April 1, 2021

 

                
 

    Easter Sunday, April 4     Sunrise Service   7:15 a.m. 

                                               Sanctuary           10:00 a.m.
 

Sunrise Service         John 20: 1-18 “ What do We See?”

10:00 a.m. Worship   Mark 16: 1-8 “A Story We Still Tell”

     
 

Flowering the Cross  see notice below!

 

Coweta County is now in the 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

 

New Series Starting April 11th – “Resurrection Appearances”
                 

Sundays, April 11th, 18th, 25th and May 2nd                    

There is the hinge point for each of us – the point when we know the presence of the Lord, even though we can not see. 
Delight in the beginning appearances that Jesus had with various disciples, and sometimes 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 us enjoy our return to in-person worship!

 
Flowering the Cross 
Everyone is invited to join in our long-standing tradition of bringing fresh flowers on Easter morning.

Come early, bring your flowers to place on the cross in the sanctuary.

We are so very excited that we will be in-person this Easter to worship our Risen Christ.  

Come and bring your flowers to adorn the cross and make this Sunday a special time of praise and rejoicing!
  

 

 

Friday, April 2      – Good Friday Service available online at cokeschapel.org
Sunday, April 4    – 7:15 am Sunrise Easter Service – IN PERSON 
                             – 10:00 am Easter Sunday Worship IN PERSON                                                                                                                                             
Monday, April 5         – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 7   – 5:00 Prayer Team – Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 11        – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School                                                             .                                         In -PERSON 
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Wednesday, April 14  – 5:00 Prayer Team
Thursday, April 15      – 10:00 am UMW Meeting Fellowship Hall
Sunday, April 18         – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                    –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 19        – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 21  – 5:00 Prayer Team
                                    – 6:30 Childcare Board Meeting
Sunday, April 25.        – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  
                                    – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                                    –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 26        – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 28  – 5:00 Prayer Team
                                    – 7:00 Church Council Meeting

 

 

Our church directory is now updated!  A current version will be sent by email, and distributed at church.

We want you to be aware of the provisions that your North Georgia Conference has made to ask all North Georgia UMC Churches to support the Newnan community as the community recovers from the tornado.  
The North GA Conference has set up a fund – #3752, Newnan Area Tornado 2021, which will allow the Conference to receive UMCOR emergency grant funds, as well as funding from churches that may want to give specifically to these efforts.
You may give by sending a donation as instructed below, or drop off a check at the Cokes Chapel office made out to Cokes Chapel UMC, MARKED: Fund 3752 Newnan Area Tornado 2021 and we will forward it to the North Georgia Conference.
Praying with you, Pastor Lisa and your Outreach team
 

On behalf of the UMW, Vivian Snyder and Sherba Peek (with help from Paul and Bill) delivered ALL the food in the “little pantry” to the fair grounds yesterday…
It took us awhile to find out where to take it because the website did not mention food.  We stopped at the police station and they said, “take it to the fairgrounds, I promise they will take it.”

UMW planted half of the flowers in the front of church on Thursday and Saturday.  It looks very good so far.  We are trying to find vinca to plant behind the begonias then lay the pine straw.  Our plan is to have the beds ready for Easter Sunday!  We are excited to return to in-person worship Sunday!  

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

   

 

Growing Our Faith…

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

Due to the absence of our Office Administrator, Brenda Minter, information will be updated next week.  See information under the Sympathy for further information.

Matthew 6:25-34  NIV
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Thank you for supporting Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless us 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,   March 31, 2021:  

In Inter-generational Ministry, we completed our Lenten Study last Sunday. The class, which gathered via Zoom on Sunday mornings throughout Lent, engaged in several weeks of personal reflection and study with the practice of forgiveness. We focused onhow forgiving others and asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christians.  Last Sunday, we studied Luke 7:36-47 and talked about concepts of reconciliation and restoration.  This Lenten journey with forgiveness has been a powerful experience of allowing God to work on our hearts as we prepare to receive the gift of Easter.

On Sunday, April 11th, the Inter-generational Sunday School Class will resume meeting in-person on Sunday mornings.  We will gather before worship in the After-School Room of the Childcare 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.)

