Bro Steve's Bulletin Insert #6

Dear Stevendale Baptist Church,

After a week and three days we are finally starting to feel like we've got the ground under our feet. What a tremendous change we have been through!

Nilson started kindergarten on Tuesday and is enjoying the new experience. Loaise is adjusting to working from a home-office, an is feeling her way through all the technical difficulties of getting set up. I have been chasing after documents, setting up car insurance, getting the office organized and making runs to the store to get keys, uniforms, groceries, office items, and everything else you can imagine.

I am still trying to learn names and faces and places here at Stevendale Baptist Church. It is going to take me a few weeks to get a feel for the schedule and get into a rhythm.

As I get my office organized, I want to begin getting to know you and praying for you regularly. Here is how you can help me with that:

I would like each of you to put a picture of yourself or you and your family in the offering plate. Write your names on the back. I will collect those and make a prayer album. This way, I will be able to flip through each day, see your faces and pray for you by name.

Oh, and I should be getting a cell phone at some point this week. That number will be published in the bulletin once everything is in place.

God bless,
Bro Steve

When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he went back to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee... Matthew 4:12-13
The stories of Jesus in Capernaum captivate me. My favorite verse in this series of stories is Mark 2:1. “A few days after Jesus returned to Capernaum, word got out that Jesus was home.” In actuality, he was in Simon Peter's house again, but he had made himself at home there.

It was in and near Capernaum that Jesus called the fishermen and the tax collector to follow him. He shared meals and slept in their homes.

Capernaum was the scene of many “mighty works” and miracles of our Lord. In this city, Jesus healed a centurion's son, a nobleman's son, Simon Peter's mother-in-law, and a paralytic. It was probably here also that He raised Jairus' daughter to life.

In Capernaum a little child was used to teach the disciples humility. In its synagogue, Jesus cast out an unclean spirit. and at another time there declared “I am the Bread of Life.”

Let us observe these events and learn together how to become better followers of Jesus.

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