Week 3 - "Eat Together"
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
Our new series, "B.L.E.S.S." - a 5 week focusing us on, "How to B.L.E.S.S. Our Community." - has been a great encouragement. I'm asking each of us to commit to pursuing 5 simple steps toward blessing our community: friends, neighbors, and co-workers. This is how you live out the Great Commission of Jesus, to be his disciples and build the Kingdom of God!
Our Table Groups are going well. If you haven't been a part of one, this might be the week for YOU! We have some open seats and can even setup another table for you and others to join in. This is providing a great moment for fellowship, interaction, and challenge to be a better version of a follower of Jesus Christ.
If you want to be a part of the "online" TABLE GROUP, but not sure how, contact the NHCC office at 517-783-4218, and Tasha or Debb will contact you with the info. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the "ZOOM link" to be included in the online table. Type the phrase, "ZOOM TABLE GROUP," and we'll send you a link to join in.
This week we'll look at how a simple gesture of a meal, dessert, or coffee with a neighbor, friend, or coworker can provide an avenue to B.L.E.S.S. someone and help them find their way [back] to God!
IT'S TIME TO GET ON WITH IT! IT MIGHT LOOK DIFFERENT FROM PAST DAYS, BUT WE SHALL MOVE FORWARD TO EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD, HOWEVER & WHEREVER WE CAN!
Are you with me?
OPEN FOR WORSHIP IN-PERSON & ONLINE!
We want to assure you that we are remaining open for in-person worship, taking precautions and making sure the facility continues to be sanitized after our Sunday worship. We want to remind all who would attend of these important guidelines:
1. Attend ONLY if you are NOT experiencing signs of illness -
(i.e. - fever, persistent/active cough, unusual tiredness or fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headache)
2. If you've been directly exposed to someone within the last 48 hrs who has tested Covid positive, have had a recent loss of taste, or just not sure you should be around others, please follow the CDC's guidelines for self-quarantining. You may not have it, but we'd rather you miss a Sunday than to cause someone else to become ill.
3. Minimize your risk by using hand sanitizer, being conscientious of the space you give others and yourself, wear a mask, limit touching your eyes and nose, or simply stay at home. You can watch the Sunday message on FB Live by going to New Horizons Community Church's Facebook page.
We want to be sure to remind our church family to be diligent in their self & other's protection. We want to encourage folks to spread out in our large worship area and know that you won't be crowded. If it is too uncomfortable or the risk is too high for you to be around others for worship who may not be wearing a face covering, we understand. We love you and want to see you stay healthy so we can see you again at New Horizons when this crazy season of life is done.
Men's Night Out
Bring a passing dish
February 21st - March 21st
We'll be having small groups spread out around the facility to unpack & apply the morning message together. (30 mins) There'll also be an "online" group via a ZOOM link. If you'd like to be a part of an "in-person" or "on-line" Table Group, please email us @ email@example.com. We'll get you signed up!
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Praises & Prayers
Jackie Arnold (Richard's wife/Sonya's mom) - Will have a brain scan this week due to dizziness. Pray that the cancer has not moved. Also for continued healing and strength.
Bill Sayles - Got hit in his car by a car traveling 130 mph.
Pray for Bill and the three occupants of the other car that hit him. Bill will be having back surgery in two weeks. Pray for pain relief.
Judie Utz - Pray for God's direction and peace in an upcoming decision.
Carol Sercombe's Son - Small fire in his bedroom from a charging unit. No one harmed and minimal damage - PTL!
Pastor Phil Darling - Still in the hospital waiting to get transferred to Grand Rapids for Rehab. His remaining kidney is working a little. Please pray for paperwork to go through and for his remaining kidney to become stronger and more efficient.
Diane and Darryl Hicks (friends of PJ & Debb in FL) - Pray for pain relief for Darryl, who had arm surgery and is using a sling. Pray for Diane, who is experiencing back pain.
Rick and Bobbi Stevens- Rick's sister, Debbie Diamond, has kidney failure, pray for comfort for her and her family. Bobbi got a new job as a playground monitor! Praise God for this blessing!
