WHAT’S HAPPENING @ SOUTHWEST COTN

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23

 

JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS WEEK!

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

For map and directions to Southwest COTN, 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.

 

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 greatest needs 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.

“…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.  Copies are  printed only on request.  See the church sound engineer.  (Latest edition was updated November 1st, 2014.)

 

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.  Be sure to check out the official NMI site on the right-hand side of this page, for more things Missionary!

 

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. 

 

Consider making a donation to Southwest to address some important needs.  Our 20-year-old white church van recently received $2,100 worth of repairs just to keep it safe for transporting children to church and summer camps. – The van is on our “Wish List” of items needed to help make Southwest COTN a safer and more friendly place to worship.  Click on the “Giving” tab at the top of this page to see our Wish List.

 

HOLY WEEK EVENTS (March 29th through April 5th):

 

March 29th is Palm Sunday.  Passover Dinner Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, April 4th will be our annual Community Egg Hunt on the church grounds at 1:00 p.m. (for kids walking through age 12).  Then on Resurrection Sunday (April 5th) there will be a Sunday School Breakfast Buffet at 9:30 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:50 a.m., during which our Children’s Department will present an Easter drama.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Men’s Retreat at Pinecrest Campground – Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th.  Cost is $75.00 which includes lodging and most meals.  More information about the retreat is on the Missouri District Homepage www.monaz.org, click on Adults, then click on Men’s Ministry.

 

Rummage Sale - Saturday, May 2nd.  Proceeds from our sale go to help send children and teens to summer camps at Pinecrest Campground!

 

District Assembly and Conventions (at Webster Groves COTN) – Sunday, May 31st through Tuesday, June 2nd.

 

Vacation Bible School – Monday, June 22nd through Friday, June 26th from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  The V.B.S. closing program will be Sunday, June 28th during morning worship.

 

Upcoming dates of Summer Camps at Pinecrest Campground:  (Registration Fees for the Teens, Boys and Girls Camps to be determined at a later date)

Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th – Teen Camp. 

Monday, June 29th through Sunday, July 5th – Family Camp.  The church van will operate to Pinecrest Camp on Wednesday, July 1st and Saturday, July 4th.  Fireworks display, Saturday, July 4th only.

Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th – Boys Camp (boys who have completed school in Grades 2 – 6).  Theme:  “Mindcraft.”

Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th – Girls Camp (girls who have completed school in grades 2 – 6).  Theme:  “Overcomer.”

 

Upward Soccer Camp – Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 10th.

 

 

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.