In Youth Ministry, the Youth Car Wash that was scheduled for Saturday, March 27th was postponed due to last week’s storm damage in our community.  Please watch for a new date for the event sometime in April.   

God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we journey together, and apart!  

With love, 

Kim 

(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)

 
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
Mick Moore
Walter Jones, brother of Howard Jones
Roger Harkins

ONGOING PRAYERS
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Stephanie (friend of Floyd Collins)
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins extended family
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy, grandson Eric & son-in-law
Kaye Beam
Elaine Lassiter
Richard Harkins (brother of Roger Harkins)
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 

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord, as we follow your journey to the cross this Holy Week, we become mindful of your commitment to save us through your suffering, death, and obedience to bring humanity into a new life.  We come in humility, remembering your silence.  We remember your tears in the garden.  We approach Easter with fresh eyes as we slow down to honor each moment.  In moments of terrible suffering, we accept that you are with us in our sufferings.  Christ has bonded to all humanity with Divine love.  As Easter bursts upon the world, may we find deeper joy, more love that offers grace and spirits that that sing to Your Glory! Amen.

Sympathy to Howard and Margie Jones on the death of Howard’s brother, Walker Jones on Tuesday, March 30 in Orange Park, FL.

Sympathy to Brenda Minter, in the death of her mother, Delores Ruegge in Bern, Ohio.  Services were held on Monday, March 29, 2021.

 
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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G Chat March 25, 2021

                                                  

                                         Virtual Worship
 ** See special notice about In-Person worship below

 

Worship Service provided through G-Chat (register on website to receive this communication or visit our website cokeschapel.org

 
          Sunday, March 28, 2021
 –  Palm Sunday 

               
                  Sermon:     
“Living in the Moment”

              Scripture:     Mark 11:1-11

 

                In-Person Worship Resumes 
 

                             Easter Sunday, April 4 with

                    Sunrise Service at 7:14 a.m. followed by

                       10:00 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary!

Church Council voted to return to In-Person worship on Sunday, April 4. Below is a summary of the proposal and how we determined to return to in-person worship.

Summary of proposal to Church Council:
Status: Coweta Co. in the Orange level. 

New Variable:  as more people are vaccinated, the risk has changed. CDC’s new guidelines for fully vaccinated. following a two week period after 2nd shot, include: ability to go without a mask but are physically distanced; in public, still wear mask; adhere to other preventions, I.e.: hand washing, social distancing for high risk persons.  Avoid medium to large gatherings.  For further info: cdc.gov.

Agreed Action: begin in-person Worship with Easter Sunrise service at 7:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. blended worship in the Sanctuary.  We will still follow the guidelines set by Church Council that include sanitizing stations, no handouts, singing, etc..  We will make efforts to limit our time inside, and open doors for ventilation, weather permitting.  No singing. A worship video will be provided for the home bound. 
——
We will continue to support and reach out to those who are unable to attend in person due to various circumstances to provide worship.

 

                     

                
          New Series Starting April 11th – “Resurrection Appearances”

                    Sundays, April 11th, 18th, 25th and May 2nd

There is the hinge point for each of us – where we have known the presence of the Lord, even though we can not see.  Delight in the beginning appearances that Jesus had with various disciples, and sometimes 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 us enjoy our return to in-person worship!

 

 THIS SATURDAY . . . 
  

 

     Saturday, March 27th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

              Cokes Chapel Parking Lot

                  Only $5 per vehicle!!!

Everyone is invited to come get your car

sparkling clean while supporting our youth.

