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May 31 Sunday Bullentin

SUNDAY WORSHIP May 31, 2020 11:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude....Andy Rose, OrganistWelcome Announcements....Rev. Katherine Wright*Call to Worship.... Rev. Wright Leader: On this day of Pen...

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May 29 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor FredMay 29th "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Cor. 4:18-18 (NIV) There have been so many of you out there who have read my 'thoughts' and ex...

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May 28 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it". Proverbs 22:6 I happened to be thinking about this past Sunday's service. As many of you know, it was Youth Sunday, and I was so glad we were able to observe a "Youth Sunday", even though it was presented in a different way. But, at least they got to put on their annual Youth Sund...

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May 27 - Thoughts from Executive Team

Car Farewell for Pastor FredMay 29th, 6 PM Pastor Fred's last day at FCCM is Sunday, May 31st. Let's show him our appreciation for serving as our Interim Senior Minister by filling the parking lot. The farewell will be at our Car Bingo night, 6 PM, Friday, May 29th in the Discipleship Center parking lot. If you would like to send Pastor Fred a note or card, you may send ...

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May 26 - Thoughts from Wes Hendricks

"We have confused God with Santa Claus. And we believe that prayer means making a list of everything you don't have but want and trying to persuade God you deserve it. Now I'm sorry, that's not God, that's Santa Claus." ~ Harold S. Kushner I truly appreciate Rabbi Kushner's wisdom and sense of humor. There have been countless times I have gone to God with a list of reque...

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May 25 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." ~Ecclesiastes 3:1 As you receive these 'thoughts' we will be observing Memorial Day. And just as the above verse at the beginning to Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us of how life changes, the celebration of Memorial Day has undergone many changes. I'm afraid that today Memorial Day is observed as the...

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May 24 Sunday Bullentin

YOUTH SUNDAY WORSHIP May 24, 2020 11:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude...."Whom Shall I Fear" .. Praise BandWelcome Announcements.... Hannah Maisberger*Call to Worship.... Haley Britton Leader...

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May 21 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine May 21st This Sunday, we welcome the youth to lead worship for the congregation and I can't wait for the whole congregation (and more) to be apart of it. They picked out everything, wrote everything, and share it all with us. We have three seniors bringing the message, Zac Smith, John Gore, and Erin Chunn who demonstrate the faithfulness of...

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May 19 - Thoughts from Executive Team

Tribute to A. K. and Shirley Armstrong Thank you A.K. and Shirley For the gifts you shared with us, We will miss our Office Elf And Shirley's "Canton Bus". Our Ministries won't be the same Without both of your smiling faces, You gave freely of your time And blessed us with your graces. These two were always ready To help with the Bazaar, And happy to get k...

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May 18 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "Why do you spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare." Isaiah 55:2 (NIV) Well, all right, I said I wouldn't base my 'thoughts' on the Samson saga anymore, so I'll go to another area where I have a lot of exp...

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May 17 Sunday Bullentin

SUNDAY WORSHIP May 17, 2020 10:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude....Andy Rose, OrganistWelcome Announcements....Rev. Katherine Wright*Call to Worship.... Rev. Wright Leader: The Lord has been ...

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May 15 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred May 15th "After this he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, 'Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to subdue him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.'"...

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April 14 - Senior Pastoral Search Committee

Update from FCCM's Senior Pastoral Search Committee Last week the search committee and the executive committee had the opportunity to meet Rev. Peter Mitchell in person.He made an impromptu visit to McKinney to look at houses in search of a home for his family.During our visit we were able to share a meal together (chairs spaced six feet apart). Afterwards, we gave him...

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April 13 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put out his hand and seized it, and with it he slew a thousand men. And Samson said, 'With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of an ass have I slain a thousand men.'" - Judges 15:15-16 Okay, I'm on a roll now. The last time I shared some thoughts with you I talked about Sam...

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April 12 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine Tuesday, May 12, 2020 "It's all fine, it could be much worse." This seems like the most common phrase when someone asks me how I am doing. The church is fine, my family is fine, my home is fine. Even though the church is worshipping strictly digitally, we are still experiencing God from home. Yesterday morning, Women's Ministry had a "Be...

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May 11 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "Then Samson went down with his father and mother to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold a young lion roared against him; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion asunder as one tears a kid; and he had nothing in his hand. Judges 14:56 I hope all of you had a happy and memorable Mother's Day this past wee...

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May 10th Sunday Bullentin

SUNDAY WORSHIP May 10, 2020 11:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude....Andy Rose, OrganistWelcome Announcements....Rev. Katherine Wright*Call to Worship.... Rev. Wright Leader: Welcome Home. It i...

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May 8 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "Then the Lord said, 'I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.' Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, 'Af...

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May 7 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "For this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land." Jeremiah 32:15 NIV The old saying is true: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease". It seems like there are still a lot of people out there who enjoy getting "Thoughts" daily and to cut it down to one issue a week was a ...

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May 6 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "Then the king gave his ruling: 'Give the living baby to the first Woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.'" I Kings 3:27 Most of us from our Sunday School days are familiar with the one story which stands out as to how wise King Solomon was. You'll remember that two women came to the king and each one argued before the king that the bab...

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May 3rd Sunday Bullentin

SUNDAY WORSHIP May 3, 2020 11:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude....Andy Rose, OrganistWelcome Announcements....Rev. Katherine Wright*Call to Worship.... Rev. Wright Leader: Our God is the shep...

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May 1 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7 We need some good news, don't we? Nobody knew this better than the exiled Jews centuries ago. Forcibly marched to Babylon by the despised Babylonians ...

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