"For such a time as this..."
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
WOW!!!! It's almost Mother's Day 2021!!!
As I type this note, I am preparing to get on an airplane to head out to the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado. This trek is not new to me, as I've been traveling a couple times a year to see and visit my aging mother. She is a lot of the reason I am who I am today (at least regarding my character.) She was sure to correct my bad behavior, of which, my sisters claim there was a lot of it! My dad was her back up, for sure.
Mom was so much more than a disciplinarian. She gave me certainty, hope, comfort, direction, and acceptance (even when I wasn't very likeable!) She turned 84 this past January, and she still gives me words of encouragement and blessing.
Not sure how many more Mother's Days we will have, but I will make the most of this one and any others that we are fortunate to have together.
Pastor Doug has the preaching helm this week. He'll be sharing about one of the great mothers of the Bible. I hope you will be attentive and supportive as he shares. We'll get back to our series, "Wisdom Under Attack." on May 16th, and finish it up on the 23rd. I hope it has been insightful, informative, and transformative as we see our own need for greater wisdom in these crazy days.
You are blessed, be a blessing!
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."
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.
Praises & Prayers
Debbie Taylor - Is home PTL!!!. She is retaining fluid but kidneys & lungs are improving. Please continue to pray for strength and a complete recovery.Pray for Chuck, Ryan and her sister, Bobbi, as well.
Phil Moffitt - Had surgery on May 6th at 11:30 am. Pray for a quick and full recovery.
Dee Wertz - Her son, Wade's father-in-law, Doug, is starting radiation and chemotherapy for cancer. Pray for strength and peace for him and family.
Kelly Carothers - Sister, Carol, had back surgery. Pray for pain relief and healing.
Brandon & Branda Grobaski - PTL!!! - a healthy baby boy was born on April 21, 2021.
Bill Sayles - Is home - PTL!!! Pray for pain relief and healing. Pray for rest, peace and strength for Gayle, too.
Pastor Phil Darling - PTL!!! He is getting stronger and was able to walk to porch and down steps to the car using a walker! Pray for continued healing and strength after kidney removal. Also, pray for energy and peace for Penny.
Jackie Arnold (Richard's wife/Sonya's mom) - Continue to pray for peace, comfort and strength for her and family.
Elsie Valentine - Pray for peace and comfort as it will be a year on May 5th since the passing of her husband, Jerry.
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 - Has developed a cough. Please pray for healing and strength.
Also, Miles, a 10 year old friend of Sara's children, who took a fall down the stairs is doing better. GOD IS GOOD!!
Sandie Hendrick - Pray for health concerns.
Linda Turner - Has had headaches in the last few weeks. Pray for pain relief and peace.
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 (58 years), has been diagnosed with MS and is currently in Rehab. Pray for healing and a softened heart. Also, grandson, Trevor who is in California has found a job (answer to prayer)!
Betty Curry - Pray for restored health.
Heidi Roberts - Still getting headaches. Pray for continued healing and strength.
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 Logan as he will be away from his family until June 7th.
Brenda Wohlgemuth - Scope on her knee found a torn muscle. Pray for healing and pain relief.
Franco's - Pray for Ed, he's battling cancer, needs to stay Covid free.
Carol Sercombe's boyfriend, Phil Rowlson - Cancer has returned and is starting chemotherapy. Pray for a softening of his heart and strength.
Betty Curry's friend Sharon - She has cancer. Pray for healing and strength.
Megan Furlong's family - pray for them at the passing of her uncle John. His sister, Megan's mom, is having a hard time with the loss.
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.
See you THIS Saturday!
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 or upstairs in the Gathering Rm
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.
Men's Breakfast - Saturday, June 12th, 8:30 am (Gentlemen bring sewing kits for OCC)
Photo Club - Thursday, May 13th & 27th, 7pm
Ladies Night Out - Friday, May 21st, 7pm
NHCC Special Events
-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 23rd @12:15 pm
Ratifying the updated and revised by-laws.
-"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)
Birthday's & Anniversary's
Q & A
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 revised 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, May 9th at 10:45 am.
Pastor Jerry Lyon - Chairman (Ex-Officio)
Phil Moffitt - Vice-Chairman
Andrea Roberts - Cooperate Secretary