Sunday Morning Service:
· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Nursery Provided)
· 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
· 11:15 a.m. Connections
The Community Church of Moab invites you to
join us on March 22, 2015 for our morning Worship Service
at 10:00 a.m. and an Easter celebration following the service.
During our worship service the children will be singing songs
they have learned during their Children’s Church time. (So
parents...make sure they attend each Sunday to learn these
songs) After the morning worship, an Easter celebration experience
is planned in Fellow-ship Hall. Through storytelling and
activities, we will all experi-ence Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem
on Palm Sunday, The significance of the Last Supper, the
darkness at Gethsemane, the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross,
and the joy of His Resurrection.
After the activities, we will enjoy lunch
together. Sandwiches, chips, and dessert will be served.
The children will be given an Easter prize bag to take home
to remind them of the blessings of Easter and sharing time
with their church family.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.
Everyone Can Serve
Look for opportunities to serve; don't wait to be asked! Remember, you can serve without being a part of an "official" ministry. We all can:
- Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
- Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
- Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evengelism team
- Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.
CONNECT WITH CONNECTIONS
Many of us who love the church, have found that one of the most powerful life changing aspects of the church is being in a group of people that help and encourage us along the way. In fact most churches that are experiencing real growth have discovered that groups are really the way to help people with their spiritual journey and ministry. To this end the Vision Team has been wrestling with the best way to launch some long-term groups that are shaped and centered in encouraging each participant and educating them con-cerning the themes and message of the Bible. So we are going to begin these kinds of groups in what we have formally called for a number of years discipleship classes. We would like to recognize the function of the groups by calling them Connections. The emphasis being that of connecting with others and establishing the kind of contact that issues in accountability and its resultant fruit i.e. peace, joy, love. We expect some evolution in how these groups operate. What we do have is a beginning date: Sunday September 21st. More information will be coming up. (Watch weekly bulletins) This is going to be a significant opportunity for you and yours. It will include all ages. There will be new groups forming for those who consider themselves young adults that will be meeting at different times and perhaps in different loca-tions. If you feel disconnected this may be your time to find that connection in your church.
March is upon us! What is it that you think about when you think of March?
It might be basketball and March Madness. It might be major league baseball
or baseball and softball that begin at every level. Or if you are a runner
in Moab, you have to be thinking of the Canyonlands Half Marathon. Having
the marathon in March generally means that you had better be prepared to
run in the wind. As I have been thinking about walking in the Spirit and
bearing the fruit of that experience, it occurs to me that there is a correlation
between running in the wind and walking in the Spirit. Right off the bat
(for you baseball fans) there is one thing that is very clear. It is much
harder to run into the wind then it is to run with it. As believers it is
much easier to live our lives with the Spirit of God in control (walking
in the Spirit) then it is to live without the Spirit (running into the wind).
The difference obviously is support. Jesus said whoever is not with me is
against me. So if we are with Him the Spirit is
at our back and if we resist Him, well you know. I have noticed it is not hard
running into a light breeze. It seems like air is pushed into your nostrils
or throat and breathing is easy and a light breeze isn’t bad. It even cools
one off. But let me tell you when the wind begins to howl you had better be
running the proper direction. There is no benefit to being without the power
of the Spirit when life gets really brutal. Running in the canyons the wind
is always variable. Each curve may bring a different experience with it. So
life is a bit unpredictable and uncertain. We never really know when the challenges
will be about to strike us. So it is always good to be prepared by having the
Spirit at our back. As we have seen in the messages thus far in the series
on the Fruit of the Spirit, there are obvious indications that we are or are
not in the Spirit’s control. They are those fruit that are produced by His
presence; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
and self-control. These are windbreakers for
sure. They allow us to run into the winds of life with a new perspective. It
still isn’t easy but it is now possible to run and to run to victory.
Kari Jobe in her beautiful melodic song, puts it powerfully. “In the fire
I will not be overcome, through the valley of the Shadow, I will not fear.
You will go before me, you will never leave me. I am not alone, I am not
alone. You will go before me-you will never leave me. I am not alone.” This
promise is ours when we seek the presence of God by the work of Christ and
through the power of the Spirit. Hear the truth in this old Irish Prayer
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.