PAOLI CHURCHES SYRIA CHRISTIAN

There will be an all-church birthday party with games on Sunday, January 29 at 6:00 P.M. Tables will be decorated for each specific month and there will be a soup cook-off. Please sign up if you plan to attend, if you can host a table, and/or if you will be bringing soup.

The jr.-sr. high youth of the church will lead both services on February 12. Service manuals are now available for 2023. 812, the jr.-sr. high youth group meets on Wednesday nights at 6:00. A substance abuse recovery group meets every Thursday in the church basement at 6:30. Sunday morning worship services are at 9:00 and 11:00 with a nursery, Kids’ Church and Wee Worship available during both services. Sunday School classes for children and adults meet at 10:10 with a nursery available.

Worship services are also available on Facebook live or on-line at http://www.syriacc.com/worship-center/ (click on the link for Sunday worship). The church office may be reached at 812-723-2316. The church e-mail address is info@syriacc.com.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Paoli First Presbyterian Church will celebrate 5th Sunday Music and Poetry Worship Jan. 29 with special music and poems by members of the congregation. A Special Mystery Guest will share a message on “Doing Good in Our Community.”

During the service, Gary Spear will serve as Liturgist and Wyatt Blankenship will have the Opening Prayer. Nancy Kimmel will have Patchwork, the children’s sermon.

Those who choose to worship via Zoom may join the service at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87963650741? pwd=ZlRQN3hkZFFIZVp6MlFV L0prb2VSdz09 after 10:30 on Sundays.

Paoli First Presbyterian begins each week with a socially-distanced breakfast fellowship at 10:15. This Sunday, The Kimmels will provide breakfast. Morning worship begins at 10:45 a.m. All are welcome.

Paoli First Presbyterian Church cancelled services Sun., Jan. 22, due to inclement weather conditions.

As a preview, Rev. Bob Turner will share the message at Paoli First Presbyterian Church Sun., Feb. 5.

PAOLI CHRISTIAN

On January 22, Next Gen Pastor Graham Jones’ sermon was “Hurts That Come Into Our Lives”— Josh 1:1-9 and Eph 4:17-32 — The Hurt of Standing Out —What do Christians need to do to stand out?: 1) We must change our perspective of what our time with Jesus looks like each day, 2) Love your neighbor, 3) Never take the Bible for granted, and 4) Let God lead you.

As an option, you may listen to Q100.1 or view the PCC Facebook live and You Tube. If you need a ride to Sunday morning service, contact the church office. Services are 9:30 AM, Ladies’ Prayer Circle at 9AM (Junior Church is for K-5th grade during Worship time.) and 10:45 Bible School for all ages, including Adults’ Bible School with Stanley Hall “True Spirituality,” Scott Cobel “Respectful Sins,” and Richard Fried “John.” Wednesday Night Bible Study is for all ages, 7 PM. Our next Wednesday meal is on Feb 1, 6 PM. January is “Souper Bowl Season,” where all donated cans of soup will go to the Food Pantry. Family Movie Night is Jan 27, 6:30PM. Coin Sunday is January 29. Sanctity of Life Sunday will continue with a video, highlighting the ministries of the LIFE Family Resource Center, Families Rising and Embrace Grace. The Mens’ Prayer Breakfast is 8 AM, Feb 4. The Senior Saints will travel to Chicago’s Pizza in Mitchell on Feb 14, with the church van leaving at 11 AM.

SPRINGS VALLEY CHURCHES LOVE NEVER FAILS

Sunday morning Sr. Pastor Jason Lindsey brought the message “God Allows Trials and Temptations”. God is in control of the trial, and we can trust that there is a purpose for the pain. Yes, God has the power to bring us out of difficult situations, but He often chooses not to step in and pull us out. It’s your responsibility as a believer to grow and develop into who the Lord created you to be. Character development cannot happen unless we die to ourselves and live for God. We cannot do this if God divinely intervenes and plucks us out of our problems.

Through hard times, God is causing us to mature into faithful believers. Trials help us become more dependent on God. When we are facing hard times, we tend to turn to God more. When things are going bright and sunny, we seldom even acknowledge Him. There is great importance in relying on God and not ourselves. It is crucial that we trust in God at all times (Proverbs 3:5-6). We can rely on the truth that there is meaning to our temptations and trials and tribulations. Whether the trial ever ends is up to God, however, we can trust in the fact that the Lord is developing our character through the tough seasons.

In outreach news numbers are continuing to climb pertaining to our food pantry. We are asking anyone who feels lead to donate canned goods not to hesitate. You can reach Pastor Amber at (812) 865-5190 for drop offs. Next week we will have boots on the ground in the Orange County jail. Thank you, Sheriff David Henderson, for allowing the faith leaders of Love Never Fails into your facility. Last but not least, we want to welcome Ella Gadau to our Kind Companions youth mentoring program! Ella is a senior at Springs Valley High School! From all of us at Love Never Fails United Christian Church, thank Until next time, have a blessed week Orange County!