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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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