Monday, February 20, 2023

Scripture and Announcements for February 19

Matthew  4:1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.


Tuesdays 9:30 Bible Study

February 25 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper for the community

sponsored by Witness Commission. Sign up sheet in the back.

February 28 Deadline for March newsletter submissions

March 8 Full Board Meeting

March 12 3:00 Closing service for Franklin Grove CoB

Offering plates are in the back on the tables. Thank you for your

continued giving!

Donation Box: Utilities

First Sundays: food donations for food banks

Pastor Larry Traxler- (217) 454-2362

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Keep in Your Prayers

Anna Rose Larrick family; Tate Sawyer; Jonah Martina; Jan

Bower; Larry Traxler; Michelle West; Michelle’s mom; Carolyn

Hirsch; Eli Brunner; Nancy Fansler; Joe Waltz; Doug Larrick;

Ron & Kathleen Petersen; Anna Gentry Thompson; Debbie

Leibrock; Dorthea Wood; Tina Wilhelm; Mindy Sawyer; Marlene

Schultz; Carl and Wilma Cable; Mike and Carol Seidenstricker;

Adiline Young; Kim Lehmann; Doug Fansler; Shawn Cain;

Robert Cripe; Mayo & Darlene Hanaver; Patty Cripe; Lauren

Gross; Stacie Warren; Nancy Gorrell; many unspoken requests;

Coronavirus; healthcare workers and first responders; victims of

disasters; victims of shootings; shut-ins; the Nigerian church;

Haitian Brethren; Ukraine; Hope Welty Library; Florida; Puerto

Rico; Turkey/Syria earthquake

Military and Other Services and their families

Brethren Volunteer Service workers; Disaster project workers

District Prayer Calendar: Yellow Creek congregation in Northern

IL and their 175 th anniversary this year

Church of the Brethren vision statement:

Together, as the Church of the Brethren, we will passionately live

and share the radical transformation and holistic peace of Jesus

Christ through relationship-based neighborhood engagement. To

move us forward, we will develop a culture of calling and

equipping disciples who are innovative, adaptable, and fearless.

Our Mission Statement:

Love God, grow with others, serve faithfully, reach the lost,

find peace.

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