Faith Covenant Church

Running…

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Faith Updates

You ever have one of those days where you feel like you have been running around so much, yet you can’t seem to get one thing done before being interrupted? And just when you think it can’t get any busier, imagine God hands you a baby. That was me around Christmas. You could say I was a bit overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of it.

Yet, I am reminded that God’s desire for us isn’t to rush around worrying about what needs to get done. His desire is that we trust in His timing and His provision. I am reminded of this in Isaiah 40:31. It reads…

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

I don’t know about you, but even thinking about running gets me tired – I hate running! But this verse says God gives us strength and endurance. If we trust in Him we can run and not grow tired or weary.

With this new year, I am going to keep that in mind. Instead of being worried about all the things the new year brings, I will trust in the Lord. Easier said than done, I know. But let’s try it today by taking the worrisome thought that pops into our head and replacing it with these simple words: “I trust you, God”.

 

See you Sunday,

-Jon Oney

Worship, Welcome & Communications Director

 

HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP AT FAITH

Women’s Ministry Spa Night

Ladies of all ages! We’re delighted to invite you to our second annual Spa Night on Sunday, January 11, from 6-8pm. Join us for food, fellowship, laughter, and well-deserved pampering. Be sure to bring your daughters, mothers, neighbors, coworkers and friends! This event is FREE; however, a basket will be available if you choose to make a donation to help offset costs. RSVP to jsorensen@faithcovenant.org so we know how much food to prepare.

Faith Food Outreach

Sign up to serve at the January 12 food distribution. There are many ways to volunteer, and an hour or two of your time can make a huge impact in the lives of the 300+ families we serve each time from our community. Donations of children’s books or stuffed animals are also needed; please leave at the welcome desk in the lobby. For more information, contact Sue at 952.432.5745 or cookiesue38@charter.net.

The Gift of Psalms

Calling learners of all ages! When was the last time you read through the Psalms? Better yet, when was the last time you allowed God to speak to you through the Psalms? Join us on Sunday mornings at 11am as we read, study, and apply these powerful words. Class begins January 11 and runs through April. For questions, contact Monroe at bertil@usinternet.com.

Women’s Winter Bible Studies

New Women’s Bible studies will begin January 13 & 14. “Bad Girls of the Bible” and “Walking with God Through Pain & Suffering” will be offered on Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings, and “Bad Girls of the Bible” will also be offered Tuesday evening. All registrations will be done on-line through EventBrite. Register for the Tuesday morning study at https://eventbrite.com/event/14361620995/; for the Tuesday evening study at https://eventbrite.com/event/15049995943/; and for the Wednesday evening study at https://eventbrite.com/event/14733449143/. If you need assistance with this, please stop at the desk in the lobby and a member of the women’s ministry team will help you sign up.

Parent class for Infant Baptism/Dedication

If you would like to either baptize or dedicate your child, please register to attend the one hour parent class scheduled for 11am on January 25. Class is followed by a service of celebration and welcome for your child during a later worship service. A parent application is required by Monday, January 19 – please contact jsorensen@faithcovenant.org.

Prime Time Luncheon 

Our monthly senior’s fellowship luncheon will be held on the third Thursday this month, January 15, at 11:30am. Please come enjoy yummy food, fellowship with friends, and words of encouragement and hope from Minnesota author, Ruth Bachman. RSVP by noon Tuesday, January 13 to care@faithcovenant.org or 952.890.3110. Suggested donation for lunch: $5