December 30, 2001
Volume 11, Number 52

Seasons Greetings

What a wonderful time of the year this is. The “spirit” of this season affects us all; it almost permeates the air that surrounds us and reminds us how blessed we are ... We all have so much for which to be thankful. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the spirit of the season could be with us all through the year?

To all the members at Venice we express love and appreciation for your kindness and encouragement. It is truly a blessing and a joy to work with the Lord’s people here in Venice.

We wish for each one of you, near and far, a life filled with joy and cheer and with the hope that it will be an extra happy New Year - 2002.

We love you all. God bless you, each and everyone.

Ted, Renee & family

A Vision for the New year

To be in love with life and The Giver of it;
To practice the presence of God:
To forget self that Christ may be remembered.

To be strong enough to master evil:
To be wise enough to let good master us.

To see in every friend a proof that God is good:
To see in those we may dislike,
An opportunity to show that love never fails.

To turn hindrances into helps.
To see the light along the edge of every shadow;
To be a living example of the joy deeply rooted in Christian faith.

To be courteous to the aged, gracious to the maturing.
And to guide gently the steps of children.

To profit by the past
To live earnestly in the present
To look hopefully to the future.

“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”

George Washington Carver

Last year ...

Last year … Did you attend all of the services of the church that you were able? Was the Lord pleased with your effort?

Last year … Did you give as you have been prospered? Was the Lord pleased with your offering?

Last year … Did you work to help build the Lord’s church and to save souls? Was the Lord pleased with your effort?

In 2002 … if everyone at Venice, gives and works to grow as you do, how will the Lord’s church at Venice fare?

Beginning in January...

We will receive our first shipment of House to House / Heart to Heart in January. It will be mailed every other month into our community.

If you have a friend, neighbor or co-worker that lives in Charlotte or Sarasota Counties that you would like to have placed on the mailing list—please give us their name and address. (There are sign up sheets for the mailing list on the table in the foyer.)

A Seminar That You Will Not Want To Miss ...

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar dealing with these and other important issues. The speaker is Dr. Bert Thompson, former professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University. He is Executive Director and co-founder of Apologetics Press. He is also the editor of Reason and Revelation, a monthly journal on Christian evidences, published by Apologetics Press since 1981. All sessions are free. In addition, handout materials accompanying each lecture will be made available free-of-charge to those in attendance. Most sessions are followed by questions and answers.


Friday, January 25, 2002
at the Venice High School Auditorium
7:00 p.m. “The Creation / Evolution Controversy

Saturday, January 26, 2002
at the Venice High School Auditorium
1:00-2:30 p.m. “Creation or Evolution … Which? Part I
2:30-3:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. “Creation or Evolution … Which? Part II

Sunday, January, 27, 2002
at the Church of Christ of Venice Building
10:00 a.m. “Scientific Evidences for the Inspiration of the Bible
11:00 a.m. “The Effect of Evolution on the Home, Church and Nation

Note: Friday and Saturday Seminar sessions will be held at the Venice High School Auditorium.

Florida School of Preaching
27th Annual Lectureship
January 21-24, 2002
“Do You Understand Worship”

Click here for more details.

Gospel Meeting

Pinellas Park Church of Christ
January 16-20, 2002

Speaker: V. P. Black

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 30th: Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65
Monday, 31st: Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66

Tuesday, 25th: Read it online. Click here


(1) The Bible Reading Schedule for 2002 schedule can be found on the table in the foyer. This can be placed in the back of your directory.

(2) Beginning on January 1, 2002 - you will also be able to read it daily from the homepage on the church’s web-site. Click here

““Death to the Christian
is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils,
and the resurrection of all his joys.”


New Directory

If you have not picked up your directory you can pick up on in the foyer. Please - one directory per family.

Due to some technical difficulties (computer) we are still working on some pages. If your family page is missing it may be due to such a problem or we may need to take/retake your photo. If your page is missing or you have an addition/correction please see Ted.

Additions: For those of you who have already picked up a directory there are cover pages on the table in the foyer.
The 2002 Bible Reading Schedule is also ready. It is 3 pages and can be placed in the back of your directory.
New pages will be added soon.

Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Melissa Keyso - Pansy McCord
Grace Webb - Craig Collier- Richard Dolan
Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier
Virginia Law - Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Mary Kaupilla

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "Death and the Resurrection" (Acts 6:3-6)
PM ...
"Song Service "


Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Charlie White  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Larry Jenson  



 Delbert Leavens


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach



 Jim Treece


Our Record - Last Week



Closing Prayer:

 Wayne Vowell



Dick Navarre
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Kerry Keathley
Mike Weber

Dick Navarre

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