RECAP: CRESTMEN SERVICE
Thank all who helped make the Crestmen service and meal that followed possible!
Questions for Reflection
1) Who can you invite to church in the coming days?
2) How can we increase our reach as a church into the community?
3) What has the Lord laid upon your heart to give for 2023?
This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will conclude the series on Colossians with the sermon titled, “All In,” based on Colossians 4:2-20. How can we be all-in for God? And what is the evidence of such a commitment?
Also, Sunday is Stewardship Sunday. Prayerfully consider what you would like to pledge for the coming year.
Daily Bible Readings for November 15-21
November 15: Psalm 86 Why should we give praise to God?
November 16: Psalm 91 Why should we give praise to God?
November 17: Psalm 97 Why should we give praise to God?
November 18: Psalm 116 Why should we give praise to God?
November 19: Psalm 136 Why should we give praise to God?
November 20: Malachi 1:6-14 Why is the heart more important than the gift itself?
November 21: Malachi 2:1-9 Why is the heart more important than church leadership?
This Week’s Events:
Thursday, November 17–Leadership Team Mtg @ 7 pm
Sunday, November 20–Stewardship Sunday
Monday, November 21–Pastoral Epistles Bible Study @ 7 pm
Sunday, November 27–Hanging of the Greens
Saturday, December 3–Women’s Fellowship Christmas Auction–Food @ 5:30 pm, Auction starts @ 7 pm
Sunday, December 11–Christmas Caroling @ 4 pm
Saturday, December 24–Christmas Eve Service @ 11 pm
Sunday, December 25–Christmas Day Service @ 10 am (no Sunday School)
Sunday, January 1–New Year’s Day Service @ 10 am (no Sunday School)
NOTE: The flu is going around and is unfortunately in the Cooper house at the moment. I do not display symptoms, but I will hold off on at-home visitations until I know flu is clear. However, I do plan to get as many visits in as possible next Monday – Wednesday before Thanksgiving!
This Sunday, we will publicly affirm our commitment to the church for 2023. Please prayerfully consider how you can best support Beaver Creek in 2023 and write it down on the commitment card. We will dedicate those commitment cards during the service.
Hanging of the Greens
We will have our annual Hanging of the Greens service during worship on Sunday, November 27. Some of the highlights include:
–Lunch after service (everyone bring a finger food or dessert!)
–Mitten Tree (please bring mittens and hats to place on the tree)
–Christmas cards (please bring a signed Christmas Card for the church to place on the bulletin board and make a donation of the postage–cause TBA)
–Fruit baskets (please bring in fruit for baskets we will assemble for our elderly friends within the congregation)
–Reverse advent (we will begin collecting items for the food pantry)
Please see the attached flyer for more information!
Women’s Fellowship Christmas Auction
We anticipate this year will be a very busy year of need for heating oil. The auction is one of the biggest ways the Women’s Fellowship raises money to help those in need this upcoming winter. I have also attached the flyer for this auction information. The auction takes place Saturday, December 3. Food starts at 5:30 pm, and the auction at 7 pm.
If you have anything to donate (baked goods, crafts, handmade items, etc., please let Women’s Fellowship know!
There are still plenty of calendars available to support the youth ministry. Please consider buying one today!
If you are a newer attendee at Beaver Creek, please call the office or leave in the offering plate your birth date so we do not miss anyone!
Pastor Ryan will also continue the study on the books of 1 and 2 Timothy. Paul shared his heart with Timothy and gave him instructions for himself and the church after he was gone. Most of these letters are reflected even today. How can we live our faith? I encourage you to dig deeper into these two short books! We will meet on Mondays in the church library from 7 pm – 8 pm.
Take advantage of this Bible study today! If you would like to participate in the Timothy Bible study, please email Pastor Ryan or call the office.
Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story
We are still in need of both worship leaders and children’s storytellers. If you would like to serve, contact Alice Over (worship leading) or Tammy Stine (children’s story).
Call to Prayer
Let us continue to pray for our nation in the following ways:
1) National return to God
2) Repentance of personal sin
3) Repentance of corporate sin
4) Healing for the brokenness of relationships
5) Our leaders
7) Guidance for our congregation in the days ahead
What do you want to see at Beaver Creek? What are some ideas you have for the long-term growth of our congregation? Any outrageous outreach ideas? Please either email Pastor Ryan or write them down and place them in the brown suggestion box in the narthex. Dream big!
The Christian Education Team is looking for volunteers for the nursery during the Sunday School hour. If you are willing to help, even if it is just for a Sunday, please reach out to the Christian Education Team and let them know.
Four Ways to Give!
1) Mail your tithe into the church office
2) Drop it by the church office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm
3) Our online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving
4) Drop off in the offering plate on Sunday!
Continue to Keep in Prayer our members in Skilled Care Facilities: Mary G Miller, Shirley Miller, Stanley Suter & Carolyn Wine
Sandy Bennington (peace)
Patsy Dastoli (health)
Elijah Tucker Dean (health)
Natalie Dodge (health)
John Fix (addiction)
Cindy Heatwole (health)
Bob Hess (health)
Tori Jackson (peace)
Mark Martin (health)
Barbara Meadows (health)
Alda Miller (health)
Betty Miller (health)
Norlen Miller (health)
Mary G Miller (health)
Savannah Miller (health)
Tami Plaugher (health)
Evy Kaye Sandin (recovery)
Ann Simmons (health)
Crystal Smith (health)
Tess Southerly (surgery)
Whitmore family (various)
Mary Whitmore (health)
Shelvy Wittig (health)
Owen Wright (health)
Pastor Ryan Cooper
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