Apostolic Christian Church

Apostolic Christian Church – Bluffton Country
Sunday Announcements – January 18, 2015
Prayer Request - With excitement to see what God has planned for us, we ask for your prayers as James begins
a new job with Purdue that will move us to West Lafayette. Moving from family, friends, and church family brings
bittersweet emotions, and we thank each of you who have already expressed love and support. We prayerfully
look forward to a new chapter in life with the West Lafayette church, and hope to see some Bluffton visitors! With
thanks, Bro. James, Sis. Vanessa, Eden and Roman Stoller
Sanctity of Life - Included on the back side of the announcements is information regarding the “Sanctity of Life”,
which is being commemorated today. It is a good reminder for us to remember to be thankful for God’s gift of
“LIFE” and to be prayerful that our nation, including our leaders, would respond as God would desire.
CVE Mexico Collection – Today is the last Sunday for the CVE Mexico collection.
Family Hymn Sing will be held tonight at the Fellowship Hall at 7 pm.
SOS is this Wednesday.
World Relief Day and Evening Sewing will be held this Thursday, January 22 in the basement of the Fellowship
Hall. Day Sewing is from 9 am to 3 pm; Evening Sewing runs from 7 pm to 8:45 pm. Everyone is welcome, and
sewing skills are not required.
The Combined Choir will meet this Thursday at 7 PM at Bluffton North. All with a heart to sing are welcome to
Meat canning will be held on January 23rd and 24th at the Mennonite church in Berne. There is a great need for
volunteer labor and baked goods for this event. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin boards. Contact Kurt
Fiechter for details.
Singing - On Saturday, January 31st at 7 pm, a group of young couples will be hosting a singing at Brady &
Kristen Kaehr's (0340 N 600 W). Any young couple or couple whose children are not yet in the young group are
welcome to attend. The young group is also invited. Please contact Kristen Kaehr 565-4577 or Tonya (Blaine)
Isch 466-6429 with any questions.
Finding Freedom will be held on February 6 th at Kingdom Academy. Supper will be provided at 6:00, followed by
two speakers and time of worship. All men are welcome.
The Purdue Young Group is planning on taking a mission trip to Sunset Gap, Tennessee over this semester’s
spring break. To help raise the funds needed for the trip, we are hosting a spaghetti dinner featuring the Heritage
Gospel Quartet on Saturday, February 21 starting at 5:30 pm at the West Lafayette Church. Included in the
evening will be a silent auction of services and food items. All are invited and the cost of attendance is a free-will
The annual LSM benefit auction will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015. We are excited to partner with you to
change the lives of vulnerable children around the world. Details to follow. Contact Amber at LSM with any
questions ([email protected]).
Serving lunch today: John and Pam Reinhard
Local Missionaries to pray for this week: Seth Gerber & Jon and Amy Gerst
New Testament Daily Reading: Mark 11-15
Sanctity of Human Life
Sunday, January 18, 2015
History and Facts
 Established in 1984 via presidential proclamation by Ronald Reagan, this day is an opportunity for us as members of the Body of
Christ to thank God for his creation. Here’s an excerpt from the proclamation: “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather
on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every
human being and the sanctity of each human life.”
 In 2013, there were 7,600 abortions in Indiana; 10 from Adams County and 13 from Wells County
 We, as the hands and feet of Christ, are called to bare one another’s burdens and to be a voice for those that are vulnerable and do
not have a voice. Help save lives today – the lives of parents and their unborn children!
Local Crisis Pregnancy Centers
The Hope Clinic (2 Locations) – hopeandanswers.com
 Berne Clinic: 165 West Water Street, Berne, IN 46711 (260) 589-3561
 Decatur Clinic: 970 South 11th Street, Decatur, IN 46733 (260) 728-4191
Helping Hands – helpinghandscpc.org
 Bluffton Clinic: 116 East Dustman Road, Suite B, Bluffton, IN 46714 (260) 824-4263
Services They Provide (All of which are free)
 Pregnancy Tests and Verification Ultrasounds
 Discussion of options, adoption referrals, community referrals, sexual responsibility and STD information – all with the goal of
sharing the good news of Jesus Christ
 Parenting Classes
 Baby Bucks incentive program, maternity and infant clothing loan program, diaper assistance program
 Post-abortion recovery program
How You Can Help
 Pray (see Prayer Points Below)
 Support Financially
 Volunteer (Become a Client Advocate)
 Donate Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Clothes, Formula, etc.)
Prayer Points
1. Pray for the clients (to be the first choice for anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy)
 For the teen or twenty-something who is single, pregnant, and scared.
 For the married woman who has reasons that she doesn’t want to be pregnant right now.
 For the young man who doesn’t want his girlfriend or wife to be pregnant and wants her to abort.
 For the couple who just found out their baby has a serious health condition and the doctors advise an abortion.
 For the parent who needs help with baby items to find us and use our services.
 For the parent who needs a mentor not only for parenting but for their spiritual walk.
2. Pray for the staff and board
 That they be sensitive to each person who walks into the clinic discerning the real need under the immediate crisis of a pregnancy.
 That they continue to be prayerful and respectful about how to share Jesus with clients in meaningful ways that meet them where
they are.
 That they seek God’s direction as to His vision and plan for the next 5 years.
 That they immediately recognize spiritual attacks so that they use their weapons of spiritual warefare against our enemy, Satan.
 That God places needed people in positions whether volunteer, staff or board and that they discern His calling on their lives in this
3. Pray for the donors
 That God directs people to give of their time, talents and treasures in meaningful ways.
 That God raises up people to pray for the clinics on a regular basis.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned,
when as yet there was none of them. – Psalm 139:16