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Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Week One: I believe in God, but ... why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? 


Most everybody believes in God. Some may call it a “Higher Power.” And, we all have our questions, or doubts about God. What are your questions? How would you finish the phrase, “I believe in God but…”?

Scripture for the Week: Job 9:14-24, 33-35; Romans 9:15-16
Psalm for the Day: Psalm 25-26

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

LIFE AT CLAIR

Prayer Requests
If you would like to make a prayer request via text message, simply send your name, contact information, and your prayer request to 816.558.0020.

Save on Groceries!
The new menu for Share Iowa is available. Place your order by filling out a paper order form and submitting it to Donna Duke. New order forms and menus are available for October. For more information, or to place your order online, visit clairchurch.com/clair-share.

 
Clair Church Generosity!
In 2014, we began a capital campaign to replace a large portion of our roof. We borrowed $40,000 to do this project, and just this month, we are over halfway done paying it off! Thank you for your generosity that has given over $20,000 above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings in just a year-and-a-half. This is amazing! Thank you!
 

CALENDAR at-a-glance

10/5 - Board meeting
10/8 - New Vine Campus Ministry
10/12 - Starlight Women's Group
10/15 - Lunch Bunch Meeting
10/15 - New Vine Campus Ministry
10/16 - Talia Klein Wedding Rehearsal
10/17 - Talia Klein Wedding
10/29 - Open Door Food Kitchen
10/29 - New Vine Campus Ministry
11/2 - Clair Church Board Meeting
Every Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m. - Worship Rehearsal

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE

FINAL OPPORTUNITY - St. Joseph PRC (Pregnancy Resource Center) Donations
Bring your donations by Sunday, October 4th. We will be delivering them October 10th. Items for Donation Contest: diapers, baby wipes, case of Nestle Purelife bottled water, package of white 8.5x11 copy paper, Children's Bible, and the books of Forever stamps. 

Hillcrest Apartment #4
Joe has graduated! He will be staying in
the apartment for a couple weeks until he gets a new place in KC where he is helping to open a new restaurant at Zona Rosa. At the beginning of October, we will be preparing the apartment for our next resident. Contact Debbie Wells to find out how you can help.


Share Your Produce
Hillcrest Transitional Housing invites you to share your fresh garden produce with their residents. To donate, contact Debbie Wells.

Clair Giving
God wants to use you as an answer to our prayers. Your gifts help make the vision of Clair Church possible. To donate online go to clairchurch.com/give.
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OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW

Pastor Ben is launching two new opportunities for you to grow deeper in your faith!

Follow 101, The Basics of Following Jesus will be Sunday evenings @ 6:30 pm beginning October 4th. Think of it like a confirmation class that will give you a good foundation for your faith. 

Wednesday Night Bible Study will begin October 7th @ 7 pm. We will focus on the book of Philippians and grow in our prayer lives. For more information, please sign up at our new Welcome Table in the main hallway. 
 

EVENTS


10/8 Hillcrest Transitional Housing Fall Ball
This fundraising event features fine dining, entertainment, live and silent auctions, a cupcake diamond as well as guest speakers and a surprise emcee. Tickets are $40 each. To order, contact Jordan at 816-341-9960 or buy tickets at https://myab.co/events/K9.

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

Children's Ministry Volunteers
We can always use volunteers to help in our Children's Classes. Please talk to Sherry Wiepert if you'd like to volunteer. (Must be willing to submit to background check and safety training.)

 
New Vine Campus Ministry
New Vine meets weekly at 7pm on the MWSU Campus, Murphy building, room 109. We are always looking for volunteers. Contact Tom Keller if interested.

 
TEXT IN CHURCH
We would love to get to know you better. Please be sure to fill out the Orange Connection Card and drop it in the offering basket or text your information including name and email to 816.558.0020. We promise to keep your information safe and use it only to contact you about Clair Church.
 
If you would like to make a prayer request via text message, simply send your name, contact information, and your prayer request to 816.558.0020.

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Pastor Ben Mulford is available by appointment. Contact him at 816.689.8885 or ben@clairchurch.com.
Debbie Wells, Director of Missions. Contact her at 816-261-2984 or djl5851@gmail.com.
Tom Keller, Director of College-Age Ministries. Contact him at  816-752-1075 or thomaskellermusic@gmail.com.

Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Vision: To bring hope to our local community by building new relationships so future generations will become followers of Jesus Christ.

Office Phone: (816) 233-0042
Office Address:
Clair Church
2 SE 68th Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64507

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