Sunday Notice (28th April, 2019)
1).The Worship this Sunday morning was conducted by our Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, while newly appointed Pastor Rev. Songram Keshari Singh shared God’s Word. In the afternoon Odia Worship, Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani conducted the Service, while Rev. Songram Keshari Singh shared God’s Word. Deacon Prof. Anup Samantaray preached God’s Word in the C.S. Pur Worship center. Deacon Mr. Bibhuti Ranjan Sen preached God’s Word in the Kalinga Vihar Worship center; while Rev. Rajendra Prasad Pani shared God’s Word in the Sundarpada Worship center, where he conducted the Holy Communion subsequently.
In Jagatsinghpur area, our Evangelist Mr. Gobinda Sahu leads a small Worship on Sunday morning @ 10 am. We thank these servants of God for ministering to our various Congregations this Sunday.
2). Prayer for the sick brethren:
3). The Weekly Church Prayer will be held tomorrow, i.e. 29-04-19 where sis. Leena Pramanik will be sharing her testimony with God’s Word. Prayer will follow. Come and attend.
4). The Morning Prayer is held every day from 7-8 am in Church (except Sundays). Please join in this time of early Morning Prayer. You will be richly blessed through this fellowship.
5). The Youth fellowship is held on Saturdays @ 5:30 pm. We request all young people and especially those youngsters in the Choir as well as those who have taken Baptism recently to come and join in this fellowship. It will help them grow stronger in the Word of God as they face challenges and temptation of this world. Next week on 4th May, the session will be taken by our Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani. We request all youngsters to come and be part of this fellowship held on Saturdays.
7). A Counselling center has started to function in our church from Wednesday last. Any person belonging to any age can consult our counselors in the church from 6 pm on wards every Wednesday. We may not talk about it, but many of us have issues, both young and old – like broken relationships, youthful temptations, guilt, feeling of inadequacy, problems at the workplace, understanding the will of God and many more. We need counselling.
Those in need of counseling may come to the church and interact with our counselors led by our Pastors and Evangelists. We also request you to pray for this special initiative as it is of utmost importance to the congregation as well as the outside world.
8). We request you to pray to the Lord so that He may open the way for the extension of this building so that more people can come in and worship together.
9). CE UNION Announcements
a) The C.E. Union will be having their Weekly Devotion on Tuesday (30th April, 2019) @ 7 pm where bro. Thomas Pradhan will be sharing God’s Word. Come and attend.
b) The C.E. Union will be holding the Prem Nalini Das memorial inter-prayer zone Bible quiz competition in the church at 6:30 pm on May 14 (Tuesday). The questions will be from the book of Leviticus and Numbers (OT) and from the Gospel of Mark (NT). The Prayer Co-ordinators are requested to provide names of 2 participants from their prayer zones to the Secretary, C.E. Union, Mr. Amit Nayak.
c) The C.E. Union will be holding Revival Meetings in the church on May 28-29 @ 6:30 pm. The speaker will be Rev. Niranjan Turuk from Cuttack. The theme of the Revival Meeting is taken from Romans 12:2. The C.E. flag will be hoisted @ 8 am on May 28 by a senior C.E. leader.
10). As you are aware, the church has a system to facilitate the worshipers to pay their tithe or donations to the church. We have envelopes available with us which you may pick up from any Deacon after the worship, tick the boxes and hand over the same with the money to the Deacon and get the receipt immediately.
11). As you are aware, the church runs a SMS network among the worshipers to keep them posted about happenings in the church and important notifications. Till now, we were operating on a small scale and we could reach out to a limited number of people. Besides, we could post only one message in 24 hours. But we have moved to a platform where we can reach more people and send out any number of messages.
We request those worshipers who are not yet included in the list or who do not get the messages to kindly give us their numbers so that they can be included. You may write your name and cell number in the register provided outside after the worship.
12). We had started a special Prayer series for the districts of Odisha in both the Worship Services since 30 September 2018. Last week on Resurrection Sunday, we completed praying for all the 30 districts. Let us continue to uphold those districts and our State in our prayers. Let every person in every district hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
13). We request you to continue to pray for the large number of people who have been given the gospel through initiatives of the church in recent weeks so that they may come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in their lives.
14). The Adjourned Meeting of the Church General Body which was held in the church on April 24, 2019 discussed the modalities for selection of Church Board members. We had received suggestions from 65 persons and the meeting had constituted a six-member Committee to go into the matter. The members of the Committee are Mr. Sushil Kumar Deep (Convenor), Mr. Susanta Kumar Pradhan, Mr. Tapas Dey, Mr. Samarendra Pradhan, Dr. Prasanta Kumar Nayak and Ms. Aniva Chand. They will scrutinize the proposals and come up with a single proposal incorporating the suggestions provided by the members. The next meeting of the General Body in this issue will be held in the church on 8th May @ 7 pm. All the members and Associate members are requested to attend this meeting. Please keep this issue in your prayers. Let God’s will alone be done.
15) The Vacation Bible School will be held in our church from May 13-20, 2019 and the classes will commence @ 6:30 am in the morning and conclude @ 9:30 am. A Meeting of the teachers was held in this regard on 29th March evening & 10th April. We request our worshipers to encourage their children to attend the VBS for their spiritual growth. The detailed program will be made known to you later. A meeting of the VBS teachers will be held in the church @ 7 pm on 1st May, 2019.
16). Mission is the heartbeat of the church. But, how serious are we when it comes to mission? Our church will be organizing Mission Sunday on 12 May, 2019. Let us pray and plan to have an effective program on that day which will invigorate our congregation into missionary work.
17). Our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani has been promoted to the post of Pastor of our church. Rev. Songram Keshari Singh has been appointed (contractual) as Pastor and our Evangelist Mr. Sandeep Kumar Giri inducted as Associate Pastor (Youth and Mission). Please uphold them in your prayers as they prepare to lead the church spiritually ahead.
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