Week 3 Perseverance in the Fire
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
The wisdom of the world is truly set against the wisdom & holiness of God, it is "chaos." His wisdom is what will save us from being swallowed up by the darkness of wordly wisdom, #confusion. This Sunday, we will continue to look at the challenges of living in an ungodly world that often contradicts the values and standards of being disciples of Jesus Christ.
Though Daniel & his friends often found favor with the King, living out their convictions in a pagan land was not easy. In fact, we may feel this pressure, today, when we take a differing view of events and our responses to our radically changing world. We'll see what they did when the pressure to conform came on them like a fire, threatening to destroy them. Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego's complete confidence in the wisdom of God was the difference maker. Daniel's friends found power and protection from the Lord to whom they were devoted. It wasn't comfortable or convenient, but they did receive salvation from the Lord from the flames that would try to consume them.
From Larry Osborne's book, Thriving in Babylon,
"God is much 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, "Perseverance in the Fire"
Read Daniel 3, 4, 5 to be prepped for this message.
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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.
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Praises & Prayers
Debbie Taylor- Heart Cath went well, Praise God! Pray for her surgery on Friday as she may have kidney and lung complications.
Pray for Chuck, Ryan and her sister, Bobbi, as well.
Brandon & Branda Grobaski - PTL!!! - a healthy baby boy was born.
Bill Sayles - -Is home PTL!!! Pray for continued healing and comfort. Pray for peace and strength for Gayle, too.
Pastor Phil Darling - PTL!!! Home from Rehab. Pray for continued healing and strength after kidney removal. He is doing much better and wants to be in worship as soon as he can!
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 deaths in the family, 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 Miles, a 10 year old friend of Sara's children, who took a fall down the stairs.
Sandie Hendrick - 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 her outpatient therapy on Mondays.
Don & Norma Nearpass's Nephew - Tom, could not walk and was taken into the ER. He is currently in Rehab. Pray for healing and a softened heart.
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.
Rick and Bobbi Stevens- Rick's sister, Debbie Diamond continue to pray for comfort and strength for her and her family.
Charlie Barnum - Pray for comfort as he plans Dianne's Memorial. Her service is scheduled for June 5th @ NHCC.
Guy Wertz -Pray for continued growing of strength as he recovers from Covid-pneumonia and on-going RA difficulties.
Ryan and Mary Hall - PTL!!! May Hall passed her Real Estate Exam! Continue to pray for wisdom and strength as they will be apart from Logan during the next few weeks.
Brenda Wohlgemuth - Went to the ER for her knee, she is on bed rest until Friday when she gets a scope.
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.
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.
Photo Club - Thursday, April 22nd and May 13th at 7pm
Women's Breakfast - Saturday, April 24th at 9:30 am (Women please bring Toiletries for OCC)
Ladies Night Out- Friday, May 21st at 7pm
NHCC Special Events
-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
-Women's Appreciation Breakfast - Sat., May 8 @ 9:30 am
-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)
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 25th at 10:45 am.
Pastor Jerry Lyon - Chairman (Ex-Officio)
Phil Moffitt - Vice-Chairman
Andrea Roberts - Cooperate Secretary