Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church
Healthy Church DNA-What are We Talking About?
Did you know that every child is born with a genetic potential, know as DNA? Did you also know that church
congregations have a collective potential– a DNA that is a gift from God. This collective DNA consist of every gift and
talent that every member of the church contributes to the pool. Did you know that you can identify attributes that
indicate a Healthy Church DNA in a congregation? Can you begin to image what this means for Kimball Lutheran
Church? Envision a giant collection of energies and abilities just waiting to be utilized. Envision the possibilities!
Your next question may be, well when do we get started? The answer to that question is the process is already
underway and now you are being asked to join in.
The first step in this process is discerning our present-what are our strengths as reflected in the “genes” at work in our
congregation at this time? Secondly, we want to imagine our future-what is God calling Kimball Church to be about in
the midst of all the change rapidly taking place in our city? Will our priorities remain the same or does our potential
call for a revision? Thirdly, we need to size up our gifts-WOW what an opportunity! We know that God does not call
us to “Mission Impossible”, but has promised us that he will equip us for the tasks-or perhaps he has already provided
the equipment through the aforementioned gifts. Following these three steps, we are ready for step four-to
collaboratively develop our priorities and plan of action and identify the training and coaching necessary to develop our
specific genes needed to accomplish our plan. Our fifth step will be to execute the plan, sustaining a focus on our goals
and assuring our accountability. Our sixth step will be assessing our progress on our action plan and evaluating how
well we have fulfilled God’s calling to this congregation. The final step in the process of maximizing the Healthy DNA
of our congregation is to nurture our successes, negotiate those that need continued improvement and revise our action
plan as needed to meet new circumstances and opportunities.
Your next question may be, how do I fit in? God has called every member of this church to contribute the gifts he has
given them. That means the pool is weakened if even one person fails. Your first step will be to complete the survey
necessary to complete step one. You can do this via Kimball’s website (www.kimballchurch.org) or secure a paper
copy from the church office, complete it and return it back to the church office. This will give you a voice in the
process. Approximately 80% of our members are in the process of being contacted to serve on one of our committees
and you will continue to be contacted regarding your input. In the meantime, pray diligently for God’s guidance as we
seek to fulfill His will for Kimball church.
What a joyous journey we have before us!!! -Janet McDaniel
New Members Welcome! Are you interested in formally joining Kimball Memorial as a member of the
congregation? Are you interested in finding out what it means to be a member of Kimball Memorial? Ready to
personally commit to sharing the mission and ministry of the Church? Please contact Pastor Rhoades to schedule a
time of conversation regarding such an important step in your faith journey.
More information on page 13
Genealogy has been one of my hobbies since I was a child. In third grade I bought a beginning genealogist’s book
from the book fair. And from then on I have been heavily involved in digging up the roots of my family. In the
process I have learned more than I perhaps really wanted to know, but still I have been fascinated with what I have
discovered. One of the truths to my research has been the discovering of the number of folks in the family who just
are not interested in the family tree. But, I have also connected with cousins and others from all over the country
who are just as interested as I am and in fact, we have exchanged pictures and information. And this is where I have
found one of my most important discoveries – genetics make a difference. There is no denying who I am descended
from! The traits are all over the place. The pictures reveal the genetic stock from which I have come. Now, I am
most thankful that a few traits did not pass down to me – I managed to not get the extra, extra large nose genes – I
had one cousin (now deceased) who was blessed with a nose that entered the room prior to her body coming in.
(Though, the cartilage in noses tends to grow as we age – so there might still be “hope” for me to get the really big
Now on an intellectual level, I am more than aware of genetics and how they play into the development of who one is
physically and trait and behaviorally. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from The Ohio
State University. In my course work I learned more and more detail about the intricacy of how God has created us
and how the smallest of genetic modifications make huge difference. Although you and I are both human beings, we
are vastly different in so many ways.
In my family, we are blessed with two diverse traits. On 25% of my family tree there is an extremely high
metabolism gene working – so some of my relatives have been very, very thin without trying. Then for the other
75% we appear to have inherited the plumper gene combination. Some of the pictures tell too much! So, all of this
is to lift up the importance of genes and how genes can affect the person. Genes affect the family.
