Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
When I think about the subject of prayer, the second person from Scripture that mind my immediately rests upon is king David (the first being our Lord, and the Lord’s Prayer). Of course, we have an inspired record of many of David’s prayers preserved for us in the Psalms. And any serious study of this subject will surely need to probe the immense depths of David’s prayerful reflections found there. In fact, we can (and even should!) pray David’s very words, knowing that the Spirit has inspired and preserved them in order to assist us in the formation of our own prayers to our Father in heaven.
In 2 Samuel 7:18-29 there is another recorded prayer of Israel’s greatest king. And it comes immediately after the Lord’s announcement, delivered through the prophet Nathan, that Yahweh would build an eternal house for David. The king’s prayerful response to this divine declaration of grace provides us with some amazing insights about prayer that will both inform and encourage each of us.
This coming Lord’s Day we will explore these inspired words together, and I encourage you to read and meditate upon this passage this weekend (as well as Psalm 89) in preparation for our worship.
Officer Elections on Sunday May 5, 2019
On behalf of your Session, I would like to announce that on Sunday May 5, following our morning worship, we will be having Officer Elections. In the next couple of weeks, the Session will be presenting to you the names of those men who have been nominated by the Church, examined by the Session, trained in the duties of their respective offices, and are being recommended by the Session to the Church for election to the offices of Ruling Elder and Deacon. Please stay tuned for more information, and join us in prayer as we seek our Lord’s will.
I love you all so dearly, and delight in praying for you constantly!!
In His grace,
April 6, 10:30 AM – Bridal Shower for Bride of Juan Rodriguez at home of Ashley Turnbull
April 7, 4:30 PM – Youth Group
April 9, 9 AM – Mother’s Morning Bible Study
April 12, 11:15 AM – Senior Fellows Downtown Rescue Mission feeding
April 14, 12 PM – Fellowship Lunch
April 16, 8 AM – Senior Fellows fishing at Madison County Lake
April 17, 6 PM – Deacons Meeting
April 26, 5:30 PM – Parents Night Out
April 28, 4 PM – Church Picnic at Monte Sano State Park
May 2, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch at Timbers Edge Clubhouse
May 11, 10 AM – Gibson Wedding with Reception at Church
May 19, 5 PM – End of School Cookout at Church House
Order of Worship:
You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here
If you’d like to sing the songs with your family beforehand, the songs for this week are:
Spirit of The Living God – Hymn 726
It Is Well With My Soul – Hymn 691 v.1-4
His Mercy Is More
Before The Throne
Church Picnic: It is our tradition to get together for fellowship every spring/summer to eat and celebrate being in a church family. Please join us on Sunday, April 28th from 4 to 7 pm at Monte Sano State Park. The church will provide Lawler’s BBQ, and we plan to have some games (Gaga Ball, Nine Square, etc) set up for all to enjoy. If you haven’t been, there is a large covered pavilion, shade/trees, and a giant playground for the kids. Please pray that the weather is beautiful for us to enjoy! **Feel free to sign up for a side dish or dessert at the following link: https://www.
HPRC: The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center 2019 Fundraising Banquet is Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30-8:30. Come hear Abby Johnson speak and learn how you can support the HPRC. There are a limited number of complimentary tickets. For more information and to reserve your spot, please see Loralee or Clay Davis.
Men’s Fellowship Groups: Men’s Lunch Fellowship Groups have formed, but you can still join by signing up in the Narthex. For more information please see Norman Dean.
Senior Fellows: On Friday, April 12 the Senior Fellows will meet at Entrance 2 of the Downtown Rescue Mission at 11:15 AM and start feeding at 11:30 AM. Carpools will leave the church at 10:30. On Tuesday, April 16 at 8 AM the Senior Fellows will go fishing at Madison County Lake. Carpools will leave the church at 7:15 AM. Bring the kids and grand kids, and pack a lunch.
Youth Group: Youth Group for ages 13-18 meets April 7 at the church at 4:30 PM.
Women’s Bible Studies: This semester of Women’s Bible studies will be wrapping up soon. The last Mother’s morning study will be on April 9. The Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning studies have already concluded.
Bridal Shower: Women of the church, you are invited to a bridal shower for Victoria, bride-elect of Juan Rodriguez, at the home of Ashley Turnbull on April 6 at 10:30 AM. RSVP HERE.
Parents Night Out: We are excited to be having a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, April 26th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The event is a great time for our children to be together with their church family and will include games, crafts, dinner and short teaching on Christian life from Hebrews 12. We will send out a reminder email closer to the date but please consider participating or volunteering. We will need 12-15 volunteers and it’s a wonderful way for all ages (teen to retired) to get to know the children and serve our parents.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Clay Davis, Pat Galecki, Andy Trent, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Katie Dyer, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Bryant family, expecting in September.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky Garcia (seminary student).
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