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Sovereign Grace Fellowship

“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”

9:25  Announcements and Prayer

(Please enter the sanctuary quietly during prayer time.)

9:40  Believer’s Worship      

            Lord’s Supper

            Scripture Reading and Message – Mike Foss
             “Hitting the Highlights of Prayer”
             Mark 11:20-25
            Closing Song/Hymn

11:00  Fellowship Time

11:15  Sunday School Time

~12:15  Fellowship Lunch

This Week’s Events:

Nursery:   Laura Shorey
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.

Wednesday:  Bible Study and Youth Group 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday:  Soup Kitchen 4:30 p.m.

Church Cleaning for 3/24:  Cassie Shorey
Church Snowblowing for 3/12-18:  Steve Shorey
Next Week’s Nursery:   Janet Foss


Volunteer needed to pick up water jugs for the church.  See Mike Foss if you are interested.

Today’s Adult Sunday School topic is “Thirsty Hearts” from Psalm 42:1-2 and John 7:37-39 with Moe Bergeron.

As you may know, Jared Christian will be leaving us on Monday, March 12th, to head south.  We will be hosting a farewell luncheon today following Sunday School.  We plan to have some of Jared’s favorite foods (chicken Parm, broccoli, Texas cheese fries, brownies, etc.).  We hope you can join us to say goodbye to a wonderful person, as well as one of God’s most faithful servants.

Meals for Ed and Nancy, the same as last time.  They would like Meals on Mondays and Thursdays.  Small quantities, like a 8×8 aluminium disposable pan. Casseroles, not baked, but with cooking instructions.   The signup calendar will be on the table in the hall.  

Please join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study and Youth Group.  Bible Study Topic:  Life in the Church:  “Help Is Given to Pray”

The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, March 17th at 4:30 p.m.   Steve Shorey will be speaking. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

On Sunday, March 25th the first VBS Skit practice will happen after lunch.

Once again we are planning to have a “non-traditional” Good Friday Service on March 30th.  We are looking for anyone that has an encouraging verse, relating to the cross, please be prepared to share and read to the body.  Also, if anyone has a song that encourages them as well, please bring it forward prior to the night’s service.  This way we can give our musicians the courtesy of knowing the songs to be played.  Please see Moe Bergeron with questions, songs and thoughts.  Service will start at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday April 1st.

Our Traditional Easter Breakfast will be held after the Sunrise Service on Easter morning.  We would love to have as many people attend as possible, so don’t let the lack of a contribution stand in your way, please come.  The cost will be $2 per person not to exceed $10 per family, along with a baked good to share.  Please see Janet Foss if you are planning to attend or if you have invited other families or friends.

Mark your calendar!  VBS will be July 9-13!  More information is soon to be announced!

We continue to collect protein items (canned tuna, salmon or chicken, peanut butter, hash, hearty meat-based soup, chili) for the Boscawen Food Pantry. Please place items donated in the basket in the hall.

My amazing church family,    Thank you so much for paying for my missions trip to Honduras in February.   Without you, I could not have gone.  The missionaries are so appreciative of us coming to serve their children.      You are the smallest by far of the sending church families for the team, but you are also the most giving and generous!!  The missionaries and my co-team members were amazed!!  at the way you support missions.     Thank you so much.  Love,  Sharon

“Sin … exceeding sinful.”

Romans 7:13

Beware of light thoughts of sin. At the time of conversion, the conscience is so tender, that we are afraid of the slightest sin. Young converts have a holy timidity, a godly fear lest they should offend against God. But alas! very soon the fine bloom upon these first ripe fruits is removed by the rough handling of the surrounding world: the sensitive plant of young piety turns into a willow in after life, too pliant, too easily yielding. It is sadly true, that even a Christian may grow by degrees so callous, that the sin which once startled him does not alarm him in the least. By degrees men get familiar with sin. The ear in which the cannon has been booming will not notice slight sounds. At first a little sin startles us; but soon we say, “Is it not a little one?” Then there comes another, larger, and then another, until by degrees we begin to regard sin as but a little ill; and then follows an unholy presumption: “We have not fallen into open sin. True, we tripped a little, but we stood upright in the main. We may have uttered one unholy word, but as for the most of our conversation, it has been consistent.” So we palliate sin; we throw a cloak over it; we call it by dainty names. Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison? Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the little foxes spoil the grapes? Doth not the tiny coral insect build a rock which wrecks a navy? Do not little strokes fell lofty oaks? Will not continual droppings wear away stones? Sin, a little thing? It girded the Redeemer’s head with thorns, and pierced his heart! It made him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe. Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity, you would fly from it as from a serpent, and abhor the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which crucified the Saviour, and you will see it to be “exceeding sinful.”