Week of November 12th, 2017
Texas – Please pray for the families of those who lost their lives as well as those injured in the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Pray specifically for one family who lost eight family members. Pray also that the community will experience God’s loving embrace as they mourn this loss.
The Persecuted Church – Christian organizations are coming together this month to encourage the Church to pray for fellow believers who suffer because of their faith. One example is in northern Iraq, where Christians face genocide. Alliance churches in that country have been caring for Jesus followers and other religious minorities who have fled their homes. Many have lost family members, possessions, and livelihoods.
Please pray that they and other persecuted believers around the world will remain strong in their faith despite physical and psychological abuse; experience the joy and peace that comes only from God; be bold witnesses for the gospel; and respond to their enemies with grace, love, and forgiveness. Also, intercede for the quick release of those in captivity and hope for Christians in refugee camps.
Puerto Rico District – Please pray for Puerto Ricans as they continue the rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Intercede especially for God’s abundant provision for those who are still without basic necessities for daily life. Also, continue to pray for Alliance churches as they assist with recovery efforts.
EMPOWERING ALLIANCE MINISTRIES – Your prayers are making a difference in our world today! In addition, support of Alliance workers worldwide equips our global family to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those who are longing for the love and mercy only Jesus can provide. Please pray for a spirit of generosity among Alliance people so these vital ministries can strengthen and expand.
Operation Christmas Child – A team will purchase the items and the youth will fill the shoeboxes. We need to cover the cost of the items plus $9 for the cost of mailing the shoeboxes overseas. Please place your dontaions in the regular offering with Operation Christmas Child written on the memo line of your checks. The due date for the donations has been extended. See Sally or Linda for more information. Thanks!
GA elections will be held today after the Chinese service. If you are a member, please be in prayer as you cast your vote for next year’s GA members.
Testimonies wanted for the Thanksgiving service on Thursday Nov. 23rd – Please submit no more than a 2 page written testimony by Sunday, Nov. 19th to Pastor Ed.
The Chinese Alliance International Fellowship is in need of some single beds for some of our international students. Please see Pastor Ed or Wills.
Metro Ministries – Are you interested in volunteering for Metropolitan Ministries’ Thanksgiving tent (11/22 – 8:45 to 11:30am) on Wed., November 22nd. Please see Linda Cheung.
Church Christmas Celebration will be held Saturday November 16th at 7pm. Please make time to remember celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Please also invite families and friends to join us.
English conversatonal classes started today. If you are interested in serving with us and making an impact on the lives of international students, please see Leticia Uy or Nate Parodi. The teaching time will be from 9 to 10:30 am each Sunday.
Wednesday night, November 15th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Please join us for this special time of prayer for our church and world
Baptism classes – If anyone is interested in baptism, please see Pastor Ed.
Choose a Bible Reading Plan for youself during 2017 – It is still not to late to start your Bible reading plan for this year. http://www.ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/
Pray for Pastor Sam Seaman & Ginny and for Pastor Joe Brown & Mary – For the health of Pastor Joe Brown. He and Mary continue to serve with our Mixed-marriage ministry each month. Pastor Sam Seaman will be sharing with us today.
English Worship Service begins at 10:45 am every Sunday. Please be on time. Kids Praise Ministry contunues to serve. Please be praying with us for these new changes.
CAIF NOW MEETING EVERY SUNDAY...