Document 414712

The Hand of God
Ezra 7-8
“The hand of our God was on us …”
(Ezra 8:22; cf. 7:6, 9, 28; 8:18, 31; Neh. 2:8, 17-18)
The outstretched hand of God.
• ______________________________. (7:6, 28; cf. Neh. 2:17-18)
Sunday Celebration
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November 9, 2014
9:00 & 10:30 am
Prelude
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Call to Worship
Worship Songs
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• ______________________________. (8:35)
You Won’t Let Go
The Love of God
My Savior, My God
Men’s Choir
Redeemed
Welcome & Prayer
Child Dedications
The open hand of man.
Reboot
Scripture Reading: Ezra 8:15-36
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Offertory
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Message: Pastor Kitchen
Beginning Again
Studies in Ezra
Fairest
Benediction
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Postlude
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4460 Stow Rd. Stow, OH 44224 • 330.688.7433
www.stowalliance.org • [email protected]
Welcome
We’re glad you’re here to worship with us today!
A welcome packet for guests is available on the
information table in the lobby by the sanctuary.
Please remember food and beverages should
not be brought into the sanctuary.
Please take a moment to
silence all cell phones!
Like to Hear it Again?
Audio CD’s & Video DVD’s of the morning messages
are available from the Media room on-line at
www.stowalliance.org.
Today
10:30 am
4:30 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
World Religions Class
Legacy
Jr. High Youth Group
LIFE Groups
This Week
MONDAY
7:00 pm Ordinary Guys Bible Study
TUESDAY
9:30 am MOPS
1:00 pm Loving Hands
WEDNESDAY
5:00 pm Iron Men Small Group
5:30 pm Youth Cafe
7:00 pm Adult Prayer Meeting
7:00 pm Worship Choir
7:00 pm Ladies Bible Study
7:00 pm Awana
7:00 pm Sr. High Youth Group
7:00 pm Jr. High Small Groups
THURSDAY
8:00 am Men’s Bible Study
9:30 am Ladies Bible Study
12:30 pm Prime Timers
FRIDAY
6:30 am Men’s Bible Study
7:00 pm LIFE Groups
SATURDAY
9:00 am Men’s Basketball
9:30 am Christmas Choir
7:00 pm Co-Ed Volleyball
Announcements
Ladies Christmas Craft Night
Come and join us for a night of
fellowship and crafting at our
annual Christmas Craft night on
Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 pm.
We’ll b egin the evening wit h
homemade Christmas cookies and
Christmas music. Samples of each craft
are on display in the lobby. Registration
and payment will be held on November
9th and the 16th in the Vern Sir Louis
Room after both services. This is a
great outreach event and opportunity to
invite your family, friends, neighbors
and coworkers! Please contact Wava
Robison at 330-928-2397 with any
questions.
Prime Timers
All senior adults, 50 years and older,
are invited to join us for fun, fellowship,
and faith-building on the 3rd Thursday
of each month (September—April) at
12:30pm in the Seasons Room. Please
note that our November meeting has
been moved up a week to this
Thursday, November 13th. Please bring
a sandwich. Desserts and beverages
will be provided. JaeAnn Demuth will be
sharing with us.
Honey Baked Ham & Turkey
Help our Youth Group raise
funds for their trip to Mexico in July
2015 by ordering your Honey Baked
Ham or Turkey for Thanksgiving or
Christmas! Orders for Thanksgiving will
be taken in the lobby through Sunday,
November 16th and can be picked up
at SAF on Saturday, November 22nd in
the basement kitchen between 10am2pm. Orders for Christmas can be
placed in the lobby on Sundays through
December 14th and can be picked up
at SAF on Saturday December 20th in
the basement kitchen between 10am2pm.
MOPS - Mothers
of Preschoolers
MOPS is a group offering hope,
encouragement, community, and
mothering support to mothers of
children from birth through 5 years old.
Come and join us from 9:30 - 11:30
am this Tuesday, November 11th. The
MOPS team is also in need of
caregivers. If you are interested in
serving in this way, please contact the
church office at 330-688-7433.
Winter Coat Drive
Haven of Rest is in desperate
need of winter coats of all sizes. If you
have any new or gently used coats that
you would like to donate to Haven of
Rest, please bring them to church and
place them on the coat rack in the
lobby designated “Haven of Rest Coat
Drive.” Coats will be collected through
December 1st
Life Group Holiday Schedule
LIFE Groups will be taking a break
during the month of December to
celebrate the holidays. Our last
meeting will be Friday, December 5th
for Friday evening groups and Sunday,
December 7th for Sunday evening
groups. We will resume on Sunday,
January 4th and Friday, January 9th.
Acme Receipts
SAP will be collecting receipts
from Acme to receive 5% cash back on
all Acme brand purchases in order to
purchase supplies for their classrooms.
You can turn your receipts into the
designated box at the office until
February 4th, 2015. Thank you for
supporting SAP!
Ministry Opportunities
We are currently have a great need for
volunteers to help in a variety of ways
in the children’s and youth ministries. If
you are interested or would like more
information, please contact Ryan
Steedly or Delroy Simpson.
Nominating Committee
Our Nominating Committee is ready to
begin their work in preparation for our
Annual Meeting in February. Please
pray for Pastor Kitchen, James Falbo,
Dr. Donald Lichi, Cheryl Parker, and
Marlynn Soliwoda as they prayerfully
seek candidates for positions of
elected service within our church.
Lost & Found
The lost and found is getting
full! Please check the cabinet located
in the mailroom and the coat racks for
lost items. All items remaining at the
end of the month will be donated.
PRAISE Plan - Parking Lot Project
Please prayerfully consider partnering
with SAF to support the PRAISE Plan. All
2014 donations to “Building Fund” will
be applied to the parking lot portion of
the PRAISE Plan.
Goal
Received to Date
$400,000
$247,520
Our Giving Last Sunday
Tithes & Offerings
Great Commission Fund
Praise Plan Building Fund
$18748
$5011
$3325
Tithes & Offerings Year to Date
Actual
Budget
Over/(Under) Budget
2014 Budget
$537,561
$574,552
($36,991)
$679,000
Stow Alliance Fellowship Staff
John Kitchen, Senior Pastor
John Cervone, Associate Pastor
Delroy Simpson, Youth Pastor
Don Miller, Pastor of Discipleship Ministries
Julie Kitchen, Director of Worship Ministries
Ryan Steedly, Director of Children’s Ministries
Jeanne Crowe, Preschool Administrator
Karie Gilley, Office Administrator
Michelle Davis,, Financial Administrator
Bill Azzarello, Facilities Manager
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