Guess what, scripture tells us that a similar sort of things happens in the life of the Church. Paul lifts up to us how
God differently gifts each and every one of us for the good of the entire body of believers. Each of us has different
gifts and abilities and all of this is for the benefit of the entire body for the building up of the kingdom of God. So, in
our congregation which God has drawn together, God has provided all that we need for what God wants us to be
about! The gifts are here – right in our own congregation! God has provided, and as we develop other needs, God
will provide! However, the end all is not that we turn our sites inward and just look to please ourselves, the focus is
outward for the furthering of God’s kingdom (not our own).
Currently, YOU are specifically needed by this congregation. We are moving through a strategic planning process
called Healthy Church DNA. This process needs every members input to discern the DNA of who we are as a
congregation and to see why and how God has gifted us and for what purpose. The goal is for us to align our
ministry to God’s will. Does this mean that we are misaligned? NO. What it means is that we are seeking to
carefully, prayerfully and methodically discern where God is leading us. God has planted this congregation at the
corner of Vance and South Main and God has drawn you to be a member of this congregation for a specific purpose.
Together through Healthy Church DNA we will discern this and set our sites on achieving what God wants us to
Out church DNA is different from any other congregation around. We are unique and called for a unique ministry
and purpose. Will you help discern these purposes? Will you help contribute to the full gene pool God has created at
Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church? Will you share in this process of discovery and development of what God has
in mind for us?
Genetics matter. And God has created a most rich and wonderful mix right here. Join in the process of discernment!
Take the Healthy Church DNA survey either from our website www.KimballChurch.org or at the church. This is a
first step. And pray! Pray for God’s Holy Spirit to guide each step of our discernment and discoveries!
Peace in Christ,
Reverend Richard A. Rhoades
February 4th is Boy Scout Sunday. The Cub Scouts will be attending the 8:30 am service
and the Boy Scouts will be attending the 11:00 am service.
The Kimball Preschoolers will be very busy this month as they
continue to study all about the winter season, penguins and
snowmen! They will also be preparing for some fabulous February
units on Valentine’s Day, Dental Health and Community helpers.
At the beginning of the month, the preschoolers will be
learning all about Valentine’s Day, the colors: red, white, and
pink, and the “heart” shape. They will also be designing their own Valentine boxes
to fill with cards and treats! These will be on display in the hall outside their
classrooms the week before Valentine’s Day! At the end of the month, the children
will be learning about proper dental hygiene and beginning our community helpers
unit! Special activities and field trips with the Kannapolis Fire Department, Police
Department and Post Office will be enjoyed by all the preschool classes.
Also during February, we will begin Preschool Registration for the 2007-2008
school year! If any member of Kimball Lutheran Church or their family is
interested, we will be accepting registration forms beginning Thursday, February
15. On Thursday, March 1, the registration forms will be available to all others
interested and preschool openings will be filled on a first-come basis. Registration
forms can be picked up in the church office or you can call Donna Walls at 704-
Chaplain to truckers
Ron Brooks is the full-time chaplain at the Truck Stop Chapel just off Interstate 85 near
Salisbury, North Carolina. Services are held each evening at 7:00 and on Sunday mornings at
10:00. If a trucker cannot attend worship, he or she can tune in on the truck radio.
Chaplain Brooks says that he has led more than 200 people, mostly truck drivers, to Christ.
He tells them that accepting Christ is like having “a truckload of sins taken off your shoulders.”
The ministry is supported by local Christians and the offerings of truckers.
—Story adapted from Raleigh’s News and Observer
Upcoming Via De Cristo Weekends February 8-11 (Mixed) May 3-6 (Mixed)
2007 Seminary Days-March 18-20.
An open house experience of life on campus from Sunday evening through Tuesday lunch.
For more information, call 1-800-804-5233 and ask for extensions 238 or 205
The Auxiliary of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary invites you to membership for the
sake of theological education. The mission of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Auxiliary is to
enhance, support, and strengthen the welfare and progress of the Southern Seminary community,
providing for non budgeted needs through membership.
