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Quest Church Weekly Devotional/   Newsletter 
January 9, 2020

Pastor's Devotional...
January 9, 2020

Don’t miss the Renewal of Baptism services this weekend. What a powerful way to re-experience an infilling of the Holy Spirit. My prayer for you is that same Dove that descended at Jesus’ baptism will come down on you also!
We’re focusing in the message on willpower, learning that like a muscle, it can be built up, strengthened by exercise and pushing through temptation or a challenge. In the Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, we learn it has 3 components, “I will”, the capacity to stay after, push through a challenge; “I won’t”, the capacity to resist temptation; and “I want”, the long range dream, plan, hope for our future that fuels the prior two.
An intriguing insight from research is that our physical limitations (“I’m too tired, fatigued, to continue an activity”) is partly a trick the mind plays on the body; that we often can go beyond our physical limits even when our “body” seems to be screaming STOP. (I do this often over the years in training for a long distance race).
Similarly, our body often short sells the extent of our will power, our capacity for saying “no” or for “keeping on keeping on” when the going gets tough. I believe the strengthening of our spirit by the Holy Spirit in baptism reinforces the “I will” and “I won’t” phases of will power because as a believer, we all have an “I want” to be like and be with Jesus now and forever.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, empower the “I want” of my willpower to renew my capacity for persistence and perseverance as I follow my Savior. In His Name, Amen.
Save the Date:
  • Saturday & Sunday, January 11 & 12- Renewal of Baptism

Prayers for Healing

Anne Glickman (Shana Thomas’s mother)
Brenda Mottlau
Florette Lawrence
Keith Johnson (Donna's husband)
Richard Henry
Al Hammond
Linda Bruce
Nina Turner
Bonnie Jones
Angela Steward (Keston Dyal’s mother)
Daniel Ramsaywack Sr.
 
 
There will be a celebration of life memorial service for Louise Henry, (Richard Henry's mother), Saturday, February 15th at 12:00pm in our Chapel (100 building). Contact the office for more information.
Drop the kids off Friday, Jan.
10th from 5pm-10pm for a night of FUN- bounce houses, slides, basketball, manhunt & more. The cost is $20 and includes all of the activities AND dinner (pizza, chips & dessert)!  Sibling discount offered. FUN Friday is for kids 4 years old through 8th grade.
No registration necessary, this
is a drop in event and open to everyone so invite your friends.  For more  information or questions call 407-293-3696 or email Allison at
awengert@questpc.org

 
Stop by the Quest Kids check-in station this weekend to get more information on events and volunteer opportunities or visit the Quest Kids Facebook page by clicking the link below!
Facebook
We are excited to announce that youth will be restarting during the 11am service. Our focus will be on 5th graders and middle schoolers, high schoolers may remain in the service or invited to join us. Youth will gather in the back of the FLC during the meet and greet time to head out as a group for "Youth Breakout". Look for the yellow youth sign. Your child will meet you in the foyer after the service.
Did you know there are several home groups offered here at Quest Church? Find the right one for you! Fill out a Home Group card this weekend and drop in the offering plate or contact Dirke to find out more!
dirke.johnson@cru.org
Join us for breakfast be encouraged in your faith and deepen your relationships with other men of faith as we take a look at the series "Playing the Man".  Contact Drike at dirke.johnson@cru.org
God's Everyday Girls meets Tuesday mornings in bldg 100 from 9:30-11:00 am. Join other women of all ages as they learn practical biblical truths while laughing, praying and growing together.
The “Growing Deeper” Adult Bible study restarts Tuesday, January 7th @ 7pm in Bldg.100. We’ll study the book of Philippians led by Jo Saxton’s 8 week video series. Sign up this weekend or contact Dirke at dirke.johnson@cru.org
January
Did you miss the sermon last week? Did you like what was said and want to hear it again? we post the weekly sermons to our website http://www.questpc.org 
You can also find the sermon podcast on the following platforms listed as Quest Church Ocoee: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Iheart Radio, TuneIn+Alexa. 
Tune in and be blessed!

Did you know...
Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
1. Visit the church website at
www.questpc.org
2. Click on the “Giving" tab at the top of the page.
3. Click on the profile button
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
OR                   
Scan this QR CODE                                                         

with the QR Code app from the App store and be taken directly to  our giving site, Vanco.
 
 If you have any questions, please call the church office .

**Another giving option is to contact your financial institution and inquire about setting up "Bill Pay" or "EFT" which comes straight from your financial institution to the church at NO COST to you or Quest Church.
Where do you fit? What are your strengths? What are your gifts? If you are having trouble answering any of these questions, take this online Spiritual Gifts Assessment test https://spiritualgiftstest.com/tests/
I hope you enjoyed The Messenger! Contact Michelle Diaz at mdiaz@questpc.org for questions or comments.

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