NEW NEWS OR SPECIAL EVENTS:
Pastor Appreciation Day
April 22nd has been designated as “Pastor Appreciation Day.” We have several fun things in store for the month of April to honor Pastor Smithey and Sister Teresa. We will be having a carry-in dinner after church on April 22nd and will be taking a special love offering for Pastor Smithey on April 15th. If you will not be here on that day and would like to be included in the offering, you may place your love offering in a giving envelope and designate “Pastor Appreciation” on the front at anytime up to April 15th.
We are only about 6 1/2 weeks from our first annual Flea Market here at Curtis Road Church. (May 4 and 5). This is going to be a large event that will allow the church to upgrade different areas of our sound, stage, and lighting at no direct cost to the church. There will be over 3,000 items with a vast majority of these items being new. There will be things for the home, kitchen, and office; things such as toys, jewelry, etc.
There are three things you can do to help make this event a great success. First, share the church feeds about the event on Facebook. This is a great way to promote the event without any cost. Second, you can personally invite friends and family to the event. Be sure to grab a handful of the promotional cards located in the foyer. These can also be placed in businesses that allow them. Finally, you can plan to help at the event. We will need about 30-35 volunteers to work the event either on Friday or Saturday. See Pastor for more details.
REGULAR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS:
Our nursery is more than a babysitting room. The gospel is taught to the children in an age appropriate way through stories and songs. It is located down the long hallway and is available for children from birth—5 years. You can bring your child back anytime after 9:30 a.m. (The cry room is also available for those who would like to stay with their child.)
Pastor will pray for and dismiss the children to go to Children’s Church after the praise and worship part of the service. Children's Church is for children
beginning at age 4 years.
Today's Children's Church teacher is Tiffany Koester.
For our children's safety, no child under the age of 18 should be allowed to be out of the sanctuary unless they are with an adult or in Children’s Church/Nursery. Also, children are not allowed in the Cry Room without an adult.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
The church doors are open every Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for you to come and pray at your own pace and in your own way. Prayer requests can be placed in the prayer box located at the front of the platform. These requests will be kept in the prayer box for six weeks. Remember, if you want your request or praise report printed in the bulletin you HAVE to sign your name and check the “yes” box.
Praying for the Lost
If you have family, friends, or co-workers who are not saved, I encourage you to continue praying and working with them with intentionality. Write their name (first name only) on a sheet of paper and have it placed on our prayer wall in the foyer. Take a string from the foyer that you can use as a reminder to pray for them. Please only place one name per card, but you can place as many cards on the board as you like.
Feeding the Homeless
We are scheduled to provide lunches for the homeless on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. During these winter months, we will be making the lunches on Sundays after the morning worship services. The next date is March 25.
Intercessory Prayer Meeting
You are invited to join our Intercessory Prayer group meeting where we pray corporately over specific needs and then break away to pray individually in our own way. We meet every other Tuesday at noon. Our next meeting is March 27.
Women’s Sewing/Crafting Group
We are taking a few weeks off. Keep watching the bulletin and/or church calendar to see when we will meet next.
Wednesday Bible Study
The food that we will be serving before our Bible lesson will be ready at 6:45 p.m. so we can still begin our Bible study promptly at 7:00. This week we will be watching the 2nd video of our Bible study, “The Blessed Life.”
Holy Grounds Café
This ministry encourages fellowship as we have refreshments such as coffee, danishes, etc. We meet every Sunday morning in the church cafe, beginning at 9:00 and ending at 10:20, just before our morning worship service.
Dur to the Easter holiday, we will not be having our monthly Men's Breakfast during the month of April.
Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m., Covenant Keepers will have a cook-out at the church. Mike & Penny will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert. We will also be playing bingo for some great prizes.
This group, for ages 50 and up, normally meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month. One month we meet at the church for a potluck dinner, and the next month we meet for an outing and/or meet at a restaurant. For more information see Mike or Penny Stawski.
God’s Mighty Single Men & Women of Faith
Our Singles Care Group meetings take place monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, see Emma Barron. The next meeting will be on March 24.
Prayer Requests/Praise Reports
We understand that not everyone wants to have their prayer request
printed in the bulletin. Therefore, we will usually only publish your
request if it is written out, you have signed your name, and have checked the “yes” box on the prayer request form in the printed bulletin (or have indicated such through digital means).
These requests will only be listed for six weeks. PLEASE update your request if you would like it to remain longer.
- Pray for Ken Rogers. After only recently discovering he has cancer, he has been given 2 weeks to live. He is not a Christian.
- Pray for continued, speedy, and complete recovery for Teresa Smithey following foot surgery.
- Janet Mattox is home and is doing better, but still needs our prayers.
- Pray for D.A. Pitts and his family as his health has been declining recently.
- Friends of Mary Saunders, Danny & Bea, need our prayers. He has a failing liver and pneumonia, and is not a Christian. He is home now.
- Phyllis Scrimager’s sister, Marilyn, passed away recently. Keep her family in your prayers.
- Pray for Ray Carlton after he continues to recover after fracturing his back.
- Continue to pray for Jim Hambleton for continued recovery.
- Continue to pray for Terry Gravely for complete healing and that she can be back at church soon.
- Continue to pray for 13 year old Trent as he continues chemotherapy.
- Pray for Jay Long concerning the return of the cancer.
- We want to continue to remember (George’s) Joyce Little in our prayers as she waits for God’s timing in healing her body.
Daily Prayer List
The following people need daily prayer until further notice. Please be sure to keep us up-to-date concerning any person you ask to be placed on this list…Thank You!
- Scott Clinton
- Ron Morrow
- Brad Main
- Josh Steinlicht
- Byron Hulme
- Garrett Tolley
- Emilee Frankhauser
- Briana Spinks
- Trevor Howe
- Harley Smith
- Wynn Burroughs
- Jakob Stroud
- Dondré Anderson
- Mary Saunders
- Ray and Maxine Carlton
- Cate Booth
- Walter Mack