January 13, 2019
TODAY’S WORSHIP “Crown Him with Many Crowns” “Amazing Grace” “Great Are You, Lord” “Living Hope”
TODAY’S MESSAGE “Spiritual Warfare” Ephesians 6:10-18 (page 1823 in the pew Bible)
PRAYER AND PRAISE: Please pray for: Rev. Gary Hunter, ReachGlobal Director Church Families: Rod & Susie Mayou Floyd Mefferd & Joyce Bailey If you know of someone in our church family who should be included in our prayers and praise, please get their permission, and then leave a note on the secretary’s desk. Thanks!
TODAY: 4:30 PM – Annual Congregational Meeting
THIS WEEK: Wed.: 6:00 PM – Meal Served 6:30 PM – Adventure Club for ages 2 – 6th grade 7-Up (Jr. High) Sat.-Sun.: Jordan Hecox Candidating Weekend
UPCOMING EVENTS: January 26: 4 – 8 PM–Marriage Matters with Terry & Debbie Baxter February 1-3: Winter Blast (Jr. High Youth Retreat) February 24: Sweetheart Banquet March 2-3: All Church Retreat at Hidden Acres March 16: MOPS Marriage Night with Darwin & Darlis Anderson
NURSERY SCHEDULE: Today 9:00 AM – Heidi V., Dorie L. 10:00 AM – Peter & Kelsey H., Jaime P. Jan. 20 9:00 AM – Andrea H., Jill D. 10:00 AM – Janeen H., Betty E., Ashley A.
USHERS FOR JANUARY: Aaron Huber & Chad Kischer
FOR OUR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: If your little one needs to “get up and move” a little during the service, we have a live video feed of the service in the fellowship hall so that you can still hear the service.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin new classes this month. Kris Hauswirth will be leading the young adult Sunday School class through the book of Mark. Beginning January 13, Stephen Bloom will be leading the general adult Sunday School class. You will have to join us to discover the topic! It will be an adventure!
MARRIAGE MATTERS II – When the HONEYMOON is OVER: Terry and Debbie Baxter will encourage us because things can get bumpy in our marriages. All couples, young and old, mark your calendars for January 26th, 4-8 PM. Enjoy a light supper. Childcare provided. Invite others couples to this event. At the welcome desk you can pick up flyers to share and sign up to attend.
It is not too early to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP! This year’s theme for Hidden Acres is ILLUMINATE where campers will study the themes of light and darkness in the Bible and learn how to follow the light of the world and walk in the light! There is an early bird discount if they receive your registration by March 31, 2019. You can register online at www.hacamps.org. Check out the bulletin board by the church office for more information. Our Christian Education Committee gives EVERYONE scholarships! Make sure you invite your friends and neighbors to join you at camp! If you have any questions ask Chris or Stephanie Archer.
CANDIDATING WEEKEND: Jordan & Lauren Hecox will be here January 19-20 to candidate. The Search Committee has put together the following tentative schedule for their visit: Saturday, January 19 Group 11:30-1:00 Search Team & Elders – lunch will be provided 1:00-3:00 Open House – Come meet the Hecox’s 3:30-5:00 CE, Youth Workers, Sunday School teachers 5:30-?? ** Young marrieds, singles, etc. Food Provided **need to have RSVP to determine food, child care, location, etc. Sunday January 20 Group 9:00-9:45 Q&A during Sunday School 10:00-11:00 Worship service, Jordan preaches 11:15-11:45 Board meeting 11:30 Hecox’s have lunch with Stepec’s
A NOTE FROM WOODY: As we welcome Jordan to candidate, Tracie and I will not be present. The focus will be on the Hecox family. I cannot share my opinion about his suitability for our church. Why is this? If I strongly affirm him and he doesn’t work out well, people might say, “Well, Woody and IPM said he would be a great pastor for us.” Likewise, I cannot speak ill of him lest I undermine the work of the Pastor Search Committee. Please ask him your best questions and prayerfully consider how you will cast your ballot. God Bless, Woody.
ANNUAL REPORTS for today’s meeting are in members’ mailboxes. PREPARING TO WORSHIP: If you would like to listen to the songs in preparation for Sunday morning, Pastor Steve Stepec has been posting a playlist with song titles and artists, as well as a Spotify list for Sunday morning worship on our ACEFC Facebook page each week. Spotify accounts are free to sign up for, or use whatever media you prefer.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Karen’s office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Announcements for the bulletin and PowerPoint should be in the church office by Friday noon.