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Quest Church Weekly Devotional/   Newsletter 
March 7, 2019

Pastor's Devotional...
March 7, 2019

It’s rough enough when a setback is your own fault but when it’s caused by someone else, that seems even more galling somehow! It’s like having someone else to blame somehow means I don’t have to accept responsibility for making the comeback! Convoluted logic for sure!
Joseph’s journey from favored son to being sold into slavery by his brothers, then unfairly thrown into jail due to a false accusation, to being forgotten by folks he helped who could’ve returned the favor, to a promotion making him second only to Pharaoh contradicts the above convoluted thinking.
How did he hang in there for a comeback?
  • He was resilient because of God’s presence. Five times in the story we read, “The Lord was with Joseph.” If you’re “going through it” right now, remember God took Joseph from slavery through prison to Pharaoh’s palace and He’ll carry you through also.
  • Joseph depended on God’s promises made to him as a small boy. Those same promises (“to do you good…to give you hope…” Jeremiah 29:11) are extended to you and me also. Claim them, look for them, expect God to keep them!
  • Joseph relied on God’s help to counsel Pharaoh and others, thus winning favor. Rely on God’s wisdom seen in Scripture and received through the input of others. Know you will have God’s favor that leads to favor with others.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, grant resilience and perseverance for me or a loved one just “hanging in there.” Help claim that wonderful promise “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” In His Name, Amen.

Prayers for Healing

Sharon Craven, Richard Henry, Dwight Sayer (pending Surgery), Mila Pollard (Krystina Kacapyr's daughter),  Margie Colburn,  Betty Hailey, Daniel Ramsaywack, Paul Osborne (Angie’s husband), Kay Hurd (Pam Sandy’s mother)
Daylight Savings begins THIS Sunday, March 10th at 2:00am. Be sure to set your clocks FORWARD one hour before bed!

Join us Friday, March 8th from 5pm to 10pm for a night of FUN- bounce houses, slides, basketball, video games & more.  Cost is $20 and includes all of the activities AND pizza & dessert! 
FUN Friday is for kids 4 years old through 8th grade.  Preregistration is not needed, just drop in.
Call 407-293-3696 or email Allison at for more information.
Blast 2019 information and  registration is available.  It was emailed to families,  but if you haven’t received an email it can be found on our website or Facebook @QuestChurchKids just click the Facebook icon below

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!
On March 13th, Culver's Restaurant in Winter Garden will be donating 20% of purchases starting at 6:30pm toward the youth summer camp! Come out and get some great food while helping our youth attend Global Camp this summer!
Journey Youth meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Encourage your middle through high schooler to come and experience fellowship, fun, and growing in the word! Click the Facebook link below for more information and a snapshot of what goes on at Journey Youth!
Click the link below to see the new youth website!
The Pie Sale will be Sat. & Sun., March 16th & 17th. Sign up this weekend to participate.  

Quest Church Mission Team is partnering with the Salvation Army School for the Blind in Jamaica to assist in starting a goat farm! The goal of $1,000.00 will  purchase pure breed Boer and Nubian breeder goats that will give them a start to a healthy herd. This project will have long term generational returns. more information will be presented in service this weekend.

Growing Deeper Adult Bible Study Group Tuesday nights @6:45pm- 8pm in bldg 100 TWill begin a new 6 week series, "God's Grand Story" on Tuesday, March 12th that follows up with the Walk Through the Bible event.   
We are also going to have a Wednesday evening meeting for those who aren't able to attend the Tuesday evening sessions.   
Contact Dirke for information
The Thursday Night Women's Fellowship will meet at 6:30 pm March 14th at Grills Lakeside 4301 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando 32804  
Contact Lyn, Kathy or Tammi for more information.
Men's Fellowship 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month! 8:30-10am for all guys. Enjoy Breakfast, build friendships and grow stronger spiritually. Next Saturday the 16th, we will have Luis Perez as a guest speaker. He is a Navy Chaplain and ordained minister that will share his experiences as a Chaplain and share spiritual insights on how to strengthen our relationship with God.
Meeting here on the Quest campus in Bldg 100. Contact George Gibson or Dirke Johnson for more information.
The Quest Couples group next meeting is Wednesday, March 13th for dinner @ 6:30pm at the Fry’s home. Develop great relationships, have fun and learn helpful principles to deepen your marriage. RSVP Dirke or Lorna Johnson. More info.407-227-5833 or contact the church office.
Tuesday Morning Ladies Group
  • God's Everyday Girls meets Tuesday mornings. Join other women of all ages as they learn practical biblical truths while laughing, praying and growing together. 9:30-11am in bldg. #100
Contact Reda  for details.
Our Senior Quest Women's Group, Naomi Circle, meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am here on the Quest Church campus, in the 100 building, room 107. Studying, "God's Promises: You Are Never Alone". Contact the church office for more information!
Paint Night is back!!
Join Yolanda Ramsey and others for a relaxing night of painting and fellowship on the second Fridays of each month at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to Yolanda

Service Opportunities

This upcoming March 9th & 10th Southeastern Food Bank will be holding their Spring Food for Families packing and distribution event. They are starting early this year to maximize volunteer availability! Sign up today at:
The West Orange Christian Service Center is looking for volunteer dishwashers for Monday-Friday, 10:00am-12:30pm.
Please respond to
We are looking for friendly faces and warm smiles to serve on our usher and greeter team for the first Sunday 9am services. If you are interested in serving the Quest Church family, friends and visitors, please write it on your response card and drop in the plate this weekend or email Michelle or Vickie

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Free to a good home: one new bed guard rail. Contact 321-246-1898 if interested.

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
2. Click on the “Donation” button under the website banner.
3. Click on the profile button
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
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.
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