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January 4, 2015

NORTH GREENWOOD CHURCH OF GOD

2274 MONTAGUE AVE. EXT.        GREENWOOD, SC   29649

                                                            
   
Church 864 -229-3687   
The end of your search for a friendly Church

                    WE WELCOME ALL VISITORS!                   

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We Welcome all Visitors                                       

The end of your search for a friendly Church.

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                                         Welcome  To Our Services

Sunday School         10:00am               Morning Worship     10:45am

Evening Worship      6:00pm               Wednesday Worship   7:00pm

                                 Bible Study Tuesday 10:30 am

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                                                                                         ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Jan. 04 - Administrative Bishop (Overseer) Thomas Gillum will be preaching and meeting 
             with you on Sunday morning.  Bro. Tony Sullivan will be speaking Sunday night.
Jan. 07 - Bro. Earl Kelley will be speaking.

**PLEASE REMEMBER THE "HOG-WILD FOR JESUS' FUND RAISING CONTEST. IF YOU HAVEN'T
TAKEN A PIG YET, PLEASE DO SO TODAY.  ALL MONIES RAISED FOR THE WORK IN ISRAEL. ALL MONIES
TO BE TURNED IN SUNDAY, MARCH 8th!!!!**

Special Singing:   AM –                        PM –                      Prayer Warrior:

 

                               PRAYER REQUESTS LIST

Ann & James Saxon                   Carolyn Smith                    John Bell                 Israel

Tommy & Miriam Simmons        US President & Officials     Vickie Coursey       Stan Farmer

Benny Carter                               Ryan Summey                    Larry Price              Ruth Moore

Ada Beechey                               Brad Williams                    Grace Sweatt          Melissa

Sherry Williams                            The Williams                       Georgia Kent          Walter Smith

 
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Church Statistics for Dec. 28, 2014:
                                               

S.S. attendance……………............22                      S.S. offering…….…..…..…......$48.00

M.W. attendance…..………….…....43                     M.W. offering…........................$67.95

Tithes…………………...........$506.00

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January Birthdays                                 January Anniversaries

Jewel Williams                - 1-11
Kenneth Davenport         - 1-13
Roxie Pryor                     - 1-14
Cadence Buchwald         - 1-18
Lynn Buchwald               - 1-21
Megan Hansen               - 1-22
Eli Yoder                         - 1-22

              

From the Desk of Pastor Richard Saxon

ONE LAST MESSAGE...

     Of all the hardships in the work of pastoring, I find the most difficult now before me. Saying goodbye to our precious loved ones that have become so dear to our hearts is one aspect of ministry that really seems to be getting the best of me, a pain deeper than words can express.
     For almost 14 years my family and I have ministered to you, and we have come to accept each of you, not just as faces in the crowd or members of a congregation, but as our dearly beloved family.  With you we have faced good times and bad times, climbed mountains and traversed valleys, cried and laughed, and seen the hardships and pains of life while experiencing the joy of the Lord. Together we've experienced growth and fruitfulness, but also trying and difficult times. We've been with you through the birth of your children and the death of your family members. We've been with you through hospital visits, surgery's, and financial struggles. Together we've acquired for the church a large, lovely parsonage, almost 6 acres of land, and many advancements at the church. We've touched the world for Christ through missions as one of the leaders in the state in giving (per capita) in our category every year, and even leading the nation for the last 2 years.  For the last several years we've given more to Ministry to Israel (total giving) than any other church in the state. Together we've come a long way.
     We have come to know you, and you to know us. And in that knowledge we have discovered that truly none of us are perfect, but that we can work together for God's good to be accomplished. My preaching may not have always been popular, but I always spoke what I felt God was saying. My actions sometimes seemed hard, but please know they were always intended in love and with your best spiritual interests in mind. When I came here that first Sunday night, I told you I was not a great preacher, and I was not the most gifted pastor, but I would love you as much as any man could, and I believe I have done that.
     Through it all, I believe the church has emerged to a brand new level in the Lord. God has brought you forward, to a new place in which to grow. Whomever He sends your way, if you work with him, pray for him, stand beside him, and minister with him, God will continue to bless, to give the increase, to send revival, and the harvest will be won.  Today as we say goodbye as pastor, we encourage each of you to grow in the Lord. If you continue to follow Jesus and do His Work, we know that our efforts have not been in vain. Please pray for us as we step through this great door of divine service for the King and His people, that we may be a blessing. We trust that we can remain friends and fellow church members into the future, stopping in on occasion for a visit. With all certainty we know that Jesus is coming, and we look forward to meeting each of you in glory around the throne, in a place where there will be no more "goodbyes."

                                                              With all our love and prayers,

                                                              Bro. and Sis. Saxon and family

NORTH GREENWOOD VISION STATEMENT

To be a “Spirit-filled” body of loving ministers, who minister to both hurting believers and unbelievers - by making ministers, equipping ministers, and sending ministers into the world.