Church Under the Bridge: NOVEMBER 27

November 23, 2011

We will be gathering downtown THIS weekend to share a meal with our friends. This week, as always, we consider the things we thank God for. Our families, our homes, food on our tables, a bed to sleep on, cars that run, our jobs, our church family, and God’s grace which is sufficient in every circumstance. For all of this, I am feeling so blessed. I know that not everyone, even in the United States and including many of our friends downtown, can say that they have all of the things I’ve listed. But please take time to consider the following words of Paul from Philippians 4:10-20:

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

 20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Following is our schedule and information regarding general needs for Sunday, Nov. 27:

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2011
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Grace Chapel church office parking lot, 28925 SW Boberg Road, Wilsonville, OR. We will meet to pray and caravan downtown. For those of you wishing to go directly to the Steel Bridge, plan to arrive there by 2:30.

COOKIES FOR CUB:

 Please check out our Cookies for CUB sheet below to sign up and bring baked goodies for Church Under the Bridge. You may bring them downtown or leave them at New Life’s info. desk at any weekend service on the last weekend of the month. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akfftn6YyWiRdDRkWkpLRDJpSU5hS2Zha3ozQVdrakE&hl=en_US

*IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE ANY FOOD ITEMS OR MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO PURCHASE ITEMS, PLEASE EMAIL SHELLY AT shellymedtrans@msn.com OR CINDI AT cindi@gerkman. com. You may also click on our “General Needs” section for a list of ongoing needs. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN NEED OF LIGHTLY USED MEN AND WOMEN’S CLOTHING.

If you are planning to join us downtown, please bring along TWO lawn chairs, one for you and one for a friend. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!” II Corinthians 6:10

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One Response to “Church Under the Bridge: NOVEMBER 27”

  1. lori ares said

    I loved this passage of scripture and I read it early Thanksgiving morning. The inheritance of the saints is what I give most thanks for and this most certainly focuses on all who serve under the bridge and our friends who live there as well. Bless you for all you do.

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