Give and it will be given…

His name was Flemming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to carve out a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy farmer Fleming had saved. “I want to repay you”, said the nobleman,  “You saved my son’s life.” “No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,” the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer. 
At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel. “Is that your son?” the nobleman asked. “Yes,” the farmer replied proudly. “I’ll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll grow to a man you can be proud of.”
And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming’s son graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him was Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill. Someone once said, what goes around comes around. But the Scriptures put it this way: “Cast your bread upon the waters: for after many days you will find it again.” Ecc. 11:1
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
Knee Mail:
Desperate times call for desperate measures… We are seeing more and more opportunities to lay hold of the ‘horns of the altar of prayer.’ How can we pray for you and those you love?
This Week @ City:
Sunday 10:30 AM
We worship together in music and message at 10:30. This week we continue in our series on Spiritual Warfare, Prepare For War, as we look at The Essential Resource.
*** Our monthly Pot Blessing Meal immediately following the morning service in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a hot/cold dish and dessert. Enough for your family plus 1. 
Sunday 7 PM
All are welcome to join us at 7 PM for our Annual General Meeting. We will have updates on our proposed building addition. I have included an attachment to this email which is my Pastor’s Report to be shared at the AGM.
Monday 7 PM
Ladies Night Out…  Calling all Ladies to an evening of fellowship.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7 PM as Matt and Sandra lead us in a study through Luke’s Gospel.
Thursday 10 AM
Ladies Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall
Future Events:
– Men’s Breakfast Saturday March 16th. at 10 AM. (Testimony by Ezra Omosanyin)
– CBC ‘Pot Blessing’ Luncheon Feb. 25th., Immediately after the morning service.
– Music Night March 3rd. at 7 PM. (Katie Elliot, Henriette Gilbertson, The Kents in support of Galilean Bible Camp)
In Christ alone
Pastor Bill