Tony’s Weekly Updates

 
 

Tony’s LCC Update 10/12/18

Dear LCCers,
Last Sunday night at Ekklesia, Dwayne, our Choir, Orchestra, and Tech Crew did a wonderful job leading worship! A huge area-wide choir and orchestra joined in with ours, and our Lord Jesus was praised in an encouraging service. Thank you to all who helped and were a part of this effort!
This Sunday they will all be leading us, as they always do. I hope you will be here to be a part of it! We have a new series from Philippians 4:4-8 called “Anxious for Nothing”, and I ask for your prayers as we worship and study together.
On Sunday after the service we plan our Luncheon for Parents with Children (5th graders and under), and I hope all of them will be here and stay after for the meal and the fun. The Welcome Class is hosting this event.
I am really grateful for Richie Morgan and his crew leading our Livestreaming efforts with our service each week. I hear from people all the time who are blessed to see our worship online. In talking with Richie, he is thrilled with what they are able to accomplish, but more and better are in our future! He has plans to add more features to our efforts which will enhance what we can offer, and so if you’d like to make a financial contribution to help with this you may do so! Mark your gift, “Going Live”!
This has been a hard week for our church with grief and hospitalizations. As you know from receiving the steady stream of emails we send out with prayer info, we’ve had 3 deaths touch our church family this week, and as of this writing we have 5 people at Gwinnett Medical Center alone. Thank you for your ministry of prayer.
I am praying for all of you! Thanks for lifting me up. Hope your Friday is fantastic, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday–
 
Tony

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Tony’s LCC Update 9/23/18

Dear LCCers,
All the political wrangling going on this week has been exhausting. In Heaven: no politics! Everyone will be on the same team! “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Cor 13:12)

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Tony’s LCC Update 9/21/18

Dear LCCers,
Many thanks to all who came and brought food and worked hard to make our Homecoming meal such a joyous experience!

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Tony’s LCC Updates 9/7/18

 
Dear LCCers,
I ask for your prayers for me and Deb on Sunday, we plan to be in Monroe preaching for that church’s Homecoming. Deb and I served there for 23 years before we came to Lilburn. As you pray for us, pray for Josh, who will be preaching here on Sunday!

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Tony’s LCC Update 8/31/18

Dear LCCers, I pray that all of you are well and that our Lord is blessing you spiritually. I’m sure you pray that for yourself, too. Now, how would He do that, bless us spiritually? Perhaps a passage of Scripture is uplifting to us. Or maybe something good happening (the check is in the mail, a close parking spot was available). Maybe an inward peace from His Holy Spirit. What about a car accident? Or a pain that drives us to the doctor? Or a project we’ve worked on for several days at work being rejected? “No”, we think, “those are bad things; those are not blessings.” 


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Tony’s LCC Update 8/10/18

Dear LCCers,
I hope you enjoyed our series on “Not-so-Little Women”, as we looked at some of the outstanding women from the pages of Scripture! I particularly enjoyed hearing our women read the passages–many thanks to Debbie Dyer, Jamie Renshaw, Pam Morgan, Ashley Cox, Trudy Daffron (who did it “in character”!), and Francine Jones-Snead, all of whom did a wonderful job. Many thanks, ladies.

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Tony’s LCC Update 8/3/18

Dear LCCers,
I really appreciate all of you praying for me the last couple of weeks as I’ve been confined to home because of the shingles. I am much improved now (and the pain was never at the level I have had many describe) and hope to be back with you on Sunday. But final clearance for that has not been given to me yet, so I continue to pray myself! Being able to work, to go to church, to be with friends, to do the things we want to do–is such a privilege and a gift! I never want to take those things for granted.
William Renshaw taught for me on Wednesday night, and I am grateful. But more than that, William had a real shingle made up for me which many of you signed–thank you all! I am humbled by and appreciative of the prayers and love expressed to me.
Speaking of Wednesdays, we are back 100% on Wednesdays with our church-wide program of activities. Allison and Josh had to reschedule some of the activities they planned this week because of weather. But the Back to School Bash is on again for this coming Wednesday! Youth activities start at 5 pm this week. Our meal is at 5:45 pm, and our regular crew, led by Patsy Gurr will be back! (By the way, many thanks to Paul and Rosie Bengtson, who led efforts for our meal this past week! They had many helpers too, and we are all grateful for everyone who pitched in and made this happen!) Our Choir and Orchestra are back in action now, and we hope you will join us on Wednesday nights–there is something for every member of the family.
I’ve enjoyed our series of messages on Not-so-Little Women and hope you have been blessed by them too. It’s been wonderful for our women to be reading the Scriptures each week. I appreciate Josh and Ashley bringing the message this past week. I hope you will join us Sunday as the series looks at Phoebe, Romans 16:1-2. I hope I get to join you, too!
Every day is a gift. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Friday. God bless you all–
 
Tony

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Tony’s LCC Update 7/20/18

Dear LCCers,
It’s been a rough week for many of our people health-wise. Both of Eddie and Carolyn Ballew’s sons-in-law have health issues. Diane Shelton’s son-in-law, Kevin Sturtivant, has been rushed to the hospital in Maine. Here, Betty Hubbard is at Emory in need of our prayers. Marie Cape is at Northside. Dorie Botteicher was just released from Gwinnett Medical Center after a stay there. Frank Umberger is now home after a knee replacement at Eastside. Geraldine Coleman is at a rehab facility in Snellville (and her daughter Jamila is at home in need of healing). I know there are many more beside these. Pray for our flock!

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Tony’s LCC Update 7/27/18

Dear LCCers,
The Bible teaches us in James 4 that we ought not to say how on this day or that we are going to do thus and so. No, things happen; life happens! And, we are not in control. “Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.'”(James 4:15) My family has been a part of Southwest Christian Church in East Point for many years. Now they have relocated and recently moved into a new building in Newnan. My mom has been wanting me to come and go to church with her, and this Sunday, July 29 was to be the day. Now it appears that I have shingles! Sorry, mom, my trip to be with you looks in doubt. Because of the shingles I haven’t been able to visit those in the hospitals and nursing homes this week, and I’m sure they are grateful! I hope to be well soon and out among you again. Thank you for your prayers for me.
Josh Cox will be preaching for us Sunday, and I know you will pray for and support Josh. We are grateful for his ministry among us!
We have plans for Wednesday night this coming week, Aug. 1, to be a big night–Lord willing! Our Elders will be cooking, and our children and youth have a Back to School Bash. I think the youth festivities begin at 5 pm. The meal will be at 5:45 pm, and our Choir and Orchestra will rehearse at 6:30 pm. Adult Bible study begins at 7 pm. I hope you will join us.
Many of our people remain in need of prayer, and I encourage you to lift them up today–among them: Betty Hubbard(at Lifecare of Lawrenceville), Frank Umberger, Geraldine Coleman, Jamila Coleman(now hospitalized at Emory), Marie Cape, Dorie Botteicher(hospitalized at Gwinnett Medical), Loetta Benton, Allison Cregger, Gensie McDonald, Kevin Sturdivant, both the Ballew’s sons-in-law, and Jim Saner. Pray!
I pray that today is a beautiful day inside and out for you and yours and that you will find an opportunity to love someone and lift their load and give them joy. God bless you all–
 
Tony

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Tony’s LCC Update 7/13/18

Dear LCCers,
It is wonderful to hear that Norah Nguyen (and her mom, Grace) is doing so well that she will be able to be in church with us Sunday! We praise the Lord for this and are thankful for this family. I look forward to seeing her!

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