After entering the Sanctuary, please
quietly be seated and turn off your cell phone to prepare your heart for
1.Sunday Morning Watch and Prayer Meeting: every Sunday morning 8:30
am at Compton’s Rm. 6.
2.Kenwood CNY Eve Meeting: will meet at Mason on Sun. Jan. 22,
3:00 to wrap dumplings. Speaker: Pastor David Wu. Welcome to attend.
3.Combined Prayer Meeting: will be on Wed. Jan. 25, 7:30 pm at
Mason church. Bros and Sis are encouraged to attend this prayer ministry.
4.Campus Fellowship Chinese New Year
Meeting: will be on Fri. Jan. 27, 6:30 pm at Compton. There will be dinner,
hymns, skits, etc., Welcome to invite friends to attend.
5.Love Feast: will be after
Worship Service on Sun. Jan. 29. Thanks to Anderson Fellowship for food
preparation and Youth Fellowship and ANC for setting up and cleaning up
afterwards. Please stay and enjoy the wonderful fellowship in the Lord.
6.Thai Short-term Missions Team Training: will be Sat.
Jan. 28, 3:00 pm at upper room of Compton’s gym. This meeting is for those
bros and sis that couldn’t make the Jan. 8 meeting. You are invited to join.
7.Youth Fellowship Winter Retreat: will be
2/17~2/19 (Fri. eve to Sun. night). Youth 7th grade up to 12th
grade are invited. Place: YMCA Camp Kern. Deadline is 1/28, $135 per person.
Parents please encourage your youth to attend.
Receipts: are available to be picked up. Please check back table or Bro. Ed Wu,
“The one who trusts
in him will never be put to shame.” (Rom. )
young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months, he had
admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom. Knowing his father
could well afford it; he told his father that it was all he wanted. As
Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited for signs that his father
had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his
father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he
was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He
handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat
disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound
Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father
and said, "With all your money, you just gave me a Bible?" and
stormed out of the house, leaving the Holy Book behind.
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a
beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was getting very
old, and thought perhaps he should go to visit him, since had not seen
him since graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a letter from friends of
the family telling him that
his father had a severe illness and hoped to see him before he
past. As he began arranging for the trip to go home, he unfortunately received
a telegram from the lawyer telling him that his father had just passed away. The lawyer told the son that his father willed all of his possessions to the son. He
needed to come home immediately and take care
things. When he arrived at his father's house, a sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart. He began to search his father's important papers and
saw the Bible, still new, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he
opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he read those words, a car
key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the
dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the
tag was the date of his graduation, and the words...PAID IN FULL. How many
times do we miss God's blessings, just because they
are not packaged as we expected? What a pity, when encountered with a simple test
of faith, due to our lack of faith, we lose great gifts from our Heavenly
Father. Why not trust in Him today, when we still have the opportunity to