January 10th News: Teach Us to Pray

January 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday, we will begin a new series called The Lord’s Prayer.

To begin the New Year, we had a prayer service last week. It was a great time for us, as a faith community, to come before God together in prayer.

This week we will start a series on prayer that will focus on the example Jesus gave his disciples when they made a simple, but profound, request:

“Lord, teach us to pray.”

He responded by giving them an example– something we now refer to as The Lord’s Prayer.

You are probably familiar with it. You know the words and, perhaps, can recite it form memory. But what does it mean? And how can we understand it more fully to discover a greater power in our prayers?

Lord, teach us to pray… That has been my prayer for myself and Grace Family Fellowship for 2016. Sunday we begin the adventure together.

To prepare, read Matthew 6:5-15 and Luke 11:1-13. (These are the two spots where we the Lord’s Prayer in scripture)

I also want to let you know that Mike Tomko– a part of this church for about the last 4 years– has gone home to Jesus. He passed away last Thursday at 3:30am. As difficult as it is for his family and friends to say goodbye, it is, indeed, a time to rejoice because Mike is in the arms of his savior and deliverer. Mike knew where he was going and proclaimed his faith in Jesus Christ to all. We are sad… He is completely healed.

The memorial service for Mike will be at the Lesner Inn (off Shore Dr. by the Lesner bridge– next to Bubba’s) on Saturday, January 16th from 11:00am-12:00pm. There will also be a reception from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the same location.

Please keep Mike’s family in prayer as they walk through this difficult time (wife-Lydia, daughters- Jessica & Megan; son-Dylan). They are an incredible family who lost an incredible husband and father.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, January 17th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

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