Canvasing the neighborhood on Nov 23

Christmas InviteRight after church this Sunday, from 11:30am-2pm, we will go into the neighborhood around Wendler and invite people to join us for church this Advent season (Nov 30-Dec 24).  Wear warm clothes.  Pizza will be provided as we are briefed and given maps.  Then we’ll head out in twos to pass out cookies and invitations.  The more, the merrier!

Calling all bakers
Would you bake cookies this week and bring to church this Sunday in clear bags of three?  We’ll tie ribbons on each bag and hand them out as we canvas the neighborhood that afternoon.

The Story
We’re on chapter 25 this week in The Story.

Potluck Nov 9

Brings lots of tasty food this Sunday for a fun time together.  We’ll set up right after the corporate worship service at Wendler.  If your last name begins with A-I, please bring a salad, if it begins with J-R, bring a main dish, and if S-Z a dessert.  Drinks will be provided.  We look forward to enjoying time with each other over lunch.

Collect items for Syrian refugees this week

Let’s fill 50 Syria Action Packs this Sunday, Nov 2

We will organize items into bags right after church.  Bring any of the following items (any size):

  • Solid-color T-shirt (no images)
  • Socks
  • Jacket/windbreaker
  • Towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Knit hat
  • Blanket
  • Bed sheet

Text or call  33zero-7O36 to let Alana know what you are bringing in on Nov 2.  That will allow her to keep a tally so we can supplement whatever shortage there might be on any of the items.    Thank you!

Potluck right after church, Nov 9
Bring lots of food to share with our guests.  Thanks!

  • A-I salad
  • J-R main dish
  • S-Z dessert

Outreach to Wendler & Syria

We will be at Wendler Middle School fall conferences this Wed, Oct 22, noon-7PM.

Wear your CWC t-shirt and come anytime between noon and 7pm. Assist the school staff and represent the Lord and CWC to Wendler families. Our table will include CWC info flyers, water bottles, home-baked goodies and Bible verse bookmarks. Text Sabrina at 310-2130 to let her know when you’re coming or if you can drop off homemade cookies. Thanks!!!

Syria Action Packs
Bring any of the following items the next two Sundays for the Syria Action Packs:
  • t-shirt
  • socks
  • jacket/wind breaker
  • towel
  • bar of soap
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • hairbrush/comb
  • journal
  • pens
On Nov 2, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, we will assemble the Action Packs together right after the church service with the items that are brought in.
The Christians in Syria have asked for these packs to share with their Muslim neighbors to demonstrate the love of Christ.
This is a great opportunity to serve our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria.
Get more info about the action packs here.

Exciting Outreach

We’re thrilled to have a chance to meet Wendler families face-to-face Wed, Oct 22 during student conferences.  We’ll have a Clear Water Church info table set up with our water bottles and welcome flyers.  Please contact Sabrina, 310-2130, if you’d like to help for an hour or two between noon and 7pm or if you like to bake some treats for our table.  We will also assist teachers as needed.

Pick a date to join Seth this fall as he knocks on doors in the neighborhood to invite people to church and ask how he might pray for them.  Meet him at Wendler’s front parking lot on Fridays at 3pm or Sundays at 2pm for two hours.

This Sunday, bring your rimmed tires.  Dylan and company are offering to changeover your tires right after church.  Please invite anyone you know who might need this help.

Read chapter 20 in The Story for this Sunday.

Chapter 17 & the Memory Verse Challenge

Read chapter 17 for this Sunday.  It’s about the fall of Jerusalem, a shocking and tragic day for the southern kingdom, Judah.

Be ready for the Memory Verse Challenge!  The prizes are lush Sherpa throw blankets.

We’ll have a reception right after the service in honor of Austin Adams to thank him for leading our worship team these last six months.

Back to The Story

We’re diving back into The Story.  Read chapter 16 this week about Israel’s fall.  If you don’t have your own copy of The Story, pick one up this Sunday.

Also, pick up a Journey Group directory at church and find a place to be known.

1-year Anniversary this Sunday!

756149 ClearInvite friends! We will celebrate God’s faithfulness and envision another great ministry year. The worship service starts at 10 AM.

Bring your favorite dish to our potluck right after the service:
* A-L Side
* M-Z Entrée
* A-Z Dessert optional

 

 

College Alpha Group

fb-banner_v2aCollege students are invited!  Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Mike & Sabrina Merriner’s home in East Anchorage.  Call 907-727-1382 for the address, or email mmerriner@gmail.com.

Alpha invites guests to freely explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten weekly sessions with a weekend away.

Each week guests enjoy a meal and a talk on subjects as diverse as “Who is Jesus?”, “How Can I Have Faith?” and “How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?”  After the talk, guests break into small groups to discuss the content of the talk and share their own opinions.

The course is low-key, friendly and fun – and is supported by all major denominations of the Christian church.

Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon –run in 169 countries and attended by over 22 million people. Alpha is free and open to everyone.

No question is out of bounds, and participants are free to say as much or as little as they wish as they make up their own minds about the teachings of Jesus.

Let the oppressed go free

Isaiah 58:6 reads:  “Is not this the fast that I choose:
    to loose the bonds of wickedness,
    to undo the straps of the yoke,
    to let the oppressed go free,
    and to break every yoke?

We have an opportunity to speak out against the evil deeds happening against 30,000 brothers and sisters in Christ in North Korea.  Consider signing a letter of confession written to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.  This letter states that you are aware that Christians in his country are tortured, imprisoned and even executed for simply believing in God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  It also says you pray that North Korea’s citizens be free from spiritual oppression and for Mr. Kim Jong Un’s repentance and salvation.  If you wish, you can sign this letter electronically at this link and it will be delivered to North Korean representatives to the United Nations.

With so much evil happening in our world, it’s easy to think there is nothing we can do, but we can pray.  Our heavenly Father hears the prayers of the righteous.  Pray everyday for the oppressed to be free.  As you read headlines pray for God to intervene.  “…The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” (James 5:16 HCSB)