Tomorrow, Dwayne will be preaching on Matthew 15:21-28 and what it means to encounter outsiders. A desperate mom approaches Jesus to free her daughter from the demonic. He is in Gentile territory. She is a Canaanite, a Syrophoenician, a Gentile. She is outside the covenant and the covenant people. The disciples want Jesus to send her away... they are on retreat. Jesus even refers to her as a dog to test her faith. She calls Him Lord three times and knows He is the Son of David, the Messiah. She understands that even a crumb from the Master’s table is worth more than the bounty of any banquet or feast. Jesus declares she has great faith!
We are also going to have a baptism. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. See you at 4 pm!
Other items of note --
- ZOOM: Sunday Service (opens at 4pm). Reply to this email if there are any issues during the service. We can't always guarantee that we can do much, but we will do our best.
- Opportunities to Serve at Church: If you would like to serve at church, follow this link to fill in the form.
- Story of Faith: Do you have a story about how God has been working in your life? We hope to start sharing some testimonies at church during the service. Dwayne will be leading this, so please sign up on one of these dates, and we will get in touch.
- Study with Dwayne: He will be helping us look at the Authority of Scripture on February 25 and March 3, as well as the concepts of being Wealthy and Impoverished on April 14, April 28, and May 5. Please help us decide the time by following this link. We will make a decision by Friday, February 9.
- Sunday Potluck: After the service, we plan to have some potlucks. Here are some save-the-dates - February 18, April 28, and June 9. Plan to bring a dish, dessert, or a drink to share. A time for fellowship.
- Potluck and Prayer: That being said, this Tuesday, February 6, we are having our monthly potluck and prayer. The first hour is for eating together (please bring a dish, dessert, or a drink to share), and the second hour, we will be praying together. Prayer is so important, and we need to do this together now more than ever as we continue to look for a lead pastor.