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August 22, 2018, 10:33 AM

Praying for our Schools


Church Family,

Prayer works! This morning in my Bible reading I read about 2 older believers, Simeon and Anna, who were awaiting the coming of Christ. While waiting they worshipped and prayed to the Lord. They were Spiritually prepared.

Luke 2:25-26 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Luke 2:37-38 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Today our school year began. Thousands of children, faculty, and staff began a difficult journey of growing in knowledge. Will join me in praying for our schools? Praying in anticipation of the change that these children, faculty, and staff can make on our future in Christ. Praying for opportunities to serve in the local schools as a volunteer, good news club worker, mentor, and encourager. Praying for the second coming of Christ.

Reminders:

  1. Youth PARENTS meeting Sunday at 6pm in the youth room. We will be discussing the upcoming events and winter trip details.
  2. Revival is quickly approaching us. Sunday’s at 6pm & Wednesday’s at 7pm.

September 9th Mack Hutson       September 12th Rodney Hord

September 16th Billy Phillips        September 19th Lloyd Phipps

September 23rd Benji Hutson

  1. Each year we take up several offerings near Christmas. In order to make giving easier and more spread out we will take up a special offering once a month till December.

September 9th Special Offering to buy school supplies for students and teachers.

October 14th Special Offering to buy shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

November 11th Special Offering to buy Christmas gifts for families.

The whole month of December we will collect the Lottie Moon Offering.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




August 20, 2018, 10:52 AM

Simplify: Prayer's for Church Plants


Church Family,

We want to simplify church without limiting God. We want to do that in 3 specific ways: Prayer, The Word, and Singing. I read the song that John the Baptist’s dad sang at his birth today:

Luke 1:76-79 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, 78because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high 79to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

I am praying for you today. May God use you to give light to those sitting in darkness.

Can I ask a favor of you? Will you please lift up our church planters today in prayer? Take a look at what God is doing in them and through your prayer, provision, and presence.

Matt Hess
Fellowship Pickering

Pray for revival amongst our church and network! Pray for more and more people at FP to get connected to our leadership development pipeline that we will be emphasizing this Fall.

Kesasvan Balasingham
Fellowship Church Rouge Park

Please pray for all the kids and families we had during our three weeks of kid's camp in July. A number of children wanted to make a commitment to the Lord but their parents were not interested in bringing them to church. Please pray these parents have a change of heart!

Jared Huntley
Fellowship Oshawa

Pray that the families of the children who we connected with over the past several weeks at our kid's camps would stay connected with us. Pray that those families would get plugged into our church and place their faith in Jesus.

James Greaves
Fellowship Bowmanville

Pray for the 14 kids we got to see come to Christ through our sports camps this summer. That they would be found to be good soil and the enemy would not choke out that seed.

Reminders:

  1. Revival Sunday’s at 6 pm and Wednesday nights at 7 pm.
  • Sept 9th Mack Hutson
  • Sept 12th Rodney Hord
  • Sept 16th Billy Phillips
  • Sept 19th Lloyd Phipps
  • Sept 23rd Benji Hutson
  1. Plead with God that He will send a revival!

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




August 17, 2018, 6:46 AM

Unbelief


Church Family,

During my Thursday devotions I finished the book of Mark. As I read I couldn’t help but think of all the times that God/believers have spoken to me, but I didn’t want to believe them. There are at least 2 occasions that instantly come to mind. One came while reading a difficult passage in 1 John and the other while out witnessing. In both situations I was wrong. I’ve struggle mightily with both things ever since. There are times where I’ve thought about quitting the ministry because how in heaven can a minister struggle to believe and understand?

Mark 16:11-13 But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. 13And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.

Open confession: HOW can they ever really serve God after not believing? Do you ever doubt that you are worthy of doing ministry for God?

Mark 16:14-15 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation

The truth is that none of us are worthy. Our worth is found in Christ and not ourselves. Our command to minister comes from Christ and not our ambition. Throughout scripture there is a pattern: We sin, God restores, and God sends us to tell of His salvation.

Can I encourage you to not hide what Jesus saved you from? You don’t have to share the racy details, but let others know that it’s Jesus and not you that makes you different. I wonder how many are thinking that there is no way God can love me, use me, or wants me after what I’ve done?

God does love you. God wants to use you. God wants a relationship with you!

Reminders:

  1. Thank you to everyone who helped and came out for Family Fun Night!
  2. Awesome August this Sunday is Ice Cream.
  3. Our Revival schedule as mentioned in the previous email has been CORRECTED: Sunday’s begin at 6pm and Weds at 7pm

Sept 9th     Mack Huston                                         Sept 12th  Rodney Hord

Sept 16th Billy Phillips                                            Sept 19th  Lloyd Phipps

Sept 23rd  Benji Hutson

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




August 15, 2018, 9:59 AM

Simplify: God's Word


Church Family,

I mentioned Monday that our church wants to Simplify but not limit. Our 3 initial focuses are: Prayer, God’s Word, & Singing

During the crucifixion of Christ, He cries out. The people know the scriptures well enough to know that Elijah is coming back, but they misapply this truth.

Mark 15:34-35 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.”

Had they correctly applied this verse they would have turned to Psalm 22.

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?

Take some time today and read the rest of Psalm 22. It clearly describes the crucifixion long before it happened. If we will focus on learning and applying God’s word, then we will be able to recall the promises of God that apply to our lives. Promises like I will never leave you or forsake you, with God all things are possible, and that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Simplify without limiting.

Reminders:

  1. Tonight at 6pm is Family Fun Night. We will have chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, chicken tenders, fries, salad, and dessert to eat. We will have some water games set up, shaving cream/silly string, and more. Please bring a bathing suit or clothes that can get wet/messy, a towel, and a change of clothes.
  2. Thursday Sept. 16th at 9am Lifeline Screening will be here at the church. Go to the church website for more details.
  3. Sunday’s Awesome August is Ice Cream.
  4. Pray with our newest church plant Fellowship Bowmanville. They have their first preview service this Sunday. James Greaves is their pastor.
  5. This September we going to try a new Revival schedule. We will have a Revival meetings on Sunday nights at 6pm and Weds nights at 7pm.

Sept 9th at 6pm Mack Hutson                 Sept 12th at 7pm Rodney Hord

Sept 15th at 6pm Billy Phillips                  Sept 19th at 7pm Lloyd Phipps

Sept 23rd at 6pm Benji Hutson

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




August 13, 2018, 10:54 AM

Singing


Church Family,

I mentioned last night that I desire that our church simplify church without limiting the church. Then I gave 3 areas of focus: Prayer, The Bible, and Singing.

Mark 14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

After seeing Judas leave to betray Him, Jesus leads the disciples in song. Christ sang songs of Praise to the Father. If Jesus faced temptation with Song then we need to learn to practice this as well. What is the song of your heart? If you don’t have a song of praise, crying out, joy, etc. can I encourage you today to begin learning one?

Reminders:

  1. Seniors are leaving at 9am tomorrow for the Senior outing.
  2. Weds at 6pm Family Fun Night. WARNING: We will have water games, shaving cream and silly string battles, and more. Bring a towel and change of clothes!
  3. Thursday at 9am Lifeline screening will be here. Go to our website for more info.
  4. We are having Ice Cream for Awesome August this week.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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