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Bulletin for Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Colossians 3:1-17

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

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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.

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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 rpatterson@triad.rr.com or 336-307-5933 for more information.

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