Seminary Auxiliary Memberships:
Sustaining Membership $1-99 per year
Life Membership $100 per person
Life Memberships can honor esteemed persons or offer fitting memorials for loved ones.
February 25th will be Kimball’s Appeal Sunday
WELCA WANTS YOU!
WELCA WELCOMES WOMEN! WELCA WELCOMES WOMEN! WELCA WELCOMES WOMEN!
No, ladies we do not want you to try saying these words quickly without getting your tongue twisted—we
just want you to join in our ministry as Women of the Lutheran Church in America! We want you to look
about and see how we are answering God’s call to do his work, not only in our own congregation, but in
our community, at our synodical level, the LCA, and the world. You will meet us greeting you on Sunday
morning, you will find us at Bible Study and Prayer, preparing the Lenten meal, making quilts to keep
others warm, giving scholarships to our young ladies, who after high school graduation, aspire to higher
education and ministering to our families who are bereaved by the loss of a loved one. You will find us
giving support to our own women in need, to our Missionaries, The Lutheran Homes, C-VAN, CCM,
Ronald McDonald House and our Southern Seminary. We also car for our kitchen and other areas of our
church, and last but certainly not least, you will observe us supporting, loving and uplifting our sisters in
If you are not presently attending one of our circles and feel that God is calling you to this service, please
contact one of our circle chairpersons; Jodi Hott, Mary Dorton, Louise Jackson, Janet Sowers or Shirley
Miller. Meeting times vary on Mondays and Tuesdays of the first week of each month. We would love to
Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis, NC 704-920-1180
Book Signing Friday, February 2, 2007 5:00pm -7:00 pm
Remembering Kannapolis Tales from Towel City by Helen Arthur-Cornett
Special program by artist and author, “Cotton Ketchie” to talk about his newly published book,
“Memories of a Country Boy”. February 13, 2007 at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.
Cabarrus County Public Library presents CALVIN EARL, a musical tribute to African
Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 at the Kannapolis Train Station 210 S. Main St. Kannapolis,
NC 704-920-1180 and 3:00 pm at the Concord Library Auditorium 27 Union St. N. Concord,
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER CELEBRATION
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Shrove Tuesday is the name of the day prior to Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. The
word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive which means to obtain forgiveness for
one’s sins by confessing. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the Anglo-Saxon Christian
tradition of receiving confession before Lent. Shrove Tuesday is the last day prior Ash
Wednesday on which, today, Christians make confession and receive the forgiveness of sins
at the start of the penitential season leading up to Holy Week and the celebration of Easter.
Shrove Tuesday is a traditionally day to eat pancakes (a sweet food) before beginning the
fasting time of Lent. It is a time for celebration. Associated with this is the similar tradition
known as Mardi Gra/Carnival/ and Fat Tuesday. So, once again YOU are invited to come
and eat pancakes amidst wonderful fellowship and fun as we prepare to enter the season of
Lent. Come and enjoy some of the best pancakes and sausage you will be able to find
anywhere! Sponsored by the Fellowship committee.
ASH WEDNESDAY The Journey of Lent Begins
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Begin your Lenten Journey with the words of the Ash Wednesday confession, the imposition
of ashes, the hearing of God’s Word, and the reception of Holy Communion. Lent is the six
week season leading up to the events of Holy Week and the celebration of the Day of
Resurrection. During this six week season, Christians examine their spiritual walk with God
and seek to give up those things that inhibit faith and take up practices that enhance our
walk with God. All of this is held in the promise of God’s grace being sufficient and
12 Noon Mid Day Ash Wednesday Worship
Gather at 12 noon in the sanctuary for a worship opportunity to begin your Lenten journey.
This worship service will last approximately 45 minutes and is designed for those who not
able to come to an evening worship service and for those who work and desire to worship
during their lunch hour.
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service
Join with others in the sanctuary to begin the Lenten journey. This service will include
portions designed for children of all ages.
Lenten Meals-Each Wednesday in Lent, there will be a meal provided before the 7:00 worship
service. The meal will begin at 5:45 pm. The following dates, groups in charge, and menu
are as follows.