 

Saturday, March 27 – 9 am to 1 pm Youth Fundraiser Carwash
Sunday, March 28   – Virtual Worship – Palm Sunday
                                  – 9:30 am Inter-generational Sunday School via Zoom
Wednesday, March 31 – 5:00 pm Prayer Team
Friday, April 2 – 7:00 pm Good Friday Service via Zoom
Sunday, April 4 – 7:15 am Sunrise Easter Service – IN PERSON 
                           – 10:00 am Easter Sunday Worship IN PERSON in Sanctuary
Monday, April 5 – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 7 – 5:00 Prayer Team

Sunday, April 11 – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  – IN PERSON 
                           – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
Wednesday, April 14 – 5:00 Prayer Team
Thursday, April 15 – 10:00 am UMW Meeting
Sunday, April 18 – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  
                           – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                           –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 19 – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 21 – 5:00 Prayer Team
                                    – 6:30 Childcare Board Meeting
Sunday, April 25 – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School  
                           – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
                           –  TBD Butterfly Garden Construction
Monday, April 26 – 11:00 am – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 28 – 5:00 Prayer Team
                                    – 6:30 Childcare Board Meeting
                                    – 7:00 Church Council Meeting

 

 

Updates are currently being made to the church directory.  We will be emailing the final version out and will have copies to distribute at church on Easter Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to help buy gifts for Newnan Rehab and Nursing Center’s Easter party.  The activities director expressed her appreciation when we delivered over 100 little gifts to the Center. 

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

   

 

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of March 24th: $11,837.28
Donations to the Ryan T. Giles Memorial were gifted to the Cokes Chapel General Fund.  Donations received in March were $500 as of March 24, 2021

Matthew 6:25-34  NIV

Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Thank you for supporting Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless us 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, March 24, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, we are continuing our church-wide Lenten Study. The class is gathering via Zoom on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am throughout the Lenten season.  Each week, we are exploring how forgiving others and asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christians.  Last Sunday we studied Matthew 18:23-35, while focusing on the concept of offering forgiveness. We discussed what blocks us emotionally from offering forgiveness and how God will help us live into God’s expectation that we are to forgive others as we have been forgiven.  This week we will be discussing the concepts of reconciliation and restoration while studying Luke 7:36-47.
 
Coming up in Youth Ministry, this Saturday, March 27th is our Youth Fundraiser Car Wash!  Everyone is invited to drop by the church Worship Center parking lot between 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday.  Last Sunday, the youth gathered to make posters and solidify our plan for the event.  

The Car Wash is part of the Cokes Chapel “Lenten Service Journey.”  For only $5, you can get your car sparkling clean just in time for spring!  Donations are also appreciated!  Please drop by and help out our youth!
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we journey together, and apart!  
 
With love, 
Kim 
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)
 
 


 

Trustees have been busy while we have all been away since March 2020 to March 2021:
The Sanctuary roof and decking over the choir room and nursery were replaced due to a leak and the ceiling tiles were replaced. In anticipation for Easter, the carpet and pew cushions were cleaned last week by Rainbow Restoration, the pews have been polished and the burnt lightbulbs have been replaced.
      
  

The Parsonage had repairs and caulking work done to secure its doors, screens and blinds, repair appliances, and pump the septic.
  

Throughout the property, hazardous trees and limbs were cut down and removed anywhere that the roof lines were threatened, or exits were blocked, at the Parsonage and Fellowship Hall. Two downed trees were removed, one in the unknown’s cemetery and one behind the Fellowship Hall where the shed was damaged, which has also been repaired and the FH septic was pumped. Trustees have donated a new vacuum at the FH and cleaning supplies for the buildings.
The trustees held their annual Incorporation meeting in January, modified the church’s two loans by paying off the Sunday School house loan and renewing the Childcare Building loan with a Fixed 3.75% rate, fully amortized, so the church debt will be paid off, in full, in 9 years.
Coming soon, Trustees renewed their commitment to support the childcare, the largest childcare in Coweta County, by approving expansion of the laundry room and commercial upgrades to the kitchen.
A memorial butterfly garden organized by the youth will soon be added, UMW will be planting flowers at the Sanctuary, volunteers will soon be power washing the building, and spreading more mulch soon.
Trustees closed 2020 under budget for the year and so far for 2021 have maintained zero spending, except for the buildings’ utilities and lawncare. God is Good.  Cokes Chapel is ready for you all to come on in. God be Praised.

The Prayer Team has returned to meeting in person.  We will be meeting 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!
 

