WHAT’S HAPPENING @ SOUTHWEST COTN

TRAFFIC ALERT!

The nearby bridge on South Kingshighway Blvd. over the Union Pacific railroad tracks, between Southwest/Vandeventer Avenues and Shaw Blvd. is closed for demolition.

If you’re coming to Southwest COTN from I-44 or U.S. 40, you will need to detour around the closure.

From I-44, exit at Vandeventer and drive south on Vandeventer to get to South Kingshighway.

From U.S. 40, take southbound S. Kingshighway, left on Manchester, right on Tower Grove, right on Vandeventer to South Kingshighway.

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“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”  – Psalms 24:1

 

JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS WEEK!

Sunday Bible Classes – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship/Children’s Church – 10:50 a.m.

To get directions to Southwest, choose “About Us” tab, then “Map and Directions.”

 

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.

 

Prayer Gathering – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Food Pantry:   Our food pantry exists because of the example of Jesus.  It is stocked with food to feed the hungry.  Our primary mission is to the “household of faith”, and open to any who asks.

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

Our biggest needs at this time are anything breakfast-related:  juice, cereal, pancake mix and syrup,  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.

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.  To save on paper and ink costs, copies will be printed only upon request.  See the church sound engineer.  (Latest edition was updated April 20th, 2015.)

 

Nazarene Missions International (NMI):   Our bulletin board in the foyer has tons of information about what’s going on in the mission field.  We have a Mission bookshelf in the back of our sanctuary featuring hardcopy and audio CD format missionary reading books.  Sign-up to read a book, or listen to a CD and find out what God is doing 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.  We have a link on the right-hand side of this page for the official NMI website.

 

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. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Women’s Retreat at Pinecrest Campground is Friday, September 18th through Saturday, September 19th.  Retreat speaker:  Rev. Tami Wilson.  Cost is $70.00 for the full retreat which includes lodging and meals.  For more information about the Women’s Retreat go to www.monaz.org, click on Adults then click on Women’s Ministry.

 

Alabaster Offering for World Missions to be taken during morning worship Sunday, September 27th.  Your offering helps to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations” because the monies collected go to the mission field which helps construct church buildings, schools, and hospitals among other things.  What will your offering be?  Please participate.

 

“Engage The Word” beginning September 27th – Get your reading planner on that day.  This is the 40-day journey through Scripture reading program that lasts until the early part of November. 

 

 

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.