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Another example of koinonia conveying the idea of partnership can As I write this I am celebrating my be found in Luke 5:7 after Jesus th 25 wedding anniversary with supplied a miraculous catch of fish. Tamra. Wow – what a great wife I After the fishermen had fished all have! She is truly a loving helpnight and caught nothing, Jesus mate. She is also a great example told them to cast their nets on the of a Jesus follower and continuother side. When they obeyed, they ously showcases the power of part- caught such a massive amount of nerships. fish that the nets began to break! All of us would say we want to live a victorious Christian life. But with- Peter knew he couldn’t handle this miraculous catch by himself, so he out daily fellowship with the Holy called to other fishermen in nearby Spirit, it’s impossible to overcome boats to come and assist him. Luke and reach that goal. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit is the launching 5:7 says, “So they signaled their pad for a life of supernatural power partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and and consistency. filled both boats so full that they In 2 Corinthians 13:14, Paul says, began to sink.” (NIV) “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the Do you see the word “partners” in fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with this verse? It is a form of this word you all.” (NIV) I want you to notice koinonia. However, in Luke 5:7 it the word “fellowship” in this verse, refers to real, legitimate business because fellowship with the Spirit is partners. One scholar says that this word used in this context lets us what we need. The word know that Peter was no small-time “fellowship” is the Greek word fisherman. He owned an entire fishkoinonia, a word that has a whole flavor of meanings, but one primary ing enterprise, and those men in the other boats were his business meaning is that of partnership. associates or his company partYou will recall from our recent ners. Whether these other fisherSunday morning series – iValue, men were co-owners or employees that this word koinonia was also who worked for Peter, they were all used in Acts 2:42-44 referring to working together on the same job the early believers communion with and were focused on a joint veneach other. “They devoted themture to catch and sell fish. selves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the break- So, Keeping this in mind, 2 Corining of bread and prayer. Everyone thians 13:14 could convey the folwas filled with awe, and many won- lowing idea: “and the PARTNERSHIP of the Holy Spirit be with you ders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believ- all.” ers were together and had everything in common.” (NIV) This is the power of partnership which koinonia represents.
We Have a Good Partner
If you stop and think about it, this really makes a lot of sense. When Jesus’ earthly ministry was in operation, He and the Holy Spirit always worked together. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35); empowered by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16); and led by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 4:1). Jesus also healed people by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:38); cast out demons by the power of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:28); was resurrected from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11); and was seated at God’s right hand in the heavenly places through the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:19,20). Every time we see Jesus in the Gospels, He is working hand in hand with the Holy Spirit. In fact, Jesus even said He wouldn’t initiate anything by Himself, indicating His total dependence on the Spirit of God (John 5:30). Well, if Jesus needed this kind of ongoing partnership with the Holy Spirit in order to accomplish His divine role in the earth, we certainly have to have the aid of the Holy Spirit as well! There is power in partnership! Let’s partner together with each other and the Holy Spirit. We need what He brings to the table.
Blessings, Jeff Wiedenmeyer
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Jeff Wiedenmeyer Lead Pastor
Deacon Meeting Thurs. Sept. 13, 2012 7 pm at the church
Mary Ann Adams
No evening service Sun. Sept. 2nd. The church office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3rd in observance of Labor Day!
NEW TIME! Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, evening activities at the church will start at 6:30 pm. This includes Kidz Club, Men’s Bible Study, Ladies Evening Break Bible Study and Youth Service at Slater Center. Ladies make plans to attend Morning Break Bible study Tuesday’s at 9 am starting Tues. Sept. 11, 2012 & Evening Break Bible study Wednesday’s at 6:30 pm starting Wed. Sept. 12, 2012 in the church fireside room. We will be studying “Becoming a Woman of Influence” By Carol Kent. (No book required!) (Childcare provided during Wednesday’s Evening Break Bible Study.)
Dr. Paul Alexander, President of Trinity Bible College will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 10:30 am. He was elected as the eighth President of TBC on March 7, 2012. Dr. Alexander served as president of Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School, located in Mattersey, England from 2004-2011. This is the Assemblies of God College in the UK. Dr. Alexander has an extensive history of pastoral, evangelistic, and ministerial education. Dr. Alexander’s PhD is from Bangor University, Wales and it centers on a missional rational for theological education and training but included a thorough examination of the interface between the church, the academy (particularly Christian higher education) and the wider community.
Sunday School begins Sun. Sept. 9, 2012 at 9:30 am. Connection time in the fellowship hall at 8:30 am.
Contact Tamra Wiedenmeyer or the church office for more info.
Jamestown First Assembly Small Groups September 2012-May 2013 Mark & Julie Olson at Olson’s, 3031 83 1./2 Ave SE, Jamestown, Tuesday’s at 7:00 pm. ph. 320-6303 (Mark) or 320-9585 (Julie) Curt & Loree Hill at Hill’s, 315 4th Ave NE, Valley City, Tuesday’s at 7:00 pm. ph. 845-4584 Mike & Bethany Hillesland at Andy & Melissa Noreen’s, 1725 7th Ave NE, Jamestown, Thursday’s at 7:00 pm. ph. 658-0247 (Bethany) Gary & Jill Riffe at Gerry Hofmann’s, 1502 14th Ave SW, Jamestown, Monday’s at 7:00 pm. ph. 320-3539 (Gary) Joe & Leann Beckstrand at Gordy & Marva Entzminger’s, 1116 Western Park Village, Jamestown, Wednesday’ at 7:00 p.m. ph. 269-9662 (Joe) or 269-2856 (Leann)
Attention All Men! Sav e th Men’s Ministries Wild Game Feed ed ate When: Fri. Oct. 5, 2012 at 6 pm ! Speaker-Korey Kirschenmann Where: Church fellowship hall-This is a potluck so do your hunting early! Contact Tom Waldie for more information!
