Week 2 Determined to Walk in Wisdom
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
This week, we continue to look at the challenges of living in an ungodly world while being under the righteousness of our Holy and spotless Savior. His wisdom is what will save us from being swallowed up by the darkness of wordly wisdom, #confusion. The wisdom of the world is utter nonsense and truly against the holiness of God, it is "chaos."
Looking at the events of Daniel's life in a pagan land, we'll see what he did and apply it to the day and times in which we are living. His complete confidence in the wisdom of God was the difference maker. He found power and protection from the Lord to whom he was devoted. It wasn't comfortable or convenient, but he did receive salvation from the Lord from the flames that would try to consume him and the from the jaws of the beast that were intended to tear him apart.
From Larry Osborne's book, Thriving in Babylon,
"God is mcuh more concerned about our ultimate holiness than He is about our current happiness. He is much more interested in the way we respond to difficulties than he is in alleviating our current pain. This is not an easy way to view God, and it's counter-cultural. And, yet, if we look back on our lives when we had the most significant spiritual growth, it came smack-dab in the middle of difficulties. There is hope, no matter what you face in this day. God is at work."
I hope you will join with us in-person or on "live stream" @ www.mynewhorizons.org, as we discen how to respond during this time of growing secular philosophies that defy Godly wisdom -- "Wisdom Under Attack!"
This Sunday's message, "Determined to Walk in Wisdom."
Read Daniel 1,2,3 to be prepped for this message.
OPEN FOR WORSHIP IN-PERSON & Live Streaming ONLINE!
Sundays @ 10:45am -- mynewhoriozns.org
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 so desire, 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.
NEW DAY!! Spring Clean Up Day!
Contact Rusty Wellman @ 517-745-0231. Light breakfast & 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 are appreciated! (wood cutting/splitting, painting, simple drywall finishing, weeding, plumbing, house cleaning, general fixing and maintenance!)
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To find out more about these ministry areas and how you could be of help, contact these 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 - Came home Sunday, April 4th after having back surgery on Wednesday, March 31 - PTL!! Pray for continued healing and comfort. Pray for peace and strength for Gayle, too.
Pastor Phil Darling - Home from Rehab. Pray for continued healing and strength.
Jackie Arnold (Richard's wife/Sonya's mom) - Scan found some growth of the tumor. Continue to pray for peace, comfort and strength for her and family.
Sonya Sackrider - Pray for strength for Sonya as there is a lot going on in her life with Her cousin's wife, Tianna passing away. Pray for the family during this time of loss. Also pray for her daughter Robyn who is having health issues, and being a support for her parents during this time.
Cindy Curl - Pray for health concerns.
Sara Anderson - Pray for family members with COVID.
Also pray for Miles, a 10 year old friend of Sara's children who took a fall down the stairs.
Brenda Wohlgemuth - Is seeing the doctor this week. Pray for answers and direction. Also pray for her grandson, Christian, who has COVID.
Sandie Hendricks - Pray for health concerns.
Linda Turner - Pray for ongoing health concerns.
Judy Huston - Recently lost an old friend and had to put her dog down. Pray for peace and comfort in these losses.
Edna & Jerry Walters - Pray for continued healing and strength for Edna. 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 is currently 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
Betty Curry - Pray for restored health.
Heidi Roberts - Pray for continued healing and strength. Also pray that repairs needed on their barn are completed, soon.
Sharyl Allison - Sharyl has an appointment with a cardiologist. Pray for answers.
Rick and Bobbi Stevens- Rick's sister, Debbie Diamond had a kidney biopsy on April 7th. Continue to pray for comfort and strength for her and her family.
Debbie Taylor - Pray for doc's to be able to correct the blockages they found in her arteries. Hoping to be back in church by April 18!
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. He is improving! Pray for strength for both he and Dee as they continue this recovery from Covid-pneumonia.
Ryan and Mary Hall - Continue to pray for wisdom and strength as they will be apart from Logan during the next 60 days.
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 - Continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy with expected delivery on April 28th.
Please be in prayer for our Church leadership as they seek God's will and direction for His Church. Pray for protection over them as they serve.
NHCC Weekly / Monthly 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 library
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.
Ladies Night Out- Friday, April 16th at 7pm
Photo Club - Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm
Women's Breakfast - Saturday, April 24th at 9:30 am (Women please bring Toiletries for OCC)
NHCC Special Events
-Spring Clean-Up - Saturday, April 17th, 7am-1pm
**Any tools/equipment needed to help are appreciated!
-Movie Night - "Beautifully Broken" in NHCC sanctuary
on Sunday, April 18th at 8:00 pm
-Jackson City-Wide Annual Prayer Walk/Ride -
Sunday, May 2, 2021,12:30 pm. All participants will meet at a
-National Day of Prayer - 12 Noon, Thurs, May 6th, 2021
at Austin Blair Park. **Sign up sheet located in foyer
-By-laws "Q&A"- Wednesday, May 19th @ 6:30pm
Meet in the Gathering Room
-Special Business Meeting - Sunday, May 23 at 12:15 pm
Ratifying the updated and revised bylaws.
-"Evening In The Park" is back!!!
Put it on your calendar--May 30th @ 5:30 pm. Food, Fun &
Fellowship at our NHCC pavilion. (Last Sunday May thru Sept)
Free Movie Night!
A refugee's escape, a prisoner's promise, and a daughter's painful secret all converge. As three father's fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe.
Copies of the revised & updated bylaws will be available beforehand to review. Bring any questions for clarification to the meeting for discussion before the special called mtg to ratify the bylaws on May 23rd, 2021.
Special mtg to "ratify" updated bylaws
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 -
5 pm Sundays - Men's Study with Pastor Doug, In-person
6:15 pm Sundays - Men's & Women's Bible Study with Rick Tripp, In-person and 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 11th at 10:45 am.