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January 14, 2021, 9:43 PM
 

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How sadly ironic that Epiphany – the date on the Christian calendar celebrating the revelation of Jesus Christ as the light of the world – this year should fall on one of the darkest days in U.S. history. January 6, 2021 will hover each year as one of the most infamous, reprehensible and horrific days in memory. Some of us recall December 7, 1941. Many of us remember November 22, 1963 and nearly all of us remember September 11, 2001. Wednesday, January 6, 2021 ranks among them.

Your church board typically meets for study and strategic thinking on the first Thursday of each month. This past Thursday, January 7, 2021, we spent the evening

in meditation and guided prayer.

We prayed for:

  1. Faithful gospel witnesses in the world out of sadness for what a world that needs Jesus saw from the capitol of what they believe to be a predominantly Christian country that respects peace-loving people of all faiths and no faith.
  2. Unity in our church and among all churches that we

all might be part of a movement for wholeness in a

fragmented country.

  1. Pure hearts in God’s people. “Heavenly Father, humble us.”
  2. For the churches in our country to be places of peace and peace-making.
  3. For our nation and its leaders.

“Lord God of Heaven,

we pray for our leaders and all who are in authority.

We pray for their repentance where that is the need and for their resolve where that remains their need.”

In the darkness of this hour, we must look to

the light of Jesus. He, not our nation, is our Savior.

 

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Our Sunday Celebration

is on YouTube and you can access it

on our Website and on Facebook

beginning at 10:30 am

See you Sunday!

ALSO

Beginning this Sunday,

January 10 @ 10:30.

Sunday Morning Parking Lot

Communion Service

 

When you arrive drive under the portico, where our communion servers will provide you with sanitized communion elements and a song sheet.

 

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New Year's Resolutions!

From Andy Stanley's message "This One Thing".

"We all make resolutions. We all break resolutions. But if we're really honest, there is something in each of our lives—a habit, a relationship, a debt—that deserves our attention this year."

In the message Andy gives us help that can be the key to finally accomplishing the one thing we each need to put our mind to this year.

"This year you can do a lot of things. You will do a lot of things. But what’s the one thing you need to do? What’s

the one thing that will make an extraordinary difference in

your life?

Begin to do it today.

1. What New Year’s resolutions have you made in the past? Did you follow through on them?

2. Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year?

What is it?

3. Talk about a time at work or in your family life when you couldn’t focus on something important because your time was consumed by something urgent. How did the important thing suffer as a result?

4. If you think about focusing this year on the one thing that is most important, would you change your New Year’s resolution? What would your revised resolution be?

5. What urgent thing robs you of time to focus on your most important thing? What can you do to shift your priorities?

6. Who do you know that can hold you accountable for following through on the goal you set? What is the greatest barrier to asking that person to do so?

 

Read Nehemiah 6:3b

"I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"

 

The audio message "This One Thing" by Andy Stanley is available for free download @ https://store.northpoint.org/search?type=product&q=this+one+thing.

 

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Please pray for these . . . Daily!

 

For FCC, the Board and Staff for tough

decisions that are being considered and must be made.

For all of those in our community

who are in great need and are being impacted in

ways we can't comprehend by this pandemic.

Also for these with special health needs

and those experiencing grief.

 

Covid Vaccine (praise); Phillip Reyes; Bertha Delgado;

Claire French; Guye Rheinlander;

Charles Cobb; Rebecca Chapmon; Eric Elder;

Mahomet Christian Church; Carolyn Smith;

Kathy Kunchick; Vicki Roberts; Dawn Jester;

Bert Cobb; Susan Pruett; Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest;

Kathy Smith; Tracy Wilson; Dorothy McLendon;

Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; David Warren; Richard McDaniel;

Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Lois LaCoss;

David Druham; Melissa & Brett; Paula Lewis;

HOME Center of Central TX; Rose Seagrave; Jay Monson;

Ben Minton and Martha Mickolas-Martin

 

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January Anniversaries

Roy & Alma Monk 01/01

Kyle & Traci Stapp 01/12

 

January Birthdays

Carolyn Smith 01/03

Kelly Casparis 01/04

Kennedy Braun 01/06

Amber Poth 01/06

Aidan Cuellar 01/07

Rikki Hardy 01/07

Brenda Brown 01/09

Michael Poth 01/10

Rex Stallings 01/11

Emilee Biles 01/14

Elizabeth Hohman 01/14

Jennifer Roberts 01/16

Derek Shuler 01/16

Phyllis Yates 01/16

Waylan Williams 01/17

Rocky Stone 01/17

Bobbie Coley 01/21

Traci Stapp 01/21

Claire French 01/22

Darcy Hardy 01/24

Rick Hardy 01/26

Nathan Kinsey 01/28

Clayton Reed 01/28

Susan Ballard 01/31

Cole Stapp 01/31

 

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HOME Center of Central Texas!

Donate or Volunteer

https://www.homecentertx.org/how-to-help

Their website lists items needed and other ways to help.

Winter clothing, coats, jackets, socks, hats, gloves are needed, please give as you can.

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