March 16, 2014 9 am & 11 am Rodney D. Murphy, Lead Pastor How to be Dissatisfied Speaker: Pastor Rodney Murphy Coming Up This Week Tonight: 6:00 PM Life Groups Church-wide Prayer & Fasting Emphasis– Please pray that we would find our contentment in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Wednesday: 7:00 PM Family Night Church-wide Thursday: 6:00 PM Celebrate Recovery Family Life Center Friday: 9:00 AM Men’s Small Group (BYOC) Conference Room 7:00 AM CrossOver Guy’s Night Family Life Center All day A.M.P. Basketball Tournament 3 Locations Saturday: Welcome Thank you for joining us in worship today. We praise God for what He is doing and how lives are being changed. At Faith Assembly of God, our services are designed to be powerful and inspiring. Our goal is to incorporate video, drama, multi-media, and a blend of contemporary music with heartfelt worship to complement the Biblical message of the day. We talk about the issues you face every day and connect God’s wisdom and Word to your life. Our prayer is that our services challenge and touch you as you grow in your relationship with Christ and with those around you. Sharing Life Together, Rodney Murphy Lead Pastor Connection Card...We Want to Hear From You! Visitors & Newcomers—We are here to serve you! Please complete the Connection Card located in the pew in front of you and drop it off at the church office for a free Hershey’s bar. Regular Attendees—Please fill out the red attendance booklet in your pew; Complete the Connection Card if any pertinent contact information has changed. Prayer Requests—Please fill out the back of the Connection Card with your prayer request and give it to the ushers during the offering. Friendly Reminders Cell Phones—Please “silence” your phones while in the sanctuary. Small Children—If you have small children, please help us by sitting near one of the exits and taking your child out of the service if he or she becomes uncomfortable. We do have a volunteer staffed nursery available for infants thru age 3, Preschool church for ages 3-5, and Club 21:16 for grades K-6th grade. Driving—Please consider our neighbors and watch your speed along Fox Manor Road. 25 M.P.H. is reasonable. Please enter our parking lot through Fox Manor Road, and refrain from using the Fine Line Homes driveway. Thank you for your consideration in this matter. Faith Assembly of God 34 Fox Manor Road, Hazle Township, PA 18202 PHONE: (570) 459-2410 FAX: (570) 459-2863 www.faith-ag.com email: [email protected] ASSEMBLIES OF GOD NATIONAL PRAYER CENTER: 1-800-4-PRAYER 2 Faith Assembly Hot Sheet Catch up on what’s new at Faith Assembly and mark your calendars for upcoming events! Sunday Night Life Groups >> Sharing Life Together!! Join us tonight at 6:00 PM for life groups; kids, youth, men, women, and prayer small groups! AMP Basketball Tournament >> March 22 & 23, 2014 Volunteers are needed at 3 locations; 4 volunteers at each school for 4 hour shifts. Duties will include collecting admissions fees from spectators and working concession stands. Please sign up in the foyer under the shift you’d like to volunteer for. See Guy Scatton for more information. Family Fun Night– Game Night!! >> Friday, April 4, 2014 6:00 PM FLC Bring your whole family to our game night! Bring a snack to share. Sign up in the lobby! Fine Arts Night; Dinner and a Show >> Sunday, April 6, 2014 6:00 PM FLC You’re invited to Dinner and a Show to benefit Speed the Light. As you enjoy the performances from our students, you will be served a spaghetti dinner! Donations will be received. This night will also give our students an opportunity to practice in front of an audience for the district-level Fine Arts Festival. Women of Purpose “Beauty for Ashes” Spring Event >> Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:00 AM Berwick AG Deadline for sign-up: March 23. Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. The van is available for those who do not wish to drive. Please sign up in the lobby. This year’s special project offering is for “Dare to Dream.” There is more information in the lobby about this special project. 3 Kingdom Kids Children’s Ministry This week’s nursery serving schedule: >> >> Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 PM Toddlers Cindy Riddle Babies Volunteer Needed Sunday, March 23, 2014 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM First Service Toddlers Marvin & Terri Mashack Babies Volunteers Needed Second Service Toddlers Mayra Castro & Maryann DiSpirito Babies Stephanie Murphy This week at Bear with me What' s the Point? God calls us to bear fruit! What' s the word? Bear fruit: to perform a desired function or produce a desired product. What' s the verse? God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8 Kids Fun Arts 2014 Saturday, May 17, 2014 Kids– Its time to sign up for Fun Arts!! There are forms in the lobby. Parents– We need your help, too! Please sign up to help encourage our kids in their gifts and talents. 