CURRENT WEEK'S BULLETIN
Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship
Senior Pastor Michael Osminski
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’” Matthew 9:37-38
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13-14
Our Sunday worship service begins at 10:15 am every Sunday.
Masks are required inside the building.
We will continue to live-stream the service on our Facebook page and at lhcfwarren.com/live on Sundays.
ORDER OF SERVICE:
10:15: Opening Scripture & Prayer
10:20: Praise & Worship
10:55: Communion (Sunday School students will be dismissed after Communion)
11:00: Service continues
Starting Sunday, August 21, we will have two Sunday school classes. All students will meet in the kitchen for a snack after communion, then children in preschool through grade 4 will have class in the classroom closest to the steps and students in grades 5-10 will remain in the kitchen for their class. Online Sunday school will only be offered to the preschool-4th grade class at this time. Please see Pastor Andrea if you have any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required inside the building.
If you are not able to attend the Sunday service but your preschool-4th grade student would like to attend Sunday school via Zoom, please sign up below to receive the Zoom credentials. You only have to sign up once.
The Day of the Christian Martyr, Thursday June 29, is a time set aside to honor the life and legacy of a follower of Christ who paid the ultimate price for being his witness. This year, be inspired by the life and legacy of Ahmed Abdiwelli, a Somali Christian murdered in Kenya 10 years ago by those who opposed his evangelism of ethnic Somali Muslims. On Sunday, June 25, at our Sunday service Lord of the Harvest will join believers around the world in honoring those who, like Abdiwelli Ahmed, sacrificed all for the advancement of God’s kingdom. Please pray for those who give their lives so that others may hear of Jesus Christ and live.
We have set up an PayPal account for those who would like to give online. To donate go to lhcfwarren.com/support, click on the “Donate” button and follow the directions. You may donate with a debit or credit card or through your personal PayPal account if you have one. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate. Please include your mailing address so we may send you a tithe statement at the beginning of next year for tax purposes. You may use the optional note section to allocate your donation to a program other than your tithe or to split your donation. Donation options include:
Tithes and Offerings | Food Pantry | Kenya Mission Rescue | Uganda Divine School | Building Fund | Family Connections Team
We are encouraging church members to mail in their tithe to the PO Box.
Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship | PO Box 26505 Fraser, MI 48026
Our church supports a group of young girls from the Maasai tribe in Kenya. The laws in Kenya make female circumcision illegal, but the Maasai tribe continues to practice this and to marry girls off as young as 8 years old. Cost is approximately $35 per month with approximately $15 per month for books, school supplies, hygiene products, and uniforms that need to be replaced every other year. In November when the schools let out, we help pay for a safe house for the girls to stay in until school resumes in January. If you are able to support a girl monthly or would like to make a donation make checks out to LHCF with Mission Rescue in the memo line. Any questions see Jan or Matt Abbott.
Please consider sponsoring a student of the Divine Nursery and Primary Day and Boarding School in Fort Portal, Uganda, Africa, whose overseer is Bishop Jimmy Katuramu. The 2020 school year starts January 26th and has 3 terms. The cost for non-boarders is $50/term, for a total of $150/year. The cost for a student who boards at the school is approximately $115/term, for a total of about $350/year. If you want more information about sponsoring a student, talk with Mary-Jo Asher.
The Mana-Foundation ministers to women by offering courses in food cultivation, hygiene training, workshops on Christian mindset and training women and girls in the acquisition of practical skills. They also provide access to essential food and daily necessities. For detailed information or to donate, go to Mana-Foundation.org.
United Pentecostal Churches International of Uganda under the leadership of Bishop Jimmy Katuramu are in desperate need of food. LHCF is taking up a special collection of any amount of money that you can give to be used specifically to provide food for our brothers and sisters in Uganda. You can donate via PayPal or by check made out to LHCF and mailed to P.O. Box 26505, Fraser, MI, 48026. Please make a notation in PayPal or on the check that the donation is meant for Uganda food missions.
