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Jack Strahm was taken to Memorial Hospital about 12:45pm today. No details yet. Betty is asking for prayer for both of them.

A Praise from Bev DePoy: Randy's Surgery is over. No lymph nodes involved and all looked good. THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS.

Tom Kiracofe asked that we please pray for Alissa Rower she is back in the hospital for a mediport infection.

The following is a Praise and Prayer Request from Patty Burkheimer:

I have a praise and request all in one. A week ago, we found out that my son and his wife are expecting twins and she is nearing the end of the first trimester. That's the praise, God is so good and amazing to make not one, but two babies at the same time in the same mother! WOW, He is extremely blessing our family!

The request is....Katie, the mother, is SO, SO sick..she is in the ER as we speak....different problems, at different times. So I am requesting prayer for the 4 of them, my son, Chad is so excited at the prospect of two babies entering his family next spring. We all are! Thank you!

Please pray for Judy Frisby, Elva Shepherd's daughter. She is having hernia surgery today.

The following are prayer requests from Worship Services this morning:

For Pat Johnson.

Mari Robnolte has a skin infection, needs healing.

For Keith Bolyard as he recovers from a stroke.

For the cousin of Tanya, Tryna and Bill, Linda Walker, who has cancer in its last stages. Hospice has been called in for her care and support.

For Teresa music, prayers for healing. She fell at the Band Show last night.

For Dana Leidy and Family for guidance and direction.

For help to follow God's lead in life and relationships.

For peace in this time of unrest in the world.

PRAISES:

Bud Sheipline fell this week, but didn't break anything and is recovering nicely.

Tomorrow (Monday) will be Chuck and Laurie Dunn's 30th Wedding Anniversary. Happy Anniversary Chuck and Laurie!
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A Message From the Pastor
I have spent quite a bit of time praying about 2015.  I know, it seems like 2015 is a long way off yet, but it will be here before you know it.  I'd like the chance to challenge you for this upcoming year.  Many times we have witnessed an opportunity that came along but for some reason, we decided not to turn that opportunity into an experience.  For 2015, I would like to get rid of the exceptions.  So many times we look at a God-given great idea and recognize it as a great idea and then we make an exception.  "I would do this, but..."  How about in 2015 we give up the exceptions and see where God might guide us?  

Two of the tools I would like to consider is a controlled fast called 
The Daniel Fast http://www.daniel-fast.com/ 

The second tool is a lifestyle known as 
The Daniel Plan http://www.danielplan.com/

Even though these tools both have Daniel in the title, they are actually not related.  I have clicked through their websites and read the books associated with them both and I believe this might be a great opportunity for us to make some real change in ourselves during 2015.  

More information will follow as the details come into focus.  Please keep this planning as well as your participation in your prayers.  This is going to be a ground breaking initiative that I hope many people will participate.  

Let's allow 2015 be the time that give up our exceptions so God can make us exceptional.  

Have a great day!
 
Pastor Tim Benjamin
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