Monday, March 18, 2013

Parents Night Out Fundraiser!!

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 6PM-9PM

The students of WAVE return for providing their outstanding nursery care and excellent movie watching skills int he Media Room for the long anticipated return of the Parents Night Out Fundraiser!

No food will be provided, but you can bring food with your kids if you would like. There will also be a sign-in sheet when you drop off your kids. We ask that you please supply us with two emergency contact numbers.

Suggested Donation - $10/hr. Checks made out to Grace Chapel.

For any questions, call Seth at 601-624-7465.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 16th

Focus: That we keep our spiritual armor in place at all times
Pray For: Villagers
Praise God for being: Almighty God

Psalm 51

For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

51 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
18 By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 15th

Focus: Spiritual breakthroughs in all villages
Pray For: Cameron/Jeff
Praise God for being: Your Friend

John 15:9-17

Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 14th

Focus: That we will have spiritual unity as a team at all times
Pray For: Beth/Maeve/Riley
Praise God for being: our All in All

Hebrews 10:19-25

19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 13th

Focus: That we should witness through our lifestyle all through the journey
Pray For: Eric/Leyha/Heath
Praise God for being: Your Counselor

Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 12th

Focus: That we would be settled and content
Pray For: West Family
Praise God for being: Protector

John 15:1-8

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 11th

Focus: that we will remain spiritually focused even when tired
Pray For: Seth/Claire/Roberta
Praise God for being: Lord of Lords

Philippians 3:12-16

12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; 16 however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 10th

Focus: To know God's peace during any times of confusion
Pray For: Pastors/Translators
Praise God for being: The Truth

Philippians 1:1-11

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 9th

Focus: That hearts will be open to Jesus in all minstries
Pray For: Village Youth
Praise God for being: Sovereign Lord

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death works in us, but life in you.
13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, 14 knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Friday, March 8, 2013

WAVE Update 3/8

"Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"            Psalm 46:10
Here's your Update for the weekend!    
1. The time is here!  HAITI!  Please pray for the Haiti Mission Team as we make our way to Atlanta tonight and fly out of Atlanta tomorrow morning at 11:15am.  Our Haiti Team members are:  Beth Rigney, Maeve Rigney, Eric Berthelot, Jeff Norris, Roberta Sachs, Cameron Kendall, Heath Johnson, Claire Crutcher, Riley Warren, and Leyna Hendley.  The Lord has called all of us together for a reason and we need your prayers all next week as we go out and serve the Lord.  Be sure to pick up a prayer guide!  We will be back on March 17. 
2. Please pray for me on March 19 as I will be having knee surgery.  I tore my LCL about two years ago and also have some torn cartilage.  This surgery will have me "out of commission" for about a week or so.  With that being said, WAVE will continue on with its normal activities.  Below are the dates and subs listed that were available to help out.  If you would like to help on any of these nights, contact the person listed and let them know you are available to help them.   
Wednesday, March 20.  6-8pm.  Bible Study.  = Jason Cole. 
Saturday, March 23.  Parents Night Out Fundraiser.  5:30-9:30pm. = Beth Rigney, Bethany & Chris Crutcher.    
Sunday, March 24.  Sunday WAVE.  5:30-7:30pm. The meal is covered.  You may want to come up with a fun game to play + the lesson for that night = Vicky & Damon Williams. 
If you have any questions about these nights, you can contact me on or after March 17.   Thank you to all who volunteered for these nights! 
There will be NO WAVE UPDATE next Friday due to poor internet service in Haiti.
Hope you all have a good weekend! 
Upcoming Events through March:
A quick & easy guide for you to look & see what's going on:   
Friday, March 8 – Saturday, March 16 = Haiti Mission Trip. 
Saturday, March 23 = Parents Night Out Fundraiser.  6-9pm.  Students meet @ church @5:15pm.  We will be done by 9:30pm. 
Sunday, March 24 = Bible Readers Quiz 4.  7:30-8:00pm. 
Thursday, March 28 = Maundy Thursday Service.  7pm. 
Sunday, March 31 = Easter Sunday.  NO WAVE. 
- Seth

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 8th

Focus: That we would truly be ambassadors for our God
Pray For: Village Children
Praise God for being: The Vine

Matthew 9:35-38

35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
36 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 7th

Focus: That we see the Cross of Jesus all along the way
Pray For: Riley
Praise God for being: Our Heavenly Father

Isaiah 40:28-31

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Celly Texting Service & WAVE 2013 t-shirts

WAVE Parents -
1.  WAVE will be switching over to a new texting service called "Celly" on Sunday, April 7.  I have given the students an opportunity to sign up for this texting service and I will be using this texting service ONLY starting on April 7.  What is "Celly" you might ask?  Celly is a unique way of communicating through "cells" of information.  Its easier because when I want to send out a message, I dont have to individually select everyone in my phone, I can just text the message to the "cell" and if you are in the "cell," you will receive the message!  Here is how to join
Text @WAVEYOUTH to the number 23559.  It will then ask you for a password to join the cell.  The password is gracewave.  Once you have done this, it will ask you to create a username for the cell.  It can be something simple and whatever you want it to be.  Example:  sethduhs87.  Once you have done this, you are in!  That is it! 
Please try to do this if you would like to receive WAVE Updates and messages on your phone.  Also encourage your WAVE student to do this by Sunday, April 7, because this is what I will be using from that point on! 
2.  Secondly, the new WAVE 2013 t-shirts are in!  They are long sleeved and cost $15!  Many students have signed up for them but have yet to pick them up!  This is just a reminder that you can pick them up whenever!  They look cool and are nice and "purply." 
Also, dont forget that WAVE is combined tonight for Jr. High and Sr. High starting at 6pm.  We will be checking out the Mustard Seed "Bells of Faith" performance in the chapel at 6, followed by Bible Study for both age groups from 7-8pm.  Hope to see you there! 

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 6th

Focus: That we pray without ceasing
Pray For: Villagers
Praise God for being: Our Righteousness

John 17:20-25

20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22 The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25 “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 5th

Focus: That we would encourage Haitian Christians each day
Pray For: Pastor Maturin
Praise God for being: Holy

Isaiah 61:1-3

61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 4th

Focus: That we would intercede hourly for each other
Pray For: Roberta
Praise God for being: Everlasting

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 3rd

Focus: That we would remain in God's hands, ready to do His will
Pray For: Maeve
Praise God for being: Strong and Powerful

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 2nd

Focus: That we would draw closer to God
Pray For: Tony
Praise God for being: All Knowing

Colossians 3:12-17

12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Combined WAVE on March 6

Next Wednesday, March 6, WAVE will be doing things a little differently. The Mustard Seed Handbells group will be coming to play at Grace Chapel at 6:00pm. We want all WAVE students to come out and support not only this event, but Stevo Bryant as well. Once the handbell portion is over, we will have a combined WAVE for Jr. High and Sr. High from 7-8pm. Hope to see YOU there! 


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join by texting:
@WAVEYOUTH to 23559
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Haiti Mission Prayer Request for March 1st

Focus: That we would be cleansed of things that hinder us from preparation
Pray For: Beth
Praise God for being: The Rock of Ages

12 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.