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A Word From Pastor John
I was thinking about the verse in the book of Romans this week that tells us this, "Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good."
The best way to combat sin and temptation is by proactively loving God and loving others. In other words, continual abiding in Christ and habitual acts of love and kindness is how we ensure we are remaining on the path Jesus has called us on.
We can conquer evil by having so much good in our lives that there is simply no room for evil to exist. Without godliness and goodness in our lives, we will always trend towards anger, lust, envy, jealousy, laziness, etc.
Conquer evil by filling your life with goodness. Fill your life with God's word, fill your life with prayer, fill your life with forgiveness, filll your life with random acts of kindness to everyone you encounter. This is a very practical way of how we can remain faithful to His calling.
Pray For One Another
To request prayer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call/text (520) 709-0815
Our pastors and their families
The world as we all continue to navigate this Covid-19 pandemic.
Mary Ann's friend, John
Talma's niece's husband, Troy Starks
Mary Ann's Daughter-In-Law's Father
Leane Mobley's 3 boys
Alice Romano's friend Nick, Brother Philip, Sister, Diane and her grandchildren.
Barbara Gionfriddo's Brother, Paul
Talma Harmon's son, KC
Chaplain Richard Jackman
Mary Ann Watson's friend, Alix
Talma's sister Shirley
Barbara Gionfriddo's friend, Grace
The many unspoken requests
Leonard recovered and is doing well and Janice is also doing better!
Make sure you're a part of our Facebook group to get prayer requests as they come in: https://www.facebook.com/groups/21109057279
Wildfires burn across U.S. West Coast
Almost 100 wildfires are burning in the coastal U.S. states of California, Oregon, and Washington. So far, 16 people have been killed, whole towns have burned, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated. In Oregon alone, some half a million people have been evacuated.
The numerous fires are exacerbated by unusually hot, dry winds, which create firestorms that spread embers across whole neighborhoods and communities. Extreme weather conditions and fluctuations have helped create fuel for the fires, and extreme heat and drought make ideal conditions for large wildfires. Smoke from the fires is stretching across North America, and conditions are hazy into much of the western United States.
In Oregon, the Church of the Nazarene is responding on a local and district level. At least three Nazarene churches have opened space to shelter evacuees and are working with their cities to organize people. As the evacuations happen hour by hour, outdoor space will be available for those who need somewhere to go.
So far, the fires in California have not impacted any churches. The Bear Fire is burning close to Paradise, where the Church of the Nazarene has had an ongoing ministry based out of nearby Oroville in response to the devastating 2018 Camp Fire. While many people in Oroville have been evacuated, so far, their homes are not in danger. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is working with outside partners to mobilize supplies to all the impacted areas as they are needed.
How to help
Please pray for those facing the devastation left in the wake of the many fires and for those who have are grieving their homes and loved ones. Pray for those who are experiencing the fear and uncertainty of mandatory evacuations. Pray for the recovery of the places that have been hit hard, the swift delivery of the supplies and care they need, and for those who are fighting the fires. Pray for those who are most vulnerable, especially senior adults, individuals with disabilities, and people living in poverty. Pray for church leaders and churches responding to the needs around them. To send a prayer or note of encouragement, go to ncm.org/pray.
Churches and individuals can provide support for Nazarene disaster response through the Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be used for immediate needs, such as water and food, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts for emergencies around the world, including this one.
To send donations by mail:
In the U.S., make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to:
Global Treasury Services Church of the Nazarene P.O. Box 843116 Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Be sure to put 106117 in the Memo area.
In Canada, make checks payable to "Church of the Nazarene Canada" and send them to:
Church of the Nazarene Canada 3657 Ponytail Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 1W5
Be sure to put 106117 in the Memo area.
For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to Global Emergency Relief.
by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries | 11 Sep 2020
Bible Reading Plan:
Week 39 (9/20 - 9/26)
If you haven't kept up or haven't even started, it's not too late!!
Pick up bookmark ONE in the church lobby and join at your own pace.
OR, just start here on day 267!
This year, we are reading through the Bible chronologically using The Bible Recap Plan in YouVersion.
Take a bookmark from the front lobby if you'd like to keep track that way and go through at your own pace.
Day 267: Esther 6-10
Day 268: Ezra 7-10
Day 269: Nehemiah 1-5
Day 270: Nehemiah 6-7
Day 271: Nehemiah 8-10
Day 272: Nehemiah 11-13
Day 273: Malachi 1-4
Before you read God’s Word today, seek His help with these 5 prayers:
1. God, give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. 2. God, let any knowledge I gain serve to help me love You and others more, and not puff me up. 3. God, help me see something new about You I've never seen before. 4. God, correct any lies I believe about You or anything I misunderstand. 5. God, direct my steps according to Your Word.