Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14).
“God gets His greatest victories out of apparent defeats. Very often the enemy seems to triumph for a little, and God lets it be so; but then He comes in and upsets all the work of the enemy, overthrows the apparent victory, and as the Bible says, “turns the way of the wicked upside down.” Thus He gives a great deal larger victory than we would have known if He had not allowed the enemy, seemingly, to triumph in the first place.” -Life of Praise
New Members dinner was the highlight of our last week’s ministry. I was impressed with the spirit of friendship at every table. Thank you, church elders, for the abundance of food, for your hard work in planning the event, and for the spirit of Christ which was clearly seen in your fellowship with our new brothers and sisters. We’ll definitely plan on having these dinners every six months.
On Sunday our church ladies gathered together for “A New Year, A New You” brunch. I was told that they had a good time eating, praying, and exploring new spiritual horizons. Julie shared with me a few photos from the event.
This week Mike Haughee offered to join me in my weekly church member visitations. It was a huge blessing to have Mike with me. This kind of a support is simply invaluable. I’ll be looking forward to many more visitation rounds with our church elders.
OAKS is inviting everyone to attend Child Advocacy Training program on January 27. Here is the invite from Shelly Turkenkopf, our school principle:
Those of you who a few months ago attended a Vespers program by Loretta Mix may be interested in watching her speak at 3ABN. Click on the following link to get the details and the times of the broadcast: life after choice info letter
Tomorrow I’ll support one of the Slavic mission groups in our Conference and Pastor Matthew will be preaching at our church. The choir will sing for both services.
Please remember about the Fellowship meal tomorrow after the second service. Everyone is invited. Nancy Smiley is coordinating this event for tomorrow and she is asking for your help and participation. Please bring an extra dish for our many visitors.
I’ll miss being with all of you.
PRAYERS. This week I’m inviting you to uplift Mike Haughee and his wife Margo in your daily prayers. Mike is preparing to start his cancer treatment in a less than a couple of weeks.
Danielle Ware is requesting prayers for her son Michael who was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.
LeLand Zollinger fell this evening and was rushed to ER at Erlanger East. Please pray for Leland.