Hoping to Help
Apr 20 10:46 AM

Hoping to Help

Apr 20 10:46 AM
Apr 20 10:46 AM

“Sometimes,” she confided with anxious eyes, “I feel like I don’t know how I can possibly serve. I don’t think I can do anything.  I want to be a blessing to our church, I just don’t know how.”  She let out a troubled sigh of discouragement.

Do you ever feel this way? I know I have! You want to serve and yet don’t know if you are needed or how you can be a blessing.

Let me hasten to tell you, God brought you to us and you are needed! 

You were meant to be a blessing and you have much to offer your brothers and sisters at MCC! 

Consider Paul’s description of the church in 1 Corinthians 12:14-26

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?  But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body…..But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”

This is you and this is me, this is the church! 

We are drawn together by the worship of Christ, knit into one body to work together, to grow, and to share the Gospel with others.

If one member suffers, then we all suffer. 

You might wonder how you can help --- you may feel like you don’t have a lot of time, resources, or skills that the church can use. But consider this, there are many needs with in the body that never make it to the bulletin. These are needs that would not be appropriate to share with the entire congregation, but having those needs met are still vitally important.

Consider this:

  • What if a person needs a ride to a doctor’s appointment? Can you drive?
  • What if someone’s car breaks down and they need groceries? Perhaps you know how to repair the vehicle the car?
  • What if you someone’s dryer breaks and they cannot afford a repairman? Perhaps you are handy and can fix stuff that breaks in a household!
  • Suppose someone’s computer breaks and they don’t know where to, or cannot afford to, take it in? Yet you understand the mysterious complexities of a computer!
  • Are you a young person who can help an older one who just got a computer learn how to use it?

You see, none of us are designed to do everything perfectly, instead we are meant to help one another, and in doing so, we strengthen and build relationships!

And you, yes YOU, are a vibrant provider AND partaker of this!

William & Dolores Jiron lead the Helps Ministry that is designed to help meet some of these needs. Would you prayerfully consider signing up? 

You may only be called once a year, but it will be a call to service for the Lord’s glory!

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The Military Bible Stick is designed specifically to bring God’s Word to men and women deployed in the U.S. Military. It’s a small digital player pre-loaded with the New Testament and Psalms specifically selected for our troops. If you would like to support this opportunity beyond your regular giving, make a separate check to MCC, with “Military Bible Stick” in the memo. Contact Chris Willadsen for more information.

 

We have a terrific opportunity to spread God’s love and his Word to the international students attending UNM. MCC has been working with ISI for many years helping international students as they arrive in town for the new academic year.

Volunteers are needed in several capacities:

Picking students up at airport, temporary homestays, or helping with apartment hunting

Help at welcome center

Furniture movers, pickup and distribution

Prepare dish for volunteer/student lunches (sign-up sheets will be in the foyer)

These activities will run July 31-August 17, pick the times that work best for you. There are also opportunities that span the entire school year as well:

Assist with English program

Student friendship partners (meet monthly with student)

Please contact Vince Tidwell or Stan Schug for

more information or to get involved.

 

The door is open to share the Gospel in our public schools! Come and be a part of Bible Club!  The trainings are from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. either

August 4th at Mountain Valley Church

in Edgewood

or

August 11th at Monterey Baptist in Albuquerque.

Contact Gail Salazar at 980-6890 or email at

sonfollower@reagan.com to RSVP.

 

 
Luke Feldner and Vince Tidwell are introducing an adult fellowship group focused on studying and discussing Systematic Theology. The planned curriculum includes ten introductory lessons on defining and categorizing theology, Christian epistemology, defining "essentials" vs "non-essentials", and the historical sources and norms of Christian belief. The goal of this new small group will be to hold each other accountable for obeying Christ's command to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Contact the office at mccn14@gmail.com if you are interested. 

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