Last week, Jesus revealed his divine nature to his three closest disciples. This week, Jesus and his inner circle are confronted by a problem — and at the heart of the problem is prayer. In hard times, prayer may feel frustrating, especially when it feels like God hasn’t come through. But Jesus shows us in Mark 9:14-29 that God is good, that he’s in control, and he will give us wisdom, forgiveness, eternal life, and more good gifts if we trust in him and ask in faith. Hope for God’s spirit to convict and encourage us this week.
Church Survey and Meeting
The Elders, Deacons and leaders of our church are doing our best to minister to you in this difficult time, and to help us do the best job possible, and to assess the state of our church, we would be helped by some information from you. Would you help us by having each person in your family over the age of 18 fill out this simple online survey? It should only take 5-10 minutes.
Also, as you will see at the end of the survey, I would love the opportunity to meet with everyone in our church over Zoom in the next few weeks (including elders, deacons and leaders). In order to set up these meetings, you can schedule a time with me here: It will block off an hour of time.
North Andover Food Drive
Last Sunday we announced that we are launching a food drive to support North Andover Food Services. This town run program has been supporting with free school meals for those that need them for many years. Due to the COVID-19 crisis they have decided to expand the program to include any North Andover resident that needs a meal and are now offering meals 3 times a week. They require a regular flow of food week in week out and have recently announced the urgent need for more basic food supplies.
If you are able to help, they need: Pasta, Pasta sauce, Canned vegetables, Canned soup, Canned tuna, Canned fruit, Shelf stable milk, Cereal, Granola bars, Peanut butter, Goldfish, Toilet paper, and Adult diapers (large).
You can contact George to arrange drop-off of your items. We also encourage you to pass this on to your friends and families and take the opportunity to explain why we are doing this!
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