Faith Evangelical Church
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Developing Dedicated Followers of Jesus Christ

Greatest in the Kingdom
Mark 9:33-41
Aug 17, 2014~ Pastor Andy Rice

Weekly Update

Summer Memory Verse:

"Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.  For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.  Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you."  ~  Psalm 33:20-22


     As we do from time to time, this Sunday during our worship service we’ll be learning a new song called All to Us.  You can watch and listen to the song here and you can read the lyrics below.  As you can hear and read, the lyrics of this song direct our attention to the glory of our loving, faithful, promise-keeping, and merciful God – and then culminate in a plea for God to overwhelm us with a passion for his glory.  I hope you’ll be able to take a few minutes to listen to or read the lyrics before Sunday.  More importantly, I hope you’ll make it your prayer for the glory of God’s name to be our truest and greatest passion.  I’m already looking forward to our time of corporate worship as the family of God on Sunday.

Pastor Andy
 Precious cornerstone, sure foundation
You are faithful to the end
We are waiting, on You, Jesus
We believe You're all to us
Let the glory of Your name be the passion of the Church
Let the righteousness of God be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ be the measure of our lives
We believe You're all to us
Only Son of God sent from Heaven
Hope and mercy at the cross
You are everything, You're the Promise
Jesus, You are all to us
When this passing world is over
We will see You face to face
And forever we will worship
Jesus, You are all to us

CCLI Song # 5869860 Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves | Matt Maher | Matt Redman 
© 2010 Matt Maher Designee (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)



Friday, 10:00am
Servant's Heart Food Pantry
Sunday, 9:30am
Prayer Group in the Prayer Room
Worship Service 
No Youth Group


PRAYER MEETING:   Resumes in the Fall

Our weekly prayer gathering on Wednesday nights has stopped for the remainder of the summer, but will resume in the fall.  There will still be a group gathering for prayer each Sunday before the service at 9:30am.  Please feel free to join us tonight in praying for the needs of our church family.  



Throughout the summer months we are providing cold water and donuts to the people who wait outside before our food pantry opens on Friday mornings.  If you'd like to help us do this (setting up, passing out water, being available to talk with people, and tearing down), and are available between 8:00 and 10:00am on a Friday, please speak to Carolyn Smith.  You can also call the church or reply to this email, if interested.  


Our food pantry receives donations of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the summer from both the Farm Co-Op and Farmers Market in Melrose.  We need help on Thursday evenings throughout the summer picking up this food and delivering it to the church.  If you can help in a given week please sign-up at the back of the sanctuary.  



There are several local churches hosting Vacation Bible Schools this summer, so as we learn of the details we will be posting them here.  They are occurring on different weeks throughout the summer, so if you or someone you know is interested in attending make sure you contact the local churches for more information.  The next opportunity will be hosted by the First Baptist Church in Melrose, beginning Monday, August 18 (details here).  

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Collection has begun!

Each Sunday we'll be collecting items to be packed in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Once again we're collecting early so as to be well prepared for our Annual OCC Carnival Night in November!  In the month of August we'll be collecting school supply items (pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.), so you may want to begin early to catch back to school sales.  Your donations can be left in the box at the back of the sanctuary.  Thank you in advance for supporting this unique missions opportunity.


On Sunday afternoon, September 14, from 3-5pm, our church is once again reaching out to our community by expressing our gratitude for their continual support of our church and food pantry.  During the afternoon on that Sunday we'll be giving away FREE ice cream sundaes to any and all!  In order to do this, and in order to give people an opportunity to get to know who we are, we need your help!  First and foremost, save the date and plan to attend to enjoy free ice cream!  We'll also need help with promoting and publicizing this event, with setting up/tearing down, and with serving.  Look for an insert in your bulletin and a chance to sign-up as the date draws closer.  If you have questions please speak to Pastor Andy. 

LADIES RETREAT: September 19-21

Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21 the Barbara Gedney Schaeffner Women's Retreat is taking place at Alton Bay Christian Conference Center in Alton Bay, NH.  For more information you can go to the Eastern Regional Association website, or click here.  


Melrose Victorian Fair:  September 7
Sunday Scoops Giveaway (tentative):  September 14
Ladies Retreat (Alton Bay, NH):  September 19-21 


Interested in a copy of the message from Sunday?  Email the church office at and we will see that you get a copy.  Past sermons are available at


Greatest in the Kingdom
Mark 9:33-41
Aug 17, 2014~ Pastor Andy Rice