NEHEMIAH Pray / Plan / Build
We have a NEW TIME for our ANNUAL MTG.
It will be THIS SUNDAY @ 12:30 pm on October 25th, after Service is over.
See you there.
A Note from Pastor Jerry and Debb!
Good Thursday to you!
End of Daylight saving's - SUNDAY, NOV. 1st. - SET YOU CLOCK 1 HR BACK before bed. Just think, you get an extra hr. of sleep Saturday night!
PRAY. PLAN. BUILD. done?
We often think we've arrived, or we're done, when the goal has been achieved. Not so. Each step takes us closer to where the Lord wants us to be. Until we arrive at the place of being in His likeness... we still have work to do, we still have much to learn!
The Book of Nehemiah has been a joy to study for myself and in the preparing of messages for Sunday morning. It has helped me see a parallel with NHCC. Like many churches, we entered in to what I characterize as a holding pattern or a great pause in our journey, just like the Israelites.
Seven months ago, we quickly pivoted to online services only. After 10 wks, we moved back to in-person worship. Still, not the same. Everything was pared back. It has felt like we've been on a plane high above an airport, just circling and waiting for our opportunity to land. Funny thing is, the place to land isn't what it used to be or how it used to be. It's no longer a "reality," more like a good memory. Tough thought to grasp. Frightening. Dissappointing. Discouraging. Disconcerting.
The Israelites had been scattered to some of the farthest corners of the known world. Many just settled in and took on the way of life that was there for them. It wasn't what they wanted, for sure. But, in God's great wisdom, in His sovereignty, in His plans for His people, it wasn't the end of their future. There was always a plan for a new beginning!
NHCC is moving forward, believing God for our future, looking to Him for what's ahead. We are praying, planning, "re-building," as we go. Setting financial goals and ministry/mission budgets for 2021, should the Lord Jesus not return as soon as we would hope! There are some, if not most, who'd like for us to "get back" to where we were, fully staffed for live worship, totally engaged in ministry to kids & youth, and bring back all those BIBLE STUDIES! I was counted among them. Then, I realized, what if God is wanting something other than what I want? What I had?
What? Why? What if those things were simply the means to an end that I/we weren't experiencing? Is there a better place to land?
Join me in praying for the heart of God as we move in to his next preferred future for NHCC. The programs and such are only vehicles for the expression of the love of God for the lost, the broken, and the confused--that's His heart, and for each of us to be making disciples who make disciples.
So, put your tray tables up, seat backs forward, tighten your lap belt, and get prepped for our landing. Where we land the NHCC plane will not be where we've always landed. I believe the place we land will be different, fresh, new, and challenging!
"And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had gven them great joy...the sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away." Nehemiah 12:43
Are you with me?
Blessings to you~
Pastor Jerry & Debb
Caring Through Prayer!
In lieu of Sunday School we are meeting at 9:30 am to call those on the Prayer List and in the Directory to pray for them.
- This is open to all ages
- We gather in groups of 3 or 4 to call and pray for others over the phone.
- This has proven to be a HUGE blessing to all who have been involved so far.
*Children's Sunday School and Nursery are not in session from 9:30-10:30am
Registration for Kidz Klub and Nursery will start at 10:30am each Sunday
If you have any questions about Sunday School please call, or contact Tasha Price.
Operation Christmas Child!
Operation Christmas Child is coming up quickly!
This is our chance to reach out and touch children's lives that may never had heard of Christ's love before.
To minister in love to children in need.
Need more information?
There will be a table in the Foyer where you can pick up your boxes and get more information from Mark & Dianna Thompson.
Return date for our boxes will be November 15th.
Praises & Prayers
Debbie Taylor - Pray for the results of the Stress Test.
Bilby's - Pray that their van will be fixed
Betty Gauze - Pray for back pain.
