Friday Connection 3.27.20

We’ve been praying for Brien and Terry’s niece Brieanne who was 21 weeks pregnant.  She has now had an emergency c-section, GIDEON weighs 1.5 pounds, and is breathing well.  Gideon is considered a micro-preemie. So small for the doctor’s instruments, barely viable.  If this would have happened last week he could not have been treated.  Pray for Gideon and his mother Brieanne.  A miracle indeed! No family is allowed to visit them.

The next Chapel Friends Conference call (Conversation and Prayer) is planned for tonight, Friday evening at 7:00 pm.  

·       Shortly before 7 pm, simply dial on your phone 857-444-6500

·       then enter the ID Code 845-101-528 when prompted, and you are in!!!   

For your study, this coming Sunday’s Sermon text is John 13: 34 NEW COMMANDMENT I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 

This is the same ‘rule’ or different from the GOLDEN RULE? Since the 18th century the “Golden Rule” has been commonly designated as an ethical maxim by most all religions, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” attributed to Jesus by Matthew (7:12) and Luke (6:31).  

For your comfort today… 2 Corinthians 4: But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. 

13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 

How are you?

To our regular church ‘donors.’  In order to make a tithe/donation to our church please send it to: CLC, PO Box 91, Colchester, CT 06415.  Also, on-line ‘virus free’ depositing is available. Please give me a call to assist you at 860-537-3914.  
Pastor Mike Brubaker, DMin