Women’s Monday Night Bible Study Group

Jennie Allen’s Get Out of Your Head begins Monday, March 22 at 7 pm

Where: Maria Lammers’ home

Cost: $9 for a workbook.

Call or text Maria at 419-953-6129 to sign up or get more info.

Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. As she discovered, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.

In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie takes groups on a study in Philippians, inspiring and equipping us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

Good Friday

April 2, 2021 – 7:30 pm

Our Good Friday Worship Service will be in-person and also livestreamed on our Facebook page.

We invite you to worship with us at 200 W. Bremen St. in New Knoxville, Ohio 45871

Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2021 – 7:30 pm

Our Maundy Thursday Worship Service with The Lord’s Supper will be in-person and livestreamed on our Facebook page.

We invite you to join us at 200 W. Bremen St. in New Knoxville, Ohio

Wonderful Wednesday Meals during Lent

First Church of New Knoxville is excited to announce we will be having Wonderful Wednesday Meals again this year.

The dates are: February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17.

NO children’s after school program this year – dinner only.

We will have a short devotional to start our fellowship together along with indoor dining for those comfortable.  All safety precautions will be used in preparation & serving of the meals and spacing out of tables.  Carry out will also be available at the west door in the ministry center.  All are welcome to join us for dinner or pick up a meal.

  • Ministry center will open at 4:45 pm and we will serve at approximately 5 pm.
  • Dinner will be completed by 6:15 pm.
  • Takeout will be available from 5-6 pm.

Menu for February 24:  Sloppy Joe & Shredded Chicken, Salad, Chips & Cookies.

Lent Sermon Series

Galatians: Nothing But the Cross

February 21 to March 21, 2021

Lent Sermon Series – The cross, and nothing but the cross, can save us.

Lent and Easter are opportunities to reorient ourselves on the cross of Christ. The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus saves us. We can’t save ourselves. But that doesn’t mean we don’t try.

In his letter to the Galatians, Paul teaches us that nothing, not even our good works, can save us. Nothing, that is, but the cross. What we are unable to do for ourselves, God did for us in Christ.

Join us on Sunday morning as we explore the centrality of the cross and how it transforms our lives

Lent Devotional & Bible Study

Reflecting on Christ’s Sacrifice for Us.

New All Church Devotional for Lent – A new devotional called “A Journey Through Lent” will be available at the church starting Sunday, February 14.

This devotional contains a scripture passage, a short devotional reading, and a prayer for each day during Lent. You can pick up your free copy at the church or we can send you one. Take an extra and give it to a friend!

Sunday Night Bible Study – For those who want to dig a little deeper, Pastor Joel will also lead a Bible Study on Sunday evenings. February 14 to March 28 from 6—7:30 pm in the Ministry Center. The bible study is a companion to the devotional, and features teachings by Pastor Tim Keller from Redeemer Presbyterian Church. There is a sign-up sheet at the Info Center in the sanctuary. You can also call / email the office or send a Facebook message to sign up.

This 7-week study is from select Psalms which help us in times of self-examination, difficulty, and dryness and invite us to make our hearts ready for remembering anew Jesus’ death and resurrection. Session Titles: Prayer of Confession, Prayer of Seeking, Prayer of Thirst, Prayer of Rest, Prayer for the World, Prayer for the King, Prayer for Security.

The Gospel of Mark

Sundays in the Ministry Center – 10:15 to 11:15 am

The Gospel of Mark by Francis Chan

This Right Now Media study is an 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark. Author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

The Power of Jesus’ Names

New Women’s Study starting Monday, February 1

Join Maria Lammers for a new women’s bible study called The Power of Jesus’ Names by Dr. Tony Evans.

We will be meeting on Monday evenings starting on February 1, at 7:00 PM at our house.

The workbook can be purchased on Amazon for $9.99. There is a paperback book ($12.99) that can also be purchased but is not necessary. If you would like me to order you a book let me know as I have prime.

Call or text Maria at 419-953-6129 to sign up or get more information.

Right Now Media shares this about the bible study:

Some names live in infamy, and some names inspire the greatest kinds of hope. But there is one name above all other names, and it belongs to the Son of God, Jesus. Jesus is the most unique person who’s ever lived, and his names carry with them great weight.
In this six-session series, Dr. Tony Evans journeys around the stomping grounds of Jesus in the land of Israel and presents a complete picture of the Incarnate God. By teaching on each of the major names of Jesus, Tony brings us face-to-face with the Second Person of the Trinity. Shot in the major locations where Jesus himself lived and taught, we find ourselves asking one question: “What will we do with Jesus?”

New Choir Director

We are excited to introduce Miss Holly Smith as our new Choir Director!

You may remember seeing her play the flute here as a guest musician in the past. On Wednesday evening she was able to meet with various members of the choir and bell choir. You will be seeing more of her around First Church in the coming weeks as she gets to know everyone.

She shared a few words of introduction with us:

“Originally from Upstate New York, I moved to Ohio in 2012 to attend Grad School. This is my seventh year of teaching Elementary School Music at New Bremen Local Schools. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Hartwick College (NY) where I specialized in Instrumental Conducting and Flute Performance; completed my Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University (OH) where I specialized in Elementary General Music; and received an Endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education from Muskingum University (OH). I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was 7 years old and am abundantly blessed to have been sharing the love of Christ with others through music since 1999.” Cheers, Holly.

Sunday Leftovers

Reflections on the Bible, life, and the church from Joel Bucklin