FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "Where Is God?"

July 22, 2018,

Dear Friends,
Have you ever wondered where God is? Maybe you remember the answer of the Russian cosmonaut that was in outer space and he was asked if he saw God.  And looking down at the earth, he said God was nowhere to be seen.  There may be times in your life when you feel God is nowhere to be seen. Or as the title of Phil Yancey's book, Where Is God When It Hurts? asks, you may wonder where God is when you really need him.  Does God listen?  Does God respond to our pleas?  When we pray, are the prayers simply rising to empty space? This is not a new question as it has been asked time and time again. Obviously when David wrote the Psalm 139, he toyed with the same question, but also had a conclusion that is as true today as it was when gave an answer. His answer was not too  different from that of St. Patrick who said God was above him, beneath him, beside him, before him, within him.  We do not have to go to outer space to see God. Perhaps when God seems most silent, it is at that point God is most near.
Serving Him together, Rev. Les Wicker, pastor
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Special Music:Kristi Fish will sing The Lord's Prayer
Anthem: "Create in Me a Clean Heart"

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Christian Love and Sympathy are extended to Curt Robidoux on the death of his father. The service was held on July 18 in Massachusetts. 
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Many thanks for the generous offering for the family in desperate need of financial assistance for treatment at John Hopkins University Hospital. The total offering was $597.00.

Below is a word of thanks from the family:

Dear Pastor, 

We do not have enough words to be thankful for your actions and the chuch.On behalf of my daughter and myself MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL HUNDRED TIMES FOLD! Tomorrow we will gather with the doctors and review the final results of the procedure. We did not have enough money to buy our tickets back to Naples, but with the funds you gave, we can get back home and I can buy food while we are here. You have done for my daughter more than her own father ever did Pastor Wicker. Thank you, thank you!
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