January 30, 2000         Volume 10, Number 05

Thanks to Senior Saints

No person or group of people hears the sweet words "thank you" as often as they desire or deserve. Perhaps this is more true with those who are older and out of the limelight of a hurry-up world. The Bible places a high premium on gratitude (2 Thessalonians 2:13) and has much to say about the value of aging and older people: "The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness" (Proverbs 16:31). "Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man" (Leviticus 19:32).

We, as the younger generation, thank you for setting the proper example for us. It is always easier to follow an example than it is a precept, and we appreciate you for leading us in following God. You make a declaration with your life similar to the one Joshua made with his lips in his farewell speech: But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD" (Joshua 24:15). You may underestimate this or not even recognize it; but, younger members are looking to you to lead the way.

We, as the younger generation, thank you for remaining faithful through the years. The faith of every saint is tested throughout the course of the Christian race (Hebrews 12:6; 2 Timothy 3:12), but you have managed to weather these storms and not look back (Luke 9:62). Now when the seas of our lives become rough, we know that we can make it because you have remained constant under similar circumstances.

We, as the younger generation, thank you for continuing to do all you can for the Lord. We know that you attend services when you really do not feel like it, and it inspires us to greater service. It may be that you cannot do all that you used to but you do what you can. "She hath done what she could" (Mark 14:8), pleased the Lord then and it will today. We look to your wisdom (Job 12:12) and good judgment (1 Kings 12:6-8) while valuing your abilities. Some of the mighty servants of God did their greatest work after they were increased in years. Noah had lived six hundred years before God called him, Abraham and Sarah were almost a century old when Isaac was born, Caleb cried, "give me this mountain" when he was old and Moses did not even start to lead the Israelites until he was eighty! Senior saints, we love you and owe you a great deal. By watching your life, we can see that the "winter of life" can be one of the most productive periods for the child of God. May the Lord richly bless you is our prayer. Allen Webster !

Allen Webster

A Special Welcome to our Visitors

Please fill out a blue visitor card so that we might have a record of your visit. If needed, there is a nursery available at the rear of the auditorium. Bible classes for all ages are available Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We hope that you will join us for these studies. Please come and worship with us again soon.

Youth - News & Notes

  Youth Devotional - 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 22nd. at the Sais’ house.

  Weeki Wachee Bible Camp - June 11-17, 2000

Bible Bowl 2000 - September 9, 2000

Good Character

Good Character Good character is that quality which makes one dependable whether being watched or not, which makes one truthful when it is to one’s advantage to be a little less than truthful, which makes one courageous when faced with great obstacles, which endows one with the firmness of wise self-discipline.

Arthur S. Adams

Our Sick:  

Ron Jones

B.C. Carr

Frank Small

Mary Jane Collier

Ernest Bowker

Virginia Law

Viola Morinier

Cathy Jenson

Bill Shermon

Everette Riggenbach




Ladies Class: Mondays at 11:00 am

Fellowship Meal: Next Sunday immediately following morning services.
5th Sunday: This Sunday is a 5th Sunday. Everything contributed over our regular budget will be put in our building fund.
Song Service: Tonight at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday Class: Jeremiah, chapter 3. 6:30 pm.

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Qualifications of Elders, #4" (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

"Song Service " (pm)

Lectureships ...

2000 Treasure Coast Lectureship "In His Steps" February 18-20, 2000

Jupiter-Tequesta Church of Christ

11701 SE 17th Street, Tequesta, FL 33469



Note: See flyer on the bulletin board in the foyer.



You build a successful life ... one day at a time.

Lou Holtz



Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Press Phillips

Bible Study

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Larry Jenson

Evening Worship

6:00 pm


Lance Leavens



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class

11:00 am

Closing Prayer:

Charlie White


Evening Services

Bible Study

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Jim Dougan


Song Service

Our Record - Last Week


Song Service

Closing Prayer:

Clarence Riggenbach



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Delbert Leavens
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Dick Navarre
David Coffman
Weekly Average (yr):
$ 2044.69

Kerry Keathley

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