Weekly Announcements (July 20-27)

Weekly Announcements

Tuesday, July 22
Men’s Morning Meditations=CANCELED
(will resume on Tuesday, August 12!)
Happy Birthday to Mollie!

Wednesday, July 23
7:00 p.m.- Evening Service.  We will continue our evangelism series.  I would love to have your kids in our class in the back.  We will be learning about Daniel’s friends being safe in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:1-30), proving that we can worship God no matter what!

Saturday, July 26
Happy Birthday
to Rosemary!

Sunday, July 27
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School (Jeremiah 24:1-10; 2 Chronicles 36:15-21)
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 4)
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 20)
*Devotion: hmmm…let me guess…nobody!
*Ushers: Tom & Roger (alternates: Harry & Jason)
Happy Anniversary to Paul & Barbara!

Missionary of the Month
The Wacasers

Memory Check!!!!
How far along are you in Psalm 119?!  Cheryl’s done!  :o)

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And…for your weekly laugh…
Josh Harris posted this on his blog and I thought it was hilarious, but maybe I’m just weird!
Check it out for yourself: Piper’s in a Gang?!

Something to Chew On…

I’ll leave you all a little something to chew on while I’m away for this week.
Over at GirlTalk, the Mahaney girls always have some excellent stuff to read.  This is a great reminder of how we need to be aware of sin in our lives, even when we’re on vacation!

Here’s a taste to leave you wanting more:

As my dad is in the habit of reminding people: indwelling sin doesn’t take a vacation. As long as we’re in this world, we can’t escape it. We can’t get in the car and leave it behind. We take it with us. Everywhere.

In fact, it seems to me as if new sins sneak into my luggage.

Check out the rest here.

Have a great week!  I love you all!  :o)

Weekly Announcements (July 13-20)

Weekly Announcements

Monday, July 14
Christian Counseling Class=CANCELED

Tuesday, July 15
Men’s Morning Meditations=CANCELED

Happy Birthday to Laura!
Pray for Anita S. today as she goes for her last chemo treatment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 16
7:00 p.m.- Evening Service. Bro. Wayne will be speaking!

Saturday, July 19
Church Picnic at Macedonia Christian Park
Games @ 5:00 p.m.
Dinner @ 6:00 p.m.
If you forgot what you’re bringing or never did sign up, call Sarah today!

Our picnic brings out the best in us!
Our picnic brings out the best in us!

Sunday, July 20
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School (Jeremiah 23:1-40; 2 Chronicles 36:8-14)
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 3)
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus)
*Devotion: hmmm…let me guess…nobody!
*Ushers: Daniel & Steve G. (alternates: Tom & Roger)

Missionary of the Month
The Wacasers

Memory Check!!!!
How far along are you in Psalm 119?!

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Please pray for those traveling this week, including the Wainrights, Rings, and Hardens.

Mission Update: The Tates

They have not posted this on their website or sent it as an e-mail, so unfortunately I can’t share the pictures with you.  :o(

An Update from Roger, Julie, Emily, Amy, & Josiah Tate: Missionaries to Kenya!

July 2008: Major Milestones
In this newsletter I want to list some of the major milestones we have passed in the last couple of weeks.  They may not seem very “major” to you as you read through them but they sure are major to us.
Major Milestone #1 – We finished language school!
Major Milestone #2 – We made it to Kitale.
This includes the bus ride to Dar es Salaam, flight to Nairobi, a week in Nairobi & bus ride to Kitale.  Doesn’t sound too major but when you throw three kids, 10 pieces of luggage, and hundreds of other details it took to get us here, it’s major.
Major Milestone #3 – Celebration with the Kenyans.
Mike and Pam had a “sherehe” (celebration) welcoming us to Kenya.  The people from all three churches were there and they gave us a very hearty welcome.
Major Milestone #4 – Amy turned 8.
We had a wonderful day celebrating Amy’s 8th birthday.  We wish old friends could have shared it with us but at least we were able to share it with some new friends (and you should have seen the faces of some of the Kenyan kids while they were eating cake and ice cream).
Major Milestone #5 – I’ve learned to drive in Kenya.
If you’ve ever been to Africa this speaks for itself why this is a major milestone.  I’ve even driven Julie into town, went to a few shops, bought somethings and made it home without hitting anything or anyone.
Major Milestone #6 – We have moved out on our own.
This is probably the “majorist” of the major milestones.  We may have been in Africa for five months now but up until four days ago we’ve been taken care of by someone else.  For four months at language school we didn’t worry about lodging or food.  For three weeks with the Andersons we were also taken good care of and didn’t have to worry about anything.  Now, we’ve moved to a house and we are trying to live in Africa independently.  That means learning how to shop, cook, run a household and basically learn to do everything on our own.  We don’t know what we’re doing yet, we don’t know how anything works and we have hundreds of questions, but we’re trying to make a go at it.  It’s difficult but we knew this time would come.  Please pray for God’s strength and grace in our lives.

Address (for now):
P.O. Box 4150
Kitale, Kenya 30200

rojuta [at] gmail.com (Roger and Julie)
fpg1.emily [at] gmail.com (Emily)


Kids Class Summary (July 9)

Kids Own Worship Summary
adapted from the Group Material
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Daniel 1:1-20
“God helps us make the right choices.”

