SVC eBulletin - 1/30/20 - Mission Possible! - Sharing Hope
Last week we continued our new series that focuses us on how the church exists to support each believer in accomplishing five purposes for our lives in our calling to accomplish the Great Commission. One of the first things God said about us was that it was not good for us to be alone. We were created for fellowship and this week we focused our series on why it is important to be involved in a community of believers.
We need to
walk with each other
through life, especially through troubles and trials.
We need to
work with each other
as we develop your spiritual gifts.
We need to
watch out for each other
being vigilant of the traps and troubles our enemy, the devil lays.
We need others to
weep and wait with us
through our losses.
And we need each other to
help us witness together
as we stand in front of the world and say, "We are not ashamed to say we love Jesus Christ."
It's all part of the Good News that we have to share with others and it is available to us here and now - when we are in community with each other.
There has been some great interest in having new life groups form, so stay informed here through the E-Bulletin or during the announcements on Sunday. We are working on a good way to share and make available to everyone all the different Life Groups that will be running.
If you miss any of the messages from the Commission Possible series, you can find them online along with the outlines
, or on the podcast
- Our mission continues...
"You can't take it with you." It's a popular phrase in our culture used to try to set our priorities right and understand that we miss out on the truly enjoyable things in life when all we do is work for more things. And it's true - none of our "stuff" will follow us into eternity. However, there is one thing you CAN take with you and that's your spiritual family. We will all be together at that time - worshipping our God and fellowshipping with one another. If that sounds like church, you're right! Being part of a church is just a dress rehearsal for eternity. So, who have you invited to the party?
This Sunday we look at another of our purposes - our purpose to share our faith. So many Christians want to share the Good News of our faith but simply are too afraid or don't know how. This week we will look at five confidence builders in sharing our faith that will take the fear out of doing the only thing we can do here and now that will last for eternity. See you there!
Life Groups are one of the most unique ministries SVC has to offer in that unlike anything else, they have the ability to fulfill BOTH the Great Commandment AND the Great Commission. Together we can share in the joys and challenges of life with people who care for us leading to a rich experience in our journey with God. We get to practice what God is teaching us with others who will listen, challenge, and nurture us. We get to practice new skills, use our talents and gifts, and serve people in our community with others who we know and trust. Life groups are great ways to connect with others in the church as well as a way to create a comfortable environment for you to invite friends who may not be comfortable yet with showing up on a Sunday morning. Great relationships make life better and richer! Check out one of our Life Groups for yourself and experience the difference relationships make.
Our Riches in Christ
Join Marc Potocsky as he leads a life-changing, eye-opening 12-week bible study of the book of Ephesians, called, "Our riches in Christ."
This letter along with the letter to the Colossians is the pinnacle of God's progressive revelation of the mystery of the gospel to the church given to the apostle Paul, the "Apostle of grace." Its main theme is God’s gift to the church (you and I), which is His body and the foundational multifaceted Grace of God, establishing the believers calling, position, identity, and perfect union in Christ.
Tuesday evenings 7 pm
Tim and Jennifer Kearney's home
136 Pritchett Dr, Westbrook.
Thursday evenings 5 pm
SVC Parish Center Office
510 Village Walk, Guilford
Ladies Fellowship - Thursdays - 5 pm
Join Eileen Cramer as she leads a Ladies Fellowship for women on Thursday evenings at the parish center. The topic may change from week to week, but there will always be time for fellowship and prayer. For more information, contact Eileen.
New Life Groups are continuing to form. Check back here for more information on new groups. If you have an idea for a new group, see Pastor Chris!
THIS Monday, February 3rd - 7 pm
Don Cramer hosts a get together for the men of our fellowship every first Monday of the month at 7 pm. It will take place at the Parish Center, located at 510 Village Walk in Guilford. All men are invited to come and there is no need to RSVP. If you would like more information, please contact Don at 203-980-1716
Thrive is a group for junior and senior high students. An atmosphere where anybody and everybody can come and feel included, loved, and heard. The focus is on helping young people learn how to connect with Jesus in a deeper and more personal way. They regularly tackle some very tough topics that are current in our world today.
