The writer of Hebrews encouraged his readers by a summary of the lives of a number of the Old Testament patriarchs like Abraham & Moses. “By faith” they trusted in God and were used greatly. After this list of triumphs of the faith, the writer says,“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a CLOUD OF WITNESSES, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1)
God is still adding to this cloud of witnesses. This Sunday evening we will have a “Remembrance Service” to remember some of our church family who went home to be with the Lord in 2017. Each one of them uniquely created by God and precious to the Lord and to us. We know the Lord wants to hear us share the memories we have of these folks. Please come join us for this time to remember.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
Antioch: The Church of Grace
Remembrance Service & Lord’s Supper
Join us for 9 weeks beginning on January 10th at 6:45 PM in the Conference Room. If you have questions, contact Dawn Waugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
If church services are cancelled because of weather, the notice will be broadcast on Channels 6, 8 and 12, a church wide email will be sent as well as an app alert.
Women’s Ministry will be hosting 2 Bible studies this spring.
Friday morning Bible study begins January 19 at 9:30 AM and will be studying David; Seeking a Heart Like His. The cost of the study guide will be $15.00.
Wednesday night Bible study begins January 24 with a Kickoff dinner beginning at 6:45 PM. We will be studying Ordinary Women & Their Extraordinary God. There will be no cost for this study.
Both studies meet in the Mizpah Room (Rm 107). You can register at the first session of each of these studies.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 17th
WHERE: Mizpah Room (Rm 107)
TIME: 6:45 PM
WHO: Women of the church and teen girls
Men’s Ministry Starts back Wednesday, February 8th at 6:45 PM
• First eight weeks begins with “Victory in Spiritual Warfare” by Tony Evans
• Last five weeks conclude with “Anxious for Nothing” by Max Lucado
• Men’s Ministry meets upstairs in Room 206
IBC’s Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 28 PM at 6:30 PM. The report will be on the tables Sunday, January 21.
January 10: Choir, Word of Life, Youth
January 17: Women’s Ministry
February 7: Men’s Ministry