Faith Christian Assembly
Long before he become a holiday icon, Maewyn Succat, or St. Patrick as he is known today, was full of missionary zeal and passionately faithful to share his Christian faith with the people of Ireland. His ministry lasted 29 years, and during this time, he baptized over 100,000 people and planted 300 churches. Legend has it that Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish. This is a far cry from how St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated today and a reminder of how people can lose sight of truth. Everyday cares and concerns, both small and large, can cause people to take their focus off the Heavenly Father. In these circumstances, people can end up feeling anxious and worried.
Faith Christian Assembly knows how important it is to gather together to lift one another up and remember to focus the truth of the savior. People are invited to attend one or both of the Sunday services available at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The verse for this week is Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
The portion of St. Patrick’s prayer Faith Christian Assembly wants people to focus on is below: “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me. I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.”
Sunday’s pre-service prayer begins at 5 p.m. The Wednesday morning Bible Study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is at 11 a.m. Call the church for the most updated schedule information.
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