NLIC Women’s Update (11/23) | “Rest” – Answers to Q. of the Month

Focus for November: Rest

Matt. 11:28-29 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

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  • Thanksgiving Ministry | Thurs., Nov. 24
    Click here to sign up!  Ways to serve: volunteer on Wed. 11/23 & Thurs. 11/24, provide food and supplies, attend the church dinner, childcare, and leadership roles.  Contact: Camille Lorei | 
  • Sewing & Quilting Ministry
    The Sewing Ministry has the pleasure to combine forces with the Afghan Ministry to share and teach our sewing knowledge.  If you have a machine that we could borrow,  it would be greatly appreciated and well taken care of!  Please drop your machine in Room 100 in the closet on the right.  The date of use is Dec. 1st. We are hoping to get at least 5 machines by Nov. 27th.  Any questions, contact: Cassie Adams |

Question of the MonthAs we head into the holiday season, what are some practical ways to rest in the LORD?

I enjoy having a daily advent reading for the holiday season. One of my favorites is Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas edited by Nancy Guthrie. It helps reorient my thoughts toward Christ and the true joy of Christmas. – Annie Page

It took me over a week to write this as “life” seemed to always pull me away from sitting a few minutes to share these thoughts.  “Life” has a way of doing this – pulling, interrupting, confusing and distracting us.  During our last WMC meeting we discussed resting in the Lord and agreed that resting actually takes work.  I know – let me repeat – resting takes work.  It takes a deliberate effort to actually step away from “life” and just REST.  Not just physically putting your feet up, but mentally and spiritually.  Taking an intermission from “life” so to speak, switching gears and changing your focus.  Focus on who He is and who you are in Him – God IS who He says He IS and you ARE who God says you ARE.  Focus on His promises, His faithfulness, His love, His provision, His protection…read about Him in His word, sing about Him through hymns, lift up your cares to Him in prayer and lay down your burdens at His feet.  So many ways to rest in Him!  The main thing is that we deliberately set aside time to do just that – REST. – Julie Root

Ongoing Needs

  • Food Pantry
    The food pantry needs cereal and peanut butter!  Any brand and size is fine.  Items can be dropped off in foyer in bin marked “Food Pantry.”  Contact: Connie Both |
  • Fold Bulletins
    Sign up
     to fold bulletins after 1pm on a Friday.  Takes about 2hrs (faster if you bring a friend!)  Contact: Dayra Rumbaugh | 540-786-4848 |

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All for His glory,
The Women’s Ministry Committee


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