Praying for the Impossible

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When the disciples were unable to help a struggling boy, a grieved and frustrated Jesus rebuked them for their “little faith” (see Matthew 17:20). In 2017, could Jesus say the same thing to us? The irony is that in the same breath as His admonishment, Jesus said only a little faith was needed to move mountains. Was He confused? Did He contradict Himself?  Or does the wordplay point to a life-changing truth? 
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin helps us begin the year by asking: Will your faith make any difference in 2017? Also, will you content yourself to pray for small things, or will you pray for impossible things?

Leadership Huddle
Tuesday January 10

Leaders of life groups and ministries: Our next Leadership Huddle will be Tuesday January 10, 6:30-9:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Genesis Bible Study
Mondays January 16-April 3

Cory Baugher will teach this in-depth study on Genesis, which was written in order to reveal the character of Yahweh to the family of Abraham whom He had chosen to restore back to the image of God. To register, please go to

Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays 7pm January 17-March 7

“Entrusted,” a Beth Moore study based on 2 Timothy, will begin on Jan 17 at 7pm here at LRC. The study will run for six sessions and be taught by Mandy Rohrig. The cost of the book is $11.69. Sign up at

Fully Alive/Membership Class

The next Fully Alive/Membership class will be on two consecutive Sunday mornings during first service. If you would like to attend, email by January 18.

Important Tax Information

To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, please do not file your 2016 tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church. You may lose a deduction for some contributions if you file your tax return before receiving a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church. If you have moved, please send your current address to