February 28th- Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class- Hot dogs, Chips & Pickles
March 7th- Joe Gribble Sunday School Class-Soup and sandwiches
March 14th-WELCA-Baked potato and salad bar
March 21st Disciples Sunday School Class-Pinto beans, slaw, and cornbread
March 28th-Men in Mission-Breakfast for dinner
The 2007 Wednesday Lenten Theme-God’s Way: From Mourning to Dancing
During the season of Lent we will explore how God consistently moves His people from sorrow
to joy. Amidst a world that is always changing and loss seems to be around most every
corner, God speaks and moves in our world to bring joy. Each week we will explore scripture
and look at real life leading us to the basis of our deepest joy – the celebration of resurrection.
Come and journey and just see God’s amazing grace on the move.
A Lenten Bible Study: Wednesday evenings following the Lenten Worship-Beginning on
Ash Wednesday (at approximately 8:00pm)
Road to Coronation-A vivid portrait of Jesus the Servant King — who welcomed outcasts as
family, touched and raised the dead, performed miracles that made astonishing theological
statements, and confounded the spiritual authorities of His day. Five days after Jesus entered
Jerusalem, the center of religious and political power, His "coronation" took place ... on a
cross. Vindicated in the resurrection and enthroned in the ascension, Jesus calls us to listen,
believe, and follow. Sign up through www.kimballchurch.org or on the sign up sheet by the
Church Office. The cost of this course is $10 for student materials.
The Journey of Lent: Taking Up Works of the Lord
During Lent 2007, you are invited to take up works of the Lord instead of giving up
something for this season. Works of the Lord means taking up new actions in your life. You
are invited to consider one of the following three if not all of them as opportunities for you to
deepen your walk with God – the walk of trust and faith.
Pray Daily- one of the marks of discipleship – set aside a time each day to be in prayer
to God. Converse with God almighty, offering praise and adoration as well as sharing what is
on your heart and mind and listen for God’s amazing response.
Serve – another mark of discipleship – take up volunteering and serving in and through
the Church to minister to world. Offer your time and talents to be used for the furthering of
God’s kingdom – to draw people closer to Christ.
Tithe—another mark of discipleship – offer up 10% of your income to God through the
offering. Give 10% of your income to further the work of the Gospel. This is an act of faith to
entrust 10% of your income to God’s work as a response of faith to God.
Take up one or all of these works of the Lord and see what God will do with you and with
your offerings. God will bless you and help you to grow stronger in faith as you following in
EATING SMART AT HOME
From the Parish Nurse-I will have office hours on Weds from 5:30-6:30pm. At this time you can come down
and do a medication review-to find if any of your meds interact with each other-blood pressure screening or to
talk about a health concern, or something you would like to see the Parish Nurse do here for the congregation.
Although you may be asked to volunteer if you have some suggestions-but don't let that stop you.
Thanks, Lisa Stewart
2006 Kimball Volunteer Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Annual
Fundraiser at Big Lots, Kannapolis
Betsy Ballard, Jerry Beam, Howard & Diana Bentley, Bob & Jennifer Boynton, Allen
Brantley, Marvin Brothers, Bachman & Mabel Brown, Carol Busteed, Don & Florence
Calandra, Norris Dearmon, Mary Dorton, Eddie, Lisa and Ginger Dunlow, B.J. Dysart,
Jane Falls, Jim & Ann Fisher, Mike & Terry Fisher, Jacob & Corbin Fisher, Leigh & Anna
Glass, Joe Gribble, Jo Henrickson, Jodi Hott, Louise Jackson, Ted & Marie Jolly, Eric &
Jenny Jones, Lateena Loggans, David & Betty Longacre, Mildred McCombs, Gene
McCombs, Vicki McCombs, A.L. McDaniel, Shirley Miller, Tim & Fran Patterson, Nevin &
Linda Robinson, John & Betty Shaver, Michael & Jill Sides, Betsy Smith, Earline Snipes,
Janet Sowers and sister Fannie Mae Axsom, Rick, Doris & Sarah Teumer, Debbie Triece,
Phillip & Debbie Troutman, and Laurah Van Poole. Also, the Boy Scout Troop assisted by
Bob & Judi Hill, Anthony & Jerry Palmer, Spencer & Caleb Falls, Andrew Calamari, Robert
Brummel, Deborah Johnson, Nick Patterson & Daniel Litaker. Also, Louise Moser &
friends-Jim Griffin, Junior Booth, Hollie Moser, Angel Moser, Kim Moser and Jamie
Denwiddle. Kaitlyn Kilby served as coordinator of 14 youth from The Anchor Club at A.L.
