August 23
August 23, 2019, 1:05 PM


WEEK of August 23


“Jesus Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1-4)

because no more comprehensive, personal, and beautiful communication of God is possible.

We cannot look directly at the sun with our eyes.

The glory of it would immediately overwhelm and destroy our sight. We have to look at it through a filter, and then we can see the great flames and colors of it. When we look at Jesus Christ as he

is shown to us in the Scriptures, we are looking at the glory of God through the filter of a human nature. That is one of the many reasons that Christians pray “in Jesus’ name.”

Through Christ, prayer becomes what Scottish Reformer John Knox called an “intimate conversation” of believers with God,

or elsewhere “a communion of humans with God”

– a two-way communicative interaction.

“For through [Christ] we…have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:18).


Page 49, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God,

by Timothy Keller


The message this coming Sunday is titled,

“Why We Should Never Give Up on Prayer.”


School Supplies List

The new school year is about to begin, and your interest and support are

again needed to help provide school supplies for children at Mendez Elementary. A list of needed supplies is below. Please place your donations

at the "Mendez Education Station" located in the Narthex. Supplies will be collected through Sunday, September 8.

Your loving expressions of generosity are so very much appreciated.

  • Box of #2 Sharpened Pencils
  • 5 Inch Scissors
  • Boxes of Crayons
  • Bottles of Glue
  • Large Glue Sticks
  • Boxes of Facial Tissues
  • Package of Manila Paper
  • Package of Construction Paper
  • Package of Colored Pencils
  • Package of Erasers
  • Package of Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • Box of Quart Size Zipper Plastic Bags
  • Box of Gallon Size Zipper Plastic Bags
  • Wide Ruled Spiral Notebooks - 70 Page
  • 3 Hole Hand Punch
  • Pocket Folders - Classic Colors
  • Packages of Notebook Dividers
  • Box of Classic Colored Crayola Thin Washable Markers

Please deposit donations at the Mendez Education Station

in the Narthex by Sunday, September 8.

Thank You!


Our Youth Group has a new name:

God’s Arrows.

A new t-shirt has been created. We are taking orders now for the vintage royal blue soft tee. The youth have graciously included all children ages Kindergarten through 5th in having a shirt.

We need to know who wants one asap. The shirt will cost $15 but

we will make sure everyone has one. Please let Shawn or Gael

know the sizes needed. Forms will be in the Narthex.


PLUS we will be honoring 18 of our young people who are making

important transitions this year.

At 9 a.m. on the 8th we will also begin our new Sunday School classes

for youth and adults.

Adult Class - Responding to God’s Grace with

Linda Vetters - Church Parlor - open to all.

Jr. High & High School Class

How to Study the Bible, with Shawn in room #102.


There will be planned children’s activities at 9 a.m. and Bible study will continue to be during worship/Children’s Church.