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September 20, 2019, 2:52 PM

September 20


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WEEK of September 20

 

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Why Jesus

 

On Sunday I want to talk about "Why (I believe in) Jesus".

One of my personal heroes is Mahatma Gandhi. Here is an anecdote about him that underscores the importance of Jesus in our world.

 

Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, former Viceroy to India, were friends. On their return from the Round Table Conference at London, Lord Irwin paid a visit to the Mahatma in his ashram. During the conversation Lord Irwin put this question to his host: "Mahatma, as man to man, tell me what you consider to be the solution to the problems of your country and mine." Taking up a little book from the nearby lamp stand, Gandhi opened it to the fifth chapter of Matthew and replied, "When your country and mine shall get together on

the teachings laid down by Christ in this Sermon on the Mount, we shall have solved the problems not only of our countries but those of the whole world."

 

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!!!Trunk and Treat!!!

at Mendez Elementary:

Our church will be participating with other churches to provide a fun filled afternoon for the students at Mendez Elementary (our kids are also welcome to attend) on Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.

Set up and decorating trunks is 3-4 p.m., games from 4-5 p.m., costume parade at 5 p.m. and then trick or treating at the various vehicle trunks. Here is how you can help:

  • Donate candy for the game prizes (no chocolate please)

The collection station will be in the foyer October 13-27.

  • We need to borrow 5 pop up canopies to provide shade for our game workers.
  • We need 5 more trunks with candy for trick or treating.

If you would like to loan us your canopy or provide a trunk,

contact Shawn Colson (512-757-2521)

or Gael Thompson (832-858-0932).

 

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Financial Support needed for

DISCIPLE OAKS CAMP AND RETREAT:

Disciple Oaks is the camp that our youth attend for retreats and summer camp. The camp also hosts adult retreats and events. It is needing to raise $20,000 to meet expenses this year. You can help by giving on line at tinyurl.com/discipleoaks, or by PayPal at discipleoaks@gmail.com. You may also mail a check to

Disciple Oaks Camp, 673 Private Road, Gonzales, Tx, 78629.

The church will also host a fundraiser(s) in the coming months.

Your support is appreciated.

 

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CYF Fall Rally

Registration is OPEN.

CYF Fall Rally is scheduled for

December 6-8, 2019.

Deadline is November 22, 2019.

All Fees MUST be paid by

November 22, 2019.

to register go to

www.discipleoaksretreat.net

 

 

If you have any questions

please call Disciple Oaks at

(830) 437-2900 or e-mail at discipleoaks@gmail.com

and talk with Scott.

 


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