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Sunday, January 21, 2018 Third Sunday After Epiphany

A Peek At The Sunday Sermon


He Is The “I AM”
John 8:48-59
Begin reading the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 8, it’s the account of
Jesus in the Temple, teaching and sharing the Good News! He’s
surrounded by eager followers who love Him, believe in Him, and want
to learn more about God and the Kingdom of Heaven.

There is, however, another group who are eager to hear from Jesus –
hoping they can use His words against Him. They want “mudslinging
ammunition” so they can destroy Jesus and His ministry.

This group of angry men bring to Jesus, a woman caught in the act of
adultery. What happens next, will be the topic of Sunday’s sermon.

Hope to see you at 10:00 AM!


The first Sunday of 2018 marks the beginning of the
Epiphany season. The liturgical colors have been
changed to green – leading up to the day before Ash
Wednesday and the start of Lent.

The Sunday Sermon is on


YouTube!
Just click here or on the YouTube
image and you’ll be taken to last
Sunday’s sermon.

Our suggested Scripture reading for January 21, 2018, from the 2018 UCC
Church Calendar:
Mark 1:14-20 (NLT)
The First Disciples
14 Later
on, after John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee, where he preached God’s
Good News. 15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The
Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”
16 Oneday as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw
Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.
17 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow
me, and I will show you how to fish for
people!” 18 And they left their nets at once
and followed him. 19 A little farther up the
shore Jesus saw Zebedee’s sons, James
and John, in a boat repairing their
nets. 20 He called them at once, and they
also followed him, leaving their father,
Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men.
The Annual Congregational
Meeting of Dearborn Congrega-
Congregational Church is this
Sunday, January 21st, in the
Mayflower Room, following the
Morning Worship Service.

ALL MEMBERS, WHO ARE ABLE, SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND!

A quorum of 25 members is needed to make the proceedings official.


We will review church business and activities in 2017, approve the 2018
budget, nominate and elect members of both Boards and fill vacant
committee positions. Discussion of plans for the church will also take
place. See you there!
- John Peters, Moderator

Our Annual Pizza and a Movie Night is Friday,


January 26th at Dearborn Congregational
Church! Our movie is The Case for Christ,
starring Faye Dunaway, Erika Christensen and
Frankie Faison. It’s the true story of an
investigative journalist and self-proclaimed
atheist who sets out on a two-year investigative
journey to disprove the existence of God.

Prayer Requests
Carrie Goldie. Serious health concerns.
Irene Moxon. Prayers for the family.
Marilyn Beardsley. Continuing medical concerns.
Pat Stacho. Continuing medical concerns.
Phyllis Preston. Medical concerns.
Pauline Gourlay. Medical concerns.
Barb and David Allen. Medical concerns.
Grant MacKenzie. Continuing medical concerns.
Gail Waggoner. Health issues.
Jane Haling. Health issues.
Elie Stergiou. Medical Concerns
Jim Shippee. Medical Concerns
Della King Family. Medical Concerns
Bill Kren. Health issues.
Dr. Geoff Drutchas. Health issues.

Irene Moxon
On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Irene Moxon passed
away, after a lengthy illness. Irene was a long-time
member of Dearborn Congregational Church (over 50
years) faithfully serving the Lord. Her service included
teaching, preaching, singing in the choir, chairing many
committies, volunteering in church fundraisers – and
much, much more. She will be deeply missed.
There will be a Memorial Service at Dearborn
Congregational Church. Details will be published as
soon as possible.

Still Blogging!
I’ve been blogging about church work at
Dearborn Congregational, for three
years! If you’d like to learn more about
the Pastor and how he thinks, just click
on the picture to the left – it will take you
to “Life at Dearborn Congregational!”

Plan to join us for a special healing


service on Sunday, January 28,
2018, during our Morning Worship
Hour. This will be a time of prayer
and anointing for the healing of
spiritual, emotional, and physical
needs.
I hope you are having a blessed week. I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sunday –
it’s going to be a great day in The Lord!

Pastor Bill