4 Children’s Ministry Training Adaptable me Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Peckville Assembly of God Children’s Ministry Training for ALL who are interested in Children’s Ministry! Cost: $10, includes lunch. Please sign up by March 16! CrossOver Youth Ministry Small Groups Tonite! ALL guys– Conference Room ALL girls– Pastor Jims Office Starts at 6pm tonite! Grades 7-12 Youth Convention 2014 Check out our page! April 17 & 18 in Hershey, PA Sign-up & $40 deposit due by March 26! Total cost: $80 plus food money faith-ag.com/crossover-youth ...for upcoming events and serving opportunities... Guys Nite Out Pre-Convention Rally It’s the guy’s turn! We’re meeting in the FLC at 7pm on Friday, March 21. Friday, March 28 6:15pm-9:30pm Mountaintop Family Center Guest Speaker: Lee Rogers VFCC band leading worship Free Event, free pizza! (bring money for an offering) Doing the 3 F’s; food, fun, and flicks! Sign up at CrossOver! Night is over at 11pm. This is a free event! 5 Faith Assembly Ministries Wish List Donations >> Gifts received as of March 13, 2014 Item: Cost: Amount Given: LED Sanctuary Light Bulb Conversion Still Needed: $360.00 0 $360.00 LED Outdoor Dusk to Dawn Lighting $2,550.00 0 $2,550.00 Web Cam Upgrade $2,600.00 0 $2,600.00 $650.00 0 $650.00 New Building Signage $2,000.00 $977.81 $1,022.19 Family Life Center Doors $5,550.00 $3,916.00 $1,584.00 6 Smart TVs (TV, DVD, Brackets, Installation) $4,800.00 0 $4,800.00 Wireless Network $5,200.00 0 $5,200.00 Down Payment on a New Church Van $6,500.00 0 $6,500.00 Asphalt Patching, Parking Lot Repair $10,780.00 $4,290.50 $6,489.50 New Speakers and Sub-Woofers $6,000.00 0 $6,000.00 Installation $6,000.00 0 $6,000.00 $500.00 0 $500.00 $3,500.00 0 $3,500.00 Commercial Vacuum Sound System (Total of $16,000.00) Equalizer Digital Sound Board Thank you for your support with these projects! Surviving Together Support Group >> Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:00 PM Geisinger Hazleton Cancer Center “Surviving Together,” a free support group of the American Cancer Society– Greater Hazleton Unit, will meet on April 3 at 6:00 PM in the Geisinger Hazleton Cancer Center, 1740 East Broad Street, Hazleton. Speaker will be Caroline Kush, PharmD, Geisinger Pottsville Medical Oncology. Her topic is “Meet your pharmacist: Your everyday medicine questions answered.” Please call Joan, 570-427-8222 or Lorraine, 570-454-4598 to make a reservation by April 1st. 6 Faith Assembly Ministries Collecting Dolls for the DR Missions Trip >> Contact Linda Peiser for more information; 570-751-6219 We are collecting dolls, both old and new, along with doll clothes and accessories, to take to the Dominican Republic in July to bless the children with. Contact Linda with any questions. 24/7 Single Moms Ministry >> Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 PM Room G-12 If you are a single mom, you’re invited to this new small group! We will meet once a month and we will be focusing on “Hope & Help for the Single Mom.” Truth or Tradition >> Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 PM Conference Room Hal Bryan will be hosting a new small group on Wednesday evenings beginning this week. Celebrate Recovery >> Thursdays Nights at 6:00 PM in the FLC Celebrate Recovery has achieved gratifying results by offering “wholeness” to people everywhere. This program is not simply to recover from past sins and hurts, but to become Christ-like in character. Celebrate Recovery is not just a means of ‘recovery’ for those struggling with drugs and alcohol. It is for individuals dealing with overeating, sexual addiction, shame and guilt, co-dependency, and other hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery provides a safe environment where people can deal with their issues in anonymity and experience life-change. Groups meet weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 PM– 9:00 PM in our Family Life center. Registration is not necessary to participate and you do not need to be a member or attendee of Faith Assembly to attend. 7 How to be Dissatisfied 1 Timothy 6:6-8; Luke 12:16-21 How to be dissatisfied 1. Become great at being ______________________. Hebrews 12:28 2. Compare what you ____________ to people who have ____________. 2 Corinthians 10:12 3. Pursue _____________________ possessions over ________________ treasures. Luke 12:15 4. Resent ______________ for where you are in life. Psalm 43:2 5. Develop an attitude of __________________________. Romans 6:23 How we live reveals what we believe What __________________ offers is not as ___________ as what this world offers. Philippians 3:7-8 Think About It 1. What is your biggest dissatisfaction with your life? 2. Of the five steps to be dissatisfied, which one do you identify with the most? Why? 3. How we live reveals what we believe. Many people live as if what Christ offers is not as good as what the world offers. Read Philippians 4:11-13. How is Christ more than enough in your greatest dissatisfaction?
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