Worship Themes for November 2014
Nov. 2 – Cole Scrogham Preaching – “Embracing My Future”
Nov. 9 – “The Parable of the Bridesmaids” (Matthew 25:1-13)
Nov. 16 – “The Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30)
Nov. 23 – “The Parable of the Last Judgment”(Matthew 25:31-46)
Nov. 23 – “Community Thanksgiving Service” Pleasant Valley 7:00 PM
Nov. 30 – “Zechariah’s Vision” (Luke 1:5-25)
Children’s Christmas Program- Dec. 14
Our practices for the Christmas program will be Nov. 30
and December 7 at 5:00. Please remember to sign up what
you will be doing for the program. If you do not know
what you want to do, but you want to participate, please
sign up and we will find something for you to do.
Also, we need people to bring cookies to share for after
the program. If you are able to bring cookies,
please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
much for helping!!!!
Questions??? See Amy Ruebke or Beth Gimbert.
COVENANT KIDS PACKING SHOE BOXES
Covenant Kids will be packing shoeboxes for Samaritans Purse on Tuesday, November 18th at the church from 6:30-8:00 pm. If you do not want to put together a shoebox, you are welcome to donate money to cover shipping costs. Each box is $7.00 to ship. We could also use old wrapping paper and shoeboxes.
Worship Themes for October 2014
What’s Your Calling?
Oct. 5 “They Aren’t Heavy, They’re Our Brothers and Sisters”
Oct. 12 “Choose Life”
The Return of the Word
Oct. 19 “A Word for When You’re Flat on Your Back”
Oct. 26 “The Soil in Your Soul”
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Are You a Fan or a Follower?
Do you know what it really means to be a follower of Christ? Do you know if you are a fan or a follower and what does that mean anyway? Come join a group this fall and participate in the small group study “Not a Fan” to consider these questions along with others.
This six week, video-driven small group Bible study is centered around the calling of every Christian to truly follow Jesus Christ and provides an opportunity to deepen your relationship with Jesus. The study each week lasts about 90 minutes and includes a 25-35 minute video which tells the unfolding dramatic story of a couple as they face some difficult life situations followed by group discussion and prayer.
Group sign up sheets will be available in the narthex starting September 7th and the groups will begin meeting the week of October 6th. This is one Bible study you don’t want to miss out on!
If you have questions or would be willing to host a group or lead a group please contact one of the Discipleship Team members (Beth Gimbert, Ben Garber, or Teri Sumey).
Worship Themes for September 2014
“Written on the Heart of God—Peace”
“Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
(Hebrews 12:14 NRSV)
Sept. 7 “Peace, One Person at a Time” (Romans 12:18)
- Worship in the Grove – “As much as possible, and to the utmost of your ability, be at peace with everyone,” (Romans 12:18 NJB).
Sept. 14 “Praying for Peace” (Matthew 5:9) – “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God,” (Matthew 5:9 NRSV).
Sept. 20 “Be at Peace” Vespers at Brethren Woods
- Songs around the campfire on Cherry Hill – Skit from “There’s A Meeting Here Tonight” by Andy Murray – Bread & Cup Communion
Sept. 21 “Visions & Dreams of Building Peace” (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17; James 3:17)
- Worship at All Church Retreat at Brethren Woods, 11:00 a.m. – “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young will see visions. Your elders will dream dreams,” (Acts 2:17 CEB).
***There will be a Worship Service at Pleasant Valley Church at 11:00 am for those not able to join us at Brethren Woods.
Sept. 28 “God’s Peace in Us” (2 Corinthians 13:11)
- “Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you,” (II Corinthians 13:11 NRSV).
Brethren Woods Retreat – September 19-21
Friday/September 19 – Dinner (Chili Cook-off)/ Vesper/Snack/ Movie?
Saturday/September 20 – Breakfast Buffet (cereal, muffins, fruit, milk,
coffee, juice)/Morning Activities (including ropes and trust games)/
Lunch (Hobos: chicken-potatoes-peppers-carrots-Montreal seasoning,
apples, tea, lemonade, water)/Afternoon Activities (fishing, canoeing,
games, Peace Pole, etc./Dinner :Bratwurst, hot dogs, buns, sauerkraut,
1000 Island Dressing, Chips, PB&J, Drinks/Vespers/ Snack/Activity
Sunday, September 21 – Breakfast/ Morning Activity/Worship with Pastor Ron/Lunch
(Beef, Pulled Pork, potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Dessert
Please sign up; sheets on table in the narthex!!!!