Brown High School who volunteered from 4-5 pm on seven days-assisting Kimball for 4
hours. If you volunteered through any other organization, please excuse the omission.
Some volunteers gave more than one hour, or some may have given time at another
location with a Civic Club or organization.
Total donations in the kettle on days Kimball Volunteers manned the kettle (and the
friends listed) was $2,652.95. 82 hours of volunteer time and self was given to
assist The Salvation Army at Christmas assisting 501 families, 1,286 children with
food vouchers and new clothing and toys. Monies collected will also assist The Army
in its Crisis Ministry throughout the year!
Also, 25 Angels from The Angel Tree were adopted by Kimball members.
I am deeply grateful to each person who gave this special gift as a volunteer to reach out
In love to those who find themselves in need!
Thank you so much,
Mabel Brown, Kettle Captain coordinator, Big Lots Kettle Location
On behalf of the Cannon Memorial YMCA and the Cooperative Christian Ministries, we
would like to thank you for your support of the 2006 Empty Stocking Fund. With your
support, we were able to adopt 110 families and provided Christmas toys to 930 different
families. Additional funds will be used in the coming months to provide heating
assistance to those in need. We appreciate your contribution of $100.
Each day millions of children and adults around the world go hungry. Every second a
person is dying from hunger. What can you do about it? Mark your calendar for the
first Sunday of each month to be a “Simple Sunday” in which your family observes a
simple meal and donates to ELCA World Hunger Appeal the cost of a regular meal in your
home. If each family observes “Simple Sunday” the collective impact will be powerful!
Your little bit added to the little bit from everyone else in the congregation will
add up to many, many meals for the hungry of the world. Our “Simple Sunday” will make
a world of difference. Will you help?
Sample meal: Get a bag of salad mix (whichever you prefer) and make it with some
deli ham or chicken, then top with your favorite dressing.
Coming to Kimball ~ Sept. 21-24
Hand in Hand Congregational Training!!!
This is a great opportunity for Kimball! We will have David Anderson, of Frogs Without
Legs Can’t Hear fame, coming to our church to lead this workshop. This training will
teach our congregation how to become a place where faith is passed on from generation to
generation. A place where congregational leaders and families are unified in mission. A
place where what happens on Sunday morning reinforces what’s happening in the homes.
With David’s help we will be developing a renewed vision for youth and family ministry.
We will learn strategies for evangelism and discipleship goals to further the congregations
commitment to nurturing faith. The workshop will also incorporate the Four Keys of faith
formation, practiced in home and congregation. We will also be able to do a customization
of the Child In Our Hands model and congregational portrait that highlights worship
attendance, budgets, community issues, youth programs/ministries, staffing and
As part of this training we will become a coaching site for other churches. We will have
the opportunity to share with other congregations how the Four Keys work in our church.
This would be done through hosting seminars, working with the Youth & Family Institute
in three training days, present workshops at fall convocation and synod assembly, and
collaborate on articles for The Lutheran magazine.
This is great exposure for our church and a chance to share our faith with others. Please
mark these dates on your calendars now! The bulk of the congregational training will be
on the weekend days. The Fri and Sat will be primarily for staff and congregational
To help pay for this wonderful opportunity we applied for and received a Michael Peeler
Grant through the NC Synod. This will cover half of the cost for the workshop.
The remaining balance will come from the Elizabeth Huddle fund.
Bringing one’s retirement plan along for the ride
Whether by personal choice or circumstances beyond one’s
control, changing jobs requires making wise retirement decisions. Working for multiple employers
often means dealing with multiple retirement plans. Unfortunately, those who change employers
often fail to continue monitoring their retirement plans closely.
Cashing in an employer-sponsored retirement, profit-sharing, stock-bonus, 401(k), 403(b) or 457 deferred-
compensation plan can be tempting, but negative consequences are likely to result. For example:
Taking cash from a retirement plan can reduce the value of an investment by up to 40 percent. Federal income
taxes, state and local taxes, and penalties may all apply at the time of withdrawal.
