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									An Introduction to CARE Groups

Sermon Notes

Rev. Terri Miller

November 30, 2 008
Valley Ministries MCC … A church alive!

Order of Service
Gathering Praise Opening Prayer Welcome & Announcements Scripture Reading Children’s Moment Advent Candle Lighting Praise & Worship in Song Giving of Tithes Offerings
Ephesians 1:15-23 I have heard of your faith in Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Savior Jesus Christ, the God of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know God, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which God has called you, what are the riches of Gods glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of Gods power for us who believe, according to the working of Gods great power. God put this power to work in Christ when God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at the right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And God has put all things under Jesus’ feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is the body, the fullness of God who fills all in all. .

Message Holy Communion Reflection & Prayers of Healing Closing Prayer

Weekly Activities Sunday 9am-10am Prayer Partners 10:30am- Worship Service *Sunday School is offered for children of all ages during the message time Wednesday 11am-5pm – Office Hours 7pm-8pm- Bible Study Coming Events During this Advent Season, we will be sharing a sermon series entitled "CARE" 2 the 9’s Dance Team Leaders Year end reports due Nacho Sunday Board Meeting Dec 24th Christmas Eve Service Potluck 5pm-6pm January10 All Church Retreat 9am-5pm (What on Earth am I Here For?) January 25 Congregational Meeting For an updated calendar of events check us out on the web! Dec 6th Dec 7th Dec 14th Welcome to Valley Ministries First Time Visitors: THANK YOU for choosing to worship with us today. If you would like to be contacted, please add your name, address, and phone number to the card located in the holder on the back of the chairs. Information is kept confidential and not shared with anyone. Attendance Record: Please sign the cards located on the back of the chairs and place your card in the offering basket. Add your prayer requests and any address/phone changes.. MasterCard/Visa options have arrived! You can now pay for fundraisers, dances, raffles, auctions, tithes, offerings via your M/C and VISA card. We DO NOT encourage debt buying or purchasing but for those of you that accumulate miles, prizes, or want convenience via your charge card, this is now an option. See Nancy for details. Important Information CARE Groups are coming soon. CARE Groups will be a small group ministry designed for four distinct purposes:  Connecting with each other  Realizing God’s Word  Accepting & be being accepted  Encouraging with prayer and fellowship

Goodsearch.com Register valley ministries as your preferred non-profit organization and our church receives money each time you use this search engine to find something on the web. Get Plugged In… If you have the gift of working with children and are willing to help take care of the babies during the 2nd half of the service one Sunday a month in the Nursery, please see Fran. “What On Earth Am I Here For?”- All Church Retreat Saturday, January 10th9am-5pm Help our Food Closet… By donating any of the following: Canned Fruit, Tuna, Canned Meats (preferably with pop tops) Sponsorship: If you need sponsored for a Valley Ministries event, or would like to sponsor someone, please see Rev. Terri. Valley Ministries Cookbook is under way: Send your specialty recipes to Kendra at : keloja@att.net Every Penny Counts… Drop your change in the small green bucket in the back of the sanctuary. All loose change will be added to the building fund. Recycle and help raise money for your church. Place your cans & bottles inside on the porch. Drop cell phones, and ink cartridges in the recycle container in the front entry way Board Positions Available: There are 2 positions open beginning January 2009. If you are a member in good standing and God is calling you to step out in Faith and serve, see Rev. Terri or Christine Henry. Join our Yahoo Email Group list or Receive the Daily devotion via email: Contact either revtlm@aol.com OR shenry@valleyministries.com.

Dec. 6th - 2 The 9’s Dance- 6pm to 11pm Stockton Empire Theatre 1825 Pacific Avenue Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. If you would like to buy or help sell tickets, see Dena or George. Out of respect for others we are asking that pets not be in the sanctuary from 9 am till after worship. If you have a crate for your pet that would be acceptable. Thank You

Monthly Tithes/Offerings BUDGET : $ 9375.00 Oct. Tithes/Offerings -$ 8028.44 Nov. 2nd ............$ 1770.30 Nov. 9th ............$ 2008.00 Building Fund: 200.00 Nov. 16th……….$ 1901.00 Total: ................$ 5879.30 November Mission Giving: EMI International: $50 Safe Passage: 35 Mother of Peace: 40 Asian Pacific Int’l: 50 May God Bless our Giving! November 30th First Advent

Next Week’s Scripture Readings: Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37

Valley Ministries is a church alive which exists to communicate God's love, to celebrate God and accept all people in order to encourage maturity in Christ, empowering people to share God's love.

Valley Ministries  4118 Coronado Avenue, Stockton, CA Phone: 209-464-5244 Email: valleyministries@valleyministries.com Website: www.valleyministries.com


								
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