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Joy News 11.07.17

 

Greetings.

Here are your announcements for this week!

Greetings from Pastor Julius Kim

As I follow Jesus each day I realize how desperately I need him even in my pursuit of Him and that my own efforts in following him in obedience and in love is not enough. In my frustration, disappointment, or anger at my own failure or lack….in that brokenness is where I find grace there again waiting for me.
 
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  2 Corinthians 12:9
 
Paul Tillich writes in the “Shaking of the Foundations”:
 
Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life…It strikes us when, year after year, the longed-for perfection does not appear, when the old compulsions reign within us as they have for decades, when despair destroys all joy and courage. Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: “You are accepted. You are accepted, accepted by that which is greater than you ...... Do not try to do anything now; perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.” If that happens to us, we experience grace.
 
When you and I are at our wit’s end, when we can’t love, be patient, or be as Jesus desires us to be.  Can that be the moment we are reminded of the Father’s Grace?  That we are reminded of his embrace and acceptance of us no matter how we perform.  That we are reminded that we are not enough.  That exactly at the place we are powerless we are confronted again that He is more than enough.
 
Joy, may our weaknesses this week be the place where we worship the God of Grace.
 
Pastor Julius

Sunday Sermon: "The Heart and Harvest of Jesus" Matthew 9:35-38

Andrew Comiskey

Andrew Comiskey, founder of Desert Stream Ministries will be joining us this Sunday, November 12th @ 2pm to discuss our current cultural climate and on how to engage the concerns of the LGBTQ community, as well as discuss the importance of Christian sexuality. Please invite your family and friends for this informative seminar that will give us tools on how to live out, reach out and impact our society for Christ. 

2pm Service

Due to Andrew Comiskey's seminar this Sunday, November 12th, 2pm Service is cancelled.

Mission Update

India Mission Team
They arrived safely and are pouring out their love and heart to the children at Grace Home.  Please continue to pray for their safety, united hearts and effective ministry, until their return on 11th. 

Vietnam Mission Team
Please pray for our team heading to Vietnam the first week in December.  They will be participating in a Franklin Graham crusade in the country's capital of Hanoi.  Pray that they would be the light of Christ in a very dark place!

Operation Christmas Child

This is the last week to turn in your shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Please be sure to have your boxes in by Sunday, November 12th. For more information contact Jae Kim at jkim423@yahoo.com.

Intercessory Prayer

IP team welcomes your prayers. You can join this Wed (9:30-10:30am) in person (baby room, next to sanctuary) or remotely. Click here.

TLC Community Group

Thank you for patiently waiting as we prayerfully prepare to launch our community groups. We wanted to be sure that we had enough leaders who are excited to lead and that we are equipping and empowering our TLC leaders to lead well. More information concerning the vision and structure of TLC community groups will be presented in the upcoming weeks. Please be in prayer for our leaders and for the groups that will be coming together.
Click here to see the dates leading up to the beginning of TLC community groups.

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