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Church Newsletter- May 2012

Church Newsletter- May 2012

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Church Newsletter 1
Missions
The Mission for May is for Mark and MarthaHendrickson for LATN
 –
EFCA in Costa Rica.
The Keene Koinoia
Keene Evangelical Free Church Newsletter May 2012
Pastor’s Corner
 
May 2012
As I prepare to help with a couple weddings I
have went back to John’s Gospel and readabout Jesus performing his “first” miracle at
the wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus had just called the first few of his disciples tofollow after him and had been invited to awedding with them.As it goes, they run out of wine [which wouldbe a hospitality nightmare for that time] and
Jesus’ mother, Mary, tells him to get, or make,
wine. Jesus somewhat rebukes her but Marywill have nothing of it and tells some servantsto do as he says.They take 6 stone water jars [each 20-30gallons] fill them with water and then serve itto the master of the banquet. The best winehe has ever tasted! Wow, that would be 120
 –
 
180 gallons of the world’s most expensive
wine!All this to say, Jesus took what was simpleand common and made somethingextraordinary out of it. Just a simple country
wedding [we don’t even know the couple’s
name] with simple, common folk and plain old
water…[without sounding to trite] add Jesus
and wha-
la…amazing wine! A miracle.
 What then can he do with your life? Withmine? If he is willing to do this just so the
couple wouldn’t be embarrassed about
running out of wine at the feast, what morewould he do in your life as you desire to followhim and spread the good news?The servants just had to follow his
instructions…I think it would behoove us to do
the same!In Christ,Pastor Matt
Inside this Issue…
 
Page 1
 
 –
 
Pastor’s Corner 
 -
Women’
s Circle- Missions
Page 2
- Bridal Shower Brunch-
Pastor’s Instruction Class Graduation
 -National Day of Prayer-Timberlake Volunteer Da-High School Graduation
Page 3
-SWAT Ministry
-
AWANA Ministry-Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University-Church Potluck-24-Hour PrayerPage 4
 –
Memorial Day Community Luncheon-VBS-Summer Camp-Contact Information
Women’s Circle for 
May
Circle #1 headed up by Teresa and Jody V. areresponsible for serving at events taking place atchurch in May.Thank you ladies!
 
Church Newsletter 2
Bridal Shower Brunch
You are cordially invited to attend a
Bridal Shower BrunchSaturday, May 5, 20129:00 a.m.Keene Evangelical Free Church Fellowship Hall
Jayleen is getting married to Jason Landstrom on June 9th.Shower Hosts are:Rachel Hicks, Tammy Fahrenbruch, Ann Overleese, JeaniePoole, Andrea Runge, Joy Snell, Joan Victor,and Nancy WellsPlease contact Tammy Fahrenbruch if you would like to bea part of the group gift (830-1418).
“Therefore be imitators of God, as bel 
oved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant 
aroma.” Ephesians 5:1
-2 
High School GraduationsAxtell Community School
Saturday, May 12, 20124:00 p.m.
Wilcox-Hildreth School
Saturday, May 12, 20122:00 p.m.Congratulations, Graduates!Kayla Anderbery
Pastor’s Instruction Class Graduation
 
During the school year Sunday School hour, 7
th
and 8
th
 Grade students meet with Pastor Matt to study the Old andNew Testaments, as well as the essential doctrines of theEFCA and basic Church history. Graduation is a celebration
and affirmation of what they have learned about God’s Word
and His gift of salvation through a personal relationship withJesus Christ. They will be sharing with the congregationduring Morning Worship.When: Sunday, May 6thWho: Sturgis HansonMatt HinrichsTyson MarshSam Mellema
CongratulationsClass of 2012
National Day of Prayer
“One National Under God” 
 
61st Annual National Day of Prayer
Kearney County Court HouseAssembly Room, East SideThursday, May 3, 201212:15 to 1:00 p.m.
“Blessed is the National Whose God is the Lord” 
 Psalm 33:12 
 
Timberlake Volunteer Day
Saturday, May 5, 2012We need your help. We need to get ready for summercamp.Doughnuts will be served at 8 a.m., lunch is provided. Wehave projects for men, women, and families.8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Projects: Our main goal is to clean up a LOT of tree limbsthat were taken down by the heavy snow. Guys, if you canbring a saw, that would be great. And it takes a lot ofhands to gather up limbs and pile them on a wagon to behauled away!Contact Office to RSVP: 308-946-3871Timberlake Ranch Camp2709 North S RdMarquette, NE 68854
 
Church Newsletter 3
AWANA Ministry
Thanks to everyone who supportedour AWANA ministry to the studentsof Axtell this school year. Weappreciate your prayer support!Thanks to those who provided cookies and snacks,donated
store
items, donated financially for supplies,donated painter
s tape and stickers, and helped providefood for our awards night. A special thank you to ourleaders, helpers, and listeners! It was a great year, and wethank God! All glory to Him!
S.W.A.T. Ministry
Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.Come for a scavenger hunt competition around Keene!Bring a friend!Senior High vs. Jr. High Boys vs. Jr. High Girls
Dave Ramsey
s Financial Peace University
Our financial training classes have come to a close, andwe want to thank Ty Fickenscher and Justin Moore fororganizing, leading and facilitating our classes. Everyonelearned so much, and we are grateful for their leadership inbringing this training to Keene. There were 13 coupleswho participated in FPU.
Church Potluck
There will be an all church potluck followingMorning Worship onSunday, May 20thPlease bring a main dish and a side dish of any kind toshare.Circle #1 (Teresa and Jody V.) is in charge of serving.
24-Hour Prayer
Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.Prayer Service
A time to begin our 24-hours of prayerto
Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m.Salad Supper and praise Service
A time to praise God for our 24-Hours of Prayer
PRAYER REQUESTS:
Church families will have 3x5cards from a Deacon in their church mailbox to writeprayer requests and praises on. Please place all prayerrequest cards in the basket provided. (Cards can beanonymous or named.)
SIGN-UP:
Please sign-up for an hour slot on the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall coming soon. Comealone, with your spouse, or with your whole family topray
 
through the prayer request cards in the Sanctuaryduring your hour time slot.

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