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The Messenger 
Quest Church Weekly Devotional/   Newsletter 
February 13, 2020

Pastor's Devotional...
February 13, 2020

What’s my purpose in life? What’s our purpose as a church? Our QUEST is an acrostic to summarize the answer:
Q uest (worship)
U nite (fellowship)
E xpress (share)
S serve (ministry)
T ransformed (grow)
Our focus this week is Express, sharing Jesus with our words and actions. Jesus’ promise to His disciples extends also to us,” I will make you fishers of men.” I’ve fished the New River near family place in North Carolina all my life with Repps #3 horsehair spinners and a Little Lucys as lures, catching hundreds of small mouth bass and red eyes (a local brim) see photos below.
Here’s what I’ve learned from the Lord and from my time in the river about sharing the Good News:.
  1. We have a fabulous lure! Jesus is an incredibly appealing, winsome, loving model of a better way to live. That appeal reaches across cultures and draws even those who do not accept Him as the Son of God and Savior. We can talk about Him with confidence.
  2. Fish where you live; I’ve driven by that river 1,000’s of times over my life. Fishers of men present the lure that is Jesus to the people they regularly see and love. (work, family, neighbors, club, etc.)
(Read next week for some more tips from the New River!)
Prayer: Holy Spirit, remind me in those opportune moments that the Jesus so appealing to me also intrigues and draws those not yet fully understanding Him. In His Name, Amen.

 
Our Ash Wednesday service will be Feb. 26th at 7pm. Please join us for a time of reflection and repentance. Click this link to find out what it means and how you can take part. https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/christianyear/ash-wednesday/

Prayers for Healing

Marge Caudill (Jim Caudill's mother)
Kacy Weeks
Carol Bacchus (Fazeela Ramdihal's aunt)
Madison Watry (Judy Donnelly"s granddaughter)
Anne Glickman (Shana Thomas’s mother)
Keith Johnson (Donna's husband)
Richard Henry
Al Hammond
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.
Our Quest Kids and youth ministry is growing!
 If you have a heart for kids and would like to be a part of this growing ministry please contact Allison via email 
awengert@questpc.org or stop by the Quest Kids check-in station for more information.
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.
We are excited to be celebrating Black History Month:Strong Roots Amazing Achievements with displays and a meal that share your Heritage. Bring a covered dish and  your cherished memorabilia the weekend of the 23rd! Contact the office for more information.
We were pleased to have the Deeper Root Academy students here last Sunday to celebrate Black History Month!
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
Where can you use your gifts and passions to advance the Kingdom of God through Quest Church? Sign up to attend a 4 hour personalized S.H.A.P.E. class. This content has been used effectively across the world to help members engage well in church. We will meet as a group but you will have individual worksheets to help you understand how you are wired and can best serve God! You will personally benefit by learning more about yourself and how God has wired you!
There are two  2 hour classes to attend: Wed. Feb. 12th & 19th 6:30-8:30pm (dinner provided).
Contact Dirke to sign up! 
dirke.johnson@cru.org
Join us for breakfast 8:30 am Sat. Feb.15th in the 100 building and 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 weekly on 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 continues on Tuesdays @ 7pm in Bldg.100 studying 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
The Quest Church Mission Team will be meeting Sunday, February 23rd after the 11:00 service in the FLC (Family LIfe Center where we hold service). 

February Calendar

It's almost time to turn the clocks forward one hour!
Sunday, March 8th
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:  Apple Podcasts and soon to be on 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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Ocoee, FL 34761
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