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Oak Grove Moravian Church

120 Hammock Farm Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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With Christ as our foundation,

We are called to share our faith,

Through love and outreach to all.

Oak Grove Leaves

Rev. Matthew W. Allen Pastor

Oak Grove Moravian Church 120 Hammock Farm Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336-595-8167 E-mail: oakgrovemoravian@embarqmail.com

Angie Renigar Editor

Oak Grove Mission Statement Our mission is to glorify God through worship, bring people to faithful discipleship in Christ, equip them for ministry in the church and the world, and grow in our love for one another through fellowship.

January 2014

Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Walkertown, NC Permit No. 5

Worship With Us

Sunday Services Worship Service 9:45 AM 10:45 AM Sunday School

Congregational Text for 2014: Does God speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19

FROM YOUR PASTOR Our congregational Watchword for 2014 is Numbers 23:19: Does God speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? There are plenty of uncertainties in life, but one thing is for certain. There is one thing we can count on. It is God and His promises. People make promises all the time. And rarely do they follow through with them. Sometimes there are valid reasons why promises are not kept, but for the most part many people make promises without having any intention of following through. That has always bothered me with so many people in my life. If I had a nickel for every broken promise………..Well you get the point. I am careful about making promises unless I know I can keep them. I don’t want to disappoint others. With God we don’t have to worry about broken promises. There are countless promises of God in the Bible. So far, He has kept all of them. The biggest promise was sending Jesus. He promised the Jewish people that the Messiah would come and save them from their sins. And the Messiah would be for everyone, no just them. And indeed Jesus came. We just celebrated His birth. He lived on this earth. He grew into a man and He ministered for three years. He performed signs and miracles, He cast out demons, He healed people, He taught us how we are to live. He suffered and died on the cross to forgive our sins so that we can have everlasting life. When God speaks, He acts. In Jesus, God did for us what we cannot do for ourselves. He saved us. And after Jesus ascended into heaven, God carried through on another promise. He sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit is still empowering us today. Before Jesus ascended into heaven He promised us “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” He has not and will never leave us nor forsake us. And God promised that Jesus would come again and His kingdom will reign forever and ever. So let’s be ready! Come, Lord Jesus, Come! God bless and I’ll see you in church!

Matthew

2014 Sunday, January 5th we will celebrate Holy Communion for the New Year and Epiphany. Board Members for 2014 will be installed and will sit together in the front pews in front of the lectern.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Lucy Gardner in the loss of her sister and brother-in-law, Mable & Charlie Sykes, who died December 7th and December 20th, respectively, and to Linda Shore in the loss of her husband, Henry Shore who died on December 14th.

Keeping the Covenant

Let’s Go Ice Skating!

REVIVAL OF OAK GROVE PLEASE SUPPORT THIS REVIVAL WITH YOUR PRAYERS AND BY ATTENDING SERVICES. SIGN UP ON THE BULLETIN BOARD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

PRAYER VIGIL THURSDAY, JANUARY 9TH 4:00-10:00 P.M. In an age that rewards outward success, ask the Lord to give His people a spirit of humility…that He will lead us in praying for a spirit of humility in our lives, churches and nation. Pray for your own spiritual condition and renewal. Pray for revival and renewal within our church. Pray that God would provide opportunities to invite family members, neighbors, friends and others in need of renewal. Pray for those who are in need of the Good News of God’s grace and salvation through Jesus Christ. Pray for our speaker, Arkon Stewart.

Attend all services and expect a harvest of renewal, revival and Spiritual blessings! * Sunday, January 12th 6:00 p.m. Potluck Supper Revival Service begins at 7:00 p.m. * Monday, January 13th 7:00 p.m. Revival Service * Tuesday, January 14th 7:00 p.m. Revival Service Followed by refreshments and fellowship.