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
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins cousins granddaughter
Dena Butler, Jackie Simpson, work associate’s wife

ONGOING PRAYERS
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Stephanie (friend of Floyd Collins)
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy, grandson Eric & son-in-law
The Prince Family (friends of the Cox Family)
Hugh & Jeanine Giles
Kaye Beam
Paul Snyder
Elaine Lassiter
JoAnn (Sandy Cavender’s sister)
Richard Harkins (brother of Roger Harkins)
Nancy Lenard
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Mick Moore
Pastor Wayne Ellis, Robin & Family 

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord, in these recent warm, golden days, we are reminded that change comes. Change in seasons, change in life.  We are thankful for Your unchanging presence.  During this season of preparation for celebrating Your resurrection, we seek change with boldness. We pray that each day we will seek after You and your wisdom.  May we come humbly before you, remembering Your great sacrifice made in love, turning towards you in heart and mind, allowing the Holy Spirit to shape us anew.
As we entrust ourselves to You, we also pray Your Holy presence be with all those in need of comfort, healing, reconciliation for Your glory and the building of the Kingdom of God.
 Lord, we love and worship You alone.  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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G Chat March 18, 2021

                                                  

                                         Virtual Worship
 ** See special notice about In-Person worship below

 

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          Sunday, March 21, 2021
 – Fifth Sunday in Lent 

               
     Sermon:     
“No Question About It: His Death Would Give Life”

    Scripture:     John 12:20-33

                     
                
                         Lent series:  No Question About It! 

Sundays, through March 21 virtual worship at cokeschapel.org

Growing in faith is a life-task.  We face uncertainty every day, whether in our personal life, in our relationships with others, with decisions and circumstances that require our best, faithful response.  Who do you turn to?  How can we do our level best to respond in ways that will please God and honor Jesus Christ?  

Let’s look to the Word these next forty days of Lent, for direction, comfort, and spiritual teaching that will provide focus, clarity and joy in knowing we are walking in God’s will.  No Question about it – there are answers in God’s Word!  

                          **In-Person Worship Resumes   

                             Easter Sunday, April 4 with
                    Sunrise Service at 7:14 a.m. followed by
                       10:00 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary!

Church Council voted to return to In-Person worship on Sunday, April 4. Below is a summary of the proposal and how we determined to make changes to in-person worship.

Summary of proposal to Church Council:
Status: Coweta Co. in the Orange level. Our presumption was that when the county went to Yellow risk level, we would return to in-person worship, as well as other activities on campus, such as small groups, Sunday School, committee meetings, etc.

New Variable:  as more people are vaccinated, the risk has changed. CDC’s new guidelines for fully vaccinated (following a two week period after 2nd shot include: ability to go without a mask but are physically distanced; in public, still wear mask; adhere to other preventions, I.e.: hand washing, social distancing for high risk persons.  Avoid medium to large gatherings.  For further info: cdc.gov.

Agreed Action: begin in-person Worship with Easter Sunrise service at 7:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. blended worship in the Sanctuary.  We will still follow the guidelines set by Church Council that include sanitizing stations, no handouts, singing, etc..  We will make efforts to limit our time inside, and open doors for ventilation, weather permitting.  No singing. A worship video will be provided for the home bound. 
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We will continue to support and reach out to those who are unable to attend in person due to various circumstances to make worship and the Cokes Community available.

 
    

 

     Saturday, March 27th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

              Cokes Chapel Parking Lot

                  Only $5 per vehicle!!!

Everyone is invited to come get your car

sparkling clean while supporting our youth.

 

Thursday, March 18 – 10:00 am UMW Meeting followed by lunch out together
Sunday, March 21   – Virtual Worship
                                 – 9:30 am Inter-generational Sunday School via Zoom
                                 – 12:00 pm Trustee Meeting in Fellowship Hall
                                 – 5:00-6:30 pm Youth Group @ Youth House
Wednesday, March 24 – 5:00 pm Prayer Team  

