Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb) – Nov. 29

”You Have Every Spiritual Gift You Need” (based on First Corinthians 1:3–9) is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, November 30 at 10:15 a.m.

The first candle of the Advent Wreath will be lit and the first felt flame will be added to the Advent Banner at the opening of worship to celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

”You Have Every Spiritual Gift You Need” (based on First Corinthians 1:3–9) is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, November 30 at 10:15 a.m.

The first candle of the Advent Wreath will be lit and the first felt flame will be added to the Advent Banner at the opening of worship to celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.

The Junior Choir will sing an anthem titled “Rejoice Evermore.”

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

Following worship, members will decorate the sanctuary for Christmas.

Church and community members are invited to a “Healing Service” at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30. The service, which includes anointing with oil, is for those with specific requests for healing, as well as an opportunity to pray for others in need of healing.

St. John’s Lutheran Church

”You Have Every Spiritual Gift You Need” (based on First Corinthians 1:3–9) is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, November 30 at 8:00 a.m.

The first candle of the Advent Wreath will be lit at the opening of worship to celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. (a joint Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church).

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We are so thankful for so many things, to so many people, for so many blessings, with so many opportunities and, we can even be thankful for the many challenges!

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We are so thankful for so many things, to so many people, for so many blessings, with so many opportunities and, we can even be thankful for the many challenges!

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Our thanksgiving message: 

15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. (Col. 3:15-17 NLT)

Please enjoy the video below regarding “early” Thanksgiving Feasts here in America:

Give Thanks Always: a devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

You must remember that no matter your circumstances God will never fail you or leave you. Jesus promised that, and He never breaks a promise. Start every prayer with thanking God…..

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV).

 

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all of our blessings.

It is a time to remember what God has provided for us and thank Him for His steadfast love for us. But thankfulness should not be saved for this holiday, but we should be in a mood of thankfulness every day.

Do you honestly give thanks in all circumstances? It is very difficult to do if you are in pain, lonely, sorrowful, or poor, but if you can honestly look at your life and see the good that also has happened your outlook can change remarkably.

I just read an article of a lady who had crippling arthritis. She was feeling sorry for herself and then decided that she would look at it in a more positive light. She thought that she was lucky to have two legs to walk on because some do not. She was determined to get better and her philosophy wrapped around the idea that there is a bright side to everything. She said her thinking more positive thoughts about it was more powerful than any steroid. You see it is all about perspective. Thankfulness is a thought changing and life changing act.

You must remember that no matter your circumstances God will never fail you or leave you. Jesus promised that, and He never breaks a promise. Start every prayer with thanking God for His steadfast love for you. Concentrate on the blessings and it will be difficult for you to stay in the miry pit of  “Woe is me”.

I highly recommend that you keep a journal and write down a blessing in it every day, or start a blessing jar and write a blessing each day on a strip of paper and put it in it. Then when you are feeling down, just sit down and read those blessings. It will lift your spirit and help you to see that God has not abandoned you.

So remember that every day holds a blessing for you to be thankful about. Look for it and you will surely find it, and then be a blessing to someone else.

Dear Lord,

Some days it is very difficult to be thankful. Help us to see the blessing in every circumstance and be joyful always even when we don’t feel like it. There are so many ways you bless us. Help us to look for those instead of the negative things.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

“God Will Feed Everyone” (based on Ezekiel 34) is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on “Christ the King Sunday,” November 23 at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

 

“God Will Feed Everyone” (based on Ezekiel 34) is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on “Christ the King Sunday,” November 23 at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

At 7:00 p.m. we gather with community and church members and at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in North Baltimore for the “Community Thanksgiving Service.”

St. John’s Lutheran Church

”God Will Feed Everyone” (based on Ezekiel 34) is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on  “Christ the King Sunday,” November 23 at 8:00 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.

On Monday, November, the 24th, at 7:00 p.m. the congregation, with the McComb United Methodist Church, will decorate the sanctuary for Christmas.

Praise Chapel PCG – Nov. 23

Why did Jesus make such an impact on the earth? He not only talked a good game, but He had the power of The Holy Spirit flowing through Him, confirming what He was saying. Jesus was God in flesh. When He was on the earth He was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him. He was our example. He told His disciples to go into all the world and use His Name to do some awesome things and to make more disciples. He also said that signs would follow those that believe.

