October19 , 2014

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October19 , 2014
NURSERY– ONE YEAR OLDS (Church Hour – 1st Service)
Oct 19
Patty and Dave Berg
Oct 26
Becky Asher, Payton Stockler
October19th, 2014
NURSERY – ONE YEAR OLDS (Sunday school hour)
Oct 19
Darlene Johnson, Jessie Hollenkamp
Oct 26
Carl and Diane Bergstrom
NURSERY – ONE YEAR OLDS (Church Hour – 2nd Service)
Oct 19
Jenny Sommerlot, Cami Paulson
Oct 26
Lynelle Anderson, Jessica Pollard
2s & 3s ROOM
Oct 19
Ken and Carla Roelofs
Oct 26
Norm and Heather Johnson
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE! Do you need a
wheelchair, walker, shower chair or other piece of medical
equipment short term? Do you have medical equipment you are
no longer using and would like to share with others who need
it? The Milaca American Legion has a medical equipment loan
program that is open to the community. They have a wide
variety of equipment that is available to be used short term and
accept donations of medical equipment as well. Please contact
Mary Ann at 983-3898 to inquire about donating or borrowing
medical equipment.
Contact Information:
Milaca Evangelical Free Church
1100 North Central Ave., Milaca, MN 56353
(320)-982-3217,
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: Milacafreechurch.com
Our Purpose:
We exist to glorify God
By producing mature Followers of Jesus Christ
Opportunities of the Week
Today
6:30 p.m.
Koinonia adult leaders meeting
Monday
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
GriefShare;
Adult Ministry meeting
Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Visitation Ministry meeting
Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
Friday
6:30 p.m.
Koinonia, CONNECT
Men’s study meets at Pastor Mike’s home
Adult prayer group; Men’s Bible study
Worship practice
Ladies Game Night
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - Check out the display table
in the foyer; brochures with labels and directions for
Samaritan’s Purse OCC are available. Some pre-made boxes
are available as well. We will start our church shoebox
collection on November 2, continuing through November 16.
The National Collection Week is November 17 - 24. Our church
is a designated drop-off location (Relay Collection Center). A
few volunteers are needed to help on these dates; please
check out the volunteer sign-up sheet available there.
VISITATION TEAM MEETING: Tuesday, October 21 at
6:30pm. All members of the team plan on attending. If you are
unable to attend, please contact Alison Jergens 320-293-2951
or [email protected] More visitors are always
welcome to join the team, please contact Alison if you are
interested in being part of this ministry.
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER is Pastor Appreciation Month.
The Overseer Board would like to invite the congregation to
participate in personally thanking our pastors with a thank you
note, card or gift to our pastors during the month. Take the time
to express your love and appreciation for the leadership and
care they provide for Milaca Evangelical Free Church.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is now meeting to fill
positions for 2015. If you would like to nominate someone for
either Overseer or Nominating Committee member, forms are
on the information table. Also on that table is a copy of MEFC
Expectations of an Overseer. Please follow the directions on
the nominating form and return to Paul Droogsma’s mailbox no
later than Sunday, November 2nd.
LADIES GAME NIGHT: sponsored by Women's Ministries
 Friday, October 24th, an evening of fellowship, food and fun,
here at church, 6:30 p.m.
 Bring your favorite snack, game and a friend. Beverages
will be provided.
 Please come to relax and enjoy time building friendships
among sisters!
 Any questions? Check with Susan @ 320-362-0878.
SENIOR DINING SITE LUCHEON: Oct. 30th, 11:30 AM at the
Hi-Rise. Menu: Hot Roast Pork Sandwich with potatoes &
gravy, butternut squash. Cost: $4.00 Stay after for fellowship
and play table games. Please let Jan Vetsch (983-5803) know
if you are going to attend.
RESERVATIONS REMINDER: Life Choices Center Fall
Fundraising Banquet reservations need to be in by this
Thursday, Oct. 23rd call the Center at 320-983-3771 or email
[email protected] The banquet is at Henry’s
Catering in Foley, Saturday, Nov. 1, 6 pm Social time; 6:30 pm
– meal. Guest speaker is Tracie Rademacher, from Big Lake,
MN. Freewill donation.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Harvest Festival, Nov. 23rd,
6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Kevin and Lindsey Swedin on the birth of
Reagan Ruth. She was born on October 5th, and weighed
6 lbs. 12 oz. Her happy grandparents are Mike and Suzy Swedin.
LOVING GOD WITH SACRIFICIAL GIFTS
LUKE 21:1-4
God’s First Commandment: To love him with all our heart,
soul, mind and strength.
How?
I.
God’s Example {2 Corinthians 8:9} ___________
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James 1:17 (NIV)
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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not
change like shifting shadows.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV)
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For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so
that you through his poverty might become rich.
Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)
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II.
Jesus’ Teaching {Luke 21:1-4}_______________
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: Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved
children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us
and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and
sacrifice to God.
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III.
Practical Suggestions ______________________
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IV.
Tough Choices
A.
Personal Choices__________________________
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B.
Community Choices________________________
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2 Corinthians 9:6-9 (NIV)
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Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap
sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap
generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided
in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you
abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that
you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is
written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”