If younger than age 59 /2, or if younger than age 55 when employment is terminated, employees have to pay a
10 percent federal penalty on the taxable portion of the distribution unless an exception applies (such as death,
disability, eligible medical costs, or a qualified first-home purchase). A tax professional can provide specific
information about distribution exceptions.
For most people, Social Security will not, by itself, provide enough income to live in retirement. Pensions, if
still available, typically only provide 17 percent of one’s needed income. This means that one will need to
accumulate assets to maintain one’s standard of living in retirement.
People changing jobs should consider rolling their employer-sponsored plan directly into an IRA (individual
retirement account). In doing so, their retirement funds are kept growing tax-deferred and potential tax penalties are
Consolidating multiple retirement plans under “one roof” can help one simplify life and gain control over qualified
plan assets. For example, consolidating IRA and 401(k) assets with one institution may save both time and money.
Assets can be transferred from one IRA provider to another without taxes or penalties.
Note that funds paid to an individual directly from an employer’s retirement plan or another IRA must be rein-
vested within 60 days of receipt. This portability feature—moving money from one qualified retirement plan to an-
other without IRS tax penalty—is a great benefit enabling investors to make the most of their money.
In today’s economy, change is a part of life. Careful planning can ensure that change doesn’t hamper the
comfortable retirement one deserves. A financial professional can help analyze financial needs and find an
appropriate solution to meet those needs.
Peter J Miller, CFP, FIC, is a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a not-for-profit Fortune
500 financial services organization helping 2.8 million members achieve their financial goals. Pete can be reached
For more information, visit www.thrivent.com or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836).
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its respective associates and employees cannot provide legal, accounting, or
tax advice or services. For complete details, work with your team of professionals, including your financial
representative, and your attorney or tax professional.
Valentine’s Dinner ~ Saturday, February 17th
Seating at 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Bring your sweetheart or get a group of friends together for a
night of good food, dancing, and fellowship! Tickets are
$15/person and are available from Middle & High school
youth. Meal is a choice of Marinated Chicken Breast or
Steak, Baked Potato, Glazed Baby Carrots, Garden Salad,
Bread and Dessert. The cost also includes a raffle ticket.
There will be live entertainment w/dancing. Childcare will
also be available. Many different raffle prizes will be on
Proceeds are for the Youth Group Mission Trip to Bluefield,
WV in July. This is an awesome chance for the youth to
share their faith through serving others.
Have a heart
Valentines of every size and description adorn store windows and other places of business this time of
year. The holiday has become a time for love to be enthroned as a virtue, with the heart symbolizing
the romance of our lives.
But the heart symbolizes not only love, but life itself! Without a heart, our bodies cannot survive.
Consider God’s words to Samuel: “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature,
because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward
appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7, NRSV).
The heart — that inner countenance — shows what we really are. Samuel was to seek one of the sons
of Jesse to be the new king. David, even though he was the weakest physical specimen, was the one
selected. His heart was great.
THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER
As a community of faith, we join together in prayer for the needs, concerns, joys and sorrows that we share. Please
pray for God’s grace and strength to surround those listed below. (Names will be kept on the newsletter prayer
list for two months . Please call the Church Office 704-933-4101 with updates.)
