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: “Sermon on the Mount: Secrets to Happiness” Matthew 5:1-12

August 17: “Sermon on the Mount: Fulfilling Our Calling” Matthew 5:13-16

August 24: “Sermon on the Mount: Christ Fulfills It All” Matthew 5:17-20

August 31: “Sermon on the Mount: Resolving Conflict” Matthew 5:21-26

September 7: “Sermon on the Mount: You Have Heard it Said” Matthew 5:27-37

September 14: “Sermon on the Mount: Dealing With Evil” Matthew 5:38-42

September 21: “Sermon on the Mount: Loving Christ’s Way” Matthew 5:43-48

September 28: “Sermon on the Mount: Public Worship & Private Worship” Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18

October 5: “Sermon on the Mount: “Our Father Forgives!” Matthew 6:9-15

October 12: Columbus Day Weekend, “Sermon on the Mount: The Heavenly IRA” Matthew 6:19-24

October 19: “Sermon on the Mount: Seek First His Kingdom” Matthew 6:25-34

October 26: “Sermon on the Mount: Critiquing Christians” Matthew 7:1-5

November 2: Daylight Savings Time Ends, “Sermon on the Mount: Opening Doors” Matthew 7:6-8

November 9: Chaplain Beard preaching;

November 16: “Sermon on the Mount: A Life of Gold” Matthew 7:9-14

November 23:Thanksgiving Sunday, “Sermon on the Mount: Organic Living” Matthew 7:15-20

November 30: First Sunday of Advent, “Sermon on the Mount: Preparing Your Will” Matthew 7:21-29

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: “Christmas Isn’t Over”

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;