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The youth and children’s council will meet on Jan. 20th at 5:00 p.m. in the CLC.
On Jan. 21st, we are going snow tubing to Stone Mt. GA. Tickets are $25. Tickets must be paid for in advance by Jan. 20th. We will leave at 8:30 am and return by 4:30 pm. You'll also need money for lunch.
Sun., Jan. 20: 9:15 Prayer Room
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service
5:00 Children & Youth Council Meeting in CLC
6:00 CIA Meeting
6:00 Youth Small Group
6:00 Evening Service
Mon., Jan. 21: 8:30 Snow Tubing
Wed., Jan. 23: 5:30 Supper
6:30 Youth Meeting
6:30 Adult Prayer & Discipleship
7:30 Choir Rehearsal
FOR NEXT WEEK
this week's Birthdays
January 26 - Misty Moore
Terry Solesbee (847-7627)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER
Wednesday Night Supper 1/16/19
Vegetable Soup Chicken Nuggets
Corn Bread Tater Tots
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Wednesday Night Supper 1/23/19
Pork Tenderloin Spaghettios
Yellow Rice Garlic Bread
Wednesday Night Schedule
6:00pm Awana Activities
6:30pm Youth Meeting
6:30pm Adult Prayer & Discipleship
7:15pm Choir Rehearsal
HOMEBOUND Lydia Jackson
OF THE WEEK Call office for address
January 13, 2018
Sunday School 91
Building Fund - In Memory 20.00
Back Pack Ministry 10.00
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 150.00
Total Offering $ 5,308.00
Budget Income to date: $11,512.12
Budget Disbursements to date: $ 25,461.58
Operating Budget: $ 47,702.46
Contributions given to Building Fund and Lottie Moon Offering
In Memory of Barbara Joy and In Honor Of Terry Solesbee,
Bill McClellan and Harold Bagwell.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Given to date: $5,635.00
Friday Night Bible Study
Our next Friday Night Bible Study in the book of Revelation will be on Friday, January 18th, 2019, at 7pm in the old fellowship hall. We will not be having this meeting on Friday due to illness.
Breakfast for Dinner, Sunday PM Jan. 27th
The young women's WMU group with the help of C.I.A. and the Youth Group will be serving breakfast for dinner following the evening service on Jan. 27th. We will be accepting donations which will go to our Lottie Moon Offering.
Thank You to the family of Charles Creamer who donated funds to replace the ceiling tiles in the CLC.
Please note that the sign-up sheet calendar for placing flowers in the sanctuary in memory or in honor of family members is now in the church vestibule.
Gym and/or CLC Usage
Please remember that if you'd like to use the CLC and/or gym for meetings or activities, there is a calendar in the church office that you must reserve your date and time.
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Words to Ponder
One afternoon while walking through the Norfolk General Hospital, Dr. Hugh Litchfield heard his name being called from across the lobby. As a man approached, he asked; “Hi, Dr. Litchfield, remember me?”
About 10 years earlier the young man had visited the church where Dr. Litchfield was serving. He was facing possible jail time over tax violations. This had led to alcohol dependency, which had in turn jeopardized his marriage and his relationship with is children. His life was in a desperate shape.
Dr. Litchfield explains the interaction in his book Visualizing the Sermon:
He then said to me in that lobby, "I want to thank you." "For what?" "One Sunday you preached a sermon about taking responsibility for our lives, not to blame what we become on somebody else. God used that sermon to speak to me. That afternoon I got down on my knees and prayed to God and promised to take responsibility for my life. With God's help, I did. Since that time, life has been great. I got out of trouble with the IRS, I became the master over the bottle, my marriage is better than ever. I want to thank you."
As he left me standing there, I was overwhelmed by what he had told me. . . When I went back to the office, I dug down into my sermon files to get out that sermon that had meant so much to him. Early in my ministry, on Monday morning I would jot down a phrase or two at the top of my sermon manuscript as to how I felt the sermon had gone on Sunday. For that sermon, I glanced at what I had written. "Dead in the water! No one listened! A waste of time!"
Dr. Litchfield concludes, “I have learned something along the way. If we offer faithfully to God what we have, somehow it will be used in magnificent ways. We must never underestimate what God will do with what we give.”
Hugh Litchfield, Visualizing the Sermon: Preaching Without Notes (CSS Publishing, 1996); submitted by Major Dalton, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois