SABBATH MORNING MESSAGE. We all experience storms—persecutions, financial troubles, illnesses, disappointments, loneliness—and Jesus does not always prevent them. But He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). He will keep us calm in the storm. Tomorrow morning is Part 4 of my “Peace in the Storm” series. Please read Mark 4, verses 35-41.
“The heart that is in harmony with God is a partaker of the peace of heaven, and will diffuse its blessed influence all around. The spirit of peace will rest like dew upon hearts weary and troubled with worldly strife.” (EGW)—The Signs of the Times, December 27, 1905.
IMPACT CHATTANOOGA. We are three months away from the “Impact Chattanooga” outreach event. Our church board unanimously voted to be a part of this evangelistic effort initiated by the It Is Written ministry. The opening night of the meetings is October 9. The meetings will take place at the ICCM auditorium, which is less than 15 minutes from our church on Hwy 58. Pastor John Bradshaw will be the speaker for the meetings. The Hope Channel will be broadcasting these meetings live. There will be two sessions daily at 4 pm and at 7 pm. Below is a link to pastor Bradshaw’s video appeal:
PRAYERS. Pat and Ed Young are sincerely thankful for your prayers. Ed has been moved to HealthSouth Rehabilitation hospital. He is on a slow but steady path to recovery after heart surgery. Pat is asking for more prayers as Ed is fighting with an infection in his leg. Both Ed and Pat miss their Kindergarten class. See a picture below of all the cards that were handmade for Ed by the kids in our lower Sabbath School divisions.
CHURCH MINISTRY. God called each one of us to be His disciples. Discipleship implies following Jesus and serving people around us. I praise God for many dedicated members of our church who commit their time, talents, and energy to the advancement of our church ministry. Last Sunday many of our church brothers and sisters came to work in and around the OAKS building. Our new school principle, Shelly Turkenkopf, is grateful for your wonderful work. Great job, church family!
This morning Christine and Jon Reinoehl mowed our church lawns. Huge thank you to both of them! Our church is ready for the Sabbath day.
Below is a photo of our Church Garden with Jessica Turner.
There is more work that needs to be done. The Bridge ministry, visitations, Bible studies, etc… Are you praying about finding your place in the ministry of God’s church? If so, please, talk to one of the pastors or to the Head Elder, Steve Bremner.
“Christ’s followers have been redeemed for service. Our Lord teaches that the true object of life is ministry. Christ Himself was a worker, and to all His followers He gives the law of service–service to God and to their fellow men. Here Christ has presented to the world a higher conception of life than they had ever known. By living to minister for others, man is brought into connection with Christ. The law of service becomes the connecting link which binds us to God and to our fellow men.” (COL, p. 326)
Pastor Aubrey has been attending the Southern Deaf Fellowship Camp Meeting at Cohutta Springs this week. People come from all over the south eastern part of the U.S. to be a part and fellowship. The Camp Meeting began on Wednesday and will end this Sunday. Although she is not a certified interpreter, she has been helping with communication while there as well as registration. About 100 people are attending and gaining a blessing from this special event. Praise the Lord that God is working to grow the Deaf work here in America! Please continue to pray for their ministry and their camp meeting.
Let this be a blessed Sabbath day for you, my friends.