Sunday Sermon Title:

Spiritual Gifts Sermon Series-“Confirming God’s Word”

Note from the Pastor:

Why did Jesus make such an impact on the earth? He not only talked a good game, but He had the power of The Holy Spirit flowing through Him, confirming what He was saying. Jesus was God in flesh. When He was on the earth He was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him. He was our example. He told His disciples to go into all the world and use His Name to do some awesome things and to make more disciples. He also said that signs would follow those that believe.

In Mark 16:20 KJV, Jesus told the disciples that He would work with them and confirm the Word with signs following. In the 17th and 18th verses, He explained what those signs were! So, if Jesus and His first disciples needed signs to confirm what they were saying, I think we do too.  We have been seeing signs at our church. Jesus is at work and we are learning how to flow in these gifts more and more. So I invite you to come and learn with us and be a disciple of Jesus Christ!

Choose to believe the Word of God and not the traditions of man. Let His power flow through you, your family, and your community! God is no respecter of persons, He will use anyone that chooses to believe! There is power in the name of Jesus!

God Bless,

Pastor Jon

Service Times:

9:30 am Sunday School

(Adult & Children classes)

10:30 am Sunday Service(Adult & Children services)

Pastor Jon & Theresa Rhinehart

Praise Chapel PCG

P.O. Box 254

500 W. Broadway St.

(419) 408-HOPE (4673) Prayer & Info Line

jrhinehart67@gmail.com

http://pastorjonrhinehart.blogspot.com/

United Methodist Church Church news for Sun. Nov. 23

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist & Bairdstown United Methodist Church Church news for Sunday, November 23, 2014

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church news for Sunday, November 23, 2014

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate “Christ the King” Sunday on November 23, with worship beginning at 10:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “Who is this Jesus?” from Matthew 7:21-28.  Sunday School for youth and adults is held at 9:15 am; Sunday School for children is held during worship after the children’s moments.  Please plan to join us!

Other activities at the church this week include choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm (with cantata practice immediately following at 7:45); Women of Faith on Thursday, and Nov. 20 at 9:00 am at the Iron Skillet Restaurant.

Please also make plans to join us for the Community Thanksgiving Service at Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:00 pm.  This service is sponsored by the North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry, and an offering of peanut butter (or cash) will be received for our Christmas box ministry.

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Bairdstown United Methodist Church

Church news for Sunday, November 23, 2014 –

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will be celebrating “Christ the King”  Sunday on November 23, with worship beginning at 9:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “Who is this Jesus?” from Matthew 7:21-28, inviting us to reflect on who Jesus is for us.   Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb) – Nov. 16

“Count Your Blessings” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic – On Sunday afternoon, November 16 from 4-6, three local Lutheran congregations — St. Luke’s (North Baltimore), St. John’s (McComb), and Trinity (Arcadia) — will gather for a get-together titled: “Family, Fun, and Fellowship at Four.” The congregations will gather for devotions, music, games, and good food. The host church this time is at St. John’s in McComb.

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

“Count Your Blessings” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, November 16 at 10:15 a.m. The Junior Choir will sing a modern adaptation of the traditional song “Count Your Blessings.” The women of the congregation, will participate in worship leadership and gather an annual Thankoffering in solidarity with the Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). The offering is for both domestic and worldwide ministries. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m

St. John’s Lutheran Church

“Count Your Blessings” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. The sermon is based on Matthew 25:14–30. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. (a joint Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church (which worships at St. John’s while their building is being restored due to a fire.)

On Monday, November 17, members of St. John’s will participate in the setting up and organizing the annual “Community Thanksgiving Dinner” at the American Legion. The meal will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s (NB), St. John’s Lutheran (McComb), Trinity (Arcadia) Lutheran Churches

On Sunday afternoon, November 16 from 4-6, three local Lutheran congregations — St. Luke’s (North Baltimore), St. John’s (McComb), and Trinity (Arcadia) — will gather for a get-together titled: “Family, Fun, and Fellowship at Four.” The congregations will gather for devotions, music, games, and good food. The host church this time is at St. John’s in McComb.

Ya Done Good!

Pastor Ralph J. Mineo, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

I’ve shared this before, but I think it bears repeating. My mother had a favorite saying that really meant a lot to me: “Ya done good!” It was like music to my ears! It was a wonderful feeling when Mom complimented me: “Ya done good!”

