This week Pastor Charlie will be preaching on "Faith in God Alone" from Luke 19:1-10. This week we will be lifting in prayer the saints who have joined the Church Triumphant this year as we celebrate All Saint's Day. We will also be having Communion Sunday. Please join us. All are welcome.
This week we will be having our Annual Outdoor Worship at Ratcliff Lake and then the Annual Fish Fry following worship. We will meet at the first picnic shelter at 10:30 am where we will have coffee and donuts followed by singing and worship at 11:00 am and then feasting on fried fish and all the trimmings. Mrs. Tammy will be making Barbara Clark's famous tartar sauce as well. Come join us for the fun and fellowship as we relish in the beautiful Fall weather at Ratcliff Lake.
This week Pastor Charlie will be speaking from Luke 17:5-10, "Humble Faith". Today is World Communion Sunday. Please join us for worship and communion at 11:00 am Adult Sunday School starts at 9:45am. All are welcome here!
This week in worship Pastor Charlie will be preaching on "The Cost of Discipleship" from Luke 14:25-33 and Jeremiah 18:1-11.
Christian Education Week begins today!! Join us for Adult Sunday School starting at 9:45am with Ms. Jeanne Garner teaching from the book "When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box" by John Ortberg.
Coffee Fellowship begins at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Worship begins at 11am. Come join us!! All are welcome here.
...What started as a non-violent movement for basic rights in March of 2011 has since spiraled into a civil war after being hijacked by armed groups, including some radical Islamists. The Presbyterian Synod of Syria and Lebanon has been addressing the humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons by providing food, medical supplies, shelter and pastoral care. Presbyterian World Mission, in solidarity with our partner churches in Syria and Lebanon, urge all Presbyterians to pray for an end to the fighting and advocate for a peaceful solution. Please pray that God will instill a feeling of hope in the lives of those who have lost so much.
Syria – situation report update - August 30, 2013 PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) is responding to the rising violence that continues to impact Syrians. Approximately 6.8 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance due to the ongoing conflict. There are more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees being hosted across five countries — Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt — each with its own set of domestic priorities and concerns in which events in Syria and the influx of refugees are increasingly playing a central role. Many who have crossed the Syrian border are experiencing a different type of crisis: life in a refugee camp where the needs to provide water, sanitation, food, shelter, health care and security greatly stretches the organizations providing these services.
The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan has become the second largest refugee camp in the world (behind the Dadaab camp in Kenya) and has become Jordan’s fourth largest city. Over 60% of the camp’s population is children, and many of the households are headed by women. Recent numbers estimate that almost half of the number of refugees — a staggering one million — are children.
Response Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) continues, through the National Evangelical (Presbyterian) Synod of Syria and Lebanon and the ACT Alliance, to provide food, hygiene kits, bedding, support to health workers, provision of psychosocial counselors, and support for students to continue their education.
How you can help: Stand in the GAP for disaster survivors as you Give, Act, and Pray. Give. Please generously share your financial blessings by designating gifts to DR000081 – Middle East. Write “Syria” on the reference line if mailing a check. Act. The PC(USA) Office of Public Witness has issued an Action Alert on Syria to oppose military action. Visit their blog to learn how you can advocate for this action. More than 26,100 Gift of the Heart school kits have been sent to provide some of the basic supplies needed for children in refugee camps. Learn how to make the kits. Pray. At this difficult and uncertain time ,PDA asks that you keep the people of Syria in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray:
For all those whose lives have been and continue to be affected,
For those who have lost friends and family during this crisis,
For those who are displaced,
For those working to deliver humanitarian assistance,
For an end to violence and the beginning of negotiations for a solution that meets the democratic aspiration of the Syrian people,
That access will be open for humanitarian assistance to get through to those in need.