Meijer is extending the Simply Give campaign through July 1, 2023. During the campaign, customers are invited to fight hunger by purchasing the $10.00 Simply Give cards to be added to their grocery total when shopping at Meijer. At the end of the campaign Meijer will match fund donated and gift cards are donated to our pantry. In order for Lord of the Harvest food pantry to receive credit donations will need to be made at our designated Meijer location: #306-WARREN, 25225 SCHOENHERR ROAD (on the corner of Schoenherr and 10 Mile Road). Simply Give cards will be available at Meijer check-out and in the church foyer when the next campaign begins.
- GoodSearch Browser // go to goodsearch.com, sign up, designate Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship as charity
- Bottles/Cans // designate return money for mission fund on envelope
- Bottles/Cans // give to Kathryn Elliott for Family Connections Team
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom Screening
Saturday, June 17, 6:00-8:30 pm @ LHCF | lhcfwarren.com/juneteenth
Day of the Christian Martyr
Sunday, June 25 @ LHCF Sunday Service | link to website
Day of the Christian Martyr Global Prayer
Thursday, June 29 | link to website
Saturday, August 12, time TBD @ LHCF
Neil Silverberg, Guest Speaker
Sunday, August 13, @ LHCF @ LHCF Sunday Service
Back to School Outreach
Saturday, August 5, 1:00-2:30 pm
Tuesday, October 31, 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 pm
Why Jesus? Women’s Bible Study meets at the building and on Zoom. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:30 pm
Kingdom Education Bible Study is offered on Zoom. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.
Thursdays, 11:00 am
Bible Study is offered on Zoom. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Corporate Prayer meets on Zoom. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Most Excellent Way Recovery Meeting meets every Saturday at the building.
The Why Jesus? Women’s Bible Study will meet in person and on Zoom this Wednesday, June 14, beginning at 12:00 noon. All women are invited to join us. This meeting is a great way to connect with other women to go deep into the word of God, support one another, and enjoy a time of fellowship. The Why Jesus class recordings are available at lhcfwarren.com/why-jesus. If you would like to be a part of this meeting please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation or fill out this form:
Kingdom Education Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 6:15-8:30 pm using the Zoom format. The next meeting is June 14. This class on Biblical principles is taught by Pastor Oz. The recording of this class is available at lhcfwarren.com/kingdom-education. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com for the Zoom invite or fill out the form below. “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6
Thursday morning Bible study led by Pastor John is held on Zoom. The next meeting is on June 8, at 11:00am. If you are interested, please contact LHCF at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form:
We are holding our weekly Thursday night corporate prayer meeting from 7:00-8:00 pm on the Zoom format. The next meeting is June 8. If you are interested, please contact LHCF at email@example.com or fill out this form:
The Most Excellent Way Recovery Meetings meets every Saturday at the building. For more information please contact Jerome Trombly.
Join us for our women’s fellowship on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month! We will spend 30 minutes reading through scripture as a group, and 30 minutes discussing what was read. This meeting will take place in person at the home of Allyson and Kathryn Elliott and on Zoom. Reading and discussion will begin at 10 am. Masks will be optional. Our next meeting will be Saturday, June 17. Reach out to Allyson or Kathryn for more information!
8:00 am to 8:00 pm 586.879.7295 | 586.871.2925
Text Any Time to 586.873.3600
The Hicks and McLatcher families have created an account whereby friends and family can go online to get updates on Jackie, leave encouraging notes, and donate to help with finances. Visit caringbridge.org and enter Jackie Hicks name. Please remember to continue praying for Jackie and the family. God is good.
PRAY OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL
1. Sense God’s presence (Heb. 13:5)
2. Know we are praying for them (2 Tim. 1:3)
3. Experience God’s comfort (2 Thess. 2:16-17)
4. See God open doors to evangelism (Col. 4:3)
5. Boldly share the gospel (Acts 4:29)
6. Mature in their faith (Col. 1:28-29)
7. Be granted wisdom in covert ministry work (Acts 9:23-25)
8. Remain joyful amid suffering (Acts 5:41)
9. Forgive and love their persecutors (Matt. 5:44)
10. Be rooted in God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
The Voice or the Martyrs | persecution.com
Join us for a free presentation of Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom on Saturday, June 17, at 6:00 pm! This documentary is set in Texas with pastor and Where Ya From? host Rasool Berry to learn how Juneteenth inspires a faith stronger than suffering. We will watch the 1 hour 15 minute film and follow it with discussion. Go to lhcfwarren.com/juneteenth or see Pastor Rob or Andrea Elliott for more info.