Pastor Ralph J. Mineo, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

I’ve shared this before, but I think it bears repeating. My mother had a favorite saying that really meant a lot to me: “Ya done good!” It was like music to my ears! It was a wonderful feeling when Mom complimented me: “Ya done good!”

On the day of my ordination, my father gave a speech. (My mother had died a few years before.) At the end of that speech my father said: “Your mother is in Heaven, looking down today, saying to you with me, ‘Ya done good.’”

My mother had another favorite phrase, one I didn’t like to hear: “You’re rotten to the core!” In some ways my mother was a master of exaggeration. Rotten to the core?!?! I’m like an apple with nothing good about it at all?!?! Though it’s a literal exaggeration, I know I sometimes deserved the admonition!

God’s love is a “Ya done good” love. Even though we have sinned, even though we’ve fallen short, even though we’ve missed the mark, God will forgive us. God alone has the power to make us “un-rotten!”

Becoming “un-rotten” is actually a miracle made possible by God’s grace. Thanks be to God for that grace!

I believe a primary channel of God’s grace is the people of God. God often makes us “un-rotten” by giving divine love through people. The love of God is love that’s meant to be shared.

So, let’s give a strong, healthy “Ya done good” to someone else (use other words, especially if you want correct grammar!) As those who receive the blessings and grace of God, we’re called to share that love with others. We can actually help others get “un-rotten!” We can help them know that they are loved. “Love one another,” Jesus said, “as I have loved you.”

I have this idea that, one day, I’ll stand before the Throne of God in Heaven for my personal judgment. I’ll be remembering all my sins, failures, and short-comings. I probably even feel “rotten to the core.” Will God give me what I think I deserve? Absolutely not!

In a recent sermon, I referred to the show “Inside the Actor’s Studio” where one of the questions asked of celebrities near the end of every show: “What you would like to hear God say when you get to heaven.” Based on the sermon, the obvious answer was “Ya Done Good!”

Yes, I hope to hear that, but there’s a TWIST! This is what I believe will happen: God will turn, not to me, but to his very own Son, Christ Jesus, and say “Ya done good!” And THAT’S why I will be granted entrance into the eternal life God has planned for me. It’s not what I’ve done — it’s what Jesus did for me, and for all humanity! There’s no greater news that this GOOD NEWS! AMEN!

Special Guest Speaker-Ginny Gadd at Praise Chapel

We will be having a guest Minister this Sunday! Rev. Ginny Gadd, from Trinity Full Gospel in Zanesville, Ohio, will be preaching on “There’s Power in the Name of Jesus!” Ginny and her husband Tom have been a great inspiration to Theresa and our family for many years. We are looking forward to a great message, worship, and fellowship with some awesome friends and church family!

Sunday Sermon Title:

“There’s Power in the Name of Jesus” by Rev. Ginny Gadd

Note from the Pastor:

We will be having a guest Minister this Sunday! Rev. Ginny Gadd, from Trinity Full Gospel in Zanesville, Ohio, will be preaching on “There’s Power in the Name of Jesus!” Ginny and her husband Tom have been a great inspiration to Theresa and our family for many years. We are looking forward to a great message, worship, and fellowship with some awesome friends and church family!

Don’t forget to come to Sunday school! Stephen Cram is doing a wonderful job teaching the Word of God! He has been sick and dealing with cancer. The doctor’s are amazed that he is still working and teaching! Steve and his wife Gloria are a blessing! God is using them mightily! God is good all the time! Come to Sunday school and see what God is doing! Steve and Gloria believe in the power of His name!

If you do not have a home church, or do not attend a church, we would love to invite you to our church family. We are having church growth, awesome services and fellowship! Praise God! Please come and be part of what God is doing at Praise Chapel and in the community of North Baltimore. Theresa and I are looking forward to serving you and your family. Families are special to God. He wants to restore and bless the families of this area. There is still “Power in the Name of Jesus!” Come and be blessed!

Pastor Jon & Theresa Rhinehart

Praise Chapel PCG

P.O. Box 254

500 W. Broadway St.

(419) 408-HOPE (4673) Prayer & Info Line

jrhinehart67@gmail.com

http://pastorjonrhinehart.blogspot.com/

Service Times:

9:30 am Sunday School

(Adult & Children classes)

10:30 am Sunday Service “Special Guest Speaker-Ginny Gadd

(Adult & Children services)

God Bless,

Pastor Jon