eBulletin - Middletown Church of the Nazarene

On-Line Giving Available
Verse of the Week
—check out “set up online giving” on our church website: www.middletownnaz.com
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that
confess his name. Hebrew 13:15 (NIV)
Prayer Needs
App for online Giving
—download the “Egiving Mobile” app by Stewardship Technology for your iPhone or
Android smart phone.
MCON Text Alerts
To receive texts from MCON (one of our frequently used forms of communication) send a
message from your cell phone to 40650 that says “Join MCON” (without quotation marks).
Also be sure that no automatic signature is included in the message. You will receive a
text message back asking you to replay “yes” to confirm.
MCON Email Messages
If you are not currently receiving emails from MCON and would like to do so, please
provide your current email address to the church office.
Daily Devotional
The Daily Office. Daily prayers and Bible Readings for the church. Available every Sunday
in the foyer on the information table next to sanctuary doors. You may also download the
“Youversion Bible App” on your smart phones and tablets by searching “Bible” in your app
store or going to bible.com/app in your browser. You will then be able to find our
church’s “Daily Office” by going to the “Live” section of the app and search our zip code
Madison Christian Counseling Center
Appointments are available here in our facility. For appointments please call 643-6017.
Pastoral Staff
Dr. Philip C. Rogers ▪ Senior Pastor ▪ pcr52@sbcglobal.net
Pastor David Whitteberry ▪ Senior Adults ▪ eugenenaz@msn.com
Pastor Sherry Rogers ▪ Worship Ministries ▪ singitsher@sbcglobal.net
Pastor Mike Konkle ▪ Pastoral Care ▪ mikekonkle@comcast.net
Pastor Danny Barrett ▪ Recovery Ministry ▪ celebraterecoveynaz@yahoo.com
Pastor Christen Sanders ▪ Young Adults ▪ christensanders@gmail.com
Jennifer Murdick ▪ Interim Youth Leader▪ jmmurdick2010@gmail.com
Matt Wolfe▪ Youth Worship Coordinator▪ mattandmissyw@hughes.net
Pastor Matt Gargiulo ▪ Associate Pastor for Children and Intergenerational
Ministries ▪ matthewrgargiulo@gmail.com
Bruce Sutton ▪ Administrative Assistant ▪ Bruce.sutton@sbcglobal.net
Pam Poor ▪ SDMI Superintendent ▪ 765-639-1187
Robin Sanders ▪ Office Administrator ▪ middletownnaz@sbcglobal.net
Church Office Hours: M, T,
Th., F 8:00-2:30 (closed Wed.) Feb. 2
The Next Encounter
God Weekend
February 27 & 28,
Calendar at a Glance
Feb. 2
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 7
Feb. 14
Feb. 15
Feb. 18
Feb. 22
Feb. 24
Feb. 27-28
Young at Heart Luncheon
Church Board Meeting
Membership Class 101-6:00pm
Pre-Teen Boys’ Pokagon Trip
Teen Bible Quiz at Columbia City
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Mission Meeting
Alabaster Offering
Ash Wednesday
Blood Drive
Prayer Focus—Refugee Centers
Continue to pray for the people in the Middle East who have had to flee their homeland and
seek shelter in refugee centers. Most of the refugee families only consist of women and
children. Many of their husbands, fathers and sons were killed in attacks, in the fighting, or
they disappeared mysteriously. The church helps them not just with logistical things, but
also in spiritual, psychological, physical and mental ways.
Service Men and Women
Sink, Justin—POB 26523-GMF GU 96921 USA (Guam)
LCPL Perry, Shawn—back home for now
Deeney, Austin & Carissa—PSC 2 Box 11762 APO AE 09012
CPL Sean Bussa, US Army Serving in Ft Campbell, Ky. 101Airborne
SPC, Vetor, Sy
Robby Seward—at Twenty Nine Palms, CA. Marine Base
Charles Hay-Being deployed to Kuwait soon
Church of the
Church Family
David Gadberry-surgery recovery
Cecilia Floyd
Sherry Fields-surgery recovery
Matt & Rachel Gargiulo-transitioning to Middletown in next couple weeks
Mikayla Donahue-Peyton Manning Hospital-long term leukemia treatments
Dave Johnston
Pat Waid-surgery recovery
Jill Rednour-foot surgery recovery
Keith Bussa-stroke recovery
Corinne Havenstrite-pregnancy
Jim Bevel-chemo therapy
Jeannie Grimm
Work and Witness
Pray for a continued spirit of revival in our church
Projects Mexico:
Extended Family
Rev. Tom Chapman-Lutheran Hospital Ft. Wayne
Liz Vores’ grandma, Marie-surgery
Kristen Owens-16yr. Daughter of Kent Vetor’s niece
Steve Price-son-in-law of Tammy Masters critical after heart attack
Kelli Drake-cancer
Praise Salvation for Cheryl Wallen’s dad
Pat Waid’s neice, Danielle-hospitalized and 34 weeks pregnant
Union Hildago
Salina Cruz
Matias Romero
Ojital Circuelo
Shut-Ins and Nursing Home
Martha Smith-(shut-in) living a Stan’s home in Middletown-608 N. 13th-354-2475
Margaret Givens-Bethany Pointe Rehab, 1707 Bethany Rd, Anderson, 46012 (Rm #118)
Gerri Lockridge-Heritage House in New Castle
Betty Whitteberry-Middletown Nursing & Rehab-Room 101
Jim & Naomi Samples-Elmcroft Assisted Living 1601 N. Morrison, Muncie
Judy Sink-at home
Joyce Anderson-Middletown Nursing & Rehab
Ginny Catron-(mom of Peggy Seward)-Miller’s Merry Manor
Barb Gibbs-Bethany Pointe
Margaret Sneed, Patty Miller’s mom-going home this week! PTL
John 4:19-26
February 1, 2015
698 N. 5th Street, Middletown, IN 47356
Phone: 765-354-2327
Fax: 765-354-4980
(digital copies of bulletin available on our website)
Weekly Giving Report
Weekly Budgeted Need $10,755.00
Offerings for Budgeted Funds:
Reg. Tithes & Offerings
Building Funds
Last Week’s Offerings
Tim Sizemore-loss of dad
Family of Amy Woolard (sister-in-law of Lois Griggs)
Cheryl Wallen loss of dad
Ron Gold (brother of Julia Ott)-his son was tragically killed in accident
Thank You for Praying………
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Sunday Morning
Adult Sunday School
For anyone who is interested in being a member of MCON or is relatively new to our church,
MEMBERSHIP 101 is just for YOU! These sessions, led by Pastor Phil, will give you vital
information and the beliefs and practices of our local and also the global Church of the
Nazarene. The first class option is being offered right after worship service today. (Lunch is
provided.) It’s not too late to get on board! The second class option will be offered this
Tuesday evening at 6:00pm. (Light supper provided.) Contact Pastor Phil this morning if you’
re interested in participating.
Classes 9:00 AM
Rm. 120
Rm. 121
Rm. 129
Rm. 136
Rm. 141
Rm. 142
Rm. 146
Fireplace Room
Digging Deeper
Study of Hebrews
Study of Hebrews
SonShine Group (special needs)
Minor Prophets
History of the Church
Study of Hebrews
Pastor Phil Rogers
Bruce Seward
Pastor Dave/Janet Griggs Abbott
Bill Lantz/ Pyles/Dan Fountain
Matt Wolfe
Karen Michael
Pam Poor
Sharon Smith
Classes 9:00 AM
Rm. 227
Jr. High— 7th and 8th grade
Rm. 228
Sr. High—9th-12th grade
Children’s Sunday School
Classes 9:00 AM
Rm. 105
Rm. 102
Rm 201
Rm 206
Rm 209
Nursery 0-18 months
Nursery 18-36 months
K-3rd grade
4th-6th grade
Sunday Morning
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Prayer & Hospitality
Worship Service- Sanctuary
10:15 AM
Sunday Evening
5:00-6:00 p.m.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Large Group Meeting
-Praise and worship, followed by a teaching/lesson, personal testimony or
special guest.
Open Share Groups
-Gender-specific groups are designed to meet various recovery needs and
to prepare individuals for Step Study groups.
Solid Rock Café
Fellowship, Coffee and Snacks
Youth Bible Studies
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Jr. High Boys & Girls
Sr. High Boys
Sr. High Girls
Wednesday Mid-Week
Bible Study –Adults
6:30 p.m.
Fireplace Rm Agents of the Apocalypse with Pastor
Mike Konkle
Job Readiness Class-Adults
Rm 141 with Pastor Christen Sanders
Bible Study –4th –6th grade Boys and Girls 6:30 p.m.
Teen Worship Service –7th –12th grade Boys & Girls
6:30 p.m.
With Matt Wolfe
Hand Bell Ensemble With Pastor Sherry
7:15 p.m.
Fundraiser for Mikayla
Encounter God Retreat
Mark your calendar! Our third Encounter God Retreat Weekend will be
held Friday-Saturday, February 27-28 right here at MCON. This is for
anyone desiring to draw closer to God and grow in our knowledge of Him.
Registration forms are available at the foyer table. Need more
information? Contact Bruce Sutton. This weekend retreat can be a life-changing experience.
Labor For Your Neighbor
Celebrate Recovery
Weekly Events
7:00 p.m.
Young Adult Small Group
christensanders@gmail.com or
Our next missions meeting is planned for Saturday, 2/14, at 9:00am. Everyone interested in
local missions is invited and strongly encouraged to attend these meetings led by our
missions president, Tari Worrell. We’re making plans for a very special outreach effort right
here in our community. Your participation and support are greatly appreciated!!
Alabaster Sunday-February 15th
February is Alabaster Offering Month in the Global Church of the
Nazarene. This special offering, which goes to help purchase land and
buildings on mission fields around the world, is received semi-annually.
Our goal at MCON is 100% participation. No contribution is too small.
Your generosity will make a difference!
Soup For Missions
Now Available: White Chicken Chili Soup. (This is Don Becker’s award winning
recipe.) Place your order today (it’s just $6.00 per container) and you’ll be
helping to support our local and worldwide missions projects. Also you will find
in your bulletin an order form for future soups being offered.
6:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study & Prayer
9:00 a.m.
Women’s Care and Share group
7:30 p.m.
Open Basketball in Gym
Today is the beginning of our 2-month challenge: FFP15. Not sure what the
challenge is all about? Check out the blue bulletin insert for all the details on this
5-part challenge. In case your family wasn't in the foyer at 10:00am this morning, we
missed you! It’s never too late to start…..we hope to see you there next Sunday! This
challenge is a great opportunity to be very intentional about the ministry of
encouraging and building up the body of Christ. Will you take the challenge?
Wednesday, February 18, marks the beginning of the 2015 Season of Lent. In
observance of this special season of the Christian year, prayer stations (with interactive
activities) will be available in the sanctuary from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Families and /
or individuals can move through all stations at their own pace, but it is suggested that
you allow approximately 30 minutes. “Come near to God and He will come near to
you.” (James 4:8)
Wednesday Night Class
Agents of the Apocalypse-A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End
Who will usher in earth’s final days? Are we living in the end
times? What if the players depicted in the book of Revelation
were out in force today? And if they were, would you know how
to recognize them? In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy
expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no Bible teacher has done
before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its
major players: the exile, the martyrs, the 144,000, the two
witnesses, the dragon, the beast from the earth, the beast from the sea, the Victor,
the King, and the Judge. Skillfully crafted to engage both the heart and the mind,
each chapter opens with an engaging, biblically based dramatization that brings
prophecies to life as never before. As Dr. Jeremiah presents these agents in the
context of their unique times and places in the end times, he weaves a rich tapestry
of the temperaments, motives, and conspiracies that Scripture tells us will precipitate
earth’s final days. Then, in each chapter, Dr. Jeremiah provides a detailed study called
“The Scripture behind the Story,” which explores some of Revelation’s most cryptic
passages, explaining how to interpret them and, most important, how they apply to
the malevolent forces at play in the world today. The stage is set, and the curtain is
about to rise on earth’s final act. Will you be ready?
The Tent Young Adult Ministry
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the Month at 7:00PM at Middletown
Church of the Nazarene. Small groups meet every Monday night at
7:00pm in various locations. Visit our website
@ thetentonline.com or contact Pastor Christen at 586-322-2622 for
more information.
Young at Heart Luncheon
The next Young at Heart luncheon will be held on Monday, 9th (weather permitting)
beginning at noon. The menu will include delicious baked steak and all the “fixins.” Please
RSVP by signing up at the welcome center desk. Young at Heart ministries are open for
anyone age 55 and older. New attendees are always welcome!
7:00 p.m.
The Tent—Young Adult
The girls pre-teen class will be selling valentine cookies, as a fundraiser for
Mikayla Donahue. You can place your order at table in foyer today and the next
two Sundays, see order form insert. Orders and money due by 2/9/15. Pick up
orders at church on 2/13/15, 5:00pm-7:00pm or 2/14/15, 10:00am-noon. See
Cheryl Farmer or Jill Scott for any questions.
Teen Sunday School
Front Door Greeters Needed
Arnie Everett needs help with greeters for the front outside door. Two people are needed
each Sunday from 10:00-10:15. If you are interested in helping, please text/call his cell phone
#765-729-5016. Also, if a Sunday School class would like to sign up for a whole month, that
would be great!! Thanks and God bless. Arnie
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our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual
words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Twenty
years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery
with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits
hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery
process. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide! Meeting Every
Sunday Night right here at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene— 5:00 PM.