405 Myra Lane, Moravia, IA 52571 Sunday School 9:30 AM | Sunday Worship 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM | Wednesday Activities 7:00 PM

Lightings from the Pastor — 8 January 2016


Church of the Nazarene

405 Myra Lane   Moravia IA  52571



January 8th, 2015


SUNDAY MORNING.  Last week was an amazing day in God’s house.  I talked to someone on the phone this week and we agreed that we need to COME EXPECTING!  Will you pray for this Sunday to be another good day in God’s house?  I think it would be great if days like last week were the normal and NOT the exception.  This week we will be back in 1 Corinthians 13.  Read 4 – 10 several times between now and Sunday to prepare your heart for the message.

SUNDAY EVENING.  I will be preaching from 1 Corinthians 14 in the PM service.  I am asked from time to time what my position is on speaking in tongues.  That is what chapter 14 is about.  If that is a question you have, read chapter 14 Sunday afternoon and come at 6:00 PM and let’s look together at what Paul says.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER.  PRAYER IS THE KEY TO SPIRITUAL BREAKTHROUGH!  That is what PRAYER MEETINGS ARE ALL ABOUT!    Prayer starts at 8:30 AM just off the gym for ladies and in the senior adult classroom for men (back hall in the new addition).

SUNDAY SCHOOL.  We STILL want to see our Sunday school grow.  Plan to make a little extra effort to be here at 9:30 for Sunday school and start a new area of spiritual growth in 2016!


WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICES.  Adult Bible Studies, New Hope Discipleship class, teens, children’s ministry, music practice…….it all happens on Wednesday night.  Don’t miss out on a mid-week recharge to help you spiritually through the week.  Plan to come on Wednesday night.

CHOIR AND EASTER DRAMA.  Planning for the 2016 Easter Drama are already under way.  We need you to join the choir and start getting ready for Easter as well as Singing on Sunday mornings.  I am very aware that this is a time commitment.  But the whole point of this is to reach unsaved from all over southern Iowa with the gospel.  What is your commitment to Christ when it comes to your time, energy, and talent?  This is a ministry of the church, this is your chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself, bigger than any of us!  Thank you in advance for using your gifts for the glory of God.

FOOD PACKAGING.  We will begin packaging food again on Thursday, January 14th at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your kids and teach them that even a small effort on our part, makes a life saving difference to people all around the world!

MEN’S BREAKFAST.  The first men’s breakfast of 2016 will be tomorrow, January 9th at 7:00 AM.  Start the year off right by joining us for breakfast.  We are done at 8:00 AM so it does not take your day.  Try it.


Please pray for the family of Verlin Knight.  This Larry and Rose Mary’s brother-in-law from Texas who just passed away.

Nyle Cox is doing very well but I know they are grateful for continued prayer.

Trenton McDanel continues to need prayer following surgery.

Lois McAllister had back surgery this week.  Let’s keep her in prayer.

Ronnie (Red) Coffman remains in Mercy hospital in Des Moines and needs prayer.

Kevin Wiskus had surgery and needs prayer.

Keith and Bonnie Helmick have a great-grand-daughter at Blank Children’s Hospital.  Her name is Leighton and she really needs our prayers.  She is 7 weeks old and on a vent.  Hard for mom and dad but she is making progress.  Please pray for that family.

Brian Thomas will be having surgery soon.  Please pray for Brian.

We have been asked to pray for Marge Walk.  This is Stephanie Dowdy’s grand-mother.  She has cancer and needs our prayer.

Gary and Julie Hutcheson are home but still prayer as Gary continues chemo treatments.

Dan Brooks has cancer and needs prayer.

Please pray for Tim Kratzer, son of Gary and Martha Kratzer who has prostate cancer.  He will be facing surgery after the first of the year.

My friend and brother pastor Bill Branson continues to need prayer.  Bill had to resign from his church.

Continue to pray for Jan Uitermarkt.

Ed Seeley has been having problems with his back and needs prayer.

Janet Longley needs continued prayer but PTL!! she was able to be in church here Sunday!!!

Cherie Doud needs our prayer.

Gene and Pauline Nord continue to need prayer.

Please come prayed up and EXPECTING THIS SUNDAY!  God wants to do great things!

Pastor Chapman

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