On Wednesday three people won the Powerball Lottery. They'll be splitting the $1.5 billion dollar prize. Even after the majority of it is taken away in taxes, each of the winners will come out with hundreds of millions of dollars! Wow!
I wonder how many people bought tickets and didn't win anything. I wonder how many of them sincerely believed that they were going to win. I wonder how many of those people will continue to purchase lottery tickets convinced that they will win a big jackpot eventually.
How much you believe in something or someone is not as important as what or whom you are putting your faith in. I'm sure there are plenty of people who truly believe that buying lotto tickets is the best investment in their future that they can make...
This Sunday, January 17th, we'll be talking about faith and choosing to believe the truth. I hope you'll be able to join us (and that you'll be able to watch a dvr'd recording of the Seahawks game).
Our church crisis fund was established in order for us to be able to help people within our congregation and community who find themselves in need. Each year we've been able to distribute thousands of dollars to assist in paying bills and meet other unexpected challenges. The crisis fund depends primarily on special contributions from members of our congregation with only a small part coming from our general fund.
After a run of resent requests we're in need of building up our account once again to be prepared for needs that will inevitably come. Please consider making a special contribution. You can write a check with a note designating it to the crisis fund and drop it by the church or place it into the offering. You can also give online by following this link and designating "Crisis Fund" in the giving type. Thanks for helping us to help those in need.
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