Newsletter Week of January 27th

Pastor’s Piece

Throughout February and March I’ll be preaching through the Gospel of Mark.   The sermons will come from the text we are reading for the “Full Gospel Project.”  In the sermon this week I will give you an introduction to the Gospel according to John and we’ll dive into John 1.  You’ll learn who we believe wrote the book, as well as when and why they wrote it.  We’ll take a look into what we can learn from the way that John’s Gospel introduces Jesus- it tells us a lot about what the author believed to be true about Him.

Now that we’ve been reading together for 8 months, I thought I would suggest this article that I recommended when we began the Full Gospel Project for those of you who want to go a bit deeper.  It’s an article by Randy Maddox, the esteemed Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School, called “How John Wesley Read the Bible.” 
You can read the full article here:   
https://www.catalystresources.org/how-john-wesley-read-the-bible/

Join us on Sunday as we dive into the Gospel of John together. 

Blessings,
Pastor Andy

The Full Gospel Project

Our reading this week for The Full Gospel Project is John chapter 1. 

As you read this week, consider the following:  John makes four especially big claims about Jesus in 1:1-18.  John says that Jesus is the Word of God made flesh, the true light, the one who brings grace and truth, and that Jesus is in fact, God.  What do each of these claims mean to you?    

In verses 35-50 Jesus invites those who eventually became His disciples to “come and see” what He was up to and what He was about.  Think back in your own life- who invited you to “come and see” what Jesus was up to and what He was about?  Who have you invited to “come and see?”  Who is Jesus leading you now to extend this same invitation to? 

By our Prayers…

Please remember the following people and situations in your prayers this week:
Christy McField – Debbie Geasley’s sister-in-law who has breast cancer
Marilyn Sherfield – Undergoing treatments as she continues to battle lung cancer

(To be included in this list, please reply to this email or fill out a prayer request card during the service on Sunday.)

Connect, Grow, & Serve

Let’s Eat Soup!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 16th for Chili/soup lunch.  You can either bring soup, chili or a side dish, or simply join us for a delicious home-cooked meal. We will meet in the community room immediately following the service.  For more information, contact Marcy Myers at marcyjmyers@gmail.com or sign up in the church lobby.

Ladies Bible Study

Bible Study – It’s not too late to join the ladies for a Bible Study based on the movie War Room. This is a 5-week study that explores how the power of prayer can make an impact on all areas of your life.  Contact Betty McAdams at betmarkmc@yahoo.com for more information. This group is open to all Faithbrdge ladies and invited guests.

After the first “Date Night” in September we got a lot of positive feedback, so it is back in time for the season of love!  You are invited to join us with your spouse at
4pm on Feb 22nd.  This time we will begin by joining together for a 60-minute workshop that will help you draw closer as a couple.  Then you’ll be sent out to enjoy a “Date Night” together.  Just like last time, there will be a conversation starter kit to guide you through your date.  Babysitting will be provided at church for those who need it.  No matter how long you’ve been married, this is a night you’re going to want to block off on your calendar!

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, February 22nd for our next “Date Night.”