Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Church News

August Church News

Monroe First Congregational Holiness Church
1113 South Broad Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Pastor Greg Baldwin
Sunday School 10:00, Sunday Worship Service 11:00 & 6:00,
Tuesday Worship Service 7:30
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Here at Monroe CH Church, we are a family of believers. We want to capture the hearts of every generation and join together in pressing “toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). Visitors, thank you for joining us to magnify and worship the Lord today. If you don’t already have a home church, we would love to have you with us each week. Along with our mid-week service on Tuesdays, we also have small groups on Tuesdays. We are certain that we have something suited for you.

Weekly Sunday School Trivia Questions
July 31st~How many times did Paul ask God to remove his “thorn in the flesh?”
August 7th~At Jesus’ last Passover meal, what did the disciples argue about?
August 14th~From what city did Paul escape by being let down from a window in a basket?
August 21st ~Paul received from the Jews how many stripes five times?

Words for Life
“To get something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” The author of that quote is unknown. A friend of mine wrote the following on facebook: “When God takes something from your grasp, He isn’t punishing you but merely opening your hands to receive something better.” A few months ago, I was talking to Mom about things to do for church growth. Sometimes changing from the norm is uncomfortable. But, we need to be open to the Lord using us in new ways. Looking through the Bible, I’ve noticed that God moves people out of their comfort zones to use them for His glory. Think about Abraham. God told Abraham to take his only son Isaac to be sacrificed. Abraham obeyed God, and God provided a ram to be sacrificed instead. Remember Jonah? God sent him to Ninevah. We can certainly see that Jonah was not thrilled about going. At first, he did not go. But, when he went and prophesied to the people of Ninevah, they repented, and God saved the city. Perhaps a new job is bringing about openings that you previously had not considered. Or, maybe you feel a calling in a ministry that you have not given thought to before. Be in prayer and be open to God calling you out of your comfort zone to bring great change in your life and our church.

Prayer Requests
In your prayer time this week, please remember:
Dee Cordle, Melissa Christian, Tony Howard, Shane Charles, Brandon Keene and Jonathon Carter (deployed soldiers), Gary Butler, Bro Billy Autry, Sherman and Joy Baldwin, Robert and Glenna Deel, Gene McCullough, Eva and Delano Casper and Martha Brand, Lisa Perry, Jill Thornton & Scott Williams.

August Birthdays
Sammy Slaton~August 3rd
Kenneth Farmer~August 11th
Kenny Simpson~August 19th  
Michelle Lazenby & Jonathan Ruff~August 21st  
Richard Wellborn~August 31st

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