THIS WEEK

Sunday, February 18, 2007 @ 11:11am – “…the Bad Girl”

Read: John 4

Think: For some, ‘hope’ can be as elusive as a four leaf clover: it’s probably out there, somewhere, but I’ll never find it. Is there truly hope for the hopeless? And if there is, from where (or better yet who) will it come from?

Pray:
God of mercy,
you know the secrets of all human hearts,
for you know who is just and you forgive the repentant sinner.
Hear my prayer in the midst of despair; give me patience and hope, so that under your protection and with you as my guide, peace and justice will take precedence on earth.
May your hope dissolve my fear and extend from me to those who are without hope.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Live: “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.”
(Pearl S. Buck)

NEWS:

*Thanks to all who supported theStory financially in 2006. New Horizons Community Church is issuing our charitable receipts, so you should be receiving yours in the mail soon if you haven’t already.

*Creative Team: If you have artistic gifts and would be interested in using them to influence and shape our Sunday gatherings, shoot me an email at [email protected]

*Evolving Church Conference – Restoring Justice, March 24, 2007: Check out this link, and let’s set up a car pool for those interested in participating.

*Prayer Meeting: Monday, February 26, 7-8pm at 586 Highbury Park.

*Coffee?: If you’d like to meet up and chat for whatever reason, drop me and email at [email protected] and let’s set something up.

See you Sunday,
joe