Friday, January 3rd

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Carpool from the church at 1:00 Admission = $6 Skate Rental = $3 LJVM Coliseum Annex Returning to the church at 4:00 for

*Hot Cocoa & *Fresh Baked Cookies *Volunteers needed to welcome the skaters’ return with a warm church kitchen, fragrant with hot cocoa & fresh-baked cookies! Please contact Angie Renigar if you can help.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Dear Oak Grove, Thank you to Katherine Linville and the Women’s Fellowship for the chicken stew. It was so good. And to my Sunday School class for the fruit basket and for all my cards and visits. Thank you for continuing to remember me. Gary Hester

Dear Congregation, Thank you for all the Christmas cards and gifts you were so thoughtful to give me. I appreciate your love and support. Love,

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ceiving the Oak Grove Leaves monthly newsletter. (1.) In beautiful color -or-

Dear Women’s Fellowship,

(2.) Pick up your black & white copy at church

Thank you for the gift card to Texas Roadhouse. It’s one of my favorite restaurants and you know I love

If you do not sign up, your newsletter will contin-

to eat. Thanks also for the beautiful poinsettia.

ue to be mailed.

Love,

questions or would like to be removed from the

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mailing list. Please consider the new choices as

Contact the office if you have

this will help save the church money. Thank you!

“He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.

Proverbs 19:17

THANK YOU Your generous donations given at the lovefeasts on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve totaled over $1000! This will be shared with the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, Winston-Salem Rescue Mission and Sunnyside Ministries.

(336) 595-8167 oakgrovemoravian@embarqmail.com For those of you who do not attend Oak Grove, please call or email the office with your preference. Thank you for your patience as this process is gradually worked out month-by-month.

January Workers NURSERY WORKERS 5. Susan, Sarah & Laura Price 12. Hazel Beasley, Marion Clark & Hanna Smith 19. Gwenda & Lindsey Hooker 26. Angie May & Sidney Hooker

ACOLYTES 5. Joseph Kidwell

FLOWER CALENDER 5. Linda Shore

12. Laura Kate Colona

12. Bud Laramore

19. Mollie Mounce

19. available

26. Chloe Wolfington

26. available

USHERS Jamey May Gray Comer Sam Peddycord James Peddycord

GREETERS 5. Don Farmer 12. Louise Whealton 19. Faye Gardner 26. Hazel Beasley

THANK YOU! To Carrie Linville for directing the Children’s Christmas Play and to all of the children who participated! Thank you to Hayley Wolfington for the delicate work that went into making the star used as one of the symbols of Christmas! It was quite lovely. Thank you.

Continuing The Vision…….

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ……...Building the future

Update on Capital Campaign Funds From the beginning of our Campaign we have total donations of $332,032.67. There is a pledge balance of $23,367.00 that has yet to be received. Please continue to support our Campaign with your prayers and monetary gifts.

CRISIS CONTROL MINISTRY DONATION Toilet Tissue

Proverbs 17:22, says, "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. "Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk. "Only the Ten Commandments." answered the lady.

Bring canned goods to help feed the hungry. Place your donations in the fellowship hall during the month of January. Food will be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. “Food” for thought:

CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. CARRIE LINVILLE WHO GRADUATED FROM UNC-CHARLOTTE DECEMBER 14 with a Masters Degree in Education Technology!

If each one brings one we would collect approximately 100 cans !!!!!!!!

JANUARY

November STEWARDSHIP

2. Earl Hester 4. Jessica Fletcher 5. Ellen Marion Raegan Bryant 9. Mollie Mounce 11. Melanie Edwards 17. Gary McCracken Hayden Bryant Michael Wood

20. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Michael Shore Frank Homstad Peter Dunn Jim Fulp Gwenda Hooker Laura Kate Colona 26. Angie May 31. James Peddycord

November 2013 Operating Income

$ 9,444.00

$142,588.87

Operating Expenses $ 13,473.23

$143,953.84

Ahead (Behind)

($ 1,364.97)

($ 4,029.23)

ATTENDANCE

3……..57 10……..89 17……..77 24….….89 22. Bob & Marion Clark

YTD


Oak Grove Moravian Newsletter, Jan. 2014