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  1. FBC E-Blast - October 18, 2021

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    October 18, 2021

    Prayer: Our Time Saver - Psalm 143

    What do you think about when you wake up? Are your thoughts instantly focused on the day ahead, or are they centered on the Lord? Although most of us have busy lives that consume much of our time and attention, the most important and time-saving part of each day is that spent in quiet solitude with God.


    Yet many believers feel so rushed that they don't think there's time for the Lord. They immediately jump onto the treadmill of life and then wonder why they're so frustrated, confused, and dissatisfied. Even if their desire is to follow God, they don't know where He's going since they haven't stopped to get directions for the day. There's also a disconnect because they've ignored their relationship with Him. No one can have intimacy with Christ without daily communication.


    Perhaps the problem is our own human logic. We think spending time reading the Bible and praying each morning will result in having less time and lower productivity. However, when we seek Christ's direction and wisdom for the day and invite Him to control our lives, He'll accomplish more through us than we can do by ourselves. He'll give us wisdom for good decisions, increase our strength and energy, and free us from time-wasting anxiety.


    Are you too busy for the Lord? If so, you're denying yourself the blessing of an intimate relationship with Christ. When you make time for Him, He'll fill you with peace and joy, guide your decisions, grant you wisdom, empower you to obey, make you more productive, and comfort you with His love.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them. We will start this series, I'm In, October 24th.


    This Past Sunday:
          We had Betty Fey, missionary to NYC, with us. Also, we covered "Fishers of Men." God has a plan for reaching this world, and we need to follow it. Unfortunately, we don't usually follow it. We have been called, everyone who is a child of God, to reach out into this world with God's glorious Gospel.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week, we will be starting our new series I'm In by looking at I'm Invited.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    October 28 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 31 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


    November 7 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




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  2. FBC E-Blast - October 11, 2021

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    October 11, 2021

    Praying with Impact - I John 5

    Since praying is such a common practice for believers, over time it's easy to fall into habits that result in a lifeless and empty prayer life. Instead of a dynamic conversation with thoughtful requests and active listening for God's response, our prayers can seem more like grocery lists. Because communication with the Lord is such a vital part of the Christian life, we occasionally need to step back and examine how we're doing.


    Begin by asking yourself these questions:


    • How effective are my prayers? Is God answering my petitions, or does it seem as if they never go past the ceiling?

    • Who am I praying for? Are most of my requests for myself or others?

    • What am I asking the Lord to do? Have I looked in the Word to see what He wants, or am I trying to get Him to intervene according to my plans and desires?

    • When do I pray? Is it only during emergencies or when I need something?

    If you discovered any selfishness in your answers, you're not alone. Most of us struggle to enter God's presence with our eyes focused on Him instead of our needs. But the only way we'll be able to pray with impact is to fill our minds with Scripture so we can find out what the Lord wants to do.


    Your prayer life can become effective and dynamic if you'll approach the Lord with a clean heart (Psalms 66:18), align your requests with His will, and believe He will do what He says (Mark 11:24). Then you'll be able to pray with absolute confidence knowing that He will hear and answer your petitions.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them. We will start this series, I'm In, October 24th.


    This Past Sunday:
          In this world, there isn't much thankfulness and gratitude. God has called us to be grateful in all seasons of life. When we are grateful, we choose to let go of grudges and hurts, which leads to happiness and true joy.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will have missionary Betty Fey, to the city of New York with us next week.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October - Ladies' Bible Study will begin soon. It will take place on Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 13 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 17 - Missionary Betty Fey to New York City will be with us


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    November 7 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  3. FBC E-Blast - October 4, 2021

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    October 4, 2021

    The Value of Obedience - Proverbs 2

    Despite Peter's vast fishing experience, he returned from a night's work with nothing to show for his efforts. It's quite possible that the Lord's request to let the nets down one more time struck him as unreasonable—after all, Peter and his partners were the professionals. Nevertheless, the fisherman complied, and his obedience blessed many.


    Scripture demonstrates that divine plans often defy human logic. For instance, who would design a battle strategy that involved only marching and shouting? God told Joshua to conquer Jericho that way, and doing so proved successful (Joshua 6:1-5).


    Moses is another example. When he felt unsure about his leadership potential, the Lord gave reassurance in an unusual way—by telling him to throw down his walking stick. When Moses obeyed, God powerfully confirmed His choice of leader (Exodus 4:1-3).


    Our Father may ask us to do something that seems illogical - perhaps to accept more responsibility when we were hoping to reduce our workload, to leave a position that He provided just recently, or to take on an assignment for which we feel ill-equipped. His plan might feel unrealistic in view of our age, stage of life, or health concerns. We must press forward in obedience, regardless of how impractical the request may appear.


    To grasp the importance of obeying, think about children receiving instructions from parents or teachers. Careful listening is needed for the task to be done safely and properly. Some steps may seem pointless, but the rationale often becomes clear later. Always make obeying God your priority.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          In a cynical world, it's easy to give the impression of good character without actually living it out. But now more than ever, actions speak louder than words. Not just any action, but the kind centered on what matters most. Let's learn how we can bring True Virtue back into our everyday lives.


    This Past Sunday:
          At some point in our lives, we feel like giving up, especially in our spiritual life, our walk with God. It's hard, it's difficult, but God wants us to press on. In this message we will look at what it means to persevere.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will conclude our series, True Virtue, by looking at how Gratitude Is The Key To Happiness.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October - Ladies' Bible Study will begin soon. It will take place on Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 6 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 9 - Trustee Meeting at 9 AM


    October 17 - Missionary Betty Fey to New York City will be with us


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    November 10 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  4. FBC E-Blast - September 27, 2021

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    September 27, 2021

    The Judge - Acts 10

    During our life on earth, Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. However, as our days here draw to a close, and especially at the end of time, He takes His seat as Judge and prepares to reward believers for the good things they did in His name.


    I think there is a widespread misconception that God the Father will be our judge. But it is Christ who gave us, His followers, the charge to go into the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19). Therefore, He has been given the right to determine which of our actions and thoughts furthered His goal (John 5:22).


    Christ is an impartial judge. He is not influenced by what others think or say, but rather, He determines what is right and good based on His honorable, just standard. We'll be stripped of our worthless works - in other words, the actions and words we used for selfish ambition or vain conceit. All that will remain are the worthwhile things we thought, said, and did to honor God. These are the valuable parts of our lives for which we will be rewarded.


    Reward is the whole point of placing believers before the judgment seat of Christ. Shame and guilt over past sin and mistaken motivation have no place there (Romans 8:1). Our loving Savior is eager to show us our heavenly treasure.


    Christ will expose the real you at the judgment seat by casting away the worthless things you've done. What remains will be the man or woman who endeavored to please the Lord. Let us determine to be powerful reflections of our Savior, both on earth and in heaven.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          In a cynical world, it's easy to give the impression of good character without actually living it out. But now more than ever, actions speak louder than words. Not just any action, but the kind centered on what matters most. Let's learn how we can bring True Virtue back into our everyday lives.


    This Past Sunday:
          In our second message in our Ture Virtue series, we cover the topic of integrity. Integrity is who you are when no one is watching. We will learn how we are to maintain integrity in this crazy world.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will continue our series True Virtue by looking at When You Feel like Giving Up.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    September 29 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 3 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    October 9 - Trustee Meeting at 9 AM


    October 17 - Missionary Betty Fey to New York City will be with us


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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