“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ~John 1:1
When Michael and I started dating, we would write each other little notes, poems, songs, and cards. Some were silly, some serious, but all were treasured. We each had to learn the lingo that the other used, though. He was from California and some of his terminology was foreign to this New Mexico girl.
Reading the written words of love were powerful; I still have them in a box. Someday, I will give them to Gabriel to read. They are a reminder of our marriage, long after his death. Although they bring sorrow, knowing he is with our Lord brings comfort.
Why? Because God, Himself, has written about Himself too! Think about this – God gave us language, and has given us Scripture so that we can know Him! God uses His Word to draw us near to Him, that we would fall in love with Him. Words that can be read, re-read and read again!
On Sunday, we had the privilege of hearing from Mike Brazie, and the ministry of Gideons International. Hearing the testimonies of how the Lord uses His Word may also remind you of how rich it is for you personally. If you are looking for a plan or some encouragement, we'd love to help. We want to encourage you to start the new year by setting aside some time to better know the God who created everything!
We get it: knowing where to start, how to go about reading the Bible, can feel overwhelming. But it’s worth it! Pastor Frank has compiled a list of Bible Reading plans to help you started!
Here are a few great links for Bible reading plans:
- 5-Day Reading Plan
- Reading Plan app
- Not-free apps for reading Scripture in chunks, from "She Reads Truth"
- Many other options, from Ligonier ministries
MCC Elders and Connectors are hosting a Starting Point Lunch this Sunday, January 12 after second service in the Fellowship Hall. The luncheon is a great way to learn more about MCC, ask questions and meet new people! No RSVP needed. Contact Sarah with questions.
It’s time for The CareNet Baby Bottle drive! Please take a bottle off the table in the foyer, fill it with your spare change or cash, and return it to the table by January 19! Contact Joann Tallant with any questions.
The MCC Missions Team is hosting "Missions in Focus" Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22 at MCC! It is a family-friendly, interactive event celebrating what God is doing locally and internationally! Enjoy a cultural meal, hear speakers active in local and foreign missions, and participate in activities for a chance to win prizes. Each night will be unique, educational and fun! Contact Emily Gray to RSVP or get involved!
The Women’s Community Bible Study resumes Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30pm AND Wednesday, January 15 at 9:15am with Max Lucado’s “Unshakable Hope” study. Childcare is available for the Wednesday morning study only. Contact Pam Cravens for Wednesday mornings or Sharon Albonico for Tuesday evenings.
Praying with others in community is rich! Join us any weekday morning for prayer at 6:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Scott Walker for more info.
We are updating the church directory and will be taking new directory photos January 19 and 26 in the Fellowship Hall! Please make sure to update your contact information and your photo if A) we don’t have it in the current directory or B) you look different than you did 3 years ago! Either way, we’d like a new photo and updated contact for you so please stop by and update your info!
Looking for some Biblical financial tools for 2020? Come join us for the Living Debt Free Workshop on February 1 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall! Practical topics including what the Bible says about money, how to set up a spending plan, saving, debt payoff, and more! Lunch and child care provided! Sign up in the foyer or call Elisa Trullinger.