Main Street Christian Church
Main Street Christian Church will gather in one combined worship service at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday. The service, a Celebration of Thanksgiving, will feature favorite hymns of the church (coming from the 2011 survey), scripture readings, narration, special music, Communion, and the dedication of the congregation’s commitment cards for the 2013 ministry year. Sunday School will not be held this Sunday.
The Junior Youth Fellowship for those in grades 3 through 6 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this Sunday evening.
The public is invited attend all services and events.
Main Street Christian Church will serve as coordination and host for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Those desiring a dinner may phone the Main Street Christian Church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at 932-2997. Those who desire to serve on a delivery team, cook or donate food or monetary resources may also phone the church office.
A Manna Mission will not be served on Nov. 27 due to the Thanksgiving Dinner ministry. The December Manna Mission Dinner will be served on Dec. 18.
Plum Creek Christian Church
Ephesians chapter 5:1-7, Be imitators of Christ...among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or greed. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or coarse joking...For this you can be sure no immoral person-has any inheritance in the kingdom of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.
Just as children imitate their parents we too should imitate our heavenly Father. We are to become like Christ if we claim to be Christ followers. Paul was not telling Christians they could not have any contact with nonbelievers. He was however saying they need not condone their sins. By remaining quiet about sin we are not taking a stand. We need to expose the darkness with the light of truth. Be aware the days are evil. If we are going to stay strong we have to take a stand for what is right. God doesn’t need politically correct Christians. He needs spiritual warriors who will go to battle to save souls that are lost. Without the salvation of Jesus the lost people have no hope of eternal life. What are you doing for the Kingdom of God. If you like the rest of the world remain tolerant of sin who are you in danger of not reaching? Speak the truth in love. Spread the good news of Jesus Christ. It is good for the soul!
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