Happy Wednesday, FCC!
Today is Inauguration Day, and regardless of how we voted, Paul in 1 Timothy 2 tells us to pray for our leaders. He writes,
1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
So as President Biden takes the oath of office, let us talk to God on his behalf and on behalf of our country that our President would lead, while seeking God’s wisdom and righteousness.
Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series on the book of James called “The Way: 12 Rules to Live by for and Inspired Life.” This week from James 3.1-12 we learn rule #3: Tame Your Tongue.
THIS WEEK’S BIBLE MEMORY VERSE
Ephesians 4:31-32 (Forgiveness)
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Everyone is welcome to attend the FCC Annual Meeting, and you’re going to want to plan to be there! We’ll be sharing some stories and highlights of how God is moving in and among us, as well as talking about how we see God leading us in 2021 and beyond. FCC covenant members will also be voting to affirm FCC elders and officers.
An important step in following Jesus is baptism. In consultation with local health workers, we want to offer you an opportunity to take a next step to be baptized. If you have said yes to following Jesus, but haven’t been baptized yet, we invite you to sign up to be baptized.
If you are hesitant because of COVID-19 concerns to join us on campus for your baptism, we would love to assist you in celebrating your relationship with Jesus in a setting more helpful to you. Whether you'd like to be baptized during an in-person service on Sunday, Feb. 7, or in a different setting, please sign up at fcchudson.com or on the app, and Pastor Larry Szyman will follow up with you.
The next child dedications will take place on Sunday, February 28, during the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Learn more and get registered at fcchudson.com or the FaithBase app.
Each summer, Faith Community Church dedicates a week to serving our neighbors across the St. Croix Valley through FaithWorks. Save the date now and request vacation time so you can serve this summer. You can learn more about why we have FaithWorks each year and how you can get involved in this blog post by Pastor Larry Szyman, “Why FaithWorks Might Be My Favorite Week of the Year.”
This full-time position offers a person the opportunity to apply his or her communication gifts and skills in support of our mission to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ. You can find the job description at fcchudson.com or on the FaithBase app. For more information, please contact Pastor Steve Holsteen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.386.4070, x105. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Ashley Hines by Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at email@example.com or by mail at: Faith Community Church, Attention: Ashley Hines, 777 Carmichael Road, Hudson, WI 54016.
The Hudson Area Food Shelf serves our community with volunteer help from the Hudson churches. FCC provides volunteers during the month of February, and we need volunteers to serve! The volunteer hours needed are weekday mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm (M-TH) and Tuesday afternoons (4:00-6:00pm). If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Shirley Root at 715-410-2976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!