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2017-04-23 Luke 21:12-19 Recalibrating Reality (4): Adversity Means Opportunity

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UPCOMING EVENTS April  Men’s Fellowship, Thursday, April 27, ECC, 6:30 am  Sole Hope shoe cutting mission project, April 29, 9:00-2:00 (drop-in)  Ladies Spring Brunch, Saturday, April 29, 11:00 am, First Baptist Church. Guest speaker: Mrs. Laurie Scheer  Monthly Church Prayer Meeting, Sunday, April 30, 4:00 pm  Truth Seekers, Sunday, April 30, 6:00-7:30 pm May         Mom2Mom, Tuesday, May 2, 9:00 am Leadership Meeting, Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 pm National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 4 Reach Mission Spaghetti Dinner, Saturday, May 6, 5:00-7:00 pm Communion / Benevolent Sunday, May 7th Truth Seekers, Sunday, May 7th , 6:00-7:30 pm Graduate Recognition Sunday, May 14 Last day of Children’s Sunday School, May 14 Recommended Reading: The Masculine Mandate: Gods Calling to Men, by Richard D. Phillips This excellent book divides into two parts: Understanding our mandate, and Living our Mandate. The first deals with defining masculinity from a biblical perspective. The second part deals with how that definition applies in various areas of life: marriage, family, children, the church and working with others. Grounded in Scripture and challenging in content. Highly recommended for anyone who sincerely wants to be a man of God. CONTRIBUTIONS BUDGET FOR 2017 $308,000.00 Year-To-Date Budget: $94,768.00 Actual: $96,467.00 Difference: $1,699.00 Weekly Budget: Actual: Difference: $5,923.00 $4,964.00 $ (959.00) WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 201 SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 38 BUILDING FUND: $3,305,706.39 nd 325 2 St. | Eaton, CO 80615 | 970.454.2481 | | WELCOME APRIL 23, 2017 Organ Prelude Welcome & Announcements Memory Verse Philippians 2:11 Hymn 336 “O Worship the King” Scripture Reading & Prayer John 4:23 Psalm 29 Congregational Singing  “Come, Now Is The Time To Worship”  “Oceans” Psalm 86:9 Matthew 14:28-29 Children Dismissed Prayer Offering/Offertory: Hymn 102 Deuteronomy 33:25 “Day By Day and With Each Passing Moment” Sermon: “Recalibrating Reality: Adversity Means Opportunity” Dave McNeff Prayer Closing Song “Your Name” Proverbs 18:10 Benediction MEMORY VERSE “…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:11 TO KNOW HIM TO GROW IN HIM TO GO WITH HIM OPPORTUNITIES Pledge Cards, to indicate what you believe God is asking you to contribute to the Building Fund between now and the end of December 2018, are now available in the narthex and church office. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to invest in eternity and turn in your commitment by April 30. After church on that day, we will inform everyone of the results. Sound Techs Needed – If you would be willing to occasionally help run the sound board during the service, please let Bill Hudson or Jesse Griffin know. Training will be provided. Sole Hope - Thanks to your generous donations of jeans, we are going to cut more shoes on Saturday April 29 from 9 to 2 in the fellowship hall. Bring sharp fabric scissors, we’ll supply the rest. For more information contact Lesli Anderson at (970) 834-1635. REACH Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser on May 6th. Tickets are $6. Come & support our Youth who are going on a mission trip to Russell, KY in June. Raffle Prizes Needed! Our “Free Day at FCCEA” is on Saturday, June 3rd from 8am-Noon. We desire to share the Gospel with our community through this event and one way you can help in our outreach is to donate a raffle prize for the event! The Gospel will be presented before raffle prize winners are announced, so these prizes are important for bringing more people to hear the good news about Jesus. Sign-up form is in the church hallway! Contact Jesse or Kelly Griffin with any questions. Vacation Bible School – “Operation Arctic”, June 26th – 30th for children ages 3 through kindergarten graduates. Donation signup sheets in the kitchen. Mission Trip – If you are interested in participating in a mission trip to Santa Cecilia, Guatemala next February, please contact Jesse Griffin or Patty McNeff. Missions News from Voice of the Martyrs – VOM produces radio broadcasts that reach into North Korea. We train North Korean defectors to read Scripture, sing hymns, present Bible lessons and preach to those inside the country. VOM continues to upgrade broadcast technology to circumvent the government’s jamming efforts. Because of the difficulties of reaching this highly restricted nation, we also share the gospel by launching Scripture balloons into the country. While this work began decades ago, more recently we have begun using a sophisticated system of hydrogen balloons that carry tiny New Testaments. VOM workers use advanced software to predict weather patterns and choose ideal launch dates and times. They also use GPS technology to predict and tract where the balloons land. VOM must be very careful about the information we provide regarding work in North Korea, the most highly restricted nation in which we work. . . . For those of you who partner with us in this work, thank you for your continued trust. . . . You are our partners in reaching North Korea for Christ. (excerpt from “North Korea – a Dangerous Work,” VOM March 2017)
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