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    What Impact Does Praying Have?

    February 10, 2021
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    From the Pastor
    This week's devotional comes from the Thursday night prayer and devotional led by Richard.

    Do our prayers matter? Is intercession a singular event?

    1 Chronicles 5:20
    Note the troops were well-trained for battle but in the middle of the battle that surrounded them, but “they cried out to Him during the battle.” The battle was God’s (vv. 20,22)

    Acts 10:30-31
    Peter was sent by God to visit Cornelius because Cornelius was praying (v.31). World-wide revival began here!

    Romans 12:11-12
    We are to be joyful in our hope, patient in our afflictions and setbacks, faithful in earnest, continual prayer. Oswald Chambers observed, “Think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts…[prayer] is not an exercise, it is the life.”

    Job 42:10
    Again, Chambers advised, “If you are not getting the hundredfold more, not getting insight into God’s Word, then start praying for your friends…The real business of your life as a saved soul is intercessory prayer.”

    Who knows what your prayers will initiate in heaven and on earth?



    • Dr. Steve Hoskins will be our guest speaker this Sunday, February 14. Please keep Pastor Mike in your prayers this week as he is in WV closing out his mother’s estate.
    • Annual Church Board Elections will be held on Sunday, February 21. If you are not able to vote in person that day, you will be able to vote online. Members should watch for a ballot to be emailed on February 15.
    • Our District Superintendent Dr. Dwight Gunter will join us for his annual visit on Sunday, February 28.

    Join us for a wonderful Bible Study every other Tuesday beginning February 16 at 9:30am in the Coffee Shop.

    BOARD MEETING: February 14 at 4:30pm in the classroom next to the office.

    OLD HICKORY WOMEN'S MINISTRY FUNDRAISER: Help us raise money for our retreat! Whether you’re an avid cook or hate to cook, there are plenty of products to choose from. These high-quality products are made in the USA, and every purchase you make using this unique shopping link helps our group.

    CHAIR YOGA: Exercise classes with Anita are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-9:30am in the gym. Masks will be required & we will continue to social distance & sanitize our chairs. If you are interested in starting an exercise regime this year, please join us. We follow the silver sneakers protocol using a chair, including yoga, strength & balance, and we even do some "dancing to the oldies." Come join us... it's free & open to anyone. Contact Anita Woods for more information.

    SECRETARY NEEDED: We are looking for a part-time secretary to help at the church. If you know of anyone, have them contact Pastor Mike or Terri Ray.

    MEDIA ARTS TEAM: If you would be interested in joining a rotation in media arts to help with worship slides and live stream, please connect with Jenn Houchin.

    FOOD PANTRY: The pantry is open on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00pm and Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm and volunteers and donations are needed.

    COFFEE SHOP: Uncommon Grounds is open every Monday-Saturday from 7:00am-2:00pm. Invite a friend and use this great outreach to introduce the church to your friends.

    KELLY'S CLOSET: Kelly needs volunteers to help serve women in need of clothing and support. See Kelly Shinn for more information on how you can get involved or donate.


    Debbie Woodard leads the Young Adult Class via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join + Deanna & James Boorsma hosts for any who would like to join the class in person, meeting in the last room on the left of the new wing on Sunday mornings at 9am.
    Meeting ID: 868 1977 8952
    Password: Bible101

    Kenneth Ray & Gracie Smith lead the Friendship Class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom beside the office.
    Meeting ID: 846 6822 8046
    Password: Bible101

    Sandy Hunter leads the Teen Sunday School in person 9:00am in the Teen Room.

    SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP begins at 10:00am in the sanctuary. The services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and our website home page for those unable to be with us in the church building.

    To keep your safety a high priority, the Church Board has asked that we go back to our prior guidelines for seating in the sanctuary. If you are wearing a mask you are welcome to sit anywhere on the main floor. If you would prefer to not wear a mask, we ask that you please sit in the balcony. Thanks for your help as we do our best to keep everyone healthy.

    OH|KIDS CHURCH for K-5th grade meets during the worship hour at 10:00am with Pastor Maddie! Parents can take children directly to the OH|Kids room before worship (instead of starting in the sanctuary). See Maddie if you would like to help. 

    Community & Coffee Bible Study every other Tuesday beginning February 16 at 9:30am in the Coffee Shop.

    Wednesday Night Bible Study with Debbie Woodard is on Facebook Live (from Debbie's page) at 6:30pm.

    Richard leads prayer and devotional on Thursdays at 7:00 PM via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join.
    Meeting ID: 894 2501 3143
    Password: Prayer605

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