11/8/20 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez
Against the Grain; One Man’s Faith
Daniel 6:16 Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”
And the Winner is…
I hope that you participated in the political process.
As Christians living under a democratic republic, voting is a small, holy choice which is entrusted to us when it comes to God raising up and bringing down leaders in history. So I hope you contributed. I hope you participated in your God-given freedom to vote.
I write this on Friday after the election. As of right now, the votes have been cast, many states have certified results, but there are still a few key states which have yet to finish counting the votes in their states. Ballots continue to trickle in, even days after the November 3rd deadline. COVID-19’s effects linger and are having an impact on the American election process.
At some point, these remaining states will certify their results. The talk will be over. The election will be done. And the winner will be…exactly who God wants in the Oval Office. Whether he is your candidate or not, whether you voted for him or not, be assured that the man being inaugurated in January as President of these United States is exactly whom God wants over this country.
So what are we to do now that the election is over? I believe the advice of Paul is appropriate here: “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Tim 2.1-2).
Yes, brethren, pray. Praise the Sovereign God for His wisdom which is beyond ours. Ask God that we will be able to lead quiet and peaceful lives under the new administration, whichever it may be. For “this is good and pleases God our Savior” (1 Tim 2.3).
Praise & Worship Sunday Mornings – 10:45 am
- We are complying with state and county guidelines
- Sunday morning worship is now open, and still online
- Sunday Bible classes canceled until further notice
- Junior Worship canceled until further notice
- Wednesday Bible classes canceled until further notice
- Potlucks canceled until further notice
- Food Pantry by appointment only
- Travelers Motel – food service only
- Shower Shuttle canceled until further notice
- Recommendations – Those who are over 60 or have underlying health conditions are encouraged to stay home.
- Guidelines – If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
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Contact Info for our Shut-Ins
- Jewel Cherry, 2117 Bridgewood Way, Modesto, CA 95355
- Greff, Vintage Faire, 3620 Dale Rd, Rm. 25, Modesto, CA 95356
- Betty McGoldrick, 13754 Jasper St., Lathrop, CA 95330
- Russ Ortloff, 511 East D Street, Oakdale, CA 95361
- Evelyn Wood, Bethel Assisted Living, 2345 Scenic Ave., Apt. 323, Modesto 95355
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NOTE: Our Shut-ins are not allowed visitors at this time. Please take the time to send them a card or note of encouragement if you can.
Address for Carole Long
322 S. Main Street
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Mourning the loss of loved ones
Vern & Rose Mary Cowan – friend Connie Ades
Joan Ortloff – brother-in-law’s brother Ron
Paula Meler – neighbor Lynette Brown
Recovering from Surgery
Carole Long – hip surgery following a fall, home now
Brad Hayman (Shower Ministry Guest) – leg amputation
Betty Bussey – surgery for a broken femur & knee replacement
Becca (Biard) Webb
Paula Meler – aunt Beverly’s grandsons
Suzi Tornberg – sister-in-law Susie & her husband Ken
Kim Rivera – sister-in-law Erica Nunez
Jacqui Coulter – father, Gene Fisher diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer
Patton Family – assistant high school basketball coach Leo Griggs
Mason – teenager in Ripon
Sheila Walls – PET scan shows improvement
Pam Vanderford – sister Edith
Grace Whited, a 6 year-old at Murphys Church of Christ
Lynn Brocco – upcoming tests for spot on lung
Tonya Barnard – friend Shannan’s kidney is a match, insurance has approved, waiting for surgery to be
Paula Meler – uncle Dale starting dialysis soon
Suzi Tornberg – Elora’s tennis coach has West Nile Virus
Kari Laguna – leg not healing correctly
Cambodia – flooding
Gary Patton – father, Herman, recovering from a fall
Traci McEnery – back pain; cousin Mark’s body is shutting down
Carolyn Hairston – vision problems
Leadership / Essential Workers / Unemployed
Civil Unrest / Fires / Hurricanes