WHAT’S HAPPENING @ SOUTHWEST COTN

“Engage The Word” – A 40-Day Journey through Scripture runs through November 9th.

Join the journey.  Click the “Engage the Word” link to sign up and participate.

 

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“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”  – Isaiah 9:2

 

Welcome to St. Louis Southwest Church of the Nazarene, our home on the internet.   You are now viewing our home page where current events and activities are displayed.

 

JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS WEEK!

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m., with Morning Worship/Children’s Church beginning around 10:50 a.m.

For map and directions to Southwest, click the “About Us” tab above.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

PRAYER changes things.  Who are you praying for?   If you have a prayer need, please complete a prayer card and drop it off in our white “Prayer Requests” box in the sanctuary.  We pray for these requests daily.

 

Midweek Prayer Meeting – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 

Communion is served in our worship services, usually on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

 

On the last Sunday of each month, special emphasis is given to our Food Pantry.   We need donations of food items to enable us to continue this ministry to people in need.   This is especially true since many families who are dependent on food stamps, have recently had their monthly benefits reduced.

Our greatest needs at this time are canned juices, cereals and breakfast items, but any and all donations are appreciated.  Items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as toiletries, personal care items, paper supplies and any non-food items, are also accepted and appreciated.  Place your donations on the specially marked cart in the foyer.  “Many Hands Make the Task Light.”

“…You have not because you ask not…” – James 4:2 Ask and it shall be given.  The pantry is open by appointment for emergency needs.

Thank you for continuing to support this ongoing ministry.  “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for Me.”  – Matthew 25:40

 

Copies of our local church directories are available.  They are updated twice a year, in April and October.  See the church sound engineer for a copy.  (Latest edition was updated October 21st, 2014.)

 

World Missions:   Our bulletin board in the foyer has information about what is happening in the mission field.  Also be sure to visit our sponsored link, Nazarene Missions International, (right-hand side of this page) to get more information.  Missionary books, in hardcopy and compact disc versions, are also available.   Sign up to read a book, or listen to a CD and find out what God is doing in the mission field as He works through His missionaries helping to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations”.  – Please return books and CD’s as soon as possible (don’t keep more than two weeks) so that they will be available to others in our congregation.

 

World Mission Broadcast – “Beyond Borders and Barriers”:   Those old-time radio receivers had a lot of circuitry, tubes, knobs, dials and controls.  So then, it takes many parts to broadcast a message.  –  Today it costs an average of $4.00 to broadcast one minute of the Gospel somewhere in the world.  How many minutes will you support?   Click the World Mission Broadcast link on the right to make an on-line donation.

 

Our teen group at Southwest COTN is a recipient of Schnucks Supermarket’s E-Scrip program.  Participating in this program is solely voluntary; however, it is an opportunity to raise funds for our teen group at no additional cost to you.  All you do is pick up an E-scrip card at the courtesy counter of your nearest Schnucks.  Activate your card by calling the phone number shown and mention Southwest COTN – Teens to the operator.   Thereafter, use your card on every Schnucks shopping visit and you will be supporting our teens!  To find out more about how the program works, go to the Schnucks supermarket website www.schnucks.com. 

 

 

OCTOBER EVENTS:

 

Engage The Word – A 40-Day Journey through Scripture:  Reading Emphasis started October 1st and continues through Sunday, November 9th.

Join the journey in three ways.  You can:  (1)  Click the “Engage the Word” link on the right side of this page, to participate in the program, and have the reading schedule sent to your e-mail or cell phone; (2)  refer to the “Engage the Word” reading planner; or (3) text “ETW2014″ to 72717.

 

Fall Fun Fest, Friday evening, October 31st from 6 pm – 8 pm.  This is for children ages 5 through 12.  Volunteers needed in various capacities, a sign-up sheet is posted on our foyer bulletin board.

 

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

 

Thanksgiving Offering for World Evangelism to be taken during the service Sunday, November 23rd.  Following the service, an All-Church Thanksgiving Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall.  Don’t go home to cook, and don’t go somewhere else to eat following this service.  Give thanks with a grateful heart and enjoy a home-cooked meal!

 

 

DECEMBER EVENTS:

 

Caroling – Christmas Drama – Carols by Candlelight Worship Service – Open House — Just some of the activities planned for December.  Check back for details.

 

 

More specific details regarding events above may be made as the dates draw closer.  Events, dates and times are not necessarily “set in stone” so please check back periodically for updates.