PRAYER INITIATIVE –FALL 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
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ANC is excited to be part of what God is doing in this region, in this nation and around the world!
 
August and September are generally times of transition as summer winds down, schools are back in session and everyone looks forward to fall, harvest, the holiday seasons and the final quarter of the year. We are one small group that makes up the larger global Church and when all the groups gather together and pray, we are impacting both heaven and earth! This year we are joining forces with not only ANC/Kotikirkko but other ministries around the world that are pressing in and seeking the face and presence of God. Don’t miss out – be a part of the global, church-wide prayer movement!
 
The WAR ROOM movie premiers on August 28th at theaters nationwide and ANC is gathering the family to go see this powerful film on Saturday, August 29th at 4:50 PM. The church is able to purchase discounted group tickets in advance as long as we have a group of 25 or more. The DEADLINE to purchase tickets for the group event at the discounted price is Sunday, August 16th. For details and further information, please contact the church at info@anchurch.us
 
Then Wednesday, September 2 is the Monthly Day of Prayer and Fasting in which we join not only ANC but also Christians around the world and pray in particular for Israel, the Jewish people and the ministries of ICEJ. More information about the Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative can be found here. We also pray for America and its leaders, for our state and cities, and for our church as well as other churches and ministries. The day culminates with praise, worship and corporate prayer at 7PM in the Fellowship Hall.
 
Thursday, September 3 is the Monthly Day of Prayer and fasting for Kotikirkko and culminates with prayer and teaching in the Finnish language at 7PM in the Fellowship Hall.
 
Friday – Saturday, September 4-5 launches our 36 Hour PRAYER CHAIN! Prayer touches the heart of God. He instructs us to pray without ceasing and we want to be obedient to His commands! For 36 hours there will be someone praying at the church – for this church, for you, your family, this neighborhood, this city, this state, this nation, for the persecuted church, for Israel – you name it! To take part in this prayer event you need to sign up for one or more hours of prayer. The Prayer Chain Hour(s) sign-up sheet is located in the Sanctuary foyer. Please contact Pastor Esa Ontermaa at Esa.Ontermaa@anchurch.us for more information.
 
Throughout August the KiDS’ Church and KiDDie Church, along with the entire congregation, will prepare for the Pray for Me Campaign. Each school-aged child/teenager will partner with 3 people from 3 different generations in the church, each of whom will commit to pray for the child/teen every day for the entire school year. The older generations cover and bless the younger generations in prayer. What a powerful opportunity for everyone! The official launch date for the Pray for Me Campaign is Sunday, September 6. ANC/Kotikirkko will have a combined Worship Celebration and Communion service at 10AM followed by the Pray for Me Campaign launch with Prayer-Partner assignments and then a Koinonia POTLUCK luncheon.
 
You do not want to miss these exciting events! To sign up or for additional information, please contact the KiDS’ Church Ministry leader at Miriam.Kiiski@anchurch.us or info@anchurch.us. To participate in the Koinonia Potluck Luncheon please contact Heidi.Wivolin@anchurch.us.