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The Messenger

June 25, 2020
Quest Church have resumed services on Saturdays 6 pm and Sundays for a combined 10:00 am service.
  • We are abiding  with the CDC and Presbytery recommendations for social distancing, sanitizing and personal protection.
  • The Nursery, Kid's Church and Youth will resume at a later date. They will continue to meet via Zoom meetings weekly. (the cry room will not be available at this time).
  • We encourage the vulnerable to worship from home by viewing/listening to the live stream and recorded services on our  website at http://questpc.org or our Facebook page @QuestChurchOcoeeFL. Be sure to share the message with your friends. 
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Stay Connected While Staying HOME

If you are interested in leading and/or participating in a HOME group over the summer, please email Dirke at dirke.johnson@cru.org

Pastor's Devotional...
June 25, 2020

One commentator describes the story in Genesis 26 of Isaac re-digging the wells his father Abraham dug (only to be clogged up by enemies) as an eternal parable. Lots of lessons are hidden in parable/stories.
  1. The water beneath the debris was still life giving. (“As the deer pants for the living waters, so my soul longs for You, O God.” Psalm 42:1; Jesus promised us living water.) It’s easier to clear debris than to dig out the hard packed soil. Have you inherited a well from biological or spiritual parents that is clogged by tradition, ritual or the broken vessel of a life marred by sin? Clear the debris or dig anew?
  2. Envious neighbors who had clogged the wells in the first place now reclaimed the newly cleared versions. Remember Jesus saying, “If forced to go one mile (impressed into involuntary duty to carry a Roman soldier’s cloak), go an extra mile… turn the other cheek.” Isaac lived out that truth when he simply moved on, ceding the valuable wells rather than contest their ownership. (He named them “opposition” and “dispute”.) This lesson was taken to heart and applied by his sons; Jacob patiently endured his father-in-law’s manipulation and trickery to become wealthy and Esau forgave Jacob’s theft of his inheritance.
Fathers and children of fathers, model your faith and dig through the debris of inherited faith to slake your thirst with living water.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the paternal models of faith that have inspired and re-invigorated my faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Staying Connected

  • Our Deacons and Elders on our Member Care Team continue to reach out to those who may need assistance through phone calls and emailing. If you or know someone that needs errands run, food delivered, etc. please contact the office 407-293-3696 or email Bryan at bstamper@questpc.org 
  • view weekly sermons on our Website http://questpc.org or on  Facebook @QuestChurchOcoeeFL
  • Send your giving through "snail mail" or go to our website and click on the "Giving" tab at the top of the Banner. You'll be redirected to our online giving service where you can set up a recurring gift or one time donation. You can also contact your financial institution and sign up for "Electronic Fund Transfer" at no cost to you or Quest.
  • If you have a prayer request, go to the Quest Church website by clicking this link http://questpc.org scroll down to "prayer request"  link.

Please keep our Sunday band members in your prayers. This past week one of them tested positive for COVID. Fortunately, he has been social-distancing because of a pre-existing medical condition and did not put any of our Quest church attenders at risk. As a precautionary measure we will use a different worship team for this coming Sunday. The band member is not experiencing any symptoms of the virus. Please pray for his quick recovery.   

 

Ron Starich
Pat Ramsey's daughter in law, Isabel and her unborn grandson David 

Julie Crawford
Linda Kerns
Brenda Mottlau
Osvaldo (Ozzy) Fraticelli (Quest bongo player)
Al Hammond

John Dee
Russ Brancato
Ms. Allison made a surprise visit to the children who have participated in Kids Church zoom lessons consistently over the last 2 ½ months.  Kids Church and youth have been meeting since early April covering Palm Sunday, Easter and Pentecost and then a series on Trusting Jesus through Covid 19.   In addition to the lessons Kids Church children have learned the 10 Commandments and Fruits of the Spirit and youth have learned the books of the Old Testament and starting on the New Testament books.   
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We are happy to once again support the Palmetto Elementary School supply drive for the 2020-2021 school year. You can mail in your support or use our online giving through the website http://questpc.org  

Check out the Quest Men's group meeting via Zoom!  If you are interested in joining the men, and be encouraged in your faith and deepen your relationships with other men of faith, contact Drike at dirke.johnson@cru.org for more information.

June Calendar
Be sure to check our website or Facebook for any updates on groups/events!
July Calendar
Be sure to check our website or Facebook for any updates on groups/events!

Smile of the Week!

This beautiful smile is brought to you by Mona Shegda! For the past 5 years she has worn many hats including Office Administrator/Bookkeeper.  Here is a brief note from her:

Sometimes in life, we need to make changes the Lord is directing, ones there were not in our plan. After much prayer and discernment, it is with a heavy and obedient heart that I will be leaving Quest Church as the administration manager.
 
My husband’s health is not the best and I have a precious 88 year old mother in law needing assistance.  None of us are promised tomorrow so I am grateful to spend time with two very important people in my life. 
 
While having the privilege of overseeing the Lord’s money, many memories were made with Godly sisters and brothers. Thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility.
 
This is not goodbye, it is until I see you again. Forever will I cherish the Quest Family.
 
Many blessings,
 
Mona

 
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are in search for an in-home caregiver/housekeeper for Donna and (to a lesser degree), for me is the reason for this message.
Donna suffered a significant stroke in December of 2018. By the grace of God, she will turn 78 this October. God willing, I'll be 80, also in October.
At our advanced ages, I am seeking the above mentioned in-home caregiver and will greatly appreciate the contact information about anyone that any of you could recommend.
Bob Johnson 407-203-4872 
grampyrj@bellsouth.net
If you or someone you care for is immunity challenged in any way by age or health related issues, please stay home. If you need support, please call the Church office Monday-Friday 8am-4pm 407-293-3696 or email Pastor Bryan at bstamper@questpc.org
Sermons will be posted to our web site: http://questpc.org and also to Facebook @QuestChurchOcoee

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 .

-You can also mail in your offering to Quest Church, 9600 West Colonial Drive, Ocoee FL 34761

-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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9600 West Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
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1450 Citrus Oaks Ave. Gotha, FL 34734
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Saturdays 6:00-7:15 pm, Sundays 9:00-10:15 am & 11:00 am- 12:15 pm

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