Bulletin

February 18, 2024

Announcements

GCC Spotify Channel 
Our church loves to sing the truths of Scripture!  Now you can hear the songs we sing on Sunday via our church Spotify channel.  Share it with friends and family!

Children’s Classes
We currently provide nursery care (0-24 months) and a  preschool class (2 years - kindergarten)  during the 10am worship gathering.  Ages 2 years - kindergarten will begin in the sanctuary and may be dismissed at the beginning of the sermon to go to their class.  (Your kids are welcome to stay with you if you'd prefer.) Every three Sundays we plan to have a Family Worship Sunday, where the preschool class will stay in the sanctuary with their parents. Children can be checked in at the KidsQuest kiosk in the lobby.  A Geist Children's Bulletin is available for children staying in the sanctuary designed to help them follow along and participate in various aspects of the corporate worship gathering.

Core Courses
Core Courses are at 9AM on Sundays.
  • Digging Deeper: Studying the Scripture being preached Sunday

Financial Update — January 2024 YTD
You can give by placing a check or cash in the white offering box just inside the main entrance, or online at geist.org/give.
Giving - $13,166
Expenses - $16,525
Budget - $19,101

UPCOMING EVENTS
(For more info on any of these events checkout the Events Page)

Member Meeting
Sunday | February 25 | 11:30am | GCC
We will have a member meeting right after the morning worship gathering.

Student/Youth Gathering (Grades 7-12)
Today | February 25| 5:30pm | GCC
Come study the Gospel of Mark together and enjoy some free pizza!

Traditions at Brookside  
Thursday | February 29 | 10:30am-11:00am | Traditions at Brookside
Each week we go to the assisted living facility and hold a 30-minute chapel service for the residents.  Feel free to join us as we sing and share of our Lord through His Word!

Serve a Lunch/Share a Lunch
Sunday | March 3 | 11:30am-1:00pm | GCC Kitchen
First Serve....  Join us in the kitchen immediately after the morning worship gathering as we pack sack lunches for Wheeler Mission. This month's goal is 160 sack lunches packed!
Then Share....  Bring your own brown bag lunch and eat lunch together!

Women's Bible Study
Wednesday | March 6 | 7:00pm-8:15pm | GCC
All women are invited to join us for our spring Bible study.  We will meet at the church building on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 going through the book of Habakkuk. Materials will be passed out at this first meeting.  If you have questions, contact Anna Walker.

Covenant Community Class
Sunday | March 24 | Noon-2:30pm | GCC
Are you new to GCC? Would you like to get to know the Pastors better? Are you interested in membership? Do you have questions about when/where you can serve at GCC? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then Covenant Community Class is designed for you!  Covenant Community is a class that seeks to explain how the local assembly of believers at GCC work together to fulfill our mission of glorifying God by making disciples of all nations. During the class we cover such topics as:
  • how we live as a part of the church community
  • the history and future hopes of GCC
  • the gospel as central to all we do
  • why membership matters
  • discipleship and what it means for our lives
  • the GCC Statement of Faith
  • our Membership Covenant
Lunch will be provided.  Please go to geist.org/events to register.

2023 Giving Statements
If you would like a copy of your 2023 giving statement, email Sally Harvey at officeadmin@geist.org.

Save the Date — 60+ Lunch Group
March 21st.  Details to follow.

Mark Your Calendars
Check out geist.org/events for details on upcoming events.

GCC Social
Want to be in touch with others in our congregation?  Sign up for GCC Social.  If you have not signed up and would like to be added, please email Sally Harvey at officeadmin@geist.org.

Service Opportunities
KidsQuest:  Contact Linda Woodhouse at lindawoo57@gmail.com
Audio/Visual:  Contact John Dennert at j.dennert@sbcglobal.net

Sermon Discussion Questions
1.  What does the impact of Tabitha's life of "good works and acts of charity" show us about the importance of caring for other believers? Consider how you might show similar care to others this week as a parent, grandparent, friend, and fellow believer.
2.  How does the continued affirmation of Peter's apostolic authority (through the miraculous signs) increase/strengthen your confidence in the Word of God?
(see 2 Corinthians 12:12)
3.  How does the resurrection power of Jesus transform the way that Christians should view death? How about the way we endure suffering and grieve over death?
(see 1 Thessalonians 4:13)


Service Order

8:40 - Prayer
Meets in Classroom 1

9:00 - Core Courses
  • Digging Deeper: Studying the Scripture being preached Sunday
  • NEXT SUNDAY:  Corporate Prayer Time

10:00 - Worship Gathering
Welcome
Congregational Singing
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Only a Holy God
Holy, Holy, Holy
Scripture Reading – 1 Kings 17:17-24
 Pastoral Prayer
– The Fields Church (Pastor Jeff Strickland)
–  Supported Workers:  Christopher & Iris M.
Sermon 
Acts 9:32-43 – Pastor Matt
Congregational Singing
It Is Well
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
Closing
Next Sunday's Sermon:  2 Chronicles 30 – Andrew Scherer, Pastoral Intern