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“Renewed through Holiness” Matthew 4:1-11 Sunday July 31, 2016

SCRIPTURE:

Matthew 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Renewed through Holiness”  Matthew 4:1-11 Sunday July 31, 2016

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“Lifted Up” – Part II John 12:20-32; Sunday July 24, 2016

SCRIPTURE:

John 12:20-32

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.My Father will honor the one who serves me.

27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.28 Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

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Local children need your help to start

 the school year prepared to learn

It’s officially summer…but it is also time to start thinking about school supplies.
The Reach Out Lakota Annual Back to School Drive is underway!  Please take
part in our mission to ensure that all children  in the  Lakota School District
begin the school year  with the tools needed to succeed.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Provide supplies for:
an Early Elementary student for $10
an Elementary student for $15
a High School student for $25 or
a Junior High student for $50
Make a monetary donation
 to  Reach Out Lakota
  and let us shop for you**
**or donate by mail at ( memo: Back to School ) PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071
Please let us know today that we can count on your support!

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Newsletter “The Disciples Voice” July 20, 2016

Members Corner:

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New Compass Christian Church banner sign out front,

thanks to Dave Diehl;

thanks to Debora Ahmed for logo;

to Sarah Ferguson for digitizing;

to Katie Baird for updating slides;

to Sally Engle for t-shirts;

to the Strategic Growth Team for guiding the process.

WATCH FOR A SIGN

The project to replace and upgrade our signage has run into some hurdles. The exceptional work done by the Strategic Growth Committee to arrive at a logo started the ball rolling. We then picked a vendor who had strong relations with the City of Mason and a lot of experience with the kind of signage we need.

Unfortunately, the estimate for the signs and construction came back far higher than we wanted. The renegotiation and re-imagining of the signage then pushed the construction time longer than we had in order to accomplish installation ahead of the community cook-out to “launch” our new name scheduled for July 16.

We decided that we would temporarily update our existing sign so we could display our new name for that event, Burgers and Blues.

We continue to work with the original sign vendor as well as pursue other bids to upgrade our signage. I will pass along more information as we move forward with this effort. Thanks for your understanding and please pray with me for a successful conclusion.

–Bob Phillips, Moderator

Let’s Welcome our latest NEW MEMBER ~ Bonnie Browning

BonnieRev. Bonnie Browning became a member of Compass Christian Church on June 12, 2016. “I look forward to getting involved in my new church home,” Bonnie said. And we look forward to having her as a member of our congregation!

Having served as minister at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton, Pennsylvania for the past seven years, Bonnie recently moved to

Trenton, Ohio. She is originally from Henderson, Kentucky; she attended Eureka College and Christian Theological Seminary and was ordained in Richmond, Indiana in 2008.

Bonnie is engaged to David Goodwin, a Hamilton, Ohio native, and a Disciple himself. She is currently working at the Hamilton West Walmart while in search and call.

Asked about her interests and hobbies, Bonnie says, “I enjoy the summer season as I love home canning, especially strawberry jelly and dill pickles. (Not together!) If not at home, I’m cheering on my family playing with the Ohio Buckeyes Vintage Baseball Team.”

WELCOME, BONNIE!

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REVEREND RICHARD WALKER WILL JOIN US AS GUEST  WORSHIP  LEADER/MINISTER ON JULY 24, AUGUST 7 & AUGUST 14

Burgers & Blues:

Here is some pictures from our terrific afternoon of Burgers & Blues.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

MISSION AND MINISTRY

July

23   Volunteers needed! Over-the-Rhine Soup  Kitchen, 9:00 a.m.

24 Rev. Richard Walker, Guest Minister

24-31 Backpack Ministry Collection

August

2   Elders Meeting 7:00 pm

4   Pastor @ Panera at 12:00 noon-1:00 pm

7    Rev. Richard Walker, Guest Minister

9 MLT and Board Meeting,  7:00 pm

14 Rev. Richard Walker, Guest Minister

15 Newsletter deadline for submissions

27  Over-the-Rhine Soup Kitchen

30 Stepping Forward dinner 5:00 p.m.

31  Last Open Table Conversation 6:30-8:30 pm

 

THIS SATURDAY, JULY 23, THE SOUP KITCHEN FOLKS STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE & SERVE A MEAL IN OVER-THE-RHINE.  TO SIGN UP, CONTACT KURT FREIMUTH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

SUNDAY, JULY 31, AFTER WORSHIP, JOIN US FOR A POTLUCK LUNCH TO SAY “FAREWELL” AND “THANK YOU” TO LOIS HOFMANN who will be moving  AWAY in August.  (In lieu of gifts to her, donations to CCC’s lois hofmann children’s educational fund will be gladly received.) Bring a dish to share. SEE RUTH PHILLIPS OR MISSY FRAZIER FOR MORE INFO.