Paul Darling - Pray for his knee, it is hurting and he wont be able to have surgery for a while. Pray for his physical Therapy
Art Holdridge's Grandson, Ryan (31) - Ryan is losing weight and they can't figure out why. Pray for wisdom for his doctors.
Judie Utz - Pray that she will regain strength and be renewed.
Dianne Hicks - (friends of Pastor Jerry & Debb) Saw a wound Dr. the 18th. Still in pain but is able to walk with a walker.
Pat Willis' Grandson, Chris - In the Army and will be having an extremally hard physical test on November 5-7. He will be getting 4-6 hours sleep total for those days.
Carol Sercombe's boyfriend, Phil Rowlson- Has cancer and has been given 9 months. Pray for healing and strength and for God to soften his heart.
Betty Curry's friend, Norma Daly - Her cancer is back. Pray for healing and strength.
The Barnum Family - Dianne Barnum passed away September 13th. Be in prayer for her family, especially Charlie, in his loss.
Brandon & Branda Grobaski - Pray for a healthy pregnancy and blessings on their marriage.
Eduardo Franco - Heath concerns, pray for healing.
Guy Wertz -Health concern. Be in prayer for him and his family.
Jeff Whitney -Pray for good health and strength for each day.
Jackie Arnold - Please be in prayer for Dick's wife/Sonya's mom. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Pray for comfort for Jackie and strength for her family. (Seeking non-chemo treatments).
Elsie Valentine & the Roberts family - Jerry passed away on May 5th. Please continue to pray for them. Still awaiting a time to have a memorial service.
Edna Walters -Is improving and now has a going home date!! It is November 4th, she will still have some work ahead of her and prayers are appreciated but PRAISE GOD she is coming home.
Sandie Hendrick - No surgery on her knee. PRAISE GOD!! Doctors will be doing cortisone shots every 3 months. She is feeling great!
Greg Walker - Many health concerns, but his faith sustains him!
Heidi Roberts - PRAISE! Done with radiation. Pray as her body continues to heal from the effects of the Chemo and radiation. Pray that she stays cancer free!
Brenda W. - Having lots of pain, pray for relief and answers on what is wrong.
Stevens & Taylor Families - Bobbi McKenzie passed away on Thursday, May 28th. Please continue to pray for peace and comfort. Still awaiting a time to have a memorial service.
Please be in prayer for our Church leadership as they seek God's will for His Church as we move forward in, "Helping People Find Their Way [Back] to God!"
NHCC Weekly Ministries
Caring Through Prayer- 9:30 am Sunday Mornings -Please join us in the Gathering room as we make calls and pray for our Church family.
Bible Study with Rick Tripp - 3pm Sundays online on our Facebook page.
Devoted Prayer - 7pm on Saturdays In person prayer @ NHCC. Join the prayer team as we pray for our Church family, leaders, and Gods will in our Church.
NHCC Special Events
-Women's Breakfast - October 24th at 9:30am
Come for a meal and devotion. Bring a passing dish, we will see you there.
-Annual Meeting - October 25th at 12:30pm
-Ladies Night Out - October 30th @ 7pm
-Daylight Savings Time - Time to " fall back" an hour on Saturday night, October 31st.
-J.O.Y. Dinner - November 6th @ 4:30 pm
-O.C.C. Box Collection & Blessing Service - November 15th
Ushers and Greeters
If you would like to volunteer as a Greeter please contact Carl Price.
If you could help out in the Nursery contact Wendy Bilby and let her know.
NHCC Life Groups currently meeting -
3pm Sundays - Bible Study with Rick Tripp, on Facebook Live.
6 pm Wednesdays - Moffitt Life group at Phil & Denise Moffitt's Home
10 am Thursdays - Ladies Study, Wendy Bilby leading @ NHCC
8 pm Thursday - Ladies Study, Andrea Roberts leading @ NHCC
See you This Sunday, October 25th at 10:45 am to Worship!
Praying God's Blessing on you, my NHCC Family