Friends and Relatives of Kimball Homebound Members
Nelson Acosta Chrissy Klavdinski VA Hospital, Salisbury Bill Hunt
Ralph Allred Family Doris Kluttz Genesis Assisted Living Center Jessie Avant
Baby Zuri & Baby Bradley Pastor Joe Kovitch & Family Morningside of Concord Miriam Priebe
Lynesy Banks Family Jason Loggans Avante of Concord Ruth Dysart
Lynn Barnhardt Richard Loggans Family Lutheran Home, Salisbury Gladys Litaker
Faye & Gene Baucom Joyce Mann - NEMC Dale Norris
Marlene Beaver Mark and His Mother Brian Center, Concord Norma Yoos
Jimmy Bennett & Family Bill Miller Peggy Wilkinson
Megan Belt Deanna Miltz Heritage Plantation, Salisbury Eleanor Foil
Virginia Bivens Judy Moose & Family St. Andrews Living Center Kate Patterson
Ravenelle Bost Alvin Moser Best of Care, Kannapolis Mildred Watts
Bill & Mickey Byrd Neil Mullins Eudene Yost
Donnie Cain Mike & Mishelle Mullis At Their Home:
Connie Canupp & Children Bill & Susan Newton Trilby Fiddner Nancy Sides
Brian Christy Diane Passantino Geneva Goodnight Beulah Barnhardt
Sherry B. Cleary Nancy Penaloza
Myron and Reba Cauble
Ray Ritchie Rebecca McCombs
Bill Connell Mark Porter Edna Artz Joann Overcash
Zach & Mandy Corriher Carthey Plye Dolly Richardson
Frances Sherrill Jim & Margie Bost
Vernon Doree Family Ann Richter
Todd G. Edmiston Martha Ritchie Nancy Yorke
Cathy Ervin Lynn Sechler, Sr. Myrtle Beach, SC
Mike Fink Ralph & Zoe Setzer
Jarod Fisher Jason Schifeld Prayer Concerns-Kimball’s Members
Judy Foggin Gail Shoaf
Jan Forhand Calvin Smith’s family Mary Beckwith Cindy Rhoades
Sonny Freeman David Swanger Mabel Brown Ray Ritchie
Joe Freeman Louise Tate Mike Fisher Dolly Richardson
Richard Gillon Devon Scott
Wayne & Shirley Funderburk Erin Thompson
Ryan & Jan Hartsell
Martha Gabriel Troops in Iraq Mary Jo Snipes
Carolyn Griffith Henry & Frances Turner Darlene Stirewalt
Bobby & Julie Hagy Bambi VanTilburgh Grady Thomas
Helen Hahn Dustin Wallace
Doris Hammond Jane Wright
James Hargett Jacqueline Yount
Mike & Elizabeth Fisher
Deployed in Military
Guy & Gail Hendron Josh Hollifield Sean Parker
February 1 Jeff Matson February 9 Nancy Harwood February 22 Matthew Starr (V)
Judy Ferguson David George February 23 Marsha Morrison
February 3 Richard Secoolish February 11 Bachman Brown Sengheng Sayococie
Robin Ballard Justin Yount Bobby Allen (V)
Edward Lawyer, Sr. February 12 Rebecca McCombs February 24 Deborah Johns
February 4 Randy Snipes February 13 Sylvia Graham February 25 Madison Berry
February 6 Elijah Johnson
February 14 Sudie Foil Olivia Horn
Tanja Waugh (V)
Amy Brantley February 26 Melissa Brantley
February 7 Dale McCombs February 18 John Triece Sherry Johnson-Ollis
Lou Barlow B.J. Dysart Michael Gibbs
Tim Sawyer (V) February 20 R.D. Moose February 27 Carol Busteed
Heather Troutman Ronald Artz February 28 Randy Cauthen
February 8 David McCombs February 21 Karan Whitley
Elizabeth Bentley Sam Falls
Building Foundations for a Strong Marriage
Kate Garrison , LFS Carolinas
What makes a marriage last? In a world where divorce has become prevalent, the
challenge of answering this question and living it out can seem insurmountable.
The key to making a marriage last and making it flourish is, as Jesus commands in John
13:34, to love one another. This seems like an obvious statement. But often it is easy to
forget that love is more than something we feel, it is something we do.
It can be incredibly difficult to love your spouse when they do something that hurts you,
when you are feeling overwhelmed with every day responsibilities, or when you are facing a
crisis they don’t understand. During these times, you may face the temptation to give up
entirely and walk away. If you persevere, however, the most formidable experiences can
form the foundations of an unbreakable bond.
So how do you persevere? The best answer is to look to Christ and follow his example.
Pray together. Forgive one another. Converse honestly about your weaknesses, strengths
and the struggles you face and listen without judging. Most importantly, do not overlook
opportunities to take joy in your spouse and the life you have together.
There are lots of small, simple things you can do to help bring joy to your relationship:
Surprise your spouse by bringing them a picnic lunch at work
Dance together in the kitchen.
