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As we continue our series focused on Missions we will be reading this week Luke 24:44-49. As believers we are obligated and therefore should be eager to be on Mission for God. We should look to share His story because; the source of our mission is the word of God (44-45), the subject of our mission is Jesus (46-47), and the scope of our mission is the whole world (48-49).
 
This Sunday we will hear from Dr. Jeff Brawner.  Dr. Brawner is the director of the Morning Center.  The Morning Center is a ministry launched by Samaritan Ministries International in 2011 out of love for mothers and their newborns. The Morning Center provides prenatal through postpartum care to mom's in need, in the name of Jesus, at no charge.  The Morning Center hopes to be an outlet that curbs the growing number of abortions and abortion providers in America. 
Christians that have joined Samaritan Ministries help one another with their health care needs every month. Without using insurance, members get the medical care they want while receiving prayer, encouragement, and financial support from other members. To learn more about Samaritan Ministries' Biblical approach to health care, including maternity care
 
The response towards this mission emphasis month has been truly outstanding.  Many of you have stopped and had conversations, prayed and asked for more information. At the end of the month you will have a opportunity to commitment to help with one of these ministries.  Help can be defined as prayer support to volunteer time in and for their ministry service.

Remember we are all call to be on mission...God's mission not ours!  
 

Pastor Jeff

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Labor Day

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September 3rd is Labor Day, in the United States. Families across the country will celebrate with barbecues, picnics, sporting events, and activities on the beach. It's our last opportunity to enjoy the summer before it ends. This is what Labor Day has traditionally been known for. However, the history of Labor Day is a little more complex than picnics and barbecue celebrations. Here are some interesting facts about Labor Day that you might not have known were true.
  1. The first Labor Day occurred on September 5, 1882 in New York City.
  2. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday in 1887.
  3. The holiday's origins stem back to the 1800s when the average American worked 12-hours a day, 7-days a week. Children ages 5-6 worked in factories and mines.
  4. People avoided wearing white clothing after Labor Day as it unofficially marked the end of summer.
  5. Labor Day began in Toronto, Canada in 1872 but quickly made its way to the United States.
  6. Labor Day began as a demonstration for workers rights but is modernly seen as an opportunity to celebrate the last day of summer.
  7. In other countries, May 1st (May Day) is the day working people are honored. The majority of Europe celebrates May Day. *
Mary and I enjoyed a quick road trip to Maury City, TN to visit my sister and her family. I pray that today you were able to get out and spend time with family, friends and neighbors.  Take time this week to thank God for your circle of friends.

I look forward to seeing many of you this coming Wednesday evening as we begin a series in Colossians!

 

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