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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What's the greatest thing you can do?

I read this quote recently:
"The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray."
That's why we have a mid-week prayer meeting every Wednesday evening. It is the power source for Friendship Bible Church, and provides a time when we pray, fervently, for each other. If you have never joined us for prayer meeting, I pray you'll consider doing so. It would benefit you, greatly. And it would benefit us, as well, as your prayer is added to ours.

But having said that, remember that prayer meeting for this week has been canceled as we will meet on Christmas Eve (Thursday), instead, for our Candlelight Service - 7:00 PM.

See you there!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Candles and Christmas

Thursday evening... Christmas Eve... join us for carols, candles and the Christ child. The carols start at 7:00 pm, and the candlelight service will conclude no later than 8:00. A gift will be given to all in attendance.

At Friendship Bible Church, we know that there are many ways to spend the night before Christmas. The world certainly has provided plenty of alternatives to spending the evening in church. But Christmas is about Jesus, Who alone is worthy of our worship.

Would you join us as we sing the songs of Christmas... as we worship the Christ of Christmas this Christmas Eve?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Prayers of the Presidents!

We are coming to the end of our Wednesday evening discussions of the Prayers of the Presidents. Last evening, we read the following explanation and prayer from the writings of President Harry S. Truman:
According to President Truman: "The prayer on this page has been said by me--by Harry S. Truman--from high school days, as a window washer, bottle duster, floor scrubber in an Independence, Mo., drugstore, as a timekeeper on a railroad contract gang, as an employee of a newspaper, as a bank clerk, as a farmer riding a gang plow behind four horses and mules, as a fraternity official learning to say nothing at all if good could not be said of a man, as public official judging the weaknesses and shortcomings of constituents, and as President of the United States of America." (8/15/50)

Oh! Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of Heaven, Earth and the Universe: - Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, because it is right; make me truthful, honest and honorable in all things; make me intellectually honest for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving and patient with my fellowmen - help me to understand their motives and their shortcomings -- even as Thou understandest mine! Amen, Amen, Amen

As we discussed in our prayer meeting, there is a lot in that prayer that should apply to everyone of us. May I encourage you to read it and pray it today... make it yours.

We will not have a midweek prayer meeting next Wednesday, December 23rd, for it will be replaced by our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Will you join us for a night of carols, candles and the Christ Child?

City of Light!

This Lord's Day will be a special day as the FBC choir presents the City of Light cantata during the morning worship service. There will be no Sunday School hour, nor will there be Junior Church during the service, as we want everybody to be able to participate in the cantata.

Join us at 10:30 for an hour of music and drama!

Friday, December 4, 2009

OK... this time with the right date!

It would help if I was looking at the December calendar instead of the November calendar.

Let's pretend that last post said, "Happy December 4TH!!"

Haven of Rest

Happy December 6th!

Just a quick post today to remind those who are signed up for the Haven of Rest this week - meet at the Haven at 10:00 am!