04 Jan January 4, 2019
LAST SUNDAY Pastor Louis did a great job closing out 2018 by having us consider the mission we’ve been given— that of making disciples of Jesus. Writing the names of those in our lives whom we want to see become His followers on white rocks and then laying them before the Lord was powerful! It was also special getting to see Skylar, Alicia and Ashley pledging their lives to Jesus by being baptized! We’re excited for you!
THIS SUNDAY we’re starting off the new year with a message series we’re calling The Gospel According to Abraham. The passage we’ll be looking at on Sunday is Genesis 11:27-12:8 in which God called Abraham into a personal relationship with Him. There are a number of powerful and practical principles in the passage that show us what to expect when God calls anyone to follow him. In addition, there’s an update on the remodeling of the worship center I’m looking forward to sharing with you. This will be a great Sunday to invite a friend to join you at Gold Coast!
LIFE GROUPS START NEXT WEEK (WEEK OF JANUARY 6th): The primary purpose of LIFE Groups is joining with other believers, doing life together in community as we spur one another on to grow in following Jesus and helping others begin a relationship with Jesus. If you are new to a LIFE Group or wish to change to a different LIFE Group, sign up through the church website or visit the Welcome Desk this Sunday.
DISCOVERING A CHURCH FAMILY, SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 12:30 PM TO 2:30 PM, YOUTH ROOM: I’d love for you to join me for this special time. We’ll meet in the youth room and lunch will be provided. This “101” class shares vital information on what we believe, why we do what we do- our purpose, our mission and more! This is a good opportunity to see what makes Gold Coast unique as well as what makes us “tick.” We’ll conclude by 2:30 PM.
In order to plan for the lunch, the deadline to register is Thursday, January 17. (If you could use childcare for this event, we’ll need to know the number of children and their ages by Monday, January 14.)
DO YOU HAVE A GIFT OF HOSPITALITY? If you would enjoy serving others by preparing/coordinating food and preparing a room for meetings, please contact the church office at 805.485.5433.
PRAYER TIME EVERY SUNDAY MORNING: You’re invited to Sunday morning Prayer Time from 8:30-9:00 am in the Youth Room every Sunday! Come for a couple of minutes or stay longer. This is open to everyone! Prayer cards with suggested topics will be available – you can pray aloud or silently. You can contact Anne Romero if you have any questions at anne2grace@gmail.
AN EASY ADDITIONAL WAY TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF GOLD COAST: Are you using Amazon in your Christmas shopping? Amazon will send a small percent of every purchase you make to the charity of your choice. Just go to: smile.amazon.com, and select “Gold Coast Christian Church” as the charity you wish to support from the drop-down menu under the amazon search bar. Once you make your purchases, Gold Coast will automatically receive a small donation! This works with both Amazon Prime as well as the regular Amazon. Please note: you must continue to use smile.amazon.com to utilize the donation feature on subsequent purchases; this will not activate on amazon.com!
DAILY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE:
Friday January 4 Gen. 9-11; Luke 4
Saturday January 5 Gen. 12-14; Luke 5
Sunday January 6 Gen. 15-17; Ps. 3; Luke 6
Monday January 7 Gen. 18,19; Luke 7
Tuesday January 8 Gen. 20-22; Luke 8
Wednesday January 9 Gen. 23, 24; Ps. 6; Luke 9
Thursday January 10 Gen. 25, 26; Ps. 4; Luke 10
Friday January 11 Gen. 27, 28; Luke 11
Saturday January 12 Gen. 29, 30; Luke 12
Sunday January 13 Gen. 31-33; Luke 13
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday,