March 11 2021

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March 11th, 2021

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15

Prayer List

Jean Armstrong
Charles Awtrey
Rondal Burrell
Brian & Stacia Childress
Erin Davis
Maryann Dermody
Peggy Driskell
Dale Frady
Deb Herrick
Ann Irwin
Jon (II) & Pam Irwin
Mary Jackson
Yolanda Keating
Robin Kimsey
Gary Leonhardt
Shirley Moody
Donna Myer
Jerry Nichols
Bobbie Jean Newbury
Jason Newbury
Brandy Roquemore
Matthew Sims
Farrah Taylor
Bryan Wade
Jere Weaver
Ward & Shirley Wooley

Homebound/Nursing Home

Marilyn Bostrom, Brasstown
Gene Brumbaugh, at home
Pat Burgess, at home
Clella Byers, at home
Wayne & Rene Garn, at home
Homer Goddard, at home
Jean Hattaway, at home
Adele Moody, Brasstown
Fran Peacock, at home
Flora Jean Roberts, at home
Callie Stahl, Brasstown
Katherine Taylor, Blue Ridge
James Webb, at home
Ann & Sam Wilburn, at home

In the Hospital

Sam McInturff, NEGA

Sympathy

Adalay Brackin, Lynn and Lynsey Akins, at the death of Adalay’s grandmother, Becky Brackin. 
The family of Randy McNabb.
David and Alicia Rogers & family, at the death of his father, Jimmy Rogers.
Scot & Donna Trull, at the death of her father, Don Woodard.

Healthcare workers & First Responders

Aimee Andrews
Rick & Toni Britt’s 4 children
Andrew Burnette
Carol, nurse in Blairsville
Michael Charles
Chatuge Regional Nursing Home
Janet Curns
Wes & Heather Denton
Trystan & Alix Drummond
Grace Griffith
Debra Harper
Suzan Ledford
Debbie Louder
Terri Osborne
Katie Pointer
Sam Shell
Justin Thorpe
Sharon Williams

Reminders/Announcements

OFFERING ENVELOPES
If you haven't received your McConnell Offering Envelopes, they are still available in the Welcome area for pickup. You may also come by the church to pick them Mon-Thu, 8 am-4 pm or Fri from 9 am-noon.

NEW! JOIN AN M-GROUP!
Are you ready to be a part of an in-person group at McConnell, to share, fellowship, and study with others? Beginning in March, opportunities will be available on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights. Contact Pastor Danny at the church office for more information 706-896-2281 or sign up directly from our web page by clicking here.

RAY NICHOLSON SCHOLARSHIP | 3/1 - 4/5
Attention High School Seniors: Beginning March , applications for the Ray Nicholson Scholarship will be available at the Church Office. Come pick yours up Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Applicants must be a resident of Towns, Union or Clay Counties and a high school senior. Applications must be submitted to the Church Office no later than Monday, April 5th at 4 p.m. (The church office is closed Good Friday, April 2nd.)

ANNIE ARMSTRONG WEEK OF PRAYER 3/7 - 3/14
The Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer is March 7th thru March 14th. Prayer guides are available at the Welcome Desk. Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. Special Annie Armstrong offering envelopes will be available in the pew pockets or you can designate your online donation or in the memo line of your check. Our 2021 goal is $15,000.

MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER | 3/21
Invite a friend and join us on Sunday, March 21st, at 6:00 pm, as Ryan Karp, with Chosen People Ministries, presents Messiah in the Passover. For those who cannot attend in person, this will be live-streamed as well.

OSBORN CEMETERY NEWS
For McConnell Church Members - a member of our cemetery team, Dianne Nelson, is available to answer questions and take reservations for the cemetery or the new columbarium. If you are interested, contact Dianne at 706-896-7736 to schedule an appointment or call the church office.

WELCOME DESK IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS
The Welcome Desk is in need of volunteers to serve on Sunday mornings during the worship service. If interested, contact Betsy Stultz at 706-897-3301 or call the church office at 706-896-2281.

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father in heaven, thank you for the extravagant love you have for us! You cover us with your generous love even when we do not deserve it. So, we ask that you forgive us when we make the ultimate comparisons with others who receive your generosity. Convict us when jealousy rears its ugly head, and we judge them through our own
self-righteousness. Help us to be more thoughtful about who needs your extravagant love and generosity through us. Remind us to listen to the gentle voice of your Holy Spirit as you show us where to go and who to bless. Open our hearts to understand what we are missing from our lives and guide us to do the right thing in your eyes. In Jesus name, amen.