WELCOME BACK to the neighborhood, Carole & Ed Kubrin, due back in West Chester WEDNESDAY, JULY 27.

 Open table conversations continue each Wednesday, 6:30-8:30, until 8/31.  Bring a dish to share; dessert & drinks Provided.

 

Cincinnati Civic Orchestra July 21, 7:00 pm

Please Join us Thursday July 21, 7:00 pm for the CCO Cincinnati Civic Orchestra summer concert ” The Magical Musical Door to Fantasy” http://www.cincinnaticivicorchestra.org/

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Ohio Women’s Fellowship (OWF) FALL RETREAT Sept. 9-11 at Camp Christian

Retreat Theme: CHANGE….WHAT?????”

Rev. Mary Anne Glover, Keynoter

 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.      Isaiah 43:18-19

 A retreat for women ready for change is awaiting you in the beautiful surroundings of Camp Christian. So take a step away from your regular routines and responsibilities and take 48 hours to relax, connect with other women, hear solid

Biblical teaching and spend time focusing on the Lord.

This weekend provides a unique opportunity for God to work in your life and to get to know other women, though

worship, Bible study, small group discussions, workshops and free time. No matter where you are in your relationship with Jesus, He knows your heart and your needs and ministers to you accordingly. All women wishing to explore a closer relationship with Jesus Christ are encouraged to attend.

Here are titles or brief descriptions of workshops planned for the retreat.

  1. Disciples Volunteering ~ Disciples along with their partners are sending mission teams to help with disaster recovery efforts around the world. You will learn ways you and your church can become part these efforts as mission team members or becoming a Sending congregation. This workshop will also include a hands-on project sewing and assembling Days for Girls menstrual kits.
  2. How to manage stress ~ Managing anxiety, fear of loss, lashing out, and other passive/aggressive behaviors manifested in the change process.
  3. Working across differences
  4. Introduction to Conflict Mediation.

Please begin to pray that the Lord will move in a mighty way to minister to the hearts of the women who will attend this retreat. Registration information will be posted soon.

North East Inter-Regional Fellowship (NIRF) September 22-25, 2016 ~ Christian Church Conference Center ~ Bethany Beach, Delaware ~ Join the women of NIRF (Northeast Inter-Regional Fellowship) for the Interregional Leadership Training Event for the Disciples Women cabinets/commissions and other identified leaders. Registration will be open to women who are active in women’s ministries, along with other identified women leaders in our regions. You are invited to be a part of the Ohio delegation. Contact Ohio representatives Pat Brown or Gena Stone Phillips if interested in attending.

 

 Prayers: 

Locally: That neighbors see Christ’s light shining in friends and strangers alike replacing suspicion and distrust with vulnerability and hospitality.

Regionally/Nationally: That the Holy Spirit move among our government, religious, and    community organizations striking down apathy and cynicism and sowing seeds of faithfulness and compassion.

Globally: That world leaders and people globally experience God’s grace, that God removes our hearts of stone and gives us hearts of flesh, and that all put down their weapons and hate and embrace the vulnerable and marginalized.

 

 

Youth Corner: 

2016 Baptisms :

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Baptismal Candidates (L to R): Beth T., Sarah L., & Lora B., and Sponsoring Elders Laura D., Sally E., & Wally P.

Congratulations!

Our Youth Graduating : 

On June 5, CCC honored our youth graduating this year from high school or college.  At left,  three of our 2016 graduates:

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Courtney R.

Jenae Y.

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CCC Youth Travel to St. Louis to Do Good…

St. Louis Youth Mission Trip 2016

On June 27, 3  CCC youth and 3 adults headed to St. Louis to join with other youth groups from around the country for a Disciple Summer Mission trip. The group stayed at Washington University in St. Louis, and assisted three ministries already functioning in the city: Doorways, Memorial Boulevard Christian Church, and Webster Rock Hill Ministries.

