There is a Yiddish saying, “We plan, God laughs!”  But that needs to be held in pardoxical tension with God’s many instructions to plan, that He is the Ultimate Planner and He teaches us how to plan.  ”Without a vision, the people perish.” –Proverbs 29:18

Below is a sermon schedule for 2014–”written in pencil” by Pastor R. Wesley Tink.  The Holy Spirit is always invited and implored to erase and change as He desires at any time. May we all look back at the end of 2014 and rejoice in what God has done! May Jesus Christ be Praised! 

January 5, 2014: GCCN Covenant Sunday Sermon:

January 12, 2014: Chaplain Tom Beard preaching;

January 19: Martin Luther King Weekend; “Faith in Action: Pure Joy!” James 1:1-4, Pastor Matt Preaching;

January 26: GCCN Church Annual Meeting

February 2: “Faith in Action: Of One Mind” James 1:5-8

February 9: “Faith in Action: Overcoming Temptation” James 1:13-18

February 16: Presidents Day Weekend,“Faith in Action: Christlike Responses” James 1:19-25

February 23:  Chaplain Tom Beard preaching

March 2: “Faith in Action: True Wealth” James 1:9-11; 2:1-9;

Wednesday, March 5: Ash Wednesday

March 9: (Clocks Forward) “Faith in Action: True Wealth” James 1:9-11; 2:1-9

March 16: “Faith in Action: Grace Received” James 2:10-13

March 23: “Faith in Action: Deeds Matter!” James 1:27; 2:14-26

March 30:  ”Heading to Calvary: Raising Lazarus” Gospel of John 11:1-44

April 6: “Heading to Calvary: Anointed by Mary” Gospel of John 12:1-11

April 13: “Palm Sunday: The Triumphal Parade to Jerusalem” Gospel of John 12:12-32

Friday, April 18: Good Friday;  ”The Crucifixion of Jesus” Gospel of John 18 & 19

April 20: Easter Sunday:  ”Alive!” Gospel of John 20

April 27: YOUTH SUNDAY, Pastor Matt preaching

APRIL 27—29, 2014, DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

May 4: Chaplain Tom Beard preaching

May 11: Mother’s Day, ;  “Faith in Action: A Higher Standard” James 3:1

May 18: Guest Speaker, Rev. Dr. Fletcher L. Tink, “What Makes a Missionary: One Person’s Path”

May 25: Memorial Day Weekend, “Faith in Action: Fire Starter” James 3:2-12;

June 1:  “Faith in Action: Applied Wisdom” James 3:13-18

June 8: Pentecost Sunday:  Rev. and Mrs. Newell Smith as guests, Newell preaching;

June 15: Father’s Day, “Faith in Action: “Die a Little. Live a Lot!” James 4:1-10

June 22: “Faith in Action: Lifted by God” James 4:1-12

June 29: Independence Day Sunday, “Faith in Action: Charting Your Future” James 4:13-17

July 6: “Faith in Action: Here Comes the Judge!” James 5:7-11

July 13: “Faith in Action: Be Healed!” James 5:13-16

July 20: Vacation Bible School Sunday;

July 27: Chaplain Tom Beard Preaching;

August 3: Chaplain Tom Beard Preaching;

August 10: “Christ’s Prophecies on Future, Part 1″ Matthew 24:1-14

August 17: “Christ’s Prophecies on Future, Part 2″ Matthew 24:15-35

August 24: “Christ’s Prophecies on Future, Part 3″ Matthew 24:36-51

August 31: “Christ’s Prophecies on Future, Part 4″ Matthew 25:1-46

September 7: Today the sermon is the first of a three-part series based upon sermons for John Wesley.  Today is an adaptation of his sermon “Seek First the Kingdom” (originally preached in 1725) from the text of the Gospel of Matthew 6:33

September 14: “Walking by Sight and Walking by Faith” –2 Corinthians 5:7. (An adaptation of John Wesley’s sermon from 1788)

September 21: “The Important Question” –Matthew 16:26 (An adaptation of John Wesley’s sermon from September 11, 1775.) What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world, but lose his soul?

September 28: Introduction to 6-part sermon series, “Godly Relationships”  “The Foundation of Great Relationships”

October 5: “Godly Relationships”  Part 2: “Loving as Christ Loves”

October 12: Columbus Day Weekend; “Godly Relationships”  Part 3:”Relationships are a Heart Matter”

October 19: “Godly Relationships”  Part 4: “Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls”

October 26: “Godly Relationships”  Part 5: “The Spirit of Great Relationships”

November 2: Daylight Savings Time Ends, “Godly Relationships”  Part 6: “Loving the ‘Unlovable’”

November 9: Chaplain Beard preaching;

November 16: Part 7: “Godly Relationships” Finale: “Celebrating Relationships of Life”

November 23:Thanksgiving Sunday, “Thankful in All Things” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

November 30: First Sunday of Advent, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

December 7: Second Sunday of Advent, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

December 14: Third Sunday of Advent, “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night”

December 21: Fourth Sunday of Advent, “What Child is This?”

Wednesday, December 24: Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 25: Christmas Day

December 28: “Go, Tell It On the Mountain”

Wednesday: December 31: New Year’s Eve

Thursday: January 1, 2015: New Year’s Day

January 4, 2015: Covenant Sunday

January 11, 2015: Chaplain Tom Beard preaching

January 18, 2015: Vision 2015

January 25, 2015: Annual GCCN Celebration;