Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December Events

No Women's Studies and No Men's Studies for December.

December Birthdays and Anniversaries

03 Dakota Kienow
03 Harvey Stall
05 Zachary Turskey
05 Marcia Vajdak
11 Susan Junek
15 Tommy Woodard
17 Bette Bittner
18 Lyndon Jakubik
20 Shane Kienow
23 Melvin Ondrasek
26 Elo & Lynn Junek Anniversary
29 Steve & Randa Vajdak Anniversary
30 Mary Ann Gantt        

December Events

December 8    Church Christmas Program 6:00 PM - Bring Snacks!
                      Poinsettia Deadline -Forms on glass case - $16.00 each (Order Forms and Payments must be received by this date)
December 12  Young Hearts Christmas Lunch at Golden Corral at 11:00 AM
December 14  Horcica Family Bible Christmas Party at home of Mike & Cara Horcica at 4:00 
December 15  Crosstalk Band will lead Worship. 
                     College & Career Singles will travel to Burnet, leaving the church at 2:00 PM, to visit Bethlehem on the Square.
December 17  Caroling at Burleson St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell. Meet there at 6:30 PM with food at the church afterwards.
December 25  Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Message from the Pastor

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Comments From Our Pastor

As Christians, aren’t we thankful for the instructions that the apostle Paul wrote for us to study and apply in our lives to help us become more Christ-like. He who began a good work in us will continue to perform it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Paul, writing in 2 Timothy, uses three examples of reliable men who will be able to teach others.

First, Paul uses the example of a soldier.  The soldier must be able to endure hardship in training, in battle and in his personal life.  As believers, we are in a spiritual battle for we battle not against flesh and blood, but against demonic powers.  The Christian life is not always easy, but we have the Holy Spirit living within us to empower us to live and walk in a way that honors God.  He gives us the power to resist the evil one and serve Christ.

Second, Paul uses the example of an athlete.  The athlete has to compete according to the rules. We know that the enemy has no rules of engagement.  He prowls as a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.  The athlete has to train, to build up his strength and endurance.  As believers, we too have to train ourselves to be godly.  For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise
for both the present life and the life to come.

Third, Paul uses the example of a farmer.  Farmers that I know work hard.  They till the ground.  They plant the seed.  They fertilize the crop.  They control the weeds.  They protect the crop from insects.  In some cases during a drought, they water the crop. In the end comes the harvest and the sale or storage of the crop. We long to see the harvest, but not all participate in it.  Some plant, some water, but God causes the growth.

Paul goes on to tell Timothy, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”  So, we prepare ourselves so that we can help prepare others.

It is our desire at Hope Evangelical Free Church to be instruments of noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

We invite you to come, visit, and use your gifts and abilities for God’s glory.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rudy Junek, Pastor

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Events

Regular Activities for the month of November
Note these changes: 
  • The last Women's Bible Studies will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 21
  • The Men will not have a Bible Study and Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 29
  • No Horcica Bible Study this month because of Thanksgiving
  • Young Hearts Seniors will have an early Christmas Luncheon at Golden Corral  in December 
Sun., Nov. 10            College and Career Singles Lunch TBA
Tues., Nov. 12           EFCA Women's Meeting at 7:00 PM
Thurs., Nov. 14          Garage Sale Set-Up at 9:00 AM
Sat., Nov. 16             Garage & Bake Sale 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 27           Thanksgiving Communion  at 7:00 PM
Thurs., Nov. 28          Happy Thanksgiving!
Birthdays and Anniversaries
01 Clarence W. Junek
02 Joshua Green
06 Lena Junek
07 Fred and Neicy Raley - Anniversary
07 Steve Vajdak
09 Dallia Junek
10 Matthew Jakubik
12 AudreyHejl
15 Karen Gaas
15 Dylan Junek
16 Alexis Macik
19 Elo Junek
19 Noah Bittner
26 Jimmy Junek