Saturday, September 15, 2007

Announcements - September 09, '07

Memory Verse: Hebrews 12:14

Our church library is in the downstairs of the new building. We have many wonderful books and videos to help you grow in God.

There will be a lunch for college students at Linda Summer’s house after the service, everyone is invited to come and help with the food.

We are at 86% of our budgeted giving for the year. Our weekly budget is $3,365. Last week’s offering was $4,957. Last month’s average was $4,626 (137.7%).

"The appeals of the first generation or two of Christians had been sufficiently successful for subsequent generations to say: see how differently we behave from you pagans! The Christians did not expose their children, nor did they indulge in sexual immorality. What is more, they did not attempt to overthrow governments; did not commit suicide; and in particular – astonishing in a world where trust and affection were normally confined to family and friends – they cared for one another across the barriers formed by normal culture."

Bishop N. T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God (1992)