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  • The bulletin is posted below. Also, we are cancelling Sunday school and deciding reconvene in February. I’m still dealing with jet lag and have stomach issues from the water I’m Quito. The last Sunday of the month will be our congregational meeting in lieu of Sunday school, so it makes sense to just wait until February. However, we will be having potluck today. See you all soon!
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      Hey Fam, Here is the outline for family worship today. Given it's a new year, might I suggest that you take your families through the Heidelberg Catechism for the year? It is a good, gospel centered catechism, that is conveniently broken up into 52 Lord's Days. Here is the suggested devotional outline: Scripture Reading: Psalm 100 Psalm 100A Opening Prayer Catechism Reading: Lord’s Day 1 1.      What is your only comfort in life and in death? That I, with body and soul, both in life and in death,1 am not my own,2 but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ,3 who with His precious blood4 has fully satisfied for all my sins,5 and redeemed me from all the power of the devil;6 and so preserves me7 that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head;8 indeed, that all things must work together for my salvation.9 Wherefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life,10 and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live unto Him.11 [1] Rom. 14:7–8. [2] 1 Cor. 6:19. [3] 1 Cor. 3:23. [4] 1 Pet. 1:18–19. [5] 1 Jn. 1:7;1 Jn. 2:2. [6] 1 Jn. 3:8. [7] Jn. 6:39. [8] Matt. 10:29–30; Lk. 21:18. [9] Rom. 8:28. [10] 2 Cor. 1:21–22; Eph. 1:13–14; Rom. 8:16. [11] Rom. 8:1. 2.      How many things are necessary for you to know, that in this comfort you may live and die happily? Three things:1 First, the greatness of my sin and misery.2 Second, how I am redeemed from all my sins and misery.3 Third, how I am to be thankful to God for such redemption.4 [1] Lk. 24:46–47; 1 Cor. 6:11; Tit. 3:3–7. [2] Jn. 9:41; Jn. 15:22. [3] Jn. 17:3. [4] Eph. 5:8–11; 1 Pet. 2:9–12; Rom. 6:11–14; *Rom. 7:24–25; *Gal. 3:13; *Col. 3:17. Prayer of Intercession Closing Scripture: Hebrews 13:20-21 Closing Prayer
      1. GBRPC, Due to the weather, the likely conditions of roads tomorrow, and the current condition of the church building, the elders have decided to cancel worship tomorrow. In place of worship, I will post a devotional outline for family worship tomorrow along with a devotional video for you to use for your edification throughout the day. I trust that you will all enjoy your new years celebrations this evening (even if you are cooped at home), and I pray that we all have a joyous New Year. Please also remember to pray for Eric and I as we travel with Heather Huizing and Monica Foltz over the next two weeks. One area of specific prayer is our leg of the journey in Paraguay. Paraguay has a level 2 travel advisory for American Citizens due to high crime and cartel activity. We will be present in, and traveling through areas that are under this advisory. Please pray for our safety, and pray for success on this trip. Thank you.
        1. Hey fam, I just reached out to Pastor Mapa about how things are going. This was his response: "We’re getting a protective silt retaining wall installed but we need sand bags. If you have any helpers who can fill some at one of the city fill up stations, I’d take the help. I’m at REI for another 2 hours & will go fill some after that. As of now we’re looking at needing about 20-25 bags." If you are willing to help please let me know and I'll get you in touch.
          1. UPDATE: If anybody is available, they can just dump them off underneath the basketball hoop in the parking lot & I’ll place them. I’ll be there later tonight & tomorrow morning