A big thank you to all who helped me celebrate my birthday and for all the beautiful cards. When I first attended this church I thought the people were so very kind and loving. I can say the same for people who attend today. Again, thank you. In His Love. Kay Bishop
Judges 16:1-22 is Oct. 30's scripture. The message: “Do not Drift Away from your Faith.”
The Women’s Fall rally is Nov. 5th in Sedro-Woolly. The ladies will be leaving the church parking lot to carpool. All women of the church are welcome to go.
Special guest will be Sarah Baer who will be visiting SACC the first week-end in Nov, along with her husband, Phil. The Baer’s have been supported by SACC for several decades as Bible translators with Wycliffe.
A Christmas in October offering will be received next Sunday. Contributions will be used to provide financial mission gifts to career missionaries and children, retired A.C. missionaries and national leaders. Any extra gifts will help for a variety of needs for A.C. missionaries.
The Women's Ministries are happy to announce they will be having a Holiday Bazaar Nov 12, from 9 am to 3 pm. Make your reservation for a table with Shelly Simpson or Christi Joyce. So far, ten tables are reserved with quite a good variety of products and themes. Each table will cost $5 or $6, depending on the table or place reserved. The Women's Ministries will have a table to sell books. If you can spare 1 or 2 books for the booksale, bring them to the church. Proceeds will go to the Women's Ministries which meets once per month and is open to all women of the church.
The church received $855 in memory of Don Hammingh. As requested by the family, the money was divided between the Clothesline and Seeds of Hope. Don would have wanted the money to make a difference in the community to help people.
Bill and Kathy Kamphouse have moved to 2813 E. Badger Rd., Everson, WA 98247, Phone 966-7970. The entire church is invited to an open house next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, from 3 to 5. Come any time in that time period and stay as long as you like.
The people of SACC are faithful givers. An average of $7316 is needed each month to meet our 2011 budget. So far this year we have averaged $7551 a month. In Sept. the offerings were $8,074. These figures do not include special giving or fundraising for special projects.
Lately the Clothesline has been packed with people. It shows the need and that word is getting around. One of the ladies from the Clothesline crew emphasized that they do not think of the Clothesline as charity, but rather as a community exchange program, where people give what they no longer need and take new items.
Down East Boys & Evergreen State Quartet will be live in concert, next Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) @ NV Reformed Church. Free will offering.
Take a look at the birthday list posted on the wall in the fellowship hall and add your name if it is not included. The list will be published in the new directory in a few weeks.
Nov. 23 Seeds of Hope is combining with the Sumas Senior Center for a Thanksgiving Dinner @ JJ Fryes.
“Fall back” next Sunday, Oct. 30. The time changes.
Our military personnel, whether they are inland or abroad, need our prayers. Here is a list of things you can pray for those who will become "a good soldier of Jesus Christ." [note: the ladies of SACC are preparing boxes to send to soldiers. this list is a good reminder of how to pray for soldiers. I might use it more prominently in the bulletin in a week or two, but thought you might enj=
Salvation. If the soldier you are praying for has not made a commitment to Christ, this belongs at the top of your list. First Timothy 2:3-4 and Romans 12:1-2 are good scriptures to pray.
Relationship with authority structure. Though the authority structure of the military is difficult to adjust to, obeying orders can mean the difference between life and death. Pray that soldiers will learn to be "subject to rulers and authorities... obedient, ...ready to do whatever is good" (Titus 3:1).
Enduring hardship. During times of training and war, a soldier can go without food, sleep, bathing, or word from home for days on end. Paul admonished Timothy, "endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 2:3). Pray that God will use these times of testing to lead the soldier to bring Christ in to daily challenges (Psalms 18:28-29).
Camaraderie. Stu Weber, a decorated Green Beret Vietnam veteran, says, "Every warrior needs a fellow soldier. Every pilot needs a wing man." Jesus demonstrated this principle by sending the disciples out two by two. Paul and Timothy. Elijah had Elisha. Ask God to send your soldier a buddy to sharpen and encourage them (Proverbs 27:17).
Good advisers. "For waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers" (Proverbs 24:6). Pray for soldiers in leadership positions to find others with wisdom and experience from whom they can seek counsel.
Courage. As Joshua prepared for battle, the Lord commanded him to be "strong and courageous" (Joshua 1:9). "Courage," says David F. Winecoff, "has little to do with killing people and destroying property. Courage in its purest form is demonstrated by the person who stands by his convictions no matter the persecution or ridicule. " Pray that your soldier will have both physical and moral courage.
Resisting temptation. Abuse of power, sexual temptation, and escape through drugs and alcohol are just a few of the enticements a soldier faces. First Corinthians 10:13 reminds us that the Lord will provide a "way of escape" (KJV) from temptations. Pray that your soldier will look for and take those escapes.
Witness. The reality that a soldier may meet with death at any moment makes the military fertile ground for the gospel. Ask God for open doors (Colossians 4:3) and that your soldier will have boldness to speak (Ephesians 6:19).
Safety and deliverance from the enemy. "The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord" (Proverbs 21:31KJV). Whether in training or fighting a war, a soldier is in constant danger. The greatest protection they have is prayer cover.
Treatment of Enemies. Steeling oneself against an enemy is necessary in war time, but for war wounds to heal, forgiving the enemy becomes necessary. If your soldier goes to war, pray that he will treat the enemy as the Lord calls him to (Proverbs 25:21, Matthew 5:44).