Check out JJ Secki as he gives an intro to what to expect at THRIVE!
THRIVE meets every Wednesday at the Parish Center located in Village Walk, in Guilford. 6:30 - 8:30. For more information contact JJ Secki at 203.645.4054.
Youth Winter Retreat is coming!
We are excited for what God has in store for our teens this year! This will be a jam-packed weekend full of fun, prayer, worship, and teaching — and a great opportunity to build deep relationships in and outside of their youth group while they reignite their passion for Jesus. Contact JJ Secki.
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 3:30 PM –
Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 12:00 PM EST
287 Owego Turnpike
Waymart, PA 18472
Oasis and Pre-Service Prayer
Every Sunday Morning 9:00-10:15
Do you need prayer? Do you enjoy praying for others? How about just taking a break and listening for God's still small voice?
Every Sunday morning we have a time of prayer and what we call Oasis. We start with Oasis, which is a time of sitting at the feet of Jesus. It is a Harp and Bowl style of worship featuring musical prayer. The name is derived from Revelation 5:8, describing heavenly creatures which each had harps and held golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints.) Harp and bowl, soaking Praise and Prayer in an intimate setting, finding rest for your soul. After Oasis we try to be more intentional about praying for our community, area churches, and the needs of our church.
Oasis and Prayer meet in the Leete room down the hall from where we have our Sunday morning service. For more information, see Marc Potocsky.
Tithes and Offerings
At SVC we don't have a special time in the service set aside for collecting tithes and offerings. At a table located at the entrance door, you will find a small box with a cross cutout on the top. Please place your tithes and offerings in this box. There are envelopes that will be alongside the box that will allow you to designate how you may like your gift applied, or for you to receive a giving statement for cash donations. Please feel free to add your name to your gift, or to designate it toward Tithes and offerings, Missions, or our new Building Fund.
Alternatively, if you prefer to make your contribution online, you can find a link to our
on the website. There you can choose to make a one-time gift, or if it is more convenient you can set up a recurring gift. You can get to that page directly by clicking
Meals on Wheels Concert
Part of our regular missions support is sown directly into our local community through the Guilford Interfaith Volunteer organization. On Wednesday, February 12 there will be a benefit concert performed by the talented young musicians of the Guilford High School Voices, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band.
You are invited to come and enjoy an evening of music and songs performed by these talented young people. A free-will donation will be available to benefit Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visiting and Charlie’s Closet.
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 PM
Guilford High School Auditorium
605 New England Road, Guilford, CT 06437
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God at Work
If you have something the Lord has done for you, we would love to share it with the church. Please let
I will praise you to all my brothers; I will stand up before the congregation and testify of the wonderful things you have done.
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Today, more and more people start the search for a new church family online, and the first stop is usually Google. People want to get a taste of the church from the privacy of their home before they venture out to see what it is like in person. That is part of the reason we have spent so much time making our website attractive, relevant, and up to date.
However, in addition to seeing what our website is like, people also want to hear from other people what their experience has been. They way they do this is through reviews. Shoreline Vineyard Church is on Google as well as Google Maps. If you can spare a minute, maybe you would feel comfortable sharing something about our fellowship that would help someone else who is looking for a new home church? If you click
you will be taken to our Google Maps page. There you can see what others have said and share your story as well. Just scroll down to where you see "WRITE A REVIEW."
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Shoreline Night of Prayer - Cancelled for January 12th. New date to follow!
Vineyard Eastern Conference - July 21-23 - North Jersey Vineyard, South Hackensack, NJ.
Everyone is invited!
Trunk or Treat - October 27th 2-4pm
Real God. Real Life.
Shoreline Vineyard Church
P.O. Box 383
Guilford, CT 06437
770 Boston Post Road
Village Walk Plaza
Guilford, CT 06437
Guilford Community Center
32 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1:30PM