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January 4, 2017

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God Things Happening at FCC Duncanville
OFFICE HOURS
9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Senior Pastor


Associate Pastor
Glenn Martin

Youth Pastor
Joe Hassler

Music Director
Jaime Perez

Organist
Wanda Call

Financial Assistant
Tony Davis

Admin. Assistant/Editor
Sheila Harris

Nursery Attendant
Mary Aguirre
GRACE NOTES...
 
Hope: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Trust: Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Enemies: Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Faith: 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
Patience: 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. 5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Leadership: Hebrews 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. John 3:30 He must become greater; I must become less.Titus 1:7-14 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
Holy: 1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

As we start a new year, here is the list that was shared on Sunday. This list in not the only things that we should or need to grow in. I hope that everyone of us takes the time now to reflect and ask God in what areas we need to grow closer to being like Him in the upcoming year.  My prayer and hope is that the list grows, that we grow closer to each other, and most importantly, closer to who God has created us to be.
Happy New Year!!
Pastor Joe

Sermon This Week
Pastor Joe preaching

 

  January 1, 2017 



Weekly Offering
$3393

To meet our budget we need to bring in $5625 per week.

 

Worship
1/4 - 61

Sunday School
no classes

  • Daisy Winters
  • Leland & Ernestine Dixon
  • Christine Mims
  • Mrs. Hyman
  • John Briggs
  • Homer Deford
  • Dr. Frank Crawford
  • Bob Worsham
  • Our Youth
  • Our Church
  • Our Search Committee
  • Tina Norwood & family
  • Sherry Fletcher, broke a bone in her foot
  • Hannah's parents as they take a roadtrip to Phoenix, AZ this week
  • Birthday joys for Cristin Hubbard, Taylor Anderson, Gavin Baxter, Robert Preston, Shelia Preston, Rick Pennington
  • Cancer healing for Dick Pennington, Bob Olsen, Beth Jerrigan, Joanne Shelton
  • Karrie Lockamy
  • Scouting at FCC
  • Teachers
  • Ken Knowles health
  • Health concerns for Kathryn Knowles
  • Doug & Jean Richardson
  • Praises for Ray Pursley
  • Family of Jimmy McKelroy who passed away
  • Guidance and leadership for Lori Sanchez' children
  • Employment/finances for Lori Sanchez' parents
  • Lori Sanchez' friends going through difficult times
  • Kay Bullock
  • Robyn McMurray
  • Evelyn Chambers
  • Financial/retirement decisions for Lackeys
  • Jaime Perez
  • Mark Duggar
  • Continued prayers for: John Briggs, Dee Hampton, Nell Hassell, Jeff Hillery, Mary Lowe, John McGoldrick, Roland Pals, Bob Stewart

We will be doing an update to the church directory soon. If you have any changes to your contact information (phone numbers, email or address) please give it to Sheila in the church office. 972-298-2166 or office@fccduncanville.org.
 MARK YOUR CALENDAR

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 at 12:00 pm
Elders' Chili Cook-off
(ONE UNITED SERVICE on January 29)


MONDAY, JANUARY 30 at 7:00 pm
Master's Voice Concert
 DISCIPLES WOMEN
 
 
 
 SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 
Keno at 5pm in the Friendship room
Bring a snack to share and a bagged gift for a Keno prize.

 
 TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 
DW Executive Board Meeting at 6:30pm in the BOC room
 
 TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 
DW General Meeting at 10am in the BOC room
Shannon Hendricks, Director of Children's Care and Programs will talk about Bryan's House, a cause we support.

 
 SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 
DW Area Meeting at Highlands Christian Church
9949 McCree Road, Dallas

 
 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 
DW Fun & Fellowship Day at 10am in the BOC room
Bring your lunch.

 
 TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 
Disciples Men's Appreciation Dinner for Disciples Women
6pm in the Fellowship Hall

Join us for an evening of wonderful fellowship, with a marvelous menu and pampering service that you won't get at home.
SIGN UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS
Thank you to all who have sponsored altar flowers this past year! Live floral arrangements enhance our worship services and are enjoyed by all of us.  The new flower chart for 2017 has been posted outside the office where you may sign up to honor or remember someone - or for special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries.  Flowers are purchased and arranged by members of the flower committee who volunteer their time to provide this service. The suggested donation is $25 for a basic arrangement and $35 or more for a special arrangement.  You may take the flowers home after the 10:45 am worship service.  We ask that you return the vases after you have enjoyed the flowers which allows us to reuse them. (This helps keep the costs down.)

 SERVING SUNDAY, January 8 


 ELDERS 
8:15  John Wentz
10:45 Sue Hendricks, Judy Purcell


 DEACONS 
8:15  Lynn Sanford (early & prep)
10:45  Jennifer Pennebaker, Jo Anne Faerber,
          Jacquelin Singh, Bill Hendricks

Close & Prep  Jennifer Pennebaker

 WORSHIP LEADERS 
8:15  
10:45


 GREETERS 
Stanley & Carolyn Scott
Barbara Detmore
Jill Elems
   
Thursday, January 5
10:00 am - Bible Study, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Friday, January 6
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Friendship

Saturday, January 7
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Sunday, January 8
8:15 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Keno, Friendship

Monday, January 9
7:00 pm - Bible Study, Parlor
7:00 pm - Troop 355, Scout Room, FH, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
7:00 pm - Al-anon, Friendship

Tuesday, January 10
8:30 am - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
12:00 pm - Trendsetters, BOC
6:30 pm - DW Board Meeting, BOC
7:00 pm - AA, Seekers

Wednesday, January 11
6:00 pm - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
6:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
6:30 pm - Youth Group, FH
6:30 pm - Brass Rings
7:30 pm - Choir
Thursday, January 12
10:00 am - Bible Study, BOC
6:30 pm - Board Meeting, Friendship
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Friday, January 13
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Friendship

Saturday, January 14
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers

Sunday, January 15
8:15 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Keno, Friendship

Monday, January 16
Church Office Closed
7:00 pm - Bible Study, Parlor
7:00 pm - Troop 355, Scout Room, FH, BOC
7:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
7:00 pm - Al-anon, Friendship

Tuesday, January 17
8:30 am - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
10:00 am - DW Meeting, BOC
7:00 pm - AA, Seekers

Wednesday, January 18
6:00 pm - Pastoral Counseling, Parlor
6:00 pm - AA Meeting, Seekers
6:30 pm - Youth Group, FH
6:30 pm - Brass Rings
7:30 pm - Choir
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