New Hope Christian Fellowship
February 14, 2021
Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Worship Service: 10:30 AM
Shepherding Groups: Wednesday evenings
Women’s Bible Study
Men’s Saturday Breakfast
Jail Visits: Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 AM (postponed) CHURCH SECURITY MEETING, 3:30 at the church
We know that George Washington's birthday is February 22, and Abraham Lincoln's birthday is February 12th, and now, Donald Trump's birthday is June 14th, and Joe Biden's is November 20th. Congress felt it necessary to combine Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays into a one-day celebration (the uniform Monday holiday law, 1971). We can celebrate all of our American presidents on this day. Put your American flag out and be grateful.
That's right. We have a front doorbell. Why? Because the Church Security Team feels our church doors need to be locked while NHCF people are in the building.
Ring the bell for entry.
TODAY, AFTER CHURCH is our annual Valentine’s potluck. That's right. The "Day of Hearts" is here It's appropriate that we remember this time, since "God is love" .
(1 Jn. 4.8,16)
Thanks to Loretta Stumbaugh for managing our Prayer Chain, and for your prayers. When Loretta texts out requests, you don't need to answer... please just pray right then.
It is a word shortened from the old English "lecnten," referencing the "spring season.," but more accurately, "the return of light."
After the long, dark winter, we long for "the light," for longer days, and for the return of leaves to the trees, grass to the fields and flowers abundant. This desire was especially felt in Europe, where they've had brutal winters.
Also contained in the Lenten thought is new life. That's where the bunnies and chickies come from.
Christians latched on to the celebration because it affirms the ministry and Person of Jesus Christ, who is "the light of the world" (John 8.12). The one who follows Jesus does not walk in darkness. "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it" (John 1.4,5).
That's the way Jesus went into the wilderness...as light. He did battle with the devil for 40 days, and He was victorious. So, we remember Lent as a time of humble confession, a time of enlightenment and battle with the forces of evil. Just as Jesus overcame temptation in a time of testing, so can we.
(I am sending you believers) to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me" (Acts 26.18).
Pulpit Greeter: Jeff Haas
"40 Days of Temptation”
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil"
Pastor Tom Brown
Building Fund: $1000.00
Transitional Housing: $100.00
We are so grateful for your cheerful giving
Reverend Tom Brown, Pastor
Pastor Jim Powell, Assoc. Pastor/Worship leader Terry Lowry, Elder
Bill Bujnowski, Lee Copeland, Lanny Dameron, Chris Lewis, Roger Brown and Lee Larson
Lora Slater, Secretary
John Greer, Media ~ Ron Hall, Custodian
Tami Powell, Nursery and Kitchen
Loretta Stumbaugh, Prayer and Finances
Linda Lindsey ~ Card Ministry