Week 4 - "Serve In Love"
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
We're in the 4th week of our "B.L.E.S.S." series of messages & table groups. The focus is on helping us to each become a blessing to those in our areas of influence, just like Jesus did! It has been a great encouragement.
This week we'll look at the next challenge: Serve with Love. After we've been praying for friends, neighbors and coworkers, listening to them with care, making the time to eat with them, it's time to get your serve on! 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 open seats and we can even setup another table for you and others to join in. This is providing a great opportunity 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 go to mynewhorizons.org, click on the B.L.E.S.S. tab and find the ZOOM link button.
Simple gestures of a being available to serve your 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 FORMER DAYS, BUT WE SHALL MOVE FORWARD TO EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD, HOWEVER & WHEREVER WE CAN!
Are you with me?
Who will YOU be inviting to Resurrection (Easter) Sunday, April 4th @ 10:45am? Someone needs to hear the message of, "HIS LOVE NEVER FAILS!"
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.
February 21st - March 28th
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - Bill will be having back surgery on March 31st. Pray for direction on plan of care and his patience with the process.
Betty Curry - Waiting to hear from a specialist to get answers for treatment. Pray for restored health.
Sara Anderson - Is feeling "under the weather". Pray for a quick recovery.
Kelly Carothers' sister - Having surgery on March 23rd. Pray for comfort and healing.
Judie Utz - Pray for God's direction and peace in an upcoming decision.
Don and Norma Nearpass - Pray for Norma who is having tests done this Saturday, March 13th. Also continue to pray family members of their neighbor, Marie, who passed away.
Robert & Sharyl Allison - Bob had surgery on right arm. Pray for healing. Sharyl has an appointment with a cardiologist. Pray for answers.
Pastor Phil Darling - Making progress, pray for strength for him and Penny as she cares for him at home.
Rick and Bobbi Stevens- Rick's sister, Debbie Diamond, has kidney failure, pray for comfort for her and her family.
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 her mom's (Bobbi) 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.
Louise Eddy's Granddaughter Ali-Marie - Pray for her and her family to get answers and a treatment plan for her seizures.
Also pray for Jordan's hurt knee.
Guy Wertz -Continue to pray for his oxygen levels to improve so he is able to be more independent. 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 for Logan's future. Pray for safety, health, and good choices on Logan's part, too.
Jeff & Cheryl Whitney - both are healing well! Cheryl will be finishing her recovery in FL for a couple weeks!!! Pretty rough.
Jeff and Eva Salisbury's Daughter Bethany Miranda - She is now at 36 weeks pregnant after 10 wks of bed rest. No more danger of premature delivery. Planning to induce at 39 wks. Keep praying 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 that they can all go home. Pray for his protection and for his family during his absence.
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.
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 Breakfast - Saturday, March 13th at 8:30 am (Men please bring School Supplies for OCC)
-Daylight Savings Time Begins this Sunday, March 14th - Move your clock forward 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
-Disciples Service - Wednesday, March 31st at 7 pm
-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 and Fellowship in the Gathering Room.
-Resurrection Sunday! - Sunday, April 4th @ 10:45 am
Celebrate the love of God in His power over sin & death!
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 14th at 10:45 am.