Dear Faith Community Church Family,
This evening we will hold our Lenten Prayer Service (6:30pm; no livestream, see below). Whereas during the season of Advent we prepare our hearts for the arrival of Jesus Christ, it is during the season of Lent that we prepare our hearts for the celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Our time together will in large part revolve around Isaiah 42:1-9. This passage is the first of Isaiah’s “Servant Songs” (the other three are found in Isaiah 49:1-13, 50:4-11, and 52:13-53:12). Each of these Servant Songs prophesy the coming of Jesus Christ, the Servant of the Lord, who has taken our sin upon himself. As the perfect Servant of God, he has succeeded in every area that we have failed. During the Advent season, we looked at those key passages that pointed forward to the Messiah’s arrival; this evening, we’ll return to the book of Isaiah and reflect on Isaiah’s first Servant Song.
No livestream of service this evening: We will not be livestreaming the service this evening. Due to a possible COVID-19 exposure, our “livestream team” is unable to be present at the service. We will however provide an audio recording of the service on our website later this week.
An expanded order of service for this evening’s prayer service is attached to this email and available on our website (including Scripture texts, hymn lyrics, confession and assurance of pardon, etc.). I encourage you to use the order of service on your own (or even via video chat with others, if you are able).
In addition to the order of service, a prayer guide, prepared by Susie Wetherington, is attached and is also posted on the website. This prayer guide is intended to be used during the part of the service entitled “Season of Prayer.”
For both the order of service and the prayer guide, click here.
This Sunday our sermon text will be Acts 1:6-11, a passage that combines two momentous events in the history of salvation: the calling of the disciples to worldwide witness and the ascension of Jesus Christ.
Here is the link for this week’s Sunday morning services.
Haiti Mission Trip: July 23-31, 2021
If you are interested in joining us on our Haiti mission trip this summer (July 23-31), please contact Rhett by the end of this month. This does not commit you to going on the trip, but helps us with the planning process. For specific information about this summer’s trip, check out our Haiti trip informational page.
Men’s Service opportunity this Sunday
This Saturday, following the men’s 8:00am bible study, a group of men will be serving a brother, Will Bronger, whose barn recently burned down. Will needs assistance with sorting, cleaning, and documenting the items in his barn. If you are able to participate, please meet at Will’s house at 9:30am on Saturday morning.
Adult Sunday School
This Sunday, our adult Sunday school class will meet in the Worship Center at 4:00pm. We will continue our study of the book Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, discussing the chapter on gentleness.
Caring Network Baby Bottle Drive
We are in the home stretch for the Caring Network baby bottle drive. If you would like to participate, you may (1) Fill a baby bottle with change and return it to the church office by Feb. 28, (2) or donate through the Caring Network website.
Jerry Juzwiak: We praise God that Jerry’s leg continues to heal following an infection requiring hospitalization; please pray for continued healing for our brother.