This Week: One Offering // Suffering // Acts 2 Fund // Food Distribution // This Week @ Exchange
Our One Offering focus this week is International Missions. The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is the largest missionary sending agency in the United States with more than 3,500 missionaries all over the world. These men and women are funded through the gifts of churches, like Exchange. Read more about the annual offering for international missionaries and how your gifts are helping to engage over 4 billion people with little to no access to the gospel.
We are asking you to prayerfully consider participating by giving to One Offering. Click the link below and choose “One Offering” from the drop-down menu to give today.
Also, please be in prayer for Exchange’s mission trip to Costa Rica later this year.
God Reigns Over Suffering
This week in the Celebration of the King guide, the focus is on God reigning over suffering. Following Brian’s sermon this past week on trusting God in dark times, we hope the readings for the week remind you of what is true even in difficult times. What we know––whether we feel it or not––is that God is with us and that he is in control. When we believe that God is with us in our pain, it changes everything! He moves from hopelessness to hope. But, like the writer of Psalm 42 and 43, we have to continually remind ourselves to hope in God when we are downcast because He has not abandoned us. Let us keep looking ahead with hope to the day when we will be with him forever.
In the second chapter of the book of Acts, the Church demonstrates exemplary care for one another through sacrificial ways. They served, loved and encouraged those around them in need. These simple means provided for the weak and vulnerable. In this season, we have a great opportunity to care for each other. Exchange Church has established the Acts 2 Fund to help provide for those in financial hardship or uncertainty. If you would like to give to this fund, simply visit the giving page on the Exchange website, click the “Give Online” button and select the Acts 2 fund from the drop down menu. This opportunity is outside of the typical EC annual budget, and the funds will roll over from one year to the next.
If you are in need of financial assistance in this season, please reach out to Brian at email@example.com.
We still need your help distributing meals in Rolesville. Two volunteers are needed every weekday from 11AM to 1PM to hand out prepared meals in a neighborhood near Rolesville Elementary School. No human-to-human contact is required. Please sign up and help!
Click the link below to find an available time. Let’s serve our neighbors in need of food in these difficult days.