We learned:

  • God gave Daniel the ability to stand strong and choose God over anything else.
  • As Daniel obeyed God, God showed Daniel favor and gave him strength and wisdom beyond his years.
  • Sometimes the king wanted Daniel to make wrong choices, but God always helped Daniel make the right choices.
  • God gave us the Bible to help us make right decisions.
  • God cares about our choices because God wants us to have the good lives He planned for us (Jeremiah 29:11).
  • Although the Bible talks a lot about the food that Daniel ate, the most important part was that God helped Daniel choose God’s way in every area of his life. We also have choices to make, and God will help us, too.
  • The most important decision we have in life is to choose Christ as Savior.

We sang:
♪ The Plans I Have for You – Jeremiah 29:11
♪ Treasures – Matthew 6:20-21
♪ Work – Ephesians 6:7
♪ Come Boldly Before the Throne – Hebrews 4:16
♪ Trust in the Lord – Proverbs 3:5-6

All of these songs are pretty much straight Scripture.  They should know “Trust in the Lord” best.  I can almost guarantee you that if you prompt them on that one, they can finish it!  ;o)  Try and see!!!!

Other things to talk and think about:

  • Review the passage. See how much your child can recall.
  • Pray about choices together.
  • Talk about a time where you had a hard time making the right decision, but God helped you do what was right.
  • And…if your kid is a picky eater, you could definitely bring in the fact that Daniel ate his vegetables! :o)

Prayer Requests (July 9)

Prayer Requests from Wednesday, July 9

  • John- out of jail Monday (have you sent your card yet?  Send it by Thursday!  600 Old Frankfort Circle; Lexington, KY 40510)
  • James T.- in jail with John; witness; very receptive
  • Steve G.’s mom- kidney stones; surgery Friday
  • Nick- Bible Study Thursday at Lunch with unsaved coworker; pray the Lord will work in his heart
  • Daniel- job situation
  • Megan (Laura’s friend from high school)- marriage problems (I apologize if I got the wrong name here, I couldn’t hear)
  • Crystal (Sherry’s sister)- pain
  • Gilda’s family (Sherry’s administrator)- father passed away today
  • Simon (Kim’s brother-in-law)- stroke a week and 1/2 ago; doing well
  • Eric (Kim’s son)- spiritual
  • Gus- hurricane recovery in Honduras
  • Lou- leaves tomorrow for Brazil
  • Stella- due Friday!  Could have Eric anytime!
  • Bible Study at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (Isaiah 58)
  • The Wacasers=M.O.M.
  • Sheridan- speaking Sunday morning
  • Wayne- speaking next Wednesday night

    Those Traveling Next Week:

  • The Hardens- going to Florida
  • The Wainrights- going to South Carolina
  • Nick and Brooke- going to Memphis

Pray every day for the Lord to send someone your way who needs to hear the Gospel!

Monthly Manna from the Pastor’s Family Table

As promised for over two months now…

Sarah’s Fettuccine Alfredo

16 oz. Fettuccine
3 C. heavy cream
12 TBSP. sweet cream butter
1 C. shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook fettuccine according to package directions; set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat cream, butter, salt and pepper. While stirring almost constantly, cook over medium low for approximately 10 minutes so that butter and cream mixture is hot, but not boiling. Do not overcook. Add Parmesan cheese and stir constantly until cheese melts completely and sauce begins to thicken, approximately 10 more minutes. Add cooked pasta and mix until pasta is well coated. Serve immediately.

Serves 6-8.

Bread & Boaz Dip

1 Loaf French Bread
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil
I don’t know the measurements…start small. If our taste buds are the same, you’re going to want more vinegar than oil, a couple dashes of oregano, more garlic, and a little bit of pepper!
Learn Why I Named it Boaz Dip.

I put everything in my salad. You name it, I’ve probably had it! My basic salad starts out with either baby spinach or a really green leafy lettuce like Romaine. Then I add anything and everything: blueberries, pecans, English cucumbers, red bell pepper, sweet onion, mandarin oranges, celery, radishes, strawberries, carrots sometimes pineapple, etc. My favorite dressing is just a basic oil and vinegar with just a few seasonings such as garlic, sugar, salt, & pepper. However, I really enjoy the one below, too!

3-Cheese Vinaigrette

1/2 cup olive oil
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
2 tablespoons grated Asiago cheese
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

In work bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Add oil and vinegar to taste. Makes about 2 cups.

“We Be Limin'” [a phrase used in Trinidad for “hanging out”] Key Lime Pie

5 TBSP butter, melted
1 ½ C graham cracker crumbs
½ C slivered almonds

Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine and pat into 9″ pie pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes.

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
½ C key lime juice
2 tsp. grated lime zest
2 eggs (separated)
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
¼ C sugar

In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lime juice, and 1 tsp. zest, blend in the egg yolks. Pour in crust.

For the meringue, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar and remaining tsp. of zest until the mixture is stiff. Spread the meringue over the filling; spread it to touch the edge of the crust all around. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
*Compliments of Paula Deen

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