May 21, 2000
Volume 10, Number 21

Have a Great Day!

See if you can relate to these words, penned by John T. Baker.

Dear Lord -

I'm proud to say, so far today
I've got along all right,-
I have not gossiped, whined or bragged,
Or had a single fight.

I haven't lost my temper once,
Or criticized my mate,
I have not lied, I have not cried,
Or loudly cursed my fate.

So far today I've not one time
Been grumpy or morose,
I've not been spiteful, cold or vain,
Self-centered or verbose.

But, Lord, I'm going to need Your help
Throughout the hours ahead,
So give me strength, Dear Lord,
for now I'm getting out of bed.

Been there? Well, usually, the day is an extension of the way it begins.

"Visiting with God" is one of the greatest ways to get the day started. Begin with prayer - - Jesus did (Mark 1:35) - - then, spend some time with "the words of eternal life" (John 6:69).

Talk to God ... let God, via the pages of holy writ, talk to you ... and, HAVE A GREAT DAY.

Dan Winkler
The Crieve Hall Family Chronicle

Forgetting What Is Behind And Pressing Forward

There is no standing still. The dedicated, zealous Christian never reaches the place of smug satisfaction. We never arrive in this life. The following suggestions, without comment, appeared in a recent bulletin that crossed my desk.

Cherish your memories, but look forward.

All of us have some good memories-home, Mom, school, red-letter days. We make new memories each day. Some we just need to throw in the wastebasket. Cherish your good memories, but constantly look forward. You never move ahead by constantly looking in a rearview mirror.

Treasure your friendships, but reach outward.

A true friend is a treasure. "Keep your friendships in constant repair," advised Samuel Johnson. A line on a greeting card read, "Friendship is like old china... costly, rich and rare." How very true. Solomon wrote, "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly." - - - (Proverbs 18-24, KJV) In other words, to have one, be one! Treasure your friendships, but continue to reach outward. The more friends you have, the richer you are.

Learn from the past, but move onward.

You cannot live in the past. Learn from the past, then move on. The past makes a good guidepost, but a lousy hitching post. Sawdust cannot be resawn; the past cannot be relived.

Live each day with hope, and climb upward.

Keep looking up! (Col. 3:1-2). Be optimistic! Strive to plant your feet higher today than yesterday. "Hitch your wagon to a star."

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
See the flyer on the bulletin board.
Applications are in the magazine rack on the table in the foyer.

Bible Bowl 2000 - September 9, 2000

Remember in Prayers:

Cathy Jenson - Betty Dougan - Francis Leavens - Stephanie Bennet -

Ersel Riggenbach - Arlene Carnahan - Leslie Johnson -

Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Virginia Law - Viola Morinier



Building Program: If you haven’t already done so—be sure to check the bulletin board in the foyer to see the preliminary drawings from the engineers and the architect.. We will be adding 85 paved parking places and also are looking at making some architectural changes to the building. These would include closing in and widening the front porch to form a new entry into the building and building a covered driveway onto the front of the building. - click here.

Sunday Adult Bible Class: "Inspiration of the Bible" (10:00 am)

Wednesday Adult Bible Class: "Jeremiah", chapter 12. (6:30 pm)

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Baptism of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 3:11)

"Alone? or Alive?" (Ephesians 2:11-16)

“Our view of God affects our outlook on life.”


“God doesn’t ask you to be the best - just to do your best.”


“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.”


Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Press Phillips

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Wayne Vowell

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


Larry Jenson



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

Will resume in the Fall

Closing Prayer:

Jim Dougan


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Clarence Riggenbach


Larry Jenson

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Delbert Leavens



$ 1137.00
Kerry Keathley
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Jim Treece
Carl Rigney
Weekly Average (yr):
$ 1724.38

Delbert Leavens

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