Debbie Taylor - Going to have dental work in March. Pray that her blood pressure will be stable. Also pray for peace and comfort as this is the first year to celebrate Bobbi's birthday since passing.
Charlie Barnum - His heart medications are working - PTL! Will be receiving injections for back pain sometime this month. Pray for healing and relief.
Katie Albert's Father and Step Mom - Moved to Waco, TX, and are staying with family while they wait for their home remodel to be completed. Storm damages not as bad as predicted. They are looking to move into new home soon!
Louise Eddy's Granddaughter Ali-Marie - Pray for her and her family to get answers and a treatment plan for her seizures.
Guy Wertz - IS HOME!!!! Thank you God! Continue to pray for the transition and for Guy to keep on doing what he needs to do to get better. Pray for strength for Dee as she is caring for him.
Ryan and Mary Hall - Pray for wisdom and strength as they make hard decisions in Logan's life. Pray for safety, health, and good choices on Logan's part, too.
Jeff & Cheryl Whitney - both are healing well! Pray for them as they rehab at home. Jeff, hip replacement, Cheryl, shoulder replacement. Cheryl will be finishing her recovery in FL for a couple weeks!!! Pretty rough.
Heidi Roberts - PRAISE GOD! Head scan came back with NO cancer! Pray for relief and a solution for her migraines.
Caleb Bilby - Got the Youth Pastor position in Ohio! Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness.
Don and Norma Nearpass's neighbor, Marie - Passed away on February 11, 2021 at 95 years of age. Norma was instrumental in helping Marie "Find Her Way Back To God!" PTL! Pray for Doreen, Marie's aunt, during this time of loss.
Jeff and Eva Salisbury's Daughter Bethany Miranda - She is now at 35 weeks pregnant and on bed rest. Planning to induce at 39 wks. Keep pray for a healthy baby, momma, and delivery.
Jeff and Eva Salisbury's son Johnathon - He serves in the Michigan National Guard and is currently on assignment in Washington D.C. Possible extension of assignment. Pray this hysteria ends and they can all go home. Pray for his protection and for his family during his absence.
Robert & Sharyl Allison - Health concerns.
Brenda Wohlgemuth - Pray for comfort and relief from pain.
Edna & Jerry Walters - Pray for continued healing and strength for Edna from back surgery so many months ago. She wants to walk again.
Betty Gauze- Pray for her back.
Franco's - Pray for Ed, he's battling cancer, needs to stay Covid free.
Carol Sercombe's boyfriend, Phil Rowlson - Pray for a softening of his heart and that he remains in remission.
Betty Curry's friend Sharon - She has cancer. Pray for healing and strength.
Brandon & Branda Grobaski - 9 weeks left in their pregnancy!! Thank you God, Brandon has a new job! Continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and for the baby to turn as he is sideways right now.
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!" in to 2021!
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.
Devoted Prayer - 7 pm 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
-Men's MSU/UofM Game Night - Sunday, March 7th at 4:30 pm
-Men's Breakfast - Saturday, March 13th at 8:30 am (Men please bring School Supplies for OCC)
-Daylight Savings Time Begins - Sunday, March 14th - Move your clock Saturday night before you go to bed.
-Ladies Night Out - Friday, March 19th at 7:00 pm
-Women's Breakfast - Saturday, March 27th at 9:30 am (Women please bring School Supplies for OCC)
-Palm Sunday- Sunday, March 28th at 10:45 am
-J.O.Y. Dinner - NEW DATE! Friday, April 2nd at 4:30 pm
~Calling all those who are 55 years young and over.
~Come for a potluck dinner an Fellowship in the Gathering Room.
-Resurrection Sunday! - Sunday, April 4th at 10:45 am
Celebrate Jesus Rising with Communion!
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 -
5pm Sundays - Men's Study with Pastor Doug, In-person (Coffee Corner at NHCC) and Zoom. Video's will be posted Monday on Facebook.
6pm Sundays - Bible Study with Rick Tripp, In-person (Gathering Room), on Facebook Live and Zoom.
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 @ Alex Wellman's Home
See you This Sunday, March 7th at 10:45 am.