March 26, 2000
Volume 10, Number 13


This Sunday is the last day to submit the names of any men that you believe meet the qualifications of elders and could serve the congregation in this capacity.

Below is a list of the qualifications of elders as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. We ask that you study these thoroughly and consider these qualifications as you submit names. We ask that names be submitted in writing.

Please submit any names to Jim Treece, Clarence Riggenbach or Jim Dougan.

We ask that all names be submitted by March 26th. (This Sunday)

After the names are submitted - the men whose names are submitted, will be contacted as to whether they would desire to serve in this capacity. The names of those who would be willing to serve and are scripturally qualified would then be placed before the congregation again—to allow time to see if there are any scriptural objections to someone serving as an elder.

Following the above procedures, if there are men who are scripturally qualified and willing to serve as elders, a date will be set for their formal appointment as elders of the church of Christ of Venice.

Qualifications of Elders ...................................................

1 Timothy 3:1-7

Husband of one wife.
Of good behaviour.
Given to hospitality.
Apt to teach.
Not given to wine.
No striker.
Not greedy of filthy lucre.
Not a brawler.
Not covetous.
One that ruleth his own house well.
Not a novice.
Good report from them which are without.

Titus 1:5-9

Husband of one wife.
Having faithful children.
Not self-willed.
Not soon angry.
Not given to wine.
No striker.
Not given to filthy lucre.
A lover of hospitality.
A lover of good men.
Holding fast the faithful word.
Able by sound doctrine to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

... King James Version

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

Weeki Wachee Bible Camp - June 11-17, 2000

Bible Bowl 2000 - September 9, 2000

It's Just Not Worth It

Have you ever come to the conclusion that certain things are "just not worth it"? Rather than drive all night long to reach a destination, you stop and sleep for a while before continuing your trip. "It's just not worth it" to risk having an accident due to fatigue. The consequences are too great.

Consider some other things that the Bible makes clear are "just not worth it" due to the consequences involved.

"It's just not worth it ...

To be unforgiving, for "if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses" (Matthew 6:15).

To go beyond the teaching of Christ, for "whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God" (2 John 9).

To refuse to repent of sins, for Jesus said, "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish" (Luke 13:3).

To be a friend of the world, for "whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God" (James 4:4).

To form close relationships with evil people, for "evil companionships corrupt good morals" (I Corinthians 15:33).

To sow to the flesh, for "he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption" (Galatians 6:8).

To be unmerciful, for "judgment is without mercy to him that hath showed no mercy: mercy glorieth against judgment" (James 2:13).

To fail to obey the gospel, for those who "obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus ... shall suffer punishment, even eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might" (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).

James Cudd

Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to move your clocks forward, one hour, next Saturday night or you could be an hour late for services next Sunday morning

Remember in Prayers:

Delbert Leavens - Betty Dougan - Bill Sherman - Ersel Riggenbach

Cathy Jenson - Virginia Law - Viola Morinier - Stephanie Bennett

Donna Scwartz' sister, Carol



Ladies Class: Mondays at 11:00 am

Song Service: This Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.
Fellowship Meal: Next Sunday at noon. (1st Sunday in April)

Wednesday Class: Jeremiah, chapter 7. 6:30 pm.

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Grace" (1 Samuel 20:14-17)

"Song Service " (Colossians 3:16)

is a quality that you admire in the driver behind you
and scorn in the one ahead.
Cf. Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

The best things that you can give your children

next to good habits, are good memories.


Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Press Phillips

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Frank Small

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


Dale Schwartz



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

11:00 am

Closing Prayer:

Carl Rigney


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Mike Weber


Dale Schwartz

Our Record - Last Week


Song Service

Closing Prayer:

Delbert Leavens



$ 1781.00
Larry Jenson
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Lance Leavens
Ernest Bowker
Weekly Average (yr):
$ 1881.77

Jim Treece

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