NLIC Women’s Update (08/25/16) | “Restoration” – Answers to Q. of the Month

Theme for August: Restoration
Psalm 51:10-12 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

WMC Question of the Month: “What means does God use to restore your soul?”

“I’m pretty thick sometimes and God needs to hit me over the head with a 2×4.  But sometimes pain is good.  When my soul is troubled, it is usually because I haven’t gone to God for my daily (sometimes hourly) cleansing of prayer and repentance.  I need to remember that I am loved by an AWESOME God and I could avoid soooo much anxiety and worry if I just went to my loving Father for forgivness and strength to continue in the way He would have me go.  Why are we so reluctant to admit our sin and be forgiven?  I always feel renewed and refreshed.  Why don’t we go to Him FIRST instead of suffering by ourselves? My prayer for myself and all of you is:  ‘Dear Father,  forgive us of our stubbornness in trying to go our own way.  Help us to come to you first for the love, forgiveness, strength and restoration we know from your word you give to all your children who come to you in true repentance.  Amen.'” – Gail Weeks
“Isaiah 40:8 reminds us, ‘The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.’ In our changing and tumultuous world, the Word of God is a precious gift. It is our rock. It is our anchor. So what means does God use to restore my soul? He uses His Scripture, His words, His breath. It sounds so simple, read the Bible. But it is through the reading of Scripture that words from His mouth breathe life into my soul. His Word convicts, transforms, and restores. And that, my friends, brings great joy.'” – Sarah Schroeder

Thank you to each of the ladies who contributed this month! – The WMC


Current Announcements

WMC EVENTS  (For the church-wide calendar, click here)Women's NLIC Calendar at a Glance-9

  • Prayer Shower for Expectant Mothers | Saturday, Sept. 10th, 9-10:15am {Fireside Room}
    We are looking forward to celebrating our expectant mothers & moms of babies born since our last Prayer Shower (Feb. 2016).  Join us for a time of fellowship, breakfast, and prayer!  If you are expecting and would like to be honored, please contact: Krystal Dowell | adowell8@msn.com
  • WMC Training | Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, 10:30-12pm {Room 217}
    Just a friendly reminder for the ladies who have already been nominated and accepted for the 2016 training to mark your calendars.  All training sessions are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every month through November.  We look forward to seeing you!

BIBLE STUDIES

  • Women’s Bible Study | Begins Sept. 13th, 9:30-11:30 Tuesday Mornings {Room 217}
     Co-facilitated by Karen Melnick and Heather O’Hara. Grace through the Eyes of Jesus: Interactive Bible Study on Luke by Paul Miller. “Our world is full of talk about grace – but grace is easily misunderstood. This Bible study will help you to explore grace through the lens of Jesus’ interactions and teaching in the gospel of Luke. In these stories, you will discover a richly textured world filled with the beauty of God’s character, and the truth about grace.”
    An 18-week study.  The Bible study portion is done interactively in class, reflection questions are done at home.  Appropriate for someone new to the Bible or one who has known Jesus for years. Invite a friend!  You will need to purchase your own Participant’s Manual (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1941178057?ref=olp_product_details). No homework is due prior to the first session.  Childcare may be available. Please RSVP to Heather ASAP if needed.  Contact: Heather O’Hara |  mama.o@verizon.net 
  • Titus 2  
    Titus 2 sign-ups in the foyer are over. We are thankful for all of you who have joined a group to study Esther with us this year.  If you would still like to participate, there are still some spots open.  You can sign up on-line or you may contact Gale Puffenberger.  Please remember to purchase your copy of our study book Ruth and Esther by Kathleen B. Nielson  before you come to your first group meeting.  The cost is $8.99 and it is available at www.amazon.com/Ruth-Esther-12-Week-Study.  Contact: Gale Puffenberger | hpuffen@aol.com 

INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Meals for the Aukers
    Thank you for blessing the Aukers by providing them a meal.   If possible, please use disposable dishes to makes things easier for the family.   Any questions, call: Lucinda Lorei 540-273-4523 
  • Parents of Sunday School Children (Nursery Age – H.S.)
    Parents, please register your child(ren) for NLICC Sunday School.  This information will facilitate planning, scheduling, purchasing and record-keeping for the benefit of the ministry.
  • Greet New Members | This Sunday, Aug. 23rd
    Nancy Tucker and Andrew Kappler will be taking the Covenant of Discipleship this Sunday, August 28th.  Be sure to greet and welcome them at the church picnic immediately following the service.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 

  • College Ministry Needs
    God is working through the new College Ministry house!  The ministry still needs several items to operate more effectively.  Any new or gently used items, as well as gift cards, would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for considering serving in this way!  Contact: Joshua or Anacari Storms
  • Supply Hand Lotions
    Would you consider donating a pump bottle of lotion for the NLIC men’s & women’s washrooms?  In the past, lotions have been very useful and much appreciated.  Bottles can be dropped off at the church office.  Contact: Christine Fulcrod | 540-746-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Church Kitchen Cleaning
    A clean and organized church kitchen allows for us to continue so many ministry endeavors — care groups, receptions, luncheons, daily use by the church staff and Covenant School, etc.  This once-a-month rotation of 1-3 volunteers allows us to deep clean, maintain, and organize a heavily used church resource so it can continued to be used well.  Sign-up with a friend or get to know someone new by serving together in this way!  You can access the sign-up hereContact: Christine Fulcrod | 540-746-4848 | nlicc@nlicc.org
  • Bulletin Folding
    Do you have a couple hours on a Friday afternoon you can spare?  Sign up HERE to fold bulletins after 1 pm on a Friday.  Takes about 2hrs (faster if you bring a friend!) Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | 540-786-4848 | dayra@nlicc.org

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY

  • Food Pantry {Items can be dropped off in foyer in bin marked Food Pantry}
    The food pantry needs jelly (grape, strawberry, apple)! Would you consider adding a jar to your weekly shopping list? Any brand and size is fine.  Other ongoing needs are: cereal, microwave popcorn, soup, canned vegetables, canned meats (roast beef, tuna, meatballs, sausage, ham), pickles, macaroni & cheese, floss, lotion, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and face soap.  Contact: Connie Both  bothclan@cox.net

CONTACT US

Have a ministry need or idea for an activity?  Would you like to write a devotional for an upcoming Update?  Contact us at wm@nlicc.org or find us on Facebook.  Additionally, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, praises, or prayer requests.

All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee

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