"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Mt. 10:29-31 NIV
The clear message of Scripture is that you matter to God. If God is mindful of sparrows that are bought and sold for pennies, how much more does he care about you? You are God's prized possession. He created you in His image and you are wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14). You don't have to be afraid today because God will take care of you. If you have somehow become convinced that you are worthless, useless, hopeless, unloveable, or unimportant, remember that God loved you so much that he sent Jesus to lay down his life so that you could be saved. God gave the greatest gift because you matter so much to Him.
Prayer: God, help me to remember that my life matters to you. Then, open my eyes to see how much you love those around me. Change my perspective so that I can be the hands and feet of Jesus today. Amen
Do What Matters...Together Reading Plan
Wednesday, 9/2: Mt 10:16-42
Thursday, 9/3: Mt 11
Friday, 9/4: Mt 12:1-21
Saturday, 9/5: Mt 12:22-50
Sunday, 9/6: Mt 13:1-30
Monday, 9/7: Mt 13:31-58
Tuesday, 9/8: Mt 14
Wednesday, 9/9: Mt 15:1-20
"James Says" Sermon Series
: James was the younger brother of Jesus, the leader of the early church in Jerusalem, and was ultimately martyred for his faith. During this exciting, 6-week, sermon series we will discover what "James Says" about some important topics. Please join us in worship and invite others to join you! Here's the schedule:
September 6th, James 1:1-18, Persevering Under Trial
September 13th, James 1:19-27, Pure Religion
September 20th, James 2, Faith and Deeds
September 27th, James 3, Taming the Tongue
October 4th, James 4:1-10, Friendship with the World
October 11th, James 5:1-6, A Warning to the Rich
Bible Study Series for Women: The women's Bible study meets on Sundays at 5:30pm in Memory Hall. They are doing a new, 6-week study this Sunday by Beth Moore titled "Breath: The Life of God in Us". For more information, contact Ann Lundy.
Church Office Closed
: The church office will be closed on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day.
9/11 Candlelight Service: The American Heritage Girls will be hosting a community-wide 9/11 Service of Remembrance on Friday, September 11, at 7pm in the Sanctuary.
Beth Moore Simulcast: On Saturday, September 12, we will be hosting a live simulcast of the Beth Moore study "Audacious" in the Fellowship Hall. The simulcast will be from 10:30am-5:15pm, with a break for lunch. Please contact Ann Lundy for more details.
Ways to Pray and Serve
Yard Sale to Benefit Springhaven: THIS SATURDAY will be our 2nd annual yard sale for SpringHaven Domestic Violence Center. This is a wonderful organization that helps women and children during a most difficult time in their lives. The sale will be from 8am-3pm in the church parking lot with no early birds. If you are interested in helping with this event please contact Tammy Burba.
Church Cleaning Day: On Sunday, September 13, we will be meeting at the church from 6-8pm to do some deep cleaning. Closets need to be cleaned out and organized, Sunday School rooms need to be straightened up, painting needs to be done in the old library, etc. Everyone is invited to help!
Clarity Solutions for Women "Walk for Life"
: The "Walk for Life" will be held on September 19th at ECA. Registration is at 8:30am and the walk begins at 9am. For more information, visit their website at www.clarityky.com
Have a blessed week!