Make time for special date nights, especially when you are both busy and
Leave a note with an encouraging verse, silly joke or “I love you” written on it.
For an in depth look at more ways to find real joy in your relationship, read Marriage:
From Surviving to Thriving, by Charles Swindoll
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9:30 AM Preschool Chapel 9:30 Double Session of
6:30 PM Handbells Confirmation
February 6:30 PM Boy Scouts
7:00 PM Cub Scouts
7:30 PM Chancel Choir
Cub Scout Sleepover
Boy Scout Sunday 5 9:30 AM Mary
4 7:15 AM Men’s Breakfast McKnight
6 7 8 9 10
8:30 AM Contemporary Service 10:00 AM Gladys Happer 9:30 AM History Room 9:30 AM Preschool Chapel
9:40 AM Kids meet –Fellowship Hall 2:00 PM Ridenhour-Cline 7:00 PM Girl Scouts-KAC 5:30 PM Jubilate & Cherub 6:30 PM Handbells
9:45 AM Sunday School 2:00 PM Elizabeth Huddle 7:00 PM Contemporary Choir practices 6:30 PM Boy Scouts
11:00 AM Traditional Worship 7:00 PM Eleanor Johnson Ensemble 7:00 PM Cub Scouts
NO CONFIRMATION 7:00 PM Ruth Dysart 7:00 Brownie’s-KAC 7:30 PM Chancel Choir
2:45 PM Council Meeting-FH 7:00 PM Daisy’s-KAC
11 12 13 9:30AM History Rm. 14 Valentine’s Day 15 16 17
8:30 AM Contemporary Service 10:30 AM “We’re Here” 9:30 AM Preschool Chapel Valentine’s Dinner
9:40 AM Kids meet –Fellowship Hall 7:00 PM Youth Committee 6:30 PM Jr. Girl Scouts 6:30 PM Handbells
9:45 AM Sunday School 7:00 PM Daisy’s-KAC 7:00 PM Contemporary 5:30 PM Jubilate & Cherub 6:30 PM Boy Scouts 2 seatings
11:00 AM Traditional Worship Ensemble Choir practices 7:00 PM Cub Scouts 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
2:00 PM Worship & Music 7:00 PM Fellowship Comm. 7:30 PM Chancel Choir
4:00 PM CONFIRMATION 7:00 PM Brownie’s-KAC
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19 President’s Day Tuesday 21 Ash Wednesday 22 23 24
Transfiguration of our Lord 7:00 PM Evangelism 9:30AM History Rm 12:00 PM Worship Service 9:30 AM Preschool Chapel
Committee 5:30PM-7:30 Pancake 5:30 PM-Jubilate Choir & 10:30 AM “We’re Here”
8:30 AM Contemporary Service 7:00 PM Daisy’s-KAC Supper Cherub Choir practices 6:30 PM Handbells
9:40 AM Kids meet Fellowship Hall 7:00 PM Girl Scouts 7:00 PM Worship Service
9:45 AM Sunday School 6:30 PM Boy Scouts
7:30 PM Ed. Ministry 7:00 PM Cont. Ensemble 8:00 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM Cub Scouts
11:00 AM Traditional Service 7:00 PM Brownies-KAC “Road to Coronation”
4:00 PM Confirmation 7:30 PM Chancel Choir
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Lutheran Theological Southern 6:30 PM Social Ministry
Seminary Auxiliary membership 7:00 PM Daisy’s-KAC 9:30 AM History Room 11:00 am Last
appeal 7:30 PM Property 7:00 PM Contemporary Wednesday Bible Study
8:30 AM Contemporary Service Committee Ensemble 5:30 PM Jubilate Choir &
9:40 AM Kids meet Fellowship Hall 7:00 Brownie’s-KAC Cherub Choir practices
9:45 AM Sunday School 6:30 PM Jr. Girl Scouts 5:45 pm Lenten Meal
11:00 AM Traditional Service 7:00 pm Lenten Service
4:00 PM Confirmation 8:00 PM Bible Study
“Road to Coronation”
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Acolytes Communion Prep Worship Assistants
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