January 8, 2017

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Terre Haute

Grace Communion

LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL

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Welcome

Worship Service

JANUARY 8, 2017

”Every Knee Will Bow’

Opening Prayer

‘There’s Something About That Name’

‘Before The Cross’

Prayers of Intercession

Worship Offering

 SERMON: Pastor David Perry

Looking Backward – Look Forward

Closing Song

‘O God Our Help In Ages Past’

Closing Prayer

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Worship God in Spirit and Truth

Grow in His Grace and Knowledge

Share the Love and Hope we have in Christ.

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Perhaps this is a difficult year for you. The future stretching out before you may seem gloomy or threatening.

In your rare moments of quiet, you may wonder, Where is God? He’s right there at your side, my friend.

He has never left. He has never removed His eye from you, nor has His attention wandered to other matters.

Not even for a heartbeat. He has never ceased caring for you, thinking about you, considering your situation,

and loving you with a passion and intensity beyond comprehension. 

–Charles Swindoll

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Changes to GCI-USA Structure

Greg Williams, Director of GCI-USA Church Administration and Development (CAD), recently announced several changes to CAD’s administrative structure, effective January 1, 2017:

  • Heber Ticas, in addition to his duties as national coordinator for Church Multiplication Ministries (CMM), now serves as liaison to Spanish-speaking congregations in the U.S., and Ecclesiastical Supervisor for GCI-Mexico.
  • Lorenzo Arroyo, formerly a U.S. Regional Pastor and Ecclesiastical Supervisor of GCI Spanish-speaking churches in the U.S. and Mexico, now serves as consultant to both Tim Sitterley (in his duties as RP) and Heber Ticas (in his duties working with Spanish-speaking churches).
  • Ted Johnston, formerly a U.S. Regional Pastor, now serves as Special Assistant to the CAD Director (which includes his work as Publications Editor).
  • To provide support and supervision to its pastors and facilitators, GCI-USA now has five regions (previously there were six). The map below shows region boundaries along with the chartered congregations on the date the map was produced (there have been changes since).
  • The five GCI-USA Regional Pastors are as follows: Tim Sitterley (West Region, including Alaska and Hawaii, shown in yellow), Mike Rasmussen (South-Central Region, shown in green), Rick Shallenberger (North-Central Region, shown in beige), Randy Bloom (Northeast Region, shown in purple), and Paul David (PD) Kurts (Southeast Region, shown in gray).

Map of GCI-USA regions and chartered congregations (Alaska and Hawaii not shown)

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His First Choice 

by Max Lucado

You are God’s child. He saw you, picked you, and placed you! Jesus said, “You did not choose me, I chose you!”You are God’s child. Replacement or fill-in? Hardly. You are His first choice. The choice wasn’t obligatory, required, compulsory, forced, or compelled. He selected you because He wanted to. You are His open, willful, voluntary choice. He walked onto the auction block where you stood, and He proclaimed, This child is mine!

1 Peter 1:19 says He bought you, “with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”You are His child forever. Your struggles will not last forever—but you will. The promise is in 2 Timothy 2:12: “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him.”Believe it. Clutch it. Tattoo it on the interior of your heart!  You are God’s child.

 

†† Pastor’s Corner ††

Pastor David & Jonnie

Pastor David Perry & Jonnie

Can it really be 2017? Yes! 2016 is past, and we look forward to journeying another year with our Lord Jesus. What an exciting & wonderful privilege we have been given.

As each of us reflect back on 2016, may we be thankful for the many experiences and insights our Loving Lord has given us. Some have been pleasant – while others not so pleasant. Hopefully, each of life’s experiences in 2016 have helped us realize, even more, that each year of life is an amazing journey of Grace!

I hope that – in our looking back on 2016 – we all take time to focus on the Faithfulness of our God – that His loving mercies and provision were new every morning – matching our greatest needs.

With 2017 in clearer focus, we are reminded that our loving and caring Lord Jesus will always be with us, and that HIS GRACE will be sufficient for anything we face in 2017.

We have a sure HOPE in our Lord Jesus. None of us knows what 2016 will bring – but we are anchored in Jesus – who is our strength and life and sure hope of eternity.

Please allow the powerful words of Isaac Watts’ great hymn “O God Our Help In Ages Past” remind you of our Triune God’s great love and grace to each of us in 2017.

O God, our help in ages past,

our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne,

still may we dwell secure;

Sufficient is thine arm alone, and our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame,

From everlasting, thou art God,

to endless years the same.

O God, our help in ages past,

our hope for years to come;

Be thou our guide while life shall last,

and our eternal home.

     You are dearly loved – and deeply appreciated

~ Pastor David & Jonnie ~

 

Prayer Requests

Stormy Seas

Stormy Waters

Prayer Requests

Pray for the Persecuted Church – Pray for Revival in the Church

Pray for our Nation & Pres. Elect Trump

LOCAL PRAYER REQUESTS

Jerry Hudson strength and healing.  –

Mary Coffey – Encouragement and healing.

Helen Pavy – Encouragement and good health.

Katie Archer’s mother – pray for good results on blood tests to find cause of health issues.

Stephanie Snyder (wife of Jeff Snyder – GCI pastor in Savannah, Ga.)  A spinal specialist said there were no ruptured discs.  She will have further tests. Prayers for numbness and pain from the recent car accident.

Father of Mat Morgan(Matt is GCI chief financial officer) Mat requests prayers for his father who is ailing due to cancer. Mat is with his father in Montana.

Patricia Robinson – Prayers as the tumor in her head, is now bigger.  She is requesting prayers that the Lord will heal her.

PeeWee Barnett – Mel Barnett requests continued prayers for his brother as he is still recovering from a stroke and paralysis on his left side.

Tom Conklin – Has a pinched nerve in his left elbow. He is scheduled for upcoming MRI followed by surgery in either January or February

move to our new worship facility on Sun. AM…hopefully in mid-March.

Georgia Whitt – Prayers for full recovery, still has some dizziness

Joe Wilber (Melissa Moran & John Wilber’s brother) Dealing with life’s difficulties

Prayers for our New President – And for Political & Economic Stability in USA

New Life Christian Fellowship – Prayers for all to work out that New Life can move to a new worship facility on Sun. AM…hopefully in late Feb. or early March.

Mozambique GCI – Prayers for our brothers and sisters as the political tensions continue, as well as food and clean water shortages

Prayers for our New President – And for Political & Economic Stability in USA

Grace Communion Indy / New Life Christian Fellowship – Prayers that we can Joe & Tammy Tkach – Protection, health, wisdom, insight & encouragement

For Divine Appointments To Touch Others With Jesus’ Life & Love

PRAYERS FOR MISSIONS – GCI International Churches & Mission Leaders – Blessings & protection as they share the Life & Love of Jesus, and train up new leaders and pastors.

Mozambique GCI – Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters there, as the political tensions continue.  –

Deben Sam & Nepal Ministry – Prayers for Freedom to share Jesus in Nepal

Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School –Prayers for the church, school staff & the children. For safety…Haiti is in political turmoil right now. Prayers for our Haiti school that begins soon.

GCI Churches we support in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Namibia, Nepal, Kenya and Columbia – blessings & provision as they share the Life & Love of Jesus

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