Week 5 "Perspective in the Crazy"
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
IT'S PENTECOST SUNDAY! THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS THE BELIEVERS AND ESTABLISHES HIS CHURCH~
This Sunday, we're putting a wrap on the message series, WISDOM UNDER ATTACK! I'll be sharing some thoughts about having the proper "perspective in the crazy" we're all experiencing in our lives and our culture.
Out of all the things I don't know, this one thing I do know: when the world has gone mad, off the rails, upside down, and in the toilet, we have a firm foundation upon which to stand. We have a rally point around the cross. We have a pathway in the wilderness, and a guiding light in the presence of the Holy Spirit!
We are not without direction and purpose. Neither were Daniel and his friends. Though they were cast into a culture of some of the worst and abhorent things to their belief in the ONE TRUE GOD, they did not despair. Their lives were fixed upon the immovable rock who never changes or needs anything from them. Their hope was in Him who created all things and was above all things.
So, as a reminder, my message will be about the perspective that followers of Jesus should have in these disorienting days. Though times have changed, the issues and challenges to our faith have not. We still need to be like Daniel and walk in wisdom, in the Godliness that we are empowered to walk in and by the Holy Spirit.
ELIGIBLE VOTING MEMBERS, DON'T FORGET TO BE PRESENT THIS SUNDAY FOR OUR VOTE ON THE PROPOSED REVISED BYLAWS.
I pray you are being blessed, so go ... 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.
Special Business Meeting
Vote on the Proposed changes to the Bylaws.
Praises & Prayers
Phil Moffitt - Praise God! He came through surgery great!! Please keep our Brother and Denise in your prayers as a test has shown that the cancer has spread to a lymph node. He will be doing radiation in a couple months. He is currently in the ICU for a blood clot in his lung. They'll be doing a procedure to safely dissolve it. Pray for strength and a new closenss to the Lord during this trying time in their lives.
Brian Emerick's daughter Lacy- She was in remission after a cancer diagnoses, but now the cancer is back. Please be in prayer for her and Brian and Amy.
Carly Bostedor - Please be in prayer for Carly's mom who is having health concerns. Also pray for Carly to have strength and courage.
Pastor Phil Darling - PTL!!! He is getting stronger. 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.
Cindy Curl - Pray for health concerns.
Sara Anderson - Has developed a cough due to allergies, pray for a solution. Pray also for her neighbors, the husband has COPD and the wife has lung cancer.
Sandie Hendrick - Pray for health concerns.
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.
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.
Ryan and Mary Hall - 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.
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 Special Events
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.
Photo Club - Thursday, May 27th & June 10th, 7pm
Communion - Sunday, June 6th during Service
Men's Breakfast - Saturday, June 12th, 8:30 am (Gentlemen bring Quality toys/crafts for OCC)
Quarterly Elders and Deacons Meeting - Sunday, June 13th @ 1pm
Women's Breakfast - Saturday, June 26th, 9:30 am (Women bring Quality toys/crafts for OCC)
NHCC Special Events
-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)
Home Plate - Saturday, June 26th, 12:30 pm (See Pastor Doug for details)
WE NEED "MOW " MEN & "MOW" WOMEN!
Our property is sizeable enough that it has four zones: trails/paths, pavilion/parking, ballfield, & building frontage. Would you consider being on the team that "gits it dun" each week? Rusty Wellman is the one to go to with your willing and able heart! Call or text him @ 517-745-0231. We have the machine, just need the operators. =)
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 - Adult 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 @ NHCC
See you This Sunday, May 23rd at 10:45 am.
Pastor Jerry Lyon - Chairman (Ex-Officio)
Phil Moffitt - Vice-Chairman
Andrea Roberts - Cooperate Secretary
Sonya Sackrider-Corporate Treasurer/Finance Team
Debb Lyon-Communications Team
Rusty Wellman- Buildings & Grounds Team