Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In our sermon series in Hebrews, we’ve talked about the importance of staying faithful by staying focused on Jesus. In this week’s sermon text the author emphasizes the critical nature of not drifting away from the foundations of the Gospel: “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Hebrews 2:1-9). This is the first of several passages in Hebrews which warn us to be careful not to abandon “such a great salvation” (Hebrews 2:3), but to remain focused on Jesus Christ. On Sunday, we will ask the question, “How do we keep from drifting in the Christian life and remain anchored in our relationship with Jesus?” Our sermon text for this Sunday is Hebrews 2:1-9.
Click here to access the link to the livestream of this Sunday’s worship service (9:30am).
Jean Noorlag Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 1 at Faith Community Church
On Monday, our sister in Christ and longtime fellow Faith Community Church member Jean Noorlag went home to be with the Lord. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 1 in the Worship Center from 9:30am to 10:50am. The funeral service will begin at 11:00am with a lunch following in the Mission Center. In the afternoon, a private graveside service will be held for members of the family. If you would like to bring a dessert to the lunch, please contact the church office. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Faith Community Church or to a favorite charity.
This Saturday: Men’s Bible Study (8:00am)
Men’s Bible study will resume this Saturday, January 28 at 8:00am at Larry LaBelle’s home. The book for the study, Deeper, is available at no cost in the narthex. The group will cover chapter 1 this Saturday.
Noorlag Family: Please pray for Jean’s family and friends as they mourn her loss.
Larry and Pat LaBelle: Pray for healing for Larry following a recent knee replacement surgery; pray also for a full recovery for Larry and Pat from COVID.
Mark and Vivian Wissing: Pray for full recovery for Mark and Vivian from COVID.
Richard Kepner: Please pray for Richard (Valerie Austin’s dad) as his physicians work to reduce fluid around his heart.
Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Pray for encouragement for Karla as she manages ALS.
Grace and Peace,