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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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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

 

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          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. 
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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 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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