January 9, 2000         Volume 10, Number 02

My Sons, No Longer My Children

His name is "Time." He's a stranger we would like to ignore but cannot avoid, an intruder from whom we cannot protect our families.

For years our family has been blest by three wonderful sons! But, now, one has been married for several years, a second is to marry in a few days, and a third is soon to make his way to college. What happened?

"Time" paid a visit to our house, took our boys by the hand, and escorted them into adulthood. That has away of sending one's thoughts down memory lane." So, if you will indulge the sentimental reflections of an ole dad, when I look back on yesterday:

He's a tough rascal to deal with, but one thing can help: beautiful memories. Not even death can erase the pictures of happiness a family helps paint on the canvas of one another's heart! Dan Winkler

Dan Winkler.


Youth - News & Notes

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

  Weeki Wachee Bible Camp - June 11-17, 2000

Doing Our Best

“When I was eleven years old, I skated my 1st national championship. I thought I was going to win, but I came in 2nd. My dad supported and encouraged us, but he always kept things in perspective. As I was waiting for some great words of wisdom from him, he said, ‘There’s more to life than skating around in a circle.’ This upset me because I thought he didn’t have any idea how important this was to me. But in 1988, when my sister died of leukemia, I understood what he meant. We need to be able to learn something from any situation. It is easy to take something good from a positive situation, but we also need to know how to learn from difficult times. When people think of me, I would like to be remembered as someone who never gave up. I never lost hope, but more importantly, I skated my best, not only when I won the gold medal, but also those times when I fell or was beaten. Each time it was the same for me; it was the best that I had to give.” (Dan Jansen, Olympic Gold Medalist)

The Bible says it this way: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Remember, the important thing in life is how we conduct ourselves, win, lose or draw. By being true to God and always trying to do our best, we’ll never disappoint our parents, others and more importantly ourselves!


Our Sick:  

Todd Navarre

Stephanie Bennett

Frank Small

Angie Bowker

Ernest Bowker

Robin Vowell

Virginia Law

Viola Morinier

Cathy Jenson

Bill Shermon

Mary Jane Collier

Jeanette Thompson




Ladies Class: The class will resume tomorrow - January 10, 2000 - at 11 am.

Thank You: Jeremiah, chapter 2. 6:30 pm.

Fellowship Meal: To our Bible class teachers. We appreciate your time, talents and dedication to our young people.

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Qualifications of Elders, #1" (Titus 1:5-9)

"Things Surrendered by Abraham" (Genesis 11:27-12:3)

Lectureships ...

25th Annual Lectureship “Do You Understand Preaching?” January 17-20, 2000 

Florida School of Preaching

1807 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803 


2000 Treasure Coast Lectureship “In His Steps” January 18-20, 2000

Jupiter-Tequesta Church of Christ

11701 SE 17th Street, Tequesta, FL 33469



“Winter Gospel Meeting” January 9-13, 2000

Cape Coral Church of Christ

1010 SW 20th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33991


Speaker: Tom Holland

Times: Sundays at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 6:00 pm - Weekdays at 7:00 pm

Note: Flyers for these meetings are posted on the bulletin board in the foyer. Be sure to pick up one of the FSOP newsletters in the foyer. Ted will be speaking on the 20th at 9 am.



The greater the obstacle ... the greater the glory in overcoming it!



Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Walt Thompson

Bible Study

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Lance Leavens

Evening Worship

6:00 pm


Jim Treece



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class

11:00 am

Closing Prayer:

James Bowman


Evening Services

Bible Study

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Dick Navarre


Jim Treece

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Clarence Riggenbach



$ 2162.75
Dale Schwartz
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Delbert Leavens
Charlie White
Weekly Average (yr):
$ 2162.75

Mike Weber

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