Newsletter Week of July 8th

Pastor’s Piece

I hope you had a great 4th of July!  I know that many of you had or have company in town right now.  It is a lot of work, but spending time with friends and family is so very rewarding!  If you have company in town this week, bring them with you to church.  The sermon this week will continue our series “Half Truths” and we’ll be looking at a phrase I hear a lot- “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”  It’s a message that will be uplifting to anyone who feels like they’re in the middle of trials and storms in life right now, and you won’t want to miss it. 
 
Our reading this week for The Full Gospel Project is Matthew chapters 14 and 15.  As you read this week, consider the following: 

  1.      There are 2 different stories in these chapters about Jesus miraculously feeding large crowds.  Notice how the disciples respond to the miracles each time.  Does their response change the second time, and what do you make of that?
  2.      Matthew 14:22-33 is the famous story of Jesus walking on the water to His disciples.  Jesus invited Peter to walk on water to Him, and Peter did for a few steps.  Then Peter got distracted by the storm going on around them.  What storms are you facing in your life today, and what are you doing to ensure that you’re maintaining eye contact with Jesus?     
Blessings,
Pastor Andy  

This week’s reading is Matthew 14-15.

Ways to Get Connected   

Ladies Bible Study

Please come join us as we plan our next Ladies Bible Study. We will have a coffee-get-together on Tuesday, August 6th, at 10:00 AM at Faithbridge Church. We hope you can join us for the Bible study, even if you are unable to make it for this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Bierman at BiermanBarb@hotmail.com.

New Book Study Group

All adults are welcome to join us for a new evening book study beginning Wednesday, August 21st.  This nine-week study will meet each Wednesday at 7-8PM. The group will be studying a book entitled, “A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe” by Ronald J. Allen.  We hope you will be able to join us.  For more information please contact Becky Beck at snaps2scraps@charter.net.

Hope House Volunteers

The next Hope House volunteer days are July 31st (Wed.) and August 2nd (Fri.), 3rd (Sat.) and 28th (Wed.) from 9:00-2:00.

AWARENESS
Lake of the Ozark Stop Human Trafficking Coalition

Awareness is the key to fighting human trafficking AT THE LAKE!
For information on how to get involved, visit their website at:
https://www.stoptraffickinglakeozarks.org or attend their monthly meetings. The next two meetings are July 25th at St. George Episcopal Church in Camdenton and August 22nd at Central Bank in Laurie.