At Memorial Boulevard Christian Church, we served food, shared meals with the community, and worked in the food and clothing pantry. With coordination through Webster-Rock Hill Ministries, a cooperative effort of many churches to serve people in need in St. Louis, we provided home repair for individuals in the community.

Youth Sunday and Waypoints: 

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O Lord, you search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Ps 139:3

 

Summer is a time of traveling. Earlier this year our Youth Sunday theme was “Walking with God.” We wrote down on a paper footprint how we’ve seen God walking with us. As you make your way throughout the rest of summer, consider these gifts from other fellow travelers.  More in next edition. These “footprints of faith” live in our entryway, thanks to Sally Engle’s efforts.

 

  • I came back to Christ during a Christmas Eve service. The preacher was talking about the innkeepers closing their doors against Mary and Joseph. I knew I had closed my heart against Jesus. I cried throughout the service and asked for forgiveness.
  • The General Assembly has shown me that there are so many people who care that love the Lord. It was an honor to speak in a service and to be those people that make life special. Coming to church is just adding on to my journey. Every Sunday when I come to church and see smiling faces, I know that I am welcomed and loved by everyone. Listening to all Troy has said about God and the Holy Spirit I know I’m not home and need to find a path to get there. I‘m about to get baptized, I’m excited and nervous for this eternal decision. I know I will find my way and hope others will follow my footsteps. I’m not done with my journey, I’m just starting.
  • (A footprint filled with a child’s drawings of each member of their extended family, including pets.)
  • Childhood—Sunday school, reading Bible. Teen—taught 4th grade Sunday school, sang in choir, Bible study. Adult—pastor, choir, Bible study. Retirement—worshiping in a very special congregation.
  • Grandma Lucy, the face of my children, my loving role model parents.
  • God will put you in the right place at the right time, ALWAYS!
  • Our baby boy Gideon whom God has shown His abounding love and miracles. For all those who have been faithfully praying. Our Lord has blessed us by you!
  • I think about you outside playing.
  • I see God in my travels daily, but especially when I walk through CCC’s doors.
  • I have noticed that my walk with God seemed meaningless or empty. But I know that even during those times, he is with me.

Reach Out:

(Helping our neighbors locally, regionally, and globally)

X-Days June 2016:

For the fourth year, the Faith Alliance Church partners came together to be the “Hands and Feet” of Christ and serve their neighbors during the       Annual X Days in June. Almost 600 volunteers from Faith      Alliance churches served at sites all over West Chester, Liberty Township, Hamilton, Mason and Cincinnati. More than 60 projects were served in our community. In four years, more than 350 community projects have been served by Faith Alliance partner churches during their X Days.

Thanks to all who served in compassionate and tangible ways to share the transforming love of God to our neighbors.

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Backpack  Collection @ CCC JULY 24-31 Helping a Child in Need, Succeed.

Backpack The Backpack Ministry is Reach Out Lakota’s Back-to-School Drive.  Participating churches like CCC give out sponsor cards for $10, $15, $20, $25, $50 or $100 worth of pens, pencils, paper, scissors, paste, notebooks, tissue, etc. On each card is a shopping list of supplies for a girl or boy in a certain grade; sponsors choose a card, purchase appropriate       supplies for the designated amount and bring them to their church.  In early  August, the supplies will be delivered to Reach Out Lakota volunteers who sort through the donations and distribute them to the  various schools.

Sarah Ferguson is the CCC coordinator for this important ministry. She set up a display of sponsor cards on the west wall by the bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary.  Several cards remain         unclaimed:  supplies for a 2nd grade boy ($15);    supplies for a second grade girl ($15) and 2 cards for high school students ($25).

Collection begins officially on Sunday, July 24 and continues through the week, but when you have purchased school supplies, you may bring them to the church and leave them at any time.

