While all the promises of God are true and precious, yet it is good to take them one by one and especially commit ourselves to them. If you ask God to give you a special message for the opening year, one that will be made seasonable and real in every exigency of the unknown future, you will be surprised how faithfully He will fulfill His Word, and how fittingly the Holy Spirit will speak to you of things to come and anticipate the real needs and exigencies of your life.
If you are like me, I had to look up the word exigency! It means “an urgent need or demand.” How true it is that this new year will put many demands on our lives. Some of those demands we can anticipate and some we have no way of knowing what they will be. But all of them can place a burden on us that may seem unbearable at times.
However, if we start out each day turning to the Word of God, believing and claiming the promises we find there, we will be amazed at how God supplies just what we need to meet each demand. We will see the difference our faith can make when we seek to apply what we read to whatever our situations may be. God has a Word for you and me today, tomorrow and every day of 2024. It is just up to us to read it and find out what it is. Let us commit ourselves to doing that.
Happy New Year!
With love, Pastor Scott
Women’s Breakfast ~ 9:00 am, Saturday 13
Team Meetings ~ Tuesday, January 16 @ 6:00 pm
Church Council ~ 7:00 pm
Craft Night ~ 7:00 pm, Friday, January 26
Women's Tuesday A.M. Bible Study will resume on January 9, from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. We will continue in the video series "Discerning the Voice of God", by Priscilla Shirer, session two. We meet in the large room past the main office, weather permitting. Please join us anytime during the course of our study. Contact Rita Look at
937-429-0719 if you have any questions.
Annual Team reports are due to the church office by January 12. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sending them electronically cuts down on the number of mistakes that I make. Thank you, Fran!
Monday, January 15, 2023
Church offices will be closed.
Reminder: It was necessary to reschedule the Children's Christmas play called “Chosen, Too”. It will now be held on Sunday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m. A practice will be on Saturday, January 6 from 10 a.m. until noon. The children will also rehearse before the performance on Sunday afternoon at 4:30. Please plan to attend this extension of our Christmas celebration and support our children who have worked so hard on this play!
Coming up: Our youth group will be going on a weekend retreat on February 2-4 to Skyview Ranch, a Christian Camp and Conference Center in Millersburg, Ohio. Parents and youth, please see our youth leaders to be sure about departure and arrival times, as well as other important details of the weekend.
Your contribution to this ministry allows us to help our community all year round.
Isaiah 58:7a says we are to “share our food with the hungry”.
We are blessed as we meet the needs of our community through this ministry, and we are doing as the Lord commands. We may be the only glimpse of God that they see.
The following is a list of items needed.
Crackers Canned Meat
Dry Beans Peanut Butter
Pancake Mix Syrup
Toilet Paper Pasta
Toothpaste Paper Towels
Kleenex Canned ravioli
Spaghetti sauce Mayonnaise
Green beans Corn
Ramen noodles Jelly
Shampoo & conditioner Soap
As always, thank you for your support of this mission!