Every single one of our lives tells a story. Each story is unique, special, and individual, but they all have one thing in common – Jesus! All of our stories testify to the redeeming and saving power of Jesus. All of our stories point to a past that was broken – a present with him as our savior – and a future with him forever. Do you realize how incredible this is? Do you remember what life was like without him? He has saved us! We are no longer doomed and condemned – but alive and free in Him!
As I tell my story today I want to thank each and every one of you here in Escanaba for helping me write this story. I came here alone and broken, but you showed me the way to Jesus – you showed me his love and grace and mercy and opened your arms wide – welcoming me home.
The past two years in Escanaba have been an amazing blessing to our family – we have learned a lot and we’ve grown in countless ways. We are definitely excited to step out into this next phase of our journey, but that excitement is met with sadness and heavy hearts. This is our home! This is our church! This is our family! We love you all and will miss you dearly!
Please keep us in your prayers as we move forward and write the next chapter of His amazing story!
Directory Update Church directory labels for Patrick and Sarah are on the bulletin board. Take one home today. If you don’t have a church directory at home, let Dave know and he’ll get you one.
Patrick & Sarah O'Neal 19 Lynwood Drive Searcy, AR 72143
ESCANABA NEWS & NOTES
Family Night Volunteers—July 23rd Our lesson this week is “There’s Only One God.” Supper is at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Meal: Erin; Songs/Prayer: Jesse; Storyteller: Jason; Memory: Erin; Puppets: Hudson; Activity: Huff.
Memory Work for Family Night "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
Community Lunch We’re the hosts for the community lunch at the Salvation Army kitchen on Saturday, July 26. That’s less than a week away. If you can volunteer in prepping and serving that day, meet us at the Salvation Army kitchen at 11:00 am. It’s located on 5th Avenue South in Escanaba. A food sign-up sheet is posted. Any questions, see Jesse.
Congregational Meeting We’ll be holding our annual meeting on Sunday, August 3, 2014 following our morning worship assembly. We’ll be opening the floor for nominations for positions in the non-profit corporation in accordance to our by-laws. We have a President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer and three Directors. Jesse will be preparing an agenda if you have an item for discussion. All members of the Escanaba congregation are encouraged to participate.
Christian Closet We’ll be open to the public on Wednesday, August 6th from 10-1. We are collecting cereal for the month of July. Please bring your non-perishable donations to the building. For more information, see Cindy.
ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS
Curtis Sundquist continues to struggle with breathing issues.
Missy is still sick and unable to be with us today.
Missy’s friend Tina is having a lot of pain recently. She’ll be having tests to determine treatment that may help.
Loren Wangerin cut his foot—got infected—had to have surgery—still recovering. Pray for a full recovery.
Declan is the 5 year old with heart surgery that we’ve prayed for. He is still struggling and may have suffered a stroke.
Linda is having surgery tomorrow.
Cheryl Lambert recovering from surgery.
Barb Ritter had hip replacement surgery Thursday. Dan reports she is home and doing well.
Health: Theresa (M.S.), Mary Hawkins, Jake (back), Bill & Shirley Mills, Steve Clark. Cancer: Tony Fittante, Rose Beauchamp, Christy Robinson, Marcia Frederick, Mary Ann Poe, June Westerburg, Norah, and Jeanette Pierce. Pregnancy: Ashley Godoy, Sarah O’Neal, Julie Davis, Emilee
Any updates on our Continued Concerns? Please call or e-mail so we can refresh our concerns to the Lord. Call 233-0065; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.