Bulletin for Sunday, March 1, 2020
Current Sermon / Series
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.
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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
This week’s worship.
Summer Mission Trip 2020
This summer we are sending a team to spend a week with our global ministries partner, Lemonade International. For 2020, we are hoping to have several youth-and-parents as part of the team. Here is some basic information about the trip.
• August 2 – 8 in Guatemala City, Guatemala
• Total cost including airfare <$1500 (2018 trip cost $1250 plus spending money)
• Scholarships and financial help available
• Final day of trip spent in Antigua (tourist destination)
Interested? Talk to Pastor Curtis. He’d love to hear from you.
Camp Athens – coming this summer!
Many of our members have been feverishly working behind the scenes to plan and prepare for our most ambitious outreach, Camp Athens. It is a one-week day camp located at Athens Drive High School and utilizing the nearby recreation facilities. A primary goal for this camp is to effectively build deeper relationships between Ekklesia and the Athens community.
Camp is for children 8-13 (as well as a mini-camp program for younger children of volunteers). Learn more at our camp website, www.CampAthens.org and register online as a camper or volunteer.
Family Hockey Night
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 21 at 7pm as the Carolina Hurricanes play host to the Ottawa Senators. Cost is $25 which includes the tickets and food for tailgating. Bring your own drinks, and be sure to carpool with a friend to save parking costs. Contact Bob at [email protected] or 336-307-5933 for more information.
Connekkt Youth: Ice-Skating March 22
After worship on Sunday, March 22nd, our High School and Middle School students will be heading over to the Polar Ice House in Cary. Cost for lunch and ice-skating is $10. Questions? Contact Shane Bazer.
The Kingdom is Yours
Part Two – Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Matthew 5:4, Luke 23:33-37.
10th Anniversary Worship Celebration
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Saturday Night Outdoor Worship
Thursday Night Outdoor Worship
Part Two – Identification Transforms Us
Part 2 – Don’t be Synagogue’d
The Great Omission
Part 4 – Community
Matthew 28:16-20; John 13:34-35