Serving Christ. A soldier's understanding of how the "chain of command" gets things done brought the admiration of Jesus (Luke 7:1-10). As David F. Winecoff points out in Secret Weapon, "The very first convert outside the Jewish community was Cornelius, a soldier." Pray that the soldier's commitment to duty, obedience to commands, and willingness to endure hardship will serve the Lord's army well.
-Connie Alexander Huddleston, Aurora, IN
The Women’s Fall rally for Women in our conference is Nov. 5th at the Sedro-Woolly church. The ladies will be leaving the church parking lot to carpool. All women of the church are welcome to go. If you have questions ask around.
A Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 12 at SACC. If you have any questions please see Christi Joyce (599-1020) or Shelly Simpson (966-9923). There are tables available.
“Women of faith report: It was awesome! A total of 16 ladies went, 6 from our church and 10 from my moms. It was awesome. Great time and we have a new sister in Christ as one of the gals with us gave her heart to the Lord on Saturday. AWESOME. “ --Shelly S.
This Wednesday a board meeting is scheduled at the Church. Since Women of Worth meets at the same time, they will meet this Wednesday at Betty Boon’s house. Talk to the WOW gals if you need to know how to get there or if you need a ride.
A Christmas in October offering for A.C. Missionaries will be received in two weeks.
A Gift for Soldiers
Women’s Ministry is putting together three boxes for soldiers overseas. If you would like to make a contribution items needed are:
Visine, bandages, toothpaste, tooth brushes, foot powder, sunscreen, lotion, wipes (in small packages), Mach III razors and refills, disposable cameras, CD’s, novels (not about war), DVD movies, small electronic games, hand wrapped candy (no chocolate), gum, trail mix, sunflower seeds, life savors, beef jerky, protein bars, instant coffee bags, hot chocolate packages, Lipton soup packages, chips, instant oatmeal packages, nuts.
The ladies have three soldiers, but if you know more, contact Connie. Bring your items to women’s ministry on Nov. 14 when the boxes will be filled.
Tomorrow, Oct. 17, 1:00, the Clothesline will be open for the people of the Sumas Senior Center to come and see what the Clothesline is all about and to look for clothing for themselves or other family members.
The prayer chain will be updated soon. Several prayer calls come in each month. Do you want on the list?
Down East Boys & Evergreen State Quartet will be live in concert, Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) @ NV Reformed Church. Free will offering.
Missionaries Phil and Sarah Baer will visit SACC the week-end of Nov. 6. Plans are shaping up.
Paper Products distribution will be this Wednesday from 10 to noon. Talk to the Clothesline crew about what it takes to qualify. Many families are so appreciative of this extra help.
The place to be on Wednesday, Nov. 23, is JJ Fryes. Seeds of Hope is combining with the Sumas Senior Center to put together a Thanksgiving Dinner for the community. It will be a planned potluck and a lot of fun. More details coming.
Next week’s “When I am Weak” message is from Judges 15: “How Anger Destroys You"
A small group is a great place to ask questions, pray for specific needs, and walk with others in your faith journey who are looking to grow spiritually. One small group is just beginning on Thursday evenings at the home of Chris Nims at 7:00. The WOW Gals is another group on Wednesday evenings. Sunday School, Seeds of Hope, Women’s Ministries, are more opportunities to connect with people.
The Women’s Fall rally for Women in our conference is coming on Nov. 5th at the Sedro-Woolly church. The SWCF ladies will be providing a lunch, and a place to have the meeting. The ladies from SACC are going to make a day of it. Go to the Women’s Ministry meeting tomorrow morning, Monday, Oct. 10, to hear how the plans are shaping up.
There are plans for a holiday craft bazaar in the SACC Fellowship Hall on Nov. 12. Details will shared as plans are finalized. Meanwhile, if you'd like to be a vendor and rent a table, please see Shelly or Christi.
The new storage unit near the Clothesline is a tool to make the Clothesline more efficient as we serve the needs of the community with a free clothing bank and paper products ministry. Some people came to worship last Sunday and did not even notice the new building in the corner. That’s good, because it is not meant to be a focal point. Thanks to all who helped get the unit in place and continue to work on the details of preparing it to be used
It is wonderful to see the SACC building used for a variety of purposes. We are stewards of the facility, desiring that God be glorified through the gatherings, and that people find wonderful fellowship through formal and informal activities. As a reminder, if you are part of a group that uses the building, be sure to leave it as clean as you find it. If the kitchen is used, for example, be sure to wash dishes and wipe down countertops.
The social hall was packed last week for the Potluck Dinner. We are confident that we have room for more, as we can easily set up the room a bit more efficiently with more tables. When the time comes, as we continue to see more families gather together, we can also transform other areas to make a place for more people. One of the most wonderful sounds in a church is the sound of babies and children!
On October 17, 1:00, the Clothesline will be open for the people of the Sumas Senior Center to come and see what the Clothesline is all about and to look for clothing for themselves or other family members. Some grandparents may want to find children’s clothes for grandchildren that can use a helping hand.
A Christmas in October offering for A.C. Missionaries will be received Oct. 30.
The prayer chain will be updated soon. Several prayer calls come in each month. Do you want on the list?
Live Concert: Palmetto State Quartet @ Faith Community Church, Lynden, Sat. Oct. 15, 6 p.m. $10 admission at door.
Changes coming in the Birthday listA master list will be included in the new Church Directory next month, instead of printing birthdays in the bulletin. Take a look at the birthday list posted on the wall in the fellowship hall and add your name if it is not included. If you prefer to not have your birthday published cross your name out.
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