Our Prayer List:
- Chris Sprague had a biopsy Friday. She is waiting on test results.
- Charlotte Ziebarth is waiting on test results from CAT/PET scans. She will start treatments on January 20.
- Chet and J.D. McHaffie have not been feeling well.
- Janet Frazier was scheduled to see a doctor on Wednesday.
- Jack Burk is home and doing well after knee surgery Wednesday. Pray for Cindy!
- Ted Spencer is waiting on test results.
- Alfred Thomas remains in the hospital in Jacksonville, Florida after having bypass surgery Tuesday for clogged arteries.
- Jim Sargo, a friend of Don and Janet Dye, has stage 4 lung cancer.
- We extend our sympathy to the family of James Carey.
- We extend our sympathy to Greely’s family. His brother-in-law passed away last week in Mississippi.
Others on Prayer List:
Jim & Irene Haden, Chet McHaffie, Ina Bird, Betty Stull, Nancy Wiggins, Larry Blevins & Frank Harris.
Reminder – Fair Haven Pantry Items this week are beef & chicken broth.
The Monthly Potluck Dinner is tonight after the evening service.
The Planned Youth Activity has been rescheduled for next Sunday, January 26 following the morning service.
Directory Update – Please change Laverne Spencer’s address in your directory to: P.O. Box 308, Sparta, MO 65753.
Directory Update – Geraldine Lench has a new phone number--(417) 991-1718. Please note this change in your directory.
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all time, you may abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
After these forty-two years of ministry, I have learned two important things. First, God’s servants are totally dependent upon the grace of God. God’s grace or favor provides far more than forgiveness. God shapes and molds us into the kind of people that He wishes us to be.
In Philippians 1:6 Paul wrote, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Yes, God expects us to use the talents and abilities He gives us, but we should never forget that every good gift comes from Him (James 1:17). Paul urges us, “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12–13).
Second, we are wholly dependent upon the kindness of God to provide for our needs and the needs of this ministry. God does not send us into His vineyard empty-handed and ill-equipped. God’s grace abounds so that we have all sufficiency in all things at all times for every good deed. When faithful Christians ask, God answers; when they seek, He helps them find; and when they knock, the Lord opens the door. God truly answers prayer (Matthew 7:7-9).
God’s GRACE is his gift to you. Your LIFE is your gift to him.