The LHCF food pantry continues to serve the community on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, DRIVE THROUGH ONLY. Clients are asked to pull into the parking lot, make a horseshoe turn in the large lot and pull up to the back door. Groceries will be brought out. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR! For more info please call (586) 362-2061 or email the church at LHCF1@comcast.net. If you need additional help, please call 211 for a list of other pantries in your area.
If you are in a domestic violence situation and in crisis needing immediate help or know someone who is in crisis, please call the Turning Point Crisis Line at 586.463.6990. For more info go to turningpointmacomb.org.
Advantage Health Centers has expanded days and times for same day, walk-in medical and dental health care services and accepting new patients. No appointments are needed to be seen by providers. Walk-in medical locations are 15400 West NcNichols, Detroit and 13556 OakmanBlvd, Detroit. Walk-in Dental locations are 1355 Oakman Blvd, Detroit and 4669 East Eight Mile, Warren. Times are listed on a flyer on the information table. For more information or questions please call (313) 416-6262.
Turning 65 and new to Medicare? The Office of Senior Services, in partnership with MMAP (Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program), is presenting a series of live virtual presentations to take you through the basics and offer additional tools to make transitioning to Medicare less stressful. To participate in one of these upcoming presentations, register at macombgov.org/seniors.
You are invited to come to the church to help clean and maintain the building. We will be meeting once a month on a Saturday. The next church beautification day is Saturday, June 10, from 9-11 am. Wear some old clothes and come ready to shine up our church! If you can do any type of cleaning, then you are welcome! See Pastor Andrea if you have any questions.
The food pantry needs a strong person who would be able to help lift groceries on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, 7:30 – 11:30 am. If you are able to help, please see Mary Reiland.
RACISM AND INJUSTICE
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
Alliance of Warren Evangelicals Denounce Racism and Injustice
June 3, 2020
Warren, MI—As members of the church in the city of Warren, MI, we deplore the actions that have occurred in our nation with the senseless death and precious loss of life of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police officer. We recognize that the abuse of police authority in this situation represents not an isolated incident, but a pattern of injustice in which Blacks and other people of color have been unjustly treated by the very arm of society that is meant to protect, serve, and nurture peace for all members of our society. We stand with all the people of this nation and ask for transformation of societal practices to reverse the course of history in this nation. We ask our leaders in government, in the judicial system, in the legal system to begin to address these matters, which are not new issues, but have represented the practices at work in this nation for over 400 years.
Psalm 89:14 reads, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.” We cry out to God for His grace and blessing to pour these out upon our city and nation in this most fateful hour. We ask for a vision to remove ourselves from national immoralities, and not to sanction national complacency. We ask for healing for the trauma perpetrated upon the Black members of our society and ask that you would transform the ways in which we, as citizens, have sanctioned or tolerated abuses against humanity.
We stand with the right of those so harmed by racism in all its forms to gather to peacefully protest and to lift their voices in calling this nation to return to justice. While we do not approve of violent and destructive behavior from some of the protesters, we do not wish in doing so to summarily fail to recognize our own complicity in the injustice perpetrated through years and centuries upon Blacks and other peoples of color. We must recognize, confess, and turn from all injustice and begin to create a national and social climate that provides equal access for all peoples to peace and the blessings of God for which we all strive.
Finally, we join together in the church of Jesus Christ with all our brothers and sisters in this nation, and we pray that the Lord would look down upon us in this time of trouble and pour out His compassion and mercy on us so that the changes necessary, changes unprecedented in our American history, will be granted to us.
Alliance of Warren Evangelicals
Senior Pastors Michael & Janice Osminski
Associate Pastors Philip & Janine McLatcher
Associate Pastors John & Cyndi Helvey
Associate Pastors Rob & Andrea Elliott
Associate Pastor Adrian Byrd
Elders Jerome & Louise Trombly