If you do not belong to this church but would like to donate either by check or online please go to the Reach Out Lakota site:

HOW CAN I HELP? THE FOLLOWING IS FROM REACH OUT LAKOTA’S WEBSITE:

School supplies ready for distribution

Reach Out Lakota’s Annual Back to School Supply Drive was a HUGE success in 2015! We distributed over 600 backpacks filled with brand-new, grade specific school supplies to students in the Lakota School District. 2016 is quickly approaching and we are seeking donations of new school supplies to help us fulfill our mission of ensuring that all children in the Lakota School District begin the school year with the tools needed to succeed.

You can support our mission by providing:

  • SUPPLIES: Donate one or more new school supplies listed below.
  • FUNDS: Contribute a monetary donation to Reach Out Lakota c/o School Supplies, PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071 or use the DONATE NOW button on the Reach Out Lakota ROL website: www.reachoutlakota.org
  • VOLUNTEEERS: Volunteer to help us with a variety of projects. We are looking for individuals and/or groups to participate.

More information about how to sign-up and participate in our annual Back to School Fair in 2016 will be posted soon. Check back for more information on how to be a part of our wonderful program!


The following types of school supplies are critical to the success of students enrolled in our program. Donate any combination of these items or focus on one item:

  • Backpacks (Youth to Adult Size)
  • Scientific Calculator (TI 30XIIS)
  • Graphing Calculator (TI 83 or TI 84)
  • 3-Ring Binders (1″, 1.5″, or 2″)
  • Dividers (5 or 8 Tab)
  • Expandable Folders (6 Sections or Larger)
  • Folders – 2 Pocket w/Prongs (Plastic)
  • Pencils (yellow #2)
  • Ink Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Multi-Subject Notebooks
  • Index Cards (Lined)
  • Composition Notebooks (Wide Ruled)
  • Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
  • Scissors (5″ or 7″)
Optional Items to include:
While our focus is on the items listed to the left, the following items will also help local students in need.
  • Flash Drives (2G or Larger)
  • Pencil Pouches (For 3 Ring Binders)
  • Pencil Boxes (Plastic)
  • Graph Paper (Quad, ¼” Ruled)
  • Small Spiral Note Books (4×6)
  • Permanent Markers
  • Sketch Book (9×12″ Spiral)
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Sandwich, Quart, or Gallon Sized Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting Wet Wipes
 *Please note that we no longer accept the donation of used school supplies for this program.
Questions?
Contact a Program Coordinator today!
Sue Cheney
Program Coordinator
Mobile 513.240.4162
scheney@reachoutlakota.org
 Andrea Subler
Program Coordinator
Mobile 513.315.6236
asubler@reachoutlakota.org

Open Pantry Hours: M:5 -7pm | W & F: 10a – 12p | Located at: 6561 Station Road, West Chester, OH 45069 (Not Mailing Address)

 

Gettysburg Estates Summer Lunch Program  ~ August  1 – 5 

In the past, Compass Christian Church provided and served lunch to children at Gettysburg Estates for one week in the summer, Monday through Friday. But the lunch  program and process are different this year!  A grant allowed Lakota Schools to transform two buses into vehicles for serving lunches at seven sites within the school  district.  The grant also provides food, so we no longer will be donating items, or making & serving lunches.  Because of the change, we are now asked to be lunch monitors or “positive helpers & role models” as the children get their lunches, eat and clean up!

Participants range in age from 3-16, but typically there are more elementary & middle-school age kids.

We need at least 2 volunteers from 10:45-1:00 each day to help the students with lunch, then lead enriching, fun activities for an hour or so afterward:  creative games or activities that encourage, teach, inspire, or engage them.

Please sign up to share your gifts and love with the children ~ See sign-up sheet at the church.  For more information contact Laura D.

To see more details on the summer lunch programs and how you can help ; go to the Faith Alliance page : here

First Annual Faith Alliance Music Festival: September 24

singoutSing Out Against Poverty, The First Annual Faith Alliance Music Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at The Square at Union Centre, from Noon to 5pm. Mark your calendars to attend this first ever event!

Sing Out Against Poverty is a FREE, family-friendly, Christian rock festival open to the public. Enjoy live praise band music, food, and fun for the kids! Donations go to support Faith Alliance programs and outreach ministries benefiting local individuals and families in need.

