Weekly Update | April 28, 2022
Weekly Newsletter 04/28/2022
Peace to you!
Dear friends, I want to give you some compliments. Over the past month, we can see that many of you have become seriously involved in the needs of not only brothers and sisters in faith, but also all those who are in need now (especially in connection with the war in Ukraine). The way you have been given to the relief fund for those in need, how some of you have been involved in ministering to immigrants at the Mexican border, how many have opened their homes to newcomers, and how even more help has been offered in different arrangements and supplies for those who somehow came into the contact with our church, has been great! Continue the good work!
(Matt. 25:40) “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
Christ is not indifferent to the needs of His people, and when the church is involved in meeting the needs, this directly pleases the Lord!
Here are some of the ways we can continue to serve:
- – Continue praying for all new immigrants, and especially for those who have not yet received salvation, forgiveness of sins, and the hope in Jesus Christ. Pray, also, for the families that now receiving the new arrivals.
- – Help those families that host immigrants (you can take these people to your place for one dinner, and thus, give a little break to those who opened their house; you can cook dinner and drop it off at the hosting family’s house – this will be a very good help; you can take or bring immigrants to various appointments; you can help with finding housing, transport, work; you can help with the accommodation or those who are already moving into their own place (from furniture to clothing); you can take your family with you on a weekend trip, or, just help those families financially, etc.)
- – You may be able to host an immigrant family for a while. This is not an easy task, but God will give you strength. Make as assessment of your abilities and opportunities, and determine, if it is possible, and act.
Friends, it is important for us as churches to recognize the seasons and where and how God wants us to serve. As you all know, the border with Mexico is now closing. It was only for a season. So is the wave of this immigration, is also here only for a while. And we need to respond in time!
And the main thing is the motivation in our ministry: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31)
Continue supporting the churches which are working among the people who have suffered from the war in Ukraine: https://gfchurch.com/ukraine/
Please also continue to pray for brother Joseph Sheremet’s ministry in Poland!
The Scripture memory text for the next few weeks is – Psalm 139:7-127 Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
Below are the services and meetings for this weekend:
Today, Thursday (6:30 PM) – Children’s Bible School (open to all but required for parents), followed by Bible Study (Proverbs) for the whole church at 7:30 PM.
Saturday (8:00 – 9:30 AM) – Men’s prayer breakfast, and church board meeting (9:30 – 11:00 AM).
Saturday (6:00 PM) – Couple’s night (registration closed).
- – Worship Service in Russian at 9:00 AM (Vitali Rozhko preaching)
- – Worship Service in English at 11:15 AM (Vitali Rozhko preaching)
- – Class for New Member’s at 6:00 PM – Coffee corner
On behalf of elders of GFC