The students are back in town at Christ Church Knoxville!
We’re excited to see all the familiar faces this Sunday and we can’t wait to hear about the students’ summers over a delicious Potluck Lunch this Sunday! We will be having Potluck immediately following the service. And don’t forget that we will be having our monthly meeting of The Second Course, a Q&A session for newer attendees, right after Potluck.
We’re putting a new twist on Potluck Sundays going forward in order to focus our prayers and conversations on missions around the world. Here’s more from Becky Robinson about this Sunday:
This month we begin a more purposeful potluck fellowship by focusing on a specific country in our conversation, prayers, activities, and/or food preparation. Drew Williams, a UT student in our Christ Church family, spent the summer in India and we would like to share in the interest and burden he has for the people of India to be partakers of the great salvation available in Jesus. We can do that by using the prayer guide (see below) in our homes, giving the children the attached map of India to color while discussing the country with them, grabbing a few minutes to talk to Drew about his summer the next time you see him and searching the web for some delicious sounding recipes from India to make for the potluck (some traditional potluck dishes are certainly welcome and desired, too).
Families, please bring a large main dish and a large side dish or dessert. Singles, please bring a large side or dessert. Also, please bring a drink to share: a gallon of water, a pitcher of lemonade or tea, or a two-liter drink. We’re excited for guests and new-comers to join us, even if you didn’t bring a dish.
Please be in prayer for the people of India as we approach our potluck fellowship. See the India prayer guide below for more specific ways to pray. Also, use the map of India as a teaching tool for your children and/or a prayer reminder. Some fun crafts that relate to India are available at the following link: http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/india/index.htm
India Prayer Info
Birthplace of Hinduism
Second largest muslim population in the world
Less than 5% of population are Christians
The main prayer requests of believers: Please pray for us! Please send us Bibles!
- Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His harvest field to open blind eyes that they might see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:2, 2 Cor. 4:4-6)
- Pray for the Church in India, that they would be strengthened with might in their inner man by the power of the Holy Spirit to stand strong and persevere with joy in the midst of great trial and persecution. (Eph. 3:14-19 and Eph 6:10-15))
- Pray that the Word of God would run swiftly and be glorified, that His Word would be put into the hands of His people, and that Jesus would build His church and that the gates of hell would not prevail against His Kingdom advancing in India. (2 Thess 3:1-2, Matt. 16:18)