July 12 updates

In addition to the announcements below, here are a couple more:

  • Bunny was in church today! He just had heart surgery on Monday the 6th, he came home on the 10th, and he was so happy to be in church today! Please keep him in your prayers as he recovers and gains strength.
  • It was great to see several of our other families back in church today.
  • Venita made an announcement about a Missions trip to South Dakota next May. Contact Venita if you’d like more information.
  • Joyce announced that there will be a Women’s Retreat at West Chazy Camp, July 24-25. It includes a free hair cut/style & a pedi! Contact Joyce ASAP; reservations must be made soon!
  • Janet-Lee gave thanks to all those who have helped her and have prayed for her.
  • Thanks to Pastor John for another great lesson this morning. The main take-aways for me:
    • God wants to give us pleasure because He loves us!
    • “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4). The secret of being content is to rejoice in the Lord! Having joy is a decision; it isn’t a feeling.
    • If God is not the center of my joy, my life will be empty.
    • I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength… as long as I’m rejoicing!
  • Remember to pray for Pastor John and others as the Lord brings them to mind.

July 5 updates

Updates and announcements from this morning:

  • In case you missed this morning’s lesson on the “Virtue of Patience”, here are a few key scriptures to review:
    • Why is patience a virtue? See 2 Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 1:16.
    • What is patience? See Romans 12:21.
    • How can we grow in patience? See Galatians 5:22, Colossians 3:12. Pray for it! See Romans 5:3-5.
    • We need to be patient and not give into emotions! See 1 Timothy 6:11. Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”
    • We should see people as Jesus sees them instead of how I see them! Practice being patient!
  • Concert – Clair Black, playing a program of classical piano music at the Long Lake Methodist Church at 7:30 PM on July 9th. Reception to follow; donations accepted.
  • WKFM (Wesleyan Kids for Missions) are collecting money for victims of the Nepal earthquakes. Please take a jar home and bring it back filled with spare change.
  • Please consider making a donation for our new worship projector fund at at LLWC. The total need is $1,600 for the upgrade.
  • Best Years Fellowship Luncheon (for anyone 55 and over), Fellowship Hall, 12:00 noon, every 4th Tuesday: July 28, Aug 25, Sept 22. Bring your own sandwich. Salad, dessert and drinks will be provided unless otherwise notified. Need a ride? Call Don Keller at 352-544-1271.
  • Sundays: Join us Sunday nights at 6:00 PM for a study of the book of Revelation.
  • Mondays: Alcoholic Anonymous meetings in Newcomb at 7:00 PM.
  • Tuesdays: Men meet for prayer at 6:30 AM in the sanctuary.
  • Tuesdays: Alcoholic Anonymous meetings in LLWC at 7:00 PM.
  • Wednesdays: prayer meeting meets at 6:00 PM. We’re studying the book of Daniel.
  • Saturdays: Fusion Student Ministry meetings (8th – 12th grade) meet 7:00-9:00 PM for the summer at LLWC.
  • Kingdom Bound Darien Lake student ministry trip is Wednesday July 22nd – Saturday July 25th. Contact Pastor John if you’d like to contribute to this ministry trip.
  • Keep praying for renewal in our communities. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongLakeWesleyanChurch
  • Pray for Bunny’s upcoming surgery, Janet-Lee, Kevin, Joe, and others who have shared prayer concerns.
  • Contact us or call Pastor John at 518-624-2411 if you have questions.