All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.
FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "Sheer Silence"
August 6, 2017
11 He said, "Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" (1 Kings 19:11-13)
Doesn't it seem like there is always something making noise? Our phones, the TV, the computer...we have less silence in our lives than any generation that came before us. Do you ever think that might affect our relationship with God? While sometimes God speaks in dramatic and visual ways, other times God's voice can only be truly heard in quiet places. Does your life feel chaotic, stressful, or overwhelming? Come this Sunday and hear how silence with God might be the answer you're looking for.
Serving Him together,
Rev. Brian Layman
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Parent's Night Out: Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
Parents, enjoy a night out before school starts! The cost is $10 per family. We will have crafts, games, movies and pizza. Please contact Stacey Holcombe to RSVP or sign up in the social hall.
Youth Group Meeting: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:15AM in the conference room. All Middle and High School youth welcome! The group will be meeting to discuss plans for future youth outings and fundraising ideas. Please RSVP to Stacey Holcombe at 239-298-3025 or Sign up in the social hall.
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