Sponsorships at ALL levels are now available. If you or your company would like to donate or volunteer for this event, please contact Sue Mahlock, Dir. of Outreach,  513-309-4526 or smahlock@thefaithalliance.org

 

Much thanks to all of those who organized or participated in our June / July Events which included the Youth Mission Trip to St. Louis, VBS Vacation Bible School “Cave Quest”, Burgers & Blues Community Event, X-Days, Summer Lunch Programs, Over-The-Rhine Soup Kitchen and more…

We are so grateful for such an active, “always ready to help serve” community.

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Disciples News: disciples.org

A call for Disciples in this time of violence

Posted: July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016 Dear Church, The nation is reeling from the shock of the violent loss of lives over the last three days, which has resulted in confusion and a sense of hopelessness. Our grief for the families of the victims, for many of us, is unbearable. “Thus says the Lord, ‘A voice is heard […]

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On the violence in Nice (France)

The scene is becoming far too familiar. The sights, sounds and smells of war. And though the latest incident was in France, there have been others – too many others – in Baghdad, in South Sudan; in cities, in the countryside. How many times can we say, “Our prayers go out,” before we make change […]

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Faith leaders request presidential candidate meeting

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016 – Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection have asked for meetings with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to discuss the presumptive presidential nominees’ “plans for offering help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.” The Circle of Protection represents […]

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Report on Roman Catholic dialogue event June 2016

CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Calgary, AB, Canada June 17-22, 2016 The Fourth Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Calgary, AB, Canada, from June 17-22, 2016. The general theme for the present phase of dialogue is “Christians Formed and Transformed […]

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For more articles go to http://disciples.org/dns/

 

Looking for a Disciples of Christ Church in your state :

Regional Web Sites

You can learn more about each regional ministry by visiting their web site:

Alabama-Northwest Florida www.alnwfldisciples.org
Arizona www.Azdisciples.org
California, Northern-Nevada www.ccncn.org
Canada www.disciplesofchrist.ca
Capital Area www.cccadisciples.org
Central Rocky Mountain www.centralrockymountaindisciples.org
Florida www.fldisciples.org
Georgia www.gadisciples.org
Great River www.grrdisciples.org
Illinois and Wisconsin www.cciwdisciples.org
Indiana www.indianadisciples.org
Kansas www.kansasdisciples.org
Kansas City, Greater www.kcdisciples.org
Kentucky www.ccinky.org
Michigan www.michigandisciples.org
Mid-America www.mid-americadisciples.org
Montana www.montanadisciples.org
Nebraska www.disciples-ne.org
North Carolina www.ncdisciples.org
Northeastern under revision – e-mail maglover1@aol.com
Northwest www.disciplesnw.org
Ohio www.ccinoh.org
Oklahoma www.okdisciples.org
Oregon and Southwest Idaho www.oidisciples.org
Pacific Southwest www.disciplespswr.org
Pennsylvania www.padisciples.org
South Carolina www.scdisciples.org
Southwest www.ccsw.org
Tennessee www.ccdctn.org
Upper Midwest www.uppermidwestcc.org
Virginia www.ccinva.org
West Virginia www.wvdisciples.org

 

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Are You Stuck in a Cave? 1 Kings 19:11-16 Sunday July 17, 2016

SCRIPTURE

1 Kings 19:11-16

1 Kings 19:11-16New Living Translation (NLT)

11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

14 He replied again, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”

15 Then the Lord told him, “Go back the same way you came, and travel to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive there, anoint Hazael to be king of Aram. 16 Then anoint Jehu grandson of Nimshi to be king of Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from the town of Abel-meholah to replace you as my prophet.

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Our Announcements and Volunteer Opportunities:

If you never have heard the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra you are in for a treat.  Come join us in the free event.

Their Summer Pops Concert is titled “The Magical Musical Door to Fantasy”

Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back

Hook ; Pan ; ET ; Pirates of the Caribbean and much more.

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A member told me last Sunday that she knew very little about scripture and besides getting to know people in small groups, she felt the Open Table helps her learn the historical perspective of the scripture passage and how the scripture might relate to our lives today.  She she has time to digest and has a lot more thoughts and questions.

We bring our own dinners but dessert is provided.

You do not have to be a member of this church or faith to attend.  You can drop in just for one Wednesday, or several Wednesday nights. This event, like all our events, is open to the public.

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For additional details on the Backpack Ministry “Help Every Child in Need, Succeed” click here

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Lifted Up “Raised Up” Acts 3:1-19 Rev. Richard Walker, Sunday July 10 2016

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ACTS 3:1-19

“3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping,and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretoldthrough all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out…”

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Upcoming Announcements:

Burgers & Blues Community Event:

Consider yourself invited, this Saturday, July 16 from 11am to 3pm; Come enjoy a summer afternoon of Burgers & Blues! Live music, bounce houses, fun & games! Free admission to music and games at our family-friendly event! Food trucks will offer a variety of food and drinks for sale. Come join us for this community event. . compassc.orghttps://www.facebook.com/roveysturkey/ Come experience the amazing food from “Rovey’s Turkey Burgers & More” food truck and experience the Olympics by tasting delicious gourmet Rio Hotdogs provided by one of our church families.

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Help A Child in Need, Succeed Backpack Ministry:

The 2015 Faith Alliance Help a Child in Need Succeed Backpack Ministry in support of Reach out Lakota was a HUGE success!

13 Faith Alliance church partners collaborated and here are the results:

  • 370 Lakota children sponsored with school supplies (80% increase over 205 last year!)
  • 312 Backpacks
  • 266 composition books
  • Several TI calculators for higher math
  • Many boxes of miscellaneous supplies

Reach Out Lakota was thrilled with the results of our second year campaign. Our collaborative effort has taken care of at least 70 % of the 532 children registered for assistance at Reach Out Lakota. Sue Cheney, ROL Back to School Coordinator commented:

“The results are amazing! The Alliance participation has been outstanding; truly a game changer for us!”

Let’s continue this success again this year 2016.

 

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You can support our mission by providing:

  • SUPPLIES: Donate one or more new school supplies listed below.
  • FUNDS: Contribute a monetary donation to Reach Out Lakota c/o School Supplies, PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071 or use the DONATE NOW button on the Reach Out Lakota ROL website: www.reachoutlakota.org
  • VOLUNTEEERS: Volunteer to help us with a variety of projects. We are looking for individuals and/or groups to participate.

More information about how to sign-up and participate in our annual Back to School Fair in 2016 will be posted soon. Check back for more information on how to be a part of our wonderful program!


The following types of school supplies are critical to the success of students enrolled in our program. Donate any combination of these items or focus on one item:

  • Backpacks (Youth to Adult Size)
  • Scientific Calculator (TI 30XIIS)
  • Graphing Calculator (TI 83 or TI 84)
  • 3-Ring Binders (1″, 1.5″, or 2″)
  • Dividers (5 or 8 Tab)
  • Expandable Folders (6 Sections or Larger)
  • Folders – 2 Pocket w/Prongs (Plastic)
  • Pencils (yellow #2)
  • Ink Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Multi-Subject Notebooks
  • Index Cards (Lined)
  • Composition Notebooks (Wide Ruled)
  • Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
  • Scissors (5″ or 7″)
Optional Items to include:
While our focus is on the items listed to the left, the following items will also help local students in need.
  • Flash Drives (2G or Larger)
  • Pencil Pouches (For 3 Ring Binders)
  • Pencil Boxes (Plastic)
  • Graph Paper (Quad, ¼” Ruled)
  • Small Spiral Note Books (4×6)
  • Permanent Markers
  • Sketch Book (9×12″ Spiral)
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Sandwich, Quart, or Gallon Sized Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting Wet Wipes
 *Please note that we no longer accept the donation of used school supplies for this program.
Questions?
Contact a Program Coordinator today!
Sue Cheney
Program Coordinator
Mobile 513.240.4162
scheney@reachoutlakota.org
 Andrea Subler
Program Coordinator
Mobile 513.315.6236
asubler@reachoutlakota.org

Open Pantry Hours: M:5 -7pm | W & F: 10a – 12p | Located at: 6561 Station Road, West Chester, OH 45069 (Not Mailing Address)

AT COMPASS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 6771 TYLERSVILLE ROAD MASON OH 45040:

At Compass Christian Church we will be handing out cards with various supplies to purchase; attached is a sample of last years cards.  In lieu of supplies you can also write a check to Reach Out Lakota c/o School Supplies, PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071 or use the DONATE NOW button on the ROL website:  www.reachoutlakota.org  Cards will be available at church for you to go shopping.  See Sarah F. for additional details.

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