Greetings, everyone! While I was gone for a few days last week helping my dad take care of some necessary family matters, the new floor was laid in the Fellowship Hall, kitchen, and pantry. Go back and take a look at the finished work. We will still have some work to do to help deaden the sound and enhance the lighting, but getting the floors done is a huge step. Thanks to all who helped with painting, carpet pulling, staple pounding/pulling, and baseboard take-up and put-back!
TODAY: No MACH 4 Men's Ministry meeting tonight. Postponed to next Saturday at Fairport.
TOMORROW is THE LORD’S DAY! Join us for Bible Study and worship at 9:30 and 10:40 am respectively. We will observe the Lord's Supper during morning worship, Lord willing. Please be in a spirit and attitude of prayer, self-examination, and reconciliation as we approach the Lord's Table tomorrow. Then let us eat the bread and drink the cup with joy and gladness for all that Christ has done on our behalf! Here are the Scripture readings that will frame our time of corporate worship tomorrow. Click anywhere on the link to view the Scriptures in a printable format:
Fighter Verse: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
Call to Worship: Psalm 105:1-6
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 12:21-28
New Testament Reading: Luke 22:7-18
Assurance of Pardon: 1 John 1:8-10
Sermon Text: Luke 22:19-23
Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21
ICYMI Last Sunday’s Message Audio Luke 2: 25-25 Simeon's Song: Peaceful Departure of a Faithful Servant
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READ THROUGH THE BIBLE
Here are the readings for next week on our annual Bible reading plan. Please consider joining us on this journey through God's word this year. (If you want to just read through the New Testament, those passages are marked in italics). Genesis 16-18; Mark 6 Gen 19-20; Psalm 1; Mark 7 Gen 21-23; Psalm 107; Mark 8 Gen 24-25; Psalm 4; Mark 9 Gen 26-27; Mark 10
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is coming up on the third Sunday of this month, January 17. This is the Sunday prior to January 22, marking 48 years since the Supreme Court of the US handed down its Roe v. Wade decision which declared a constitutional right to abortion-on-demand and right to privacy. Since then, roughly 60 million babies have been killed in the womb in America, although the annual numbers have been steadily decreasing since 1990. This is our national holocaust, and as human being, much more as Christians, we should be appalled. Yet, this anniversary date will likely receive scant attention from our national government. Many on the left in Washington would prefer to repeal the so-called Hyde Amendment which prevents federal funds from being used to fund abortion. The Hyde Amendment (not a constitutional amendment, but a long-standing policy named to honor its chief sponsor, Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde) has been a part of every appropriations bill since its inception in 1976. Time will tell whether or not 2021 will be the year all that changes.
Al Mohler talked about how the recent election, and especially the Georgia runoff, will have far-reaching consequences for the matter of preserving unborn human life. Here is a link to The Briefing from Monday in which Mohler discusses the radically pro-abortion position of Rev. Raphael Warnock, recently elected senator from Georgia. Mohler references and interacts with an article which appeared on The Hill entitled Pro-choice pastors like Raphael Warnock have the Bible, history on their side. Mohler takes strong exception to this assertion, as should all Christian believers, because it simply is not true. Let us pray for all those who are affected by the abortion industry, both women seeking abortions and those working in the industry to supply them. Pray that hearts and minds will be changed so that abortion-on-demand becomes completely unthinkable. What can you do besides pray? Donate and/or volunteer with your local crisis pregnancy center, in our case St. Joseph PRC (Pregnancy Resource Clinic) which also has had a presence in Cameron, MO, since the summer of 2019.
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See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon