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"This Week" with Pastor Frank... August 29, 2019

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!  

Brenda and I appreciate your prayers during the time we were away.  We are so grateful for Karen Wells and Ken Burns for bringing the Word of the Lord to the dear people of Lake Houston, and for all those involved in what I understand was a terrific pot-luck!

Friends, it has been two years since our church and many of our lives were changed irrevocably by the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.  The memories are fresh, but they can fade with the constant activity since then.  Water, sheetrock, carpet and insulation needed to be pulled out of every structure.  The beautiful oak flooring of our beloved Sanctuary had to be removed by crowbars, board by board.  Thousands of volunteer hours went into the work here; we worshiped outside for three weeks.  

With our Rainy Day fund and a grant from the Texas Annual Conference, we were able to repair the Christian Fellowship Center.  We started a capital campaign -- Rising from the Water -- and raised over $1 million to build a new Sanctuary, including considerable grants from The Woodlands UMC and the Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial UMC.    Rev. Wesley Duncan donated and is donating his considerable architectural skill.  HBC has been hired as our design/build firm. Brett McGregor heads our building team.  

We are awaiting permits to move forward, and  the permits will come, and move forward we will.

This week we will look at Luke 14: 1-6, a story of Jesus healing on the Sabbath.  On the surface, this seems like a simple story, but there is much more to it, and I hope you will come and see what the Lord may have to say to you this week. The sermon will be called "Zeal for Identity".    

Faithfully in Jesus Christ,

Pastor Frank 

Listen to Audio Sermons here  | frankcoats.blogspot.com


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