A Note from Pastor Jerry!
In 2020, the pandemic shut down our lives and holed us up in our homes. We missed a lot of events. Schools closed. Businesses closed that were deemed "non-essential." Churches closed. It was a weirdly quiet season right on in to Holy Week and Easter.
NHCC, like so many others, hosted its first online-only Easter Service. The worship team and about 6 others were in the building to pull together the media, sound, and details of that service. Some churches didn't even have that ability because they weren't prepared to go online, live. That was a year ago, most of us have figured it out on the tech side of things and on the going out in public side, too.
This Sunday, April 4th, is our celebration of the RESURRECTION! (Easter). The day Jesus' emerged from the darkness of death and victoriouly brought a new power and eternal life to all who would believe in Him! This Resurrection Sunday, we will not be closed. We will not be shaken. We will not be holed up in our houses. WE WILL PRAISE THE LORD IN THE GATHERING OF HIS PEOPLE!!!!
Have you decided to EMERGE by the "same power that rose Jesus from the grave," from isolation and separation from your faith family? We will be online this Sunday, and every one after it, serving those who can't make it to New Horizons, for those who are too far from us, for those who are seeking and want to check us out before attending in person. We will continue that ministry to encourage those who cannot be in person.
The Holy Spirit wants to inhabit our corporate praise in a mighty celebration of the ONE who took back what the devil stole through sin and death (even, Covid-19)! We look forward to greeting you!
This Sunday's message, "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 attend of these important guidelines:
1. Attend ONLY if you are NOT experiencing signs of illness
2. If you've been directly exposed to someone within the last 48 hrs who has tested Covid positive.
3. Minimize your risk by using personal hand sanitizer or those mounted on the wall outside the santuary and by PJ's office, being conscientious of the space you give others and yourself, wear a mask if you desire to, and limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover any cough or sneeze with a tissue.
We want to be sure to remind our church family to be diligent in the above practices. We want to encourage folks to spread out in our large worship area and know that you won't be crowded. We love you and want to see you stay healthy at New Horizons Church.
Spring Clean Up Day!
See Rusty Wellman to sign up. Light breakfast and lunch provided.
Planned agenda includes: Preparing our pavilion for summer events, Memorial garden, cutting down and cutting up trees, digging a new fire pit, yard clean up, and outside building repairs.
** Any tools and equipment needed to help is appreciated!
Sue Snyder will be a Guest Worship Leader on the 11th!
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Call our Church Office if you would like help or more information.
To find out more about these ministry areas and how you could be of help, contact the ministry leaders.
KIDZ Ministry - Korey & Andrea Roberts - 517-525-8809
Youth Ministry - Pastor Jerry Lyon - 517-499-9262
Buildings & Grounds - Rusty Wellman - 517-745-0231
Praises & Prayers
Bill Sayles - Had back surgery on Wednesday, March 31. Pray for healing and comfort. Pray for peace and strength for Gayle.
Pastor Phil Darling - Continuing to improve-PTL!! He is doing in-patient recovery at Chelsea Rehab and will be quarantined for 2 weeks before able to have visitors. Pray for strength for him and Penny as they will not be able to see each other for 2 weeks.
Tim Foster - Went to the ER on Tuesday, March 30th for pain. He is sick but no COVID. Pray for pain relief, healing and strength.
Edna & Jerry Walters - Pray for continued healing and strength for Edna from back surgery so many months ago. Pray for patience and encouragement as this is a long process.
Don & Norma Nearpass's grandchildren (Keith & Camile) - they are expecting a baby in June. Pray that the baby will turn as it breech. Also pray that the house they are purchasing will be completed by May.
Jeff Salisbury's Mom - Is in hospice care and doing much better. She has been able to maintain daily routine (eating, drinking, getting dressed, etc.) PTL
Jackie Arnold (Richard's wife/Sonya's mom) - Doing well, pray that she will be able to maintain the progress that she has made.
Betty Curry - Waiting to hear from a specialist to get answers for treatment. Pray for restored health.
Heidi Roberts - Pray for continued healing and strength. Also pray for repairs needed on their barn.
Elsie Valentine - Pray for patience and peace waiting for 2nd vaccination shot.
Sharyl Allison - Sharyl has an appointment with a cardiologist. Pray for answers.
Rick and Bobbi Stevens- Rick's sister, Debbie Diamond, pray for comfort and strength for her and her family.
Debbie Taylor - Hoping to be back in church by April 18th!
Charlie Barnum - His heart medications are working - PTL! Will be receiving injections for back pain sometime this month. Continue to pray for healing and relief.
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.
Brenda Wohlgemuth - Pray for comfort and relief from pain.
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 - 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.
-AA group - Thursdays, 5:30pm, downstairs
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
-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 at 10:45 am
Celebrate the love of God in His power over sin & death!
-Photo Club- Thursday, April 8th & April 22nd at 7pm
-Spring Clean-Up - Saturday, April 10th at 7 am - 1 pm
**Any tools and equipment needed to help is appreciated!
~Light breakfast and lunch provided.
-New Sermon Series Starts "Wisdom Under Attack"- Friday, April 11th at 10:45 am Sue Snyder guest Worship leader.
-Ladies Night Out- Friday, April 16th at 7pm
-Women's Breakfast - Saturday, April 24th at 9:30 am (Women please bring Sewing Kits for OCC)
Ushers and Greeters
If you would like to volunteer as a Greeter please contact Carl Price.
Wendy B. & Kriz
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
6:00 pm Sundays - Bible Study with Rick Tripp, In-person (Gathering Room) and 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 @ Alex Wellman's Home
See you This Sunday, April 4th at 10:45 am.