JBQ will be starting September 9th @ 6:00 p.m. All children 1st grade through 6th grade can participate in Junior Bible Quiz. This is an awesome opportunity for children and their parents to learn and store up Godâ€™s word in their heart! If you would like your child to be in JBQ or you would like more information please contact Pastor Mary Ann. First JBQ Meet First Assembly Jamestown October 13th @ 10:00 a.m. In need of officials and volunteers please contact pastor Mary
Coming in Oct. more info to come!
Need your help. Please contact Pastor Mary Ann
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Youth News Looking Back! God is so good! As I sit here thinking back on all that has taken place this last month. I just keep thinking the same thing. God is so good! The beginning of the month brought about new territory for all of us in the form of National Fine Arts Festival in Louisville KY. Of all the years of my experience with Fine Arts Festival as a student and chaperone, this was my first experience getting to lead a group of students to Nationals. While I had new shoes to fill so did the students who had never experienced National Fine Arts Festival. God was so faithful throughout the whole trip. I saw students grow closer to one another as well as catch a vision for what they felt they could do with their talents next year for Fine Arts Festival. The week after we had returned from Kenntucky several students and I sat around a bon-fire where they grasped a hold of the challenge to Live for God in their daily lives at school and at home. Eight students became campus missionaries that night and more to come!
Looking Ahead! In looking ahead I canâ€™t help but see the youth begin to build in numbers and in spiritual strength. God is changing and building students who enter that Youth Center. However nothing is done for God in and of ourselves. I would ask for your prayers for the students entering that Youth Center as well as prayers over myself and other leaders that put their time and effort into walking beside the next generation of world changers. In September we will be looking at putting together an event for the evening of Homecoming as well as coming alongside Impact World Tour as they will be here the 17th, 18th and 19th. Please be praying for the students as they start this school year, that God would use them, strengthen them and direct them. Pursuing the Moments Pastor Kenneth
S EPTEMBER 2012 First Assembly of God 1720 8th Ave SW Jamestown, ND 58401
Phone: 701-252-4092 Fax: 701-952-1575 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
7 pm Prayer time @ church
2 am Pastor Jeff communion
3 Labor Day Church office closed
pm Pastor Jeff JBQ starts 16 am Pastor Jeff 12:00 noon Youth parent information mtg
8 Children’s Ministry Leaders Frontline Training at Bismarck Evangel Assembly of God
12 7 am Deacon Prayer Men’s Bible Study 6:30 pm Ladies Evening Break Bible Study Kidz Club 7 pm Youth service
7 pm Deacon Meeting
Youth Homecoming event after football game
15 Youth Leaders Momentum training at the church
18 9:00 am Ladies Morning Break Bible Study
19 7 am Deacon Prayer
IWT event at Civic Center
IWT event at Civic Center
25 9 am Ladies Morning Break Bible Study
26 7 am Deacon
11 9:00 am Ladies Morning Break Bible Study
Small Groups begin
pm Pastor Jeff 23 am Pastor Jeff
5 7 am Deacon Prayer 5:30 pm Slater opens 7 pm Youth service
7 pm Youth worker mtg at Slater Center
No evening service 9 am Dr. Paul Alexander TBC New president SS begins
pm Pastor Jeff 30 am Pastor Jeff
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7 pm Prayer time @ church 27
Prayer 7 am See you at the pole 6:30 pm Ladies Evening Break Bible Study Kidz Club 7 pm Youth service
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7 pm IWT Prayer/ Commissioning
Ladies Fall Connection at Mandan 7 pm Prayer time @ church
7 :00 p.m. Small Groups meeting at various locations For more info contact 252-4092
8:30 a.m. Fellowship time 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship & Children’s & Toddler’s Church 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service Nursery available JBQ
7 am Deacon Prayer at the church 6:30 pm Men’s Bible Study at the church Ladies Evening Break Bible Study at the church Youth services at Slater Center Kidz Club at the church Small Groups meeting at various locations For more info contact 252-4092
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7:00 p.m. Small Groups meeting at various locations For more info contact: 252-4092
7:00 p.m. Small Groups meeting at various locations For more information contact 252-4092
9:00 a.m. Ladies Morning Break Bible Study at the church
7:00 p.m. Prayer Time
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Hebrews 10:24-25 SUNDAY Sunday School (for all ages)
Children’s Church (ages 3-10)
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Sun 2 Communion No evening service Mon 3 Labor Day Church Office closed Tues 4 Youth worker mtg at Slater center Sun 9 SS begins IWT local link training JBQ begins
Sun 2 Communion Sun 14 Veggie Tales movie night Thurs 18 Youth Convention at Fargo thru the 20th Fri 26 Ladies Night Out at the church Youth outreach Wed 31 Fall Fest
If you would like to donate to the sign project please make checks payable to the church and designate “sign project”.
Morning Break Bible Study at the church Wed 12 Kidz Club begins Evening Break Bible Study at the church Thurs 13 Board meeting Sun 16 Youth/parent information mtg at Slater center Tues 18 IWT event at Civic Center Wed 19 IWT event at Civic Center Wed 26 See you at the pole