Prayers for Today: We are trying something new. If you have something you want your church family to pray about with you, write it on the board in the foyer and we will share it with the congregation during worship.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: You all did an amazing job filling shoeboxes to send to children around the world. In order to make it easier this year, we are suggesting you start storing up some items for this Christmas. Each month we will suggest a few things you could get while you are out shopping, starting this month with winter hats, scarves and gloves. One or two items each month will go a long way toward filling even more boxes than ever!
Mark your calendars for a special Service of Ashes and Repentance,
Wednesday, February 26th, beginning at 7:00 pm.
Marie Thompson wants to thank each one who has called or written notes after the death of her siste, Margaret MacGregor. The love and care expressed has been greatly appreciated.
On Sunday, March 1st the Finance Committee will host the first of 4 informational meetings. This first meeting will be here at the church right after worship, and a light lunch will be provided. The other meetings are at various times and places that week, to give every person the best chance of being able to participate. You will be receiving more information this week, and an invitation. Please plan on attending one of these meetings to help us go forward into our mission.
Hope Food Pantry - This month we pick up our own truckload, so we need volunteers to help unload on Tuesday, Feb 28th at 8:45 am. Also we have changed the time we gather to sort and package the food for distribution, so more people can help us after they get off work. Gathering happens at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb 18th here in the Fellowship Hall.
There will be a called meeting of the Administrative Council next Sunday, Feb 23rd at 5:00 pm to discuss proposals for addressing our budget deficit. Anyone is invited to attend; if you are a member of the council, please make every effort to be here.
Please pray for the following individuals and families.
Prayer requests: 2-16-20
John Poteet – Atria
Fred Dingle - Fighting cancer. Uncle to Terry Tillotson
Charles Butler – cancer treatment
Faye Nicholas – cancer treatment
Marie Thompson – continuing health issues
Nancy Raine – continuing health issues
Pat Burd – cancer
Tamaya Embry – cancer
Al Akridge – cancer treatment
Alan Kern’s mother, Anastasia (rehab)
Kathy Vincent – problems with bone fusion
Lisa Hiner’s mom – continuing health issues
Courtney Bowling’s aunt – multiple myeloma
Peggy Hawkins sister, Kim Graham– cancer treatment finished
Sam Hughes – health issues
Lisa Hiner – continued good reports on health
Larry Bell – continuing health issues
Alan Kern’s brother in law, Randy – multiple broken bones
Rheta Vittitow – cancer
Linda Noe’s daughter – Christy Murphy heart surgery
Rachelle Walsh – recovery from hand surgery
Susie’s friend suffering from mental illness
Jodie Gaddie’s parents, Francis & Bobby
Ranelle Rigney – breast cancer
Finn Johnson – toddler with cancer
Edd Thompson – hip rehab at Sunrise Manor
Erica Patterson – throat tumor
Pastor Bruce’s sister – hip surgery
Jenner’s friend’s granddaughter, Amelia – blood infection
Duke Price – stroke
Helen Milby – bone marrow transplant
Rodney Strange – kidney stones
Kim Wathen’s mother – knee injury
Katie Shelton Cooper – continuing health issues
Donnita – hand surgery
Skaggs family (David’s aunt)
Margaret MacGregor family
Rooney Gray family
Underwood family (Joyce Walsh’s brother)
Judy Hunter – loss of her dog, Pete
Various ministries of the church
Church leadership & staff
Susie Douglas – Job situation
Methodist Children’s Homes
Problem of bullying in our schools and on buses
Trent’s helping lead worship next week
Those who are hungry
Those who are homeless
United Methodist churches everywhere who are facing change and choices
Difficult job assignments
Rick and Candance Murray – new daughter, Remi
Baptism of Emma Pepper and Ava (relatives of the Redmon’s) next week
Send online prayer requests to Sarah Hornback: email@example.com