                                                   – 7:00 pm Church Council Zoom Meeting
Saturday, March 27 – 9 am to 1 pm Youth Fundraiser Carwash
Sunday, March 28   – Virtual Worship
                                  – 9:30 am Inter-generational Sunday School via Zoom
Wednesday, March 31 – 5:00 pm Prayer Team
Friday, April 2 – 7:00 pm Good Friday Service via Zoom
Sunday, April 4 – 7:15 am Sunrise Easter Service – IN PERSON 
                           – 10:00 am Easter Sunday Worship IN PERSON in Sanctuary

 

 

The Hadden Journey in South Dakota

This week our Lenten service focus is on Amanda and Matt Hadden in South Dakota and their mission at the Chanku Waste Ranch. The Hadden’s serve the indigenous people of that area.  Amanda is the granddaughter of Sandy and Pete Cavendar. 

See your Lenten packet for ideas of things you can do for the Haddens and their three children.  Above all other – continue to pray for them and their work in South Dakota.

Our March meeting will be Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10am in the Fellowship Hall.  
Please wear a mask to protect those who have not been vaccinated.  We plan to meet together for lunch after the meeting at Big Joes next to Captain D’s.  Everyone welcome!  We plan to eat outside if weather permits.  If members need tax forms, contact Betsy.
If you go forth in Love you will find your Peace.  Vivian Snyder, Secretary
   

 

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of March 17th: $8,832.28
Donations to the Ryan T. Giles Memorial were gifted to the Cokes Chapel General Fund.  Donations received in March were $500 as of March 17, 2021

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. Proverbs 19:17 NIV

Thank you for supporting Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless us 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, March 17, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, we are continuing our church-wide Lenten Study. The class is gathering via Zoom on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am throughout the Lenten season.  Each week, we are exploring how forgiving others and asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christians.  Last Sunday we studied Luke 23:32-43, while focusing on the need for repentance. We discussed what is required of a true apology which includes humble admission of wrong and avoids defense of oneself.  Such an apology often requires help from God to lead us to the place of a contrite heart. This week we will be discussing the concept of offering forgiveness while studying Matthew 18:23-35.
 
Coming up in Youth Ministry will be a Youth Fundraiser Car Wash on Saturday, March 27th!  Everyone is invited to drop by the church Worship Center parking lot between 9:00 am-1:00 pm on the 27th. For only $5, you can get your car sparkling clean just in time for spring!  The Car Wash is part of the Cokes Chapel “Lenten Service Journey.”  
 
Also in Youth Ministry, the youth will be meeting at the Youth House this Sunday, March 21st from 5:00-6:30 pm to prepare for the car wash. We will organize our plan and paint signs for the event!
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we journey together, and apart!  
 
With love, 
Kim 
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)
 


 

Next meeting scheduled March 21, 2021, 12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall 

The Prayer Team is returning to meeting in person this week.  We will be meeting 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!

 

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
Maggie Rivers, Floyd Collins cousins granddaughter
Dena Butler, Jackie Simpson, work associate’s wife

ONGOING PRAYERS
Jane, sister of Tica Spake
Stephanie (friend of Floyd Collins)
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy, grandson Eric & son-in-law
The Prince Family (friends of the Cox Family)
Hugh & Jeanine Giles
Kaye Beam
Paul Snyder
Elaine Lassiter
JoAnn (Sandy Cavender’s sister)
Richard Harkins (brother of Roger Harkins)
Nancy Lenard
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Mick Moore
Pastor Wayne Ellis, Robin & Family 

Let us join in prayer together:  
Lord, in these recent warm, golden days, we are reminded that change comes. Change in seasons, change in life.  We are thankful for Your unchanging presence.  During this season of preparation for celebrating Your resurrection, we seek change with boldness. We pray that each day we will seek after You and your wisdom.  May we come humbly before you, remembering Your great sacrifice made in love, turning towards you in heart and mind, allowing the Holy Spirit to shape us anew.
As we entrust ourselves to You, we also pray Your Holy presence be with all those in need of comfort, healing, reconciliation for Your glory and the building of the Kingdom of God.
 Lord, we love and worship You alone.  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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You are receiving this email because you have given your email address to our church office and we now consider you family!

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4096 Lower Fayetteville Road, Sharpsburg, GA

SharpsburgGA 30277