Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Hi Good News family!
Here’s the Chapel news…
> PRAISE REPORT! A recent Facebook post reported that Charlie Parker — Jenn and Ben’s 4 y.o. son — again passed his post-cancer tests with flying colors! No evidence of cancer! Praise God for His powerful answers to faithful prayer!
> DON’T MISS MS+HS YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT AT 6:30! Great night with new friends, bible study, games, snacks! All good! Don’t miss it!
> NOT IN A LIFE GROUP YET? Life Groups of 8-18 people meet mid-week in area homes to get to know new friends, study the bible together, answer questions about faith and life, and pray together — building friendships for support and encouragement. You’re not really part of what God is doing at GNBC until you’re in a Life Group. Check out the LG list on the back of the weekly Celebration & Growth Program and then check out a Life Group near you.
> MEN’S SERVICE DAY SUCCESSES! 24 guys showed up at the Chapel last Saturday morning with their tools, had a quick breakfast together (thanks Art for the quiche), and knocked off a list of projects including breakdown and disposal of 6 decrepit picnic tables, rebuilt 6 good picnic tables, power washed the three Chapel entrances, washed the exterior windows, repainted some walls in the Upper Lobby, removed some overgrown border shrubs, weeded the border at the Chapel-owned house, repaired the sagging fence at the house, moved the piano and stove out of the house, cleaned the floors at the house… Thanks brothers for your time and work!
> WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CREATION & EVOLUTION IN THE LT1 CLASS AT 8:30AM THIS SUNDAY The creation vs. evolution debate continues with new questions from archaeology, biology, cosmology and genetics in the news every week. What does the Bible say? And not say? Come find out this Sunday at 8:30am in the lower Chapel. All welcome, even if you haven’t been to a LT1 class yet.
> MATT & BETH LARKIN ARE AT GNBC THIS SUNDAY + POT LUCK LUNCH Matt will be preaching the third message in the new sermon series called “Believe” at 10:45am this Sunday.
You will have the opportunity to evaluate his message on a form tucked in the Program. Fill it out and put your finished form in the Acts 4:32 Box at the door of the Gym at the end of the service.
Immediately after the service there will be a Pot Luck Lunch and time to talk with Matt and Beth so plan now to stay for lunch. Please bring food — a main dish + salad, or a main-dish + dessert — for your family, plus another family the same size.
“What made me love Christ wasn’t that all of a sudden I figured out how to do life. What made me love Christ is that when I was at my worst, when I was at my lowest point, when I absolutely could not clean myself up and there was nothing anybody could do with me, right at that moment, Christ said, “I’ll take that one. That’s the one I want.”― Matt Chandler, The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption
> GOT HURTS, HABITS, OR HANGUPS THAT MESS WITH YOUR LIFE? Check out Celebrate Recovery for women and men on Monday night’s at 6:30 in the Lower Chapel.
> LIFE GROUP CHECK-IN Did your Life Group relaunch for the Fall? Got new attendees or a new study? Please update your LG data with Dave Stebbings — firstname.lastname@example.org — include the host name, the day of the week your group meets, what time, what you’re studying, and a list of those in your group.
> ITS NOT TOO LATE! FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY! 6:00-8:00PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Get out of debt! Start saving! Finally get ahead of the bills! Understand insurance! Know where your money’s going! Start giving generously!Dave Ramsey’s FPU is a great opportunity to finally get your finances under control. Alumni welcome. New content with four new, updated sessions! Register online. Check in with Adam Chamberlain for more registration information – 508.409.1579.
> LEAD PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE (LPSC) UPDATE…
- Please continue to pray for the next Lead Pastor for GNBC
- Video of Pete Smith’s sermon from last Sunday is online at GNBC.org for your review
- Matt Larkin will be at GNBC this Sunday with his wife, Beth
- The next open meeting of the full LPSC is Tuesday. October 1st, at 6:30PM in the Blue classroom
- Notes from the meetings are posted on the Bulletin Board outside the Photocopy Room in the lower hallway
> SAVE THE DATE!
- Sep 20-22 – Women’s Retreat #2 @ Berea (the weekend GNBC women are going)
- Sep 22 – Matt Larkin candidate visit at GNBC w/ Pot Luck Lunch
- Oct 1 – 6:30pm Next Lead Pastor Search Committee meeting
- Oct 3 – 7pm First Thursday Prayer
- Oct 12 – 7:30m Men’s breakfast
> MISSED A SUNDAY? You can always get the Sunday sermon here — listen online or download the MP3 — plus get a PDF of the sermon notes, plus a PDF of the weekly Program with announcements, prayer page, gospel page, Global Reach Partners update, and the current Life-Group list, etc. All available, each week, right here.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Only by grace,
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