How many mosquitoes did Noah kill on the ark?
Sunday, November 13th
If we go back into history far enough, we remember that there was only one prohibition that God gave to our ancestors. “Don’t eat the fruit of that one tree.” Other than that people were free to share in an unbroken, blessed relationship with the God of the Universe.
The enemy deceived the people and they sinned, and this opened up the floodgates of terrible consequences. Every person since has struggled with the nature of sin that was awakened and now dwells in the hearts of all mankind. Because of sin the human race has suffered, and the world has seen the manifestations all around us.
Thank God, He gave us a Savior! Jesus Christ came so we could be forgiven and restored to righteousness. And now we are called to live by another rule. We are called to repent and believe in Jesus and live in righteousness as He gives us grace to do so.
The great thought of all of history is that we can live in unbroken peace with God even in a world where the evidence of fallenness is all round us. And, we can be used of God to do our part to be His witnesses in the broken world.
This Sunday we are looking at the life of a man named Noah who was truly used of God to save the world in a most epic way. All he did was believe God and do his best to obey. That’s all anyone can do. God will use each righteous person to do something amazing if they just say “yes” to Him.
Are you searching for ways to be the church throughout the week? Join our Helping Hands group for opportunities!
NDI - To make Christlike Disciples in the Nations
See what the kids are up to!
See what the teens are up to!
Life is better when we do it together - when we are able to come alongside and support and encourage each other.
Life Groups have begun! They meet at various locations/times/dates every other week.
Use the link below to sign up or see John Harris:
Grief Share Support Group
This support group meets from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the side classroom off the sanctuary.
Here are the scheduled meeting dates:
Tuesday, November 1
Thursday, November 10 - Surviving the Holidays
Tuesday, November 15
Tuesday, November 22
Tuesday, November 29
Tuesday, December 6
Thursday, December 15
There is no cost to participate but you may purchase the work book for $15. If cost presents a problem for you, the church can help with that so you can attend this healing process.
See Richelle Martzke for more information on this group.
Financial Peace University
Would you like to take control of your money? See John or Darlene Harris for a one-on-one FPU class or sign up for a group class with others.
Save the Date!
Friday, December 2nd is the Grand Ledge Night Lights Christmas Parade. We are brainstorming ideas to get together and do something at this parade: walk & pick up at end of parade route, pass out hot chocolate, etc
If you are interested in helping out, please let Corinne know!
Shared Pregnancy Women's Center Partnership
We are excited for our new partnership with Shared Pregnancy Women's Center. There are many ways we can give, donate, volunteer and pray for this ministry.
See the list below of items they can use. You can bring them in and drop them in the toy box in the kids hallway.
If you wish to donate money, you can drop change or bills in the baby bottle outside the kids room or give online at https://faithlife.com/glnaz/give and choosing the "Shared Pregnancy Women's Center" Fund
If you have any questions, see Kara Purves
Save the date for our Harvest Ingathering! Bring your family and friends to church for worship and enjoy a meal after service to give thanks.
The NMI Council will have a sign up sheet for food if you would like to bring a dish to pass.
Our dessert will be a Dessert Bake-Off to raise money for our World Evangelism Fund. See Bonnie Hartwick or anyone on the NMI Council for more information or if you'd like to sign up.
Crisis Care Kits are a way we can help others in emergency situations. Receiving simple items like toothpaste, a comb, or band-aids become very helpful in a natural disaster, war or other crisis. Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are designed to provide people with some of the essentials they may not have due to those scenarios.
Our NMI Council has set a goal for Grand Ledge to collect 12 boxes (72 CCK's) by July 2023. Each month or so, we will feature an item to collect. (Although you can always give any of the items at any time!)
See below for this month's featured item and the details on the specifics. Thank you for helping us work toward reaching our goal!
November Featured Item:
November - Bar Soap (Bath size or larger)
We will be collecting these at the Missions corner in the foyer. Here is an idea of how many we will need by July 2023:
2 per CCK
12 per box
144 for all 12 boxes
Other ways to help:
- Pick up banana boxes (can get free from most grocery stores) we will need at least 12 before July 2023
- Pray for those who will be receiving these kits
2023 Camp Dates:
Join us Sunday, November 20th for our Harvest Ingathering. We will share a Thanksgiving meal together followed by our 3rd annual Missions Dessert Bake-Off to raise money for the World Evangelism Fund.
A sign-up sheet will be available soon to sign up for a dish to pass as well as if you wish to participate in the Dessert Bake-Off.
See Bonnie Hartwick for more information!