May 13, 2001
Volume 11, Number 19

Mothers Love

A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away...

It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking...
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems...

It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
and it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation...
A many-splendored miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God’s tender guiding hand.

Source unknown

I Loved You Enough

“You don’t love me!” How many times have your kids laid that one on you? Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic motivation a mother, I’ll tell them:

Most of all, I loved you enough to say no when you hated me for it.
Some mothers don’t know when their job is finished. They figure the longer the kids hang around, the better parents they are.

I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re both breathless...they add a longer tail. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach—and assure them that someday they will fly.

Finally they are airborne, but they need more string, and you keep letting it out. With each twist of the ball of twine, the kite becomes more distant. You know it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that bound you together and soar—free and alone. Only then do you know you did your job.

Erma Bombeck

What A Mother Does

A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: "My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?"

When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word Mother.

Source unknown

The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not; it was fought by the mothers of men.


Weeki Wachee Christian Camp

June 10-16, 2001

Registration forms are in foyer

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 13th: ... Acts 21:1-36, Judges 16, Psalm 42
Monday, 14th: ... Acts 21:37-22:29, Judges 17-18, Psalm 43
Tuesday, 15th: ... Acts 22:30-23:22, Judges 19, Psalm 44
Wednesday, 16th: ... Acts 23:23-24:9, Judges 20, Psalm 45
Thursday, 17th: ... Acts 24:10-27, Judges 21, Psalm 46
Friday, 18th: ... Acts 25, o Ruth 1-2, Psalm 47
Saturday, 19th: ... Acts 26:1-18, Ruth 3-4, Psalm 48

No man is poor who has had a Godly mother.


Ghana Newsletter:

The May-June newsletter which should be online later this week. To read the latest news, reports from Ghana and find out about the upcoming campaign ... go to

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.

Charles Furr - Miriam Small - Bill Sherman

Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier - Virginia Law - Naomi Morton


New Wednesday Bible Classes:

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Affirming God Mothers" (Exodus 1:8-2:10)

"We Reap In Proportion As We Sow" (Galatians 6:7-10)

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Clarence Riggenbach  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Jim Treece




 Ted Wheeler


Ladies Bible Class:

11:00 am.

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Dougan



Evening Services


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

 Ted Wheeler



 Jim Treece


Our Record - Last Week


 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Delbert Leavens



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Wayne Vowell
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Kerry Keathley
Delbert Leavens

Carl Rigney

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