October 28 , 2001
Volume 11, Number 43


I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today, I can complain because the weather is rainy, or... I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today, I can feel sad that I don't have more money, or... I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today, I can grumble about my health or … I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today, I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me while I was growing up, or ... I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today, I can cry because roses have thorns, or ... I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today, I can mourn my lack of friends, or ... I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today, I can whine because I have to go to work, or ... I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today, I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework, or … I can feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today, I can bewail the world of sin in which I must live or … I can thank the Lord for another opportunity to share Jesus with others so that a soul might be saved and the world will be a better place for us to live.

Today, stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have.

Have a GREAT day ... unless you have other plans.

This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24


— Men’s Retreat —

We Could Still Be In The Garden
November 9-10, 2001
Weeki Wachee Christian Camp

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Jim Treece and Merlian Marshall are being considered to serve as deacons. Jim for building maintenance and Merlian for lawn & grounds). The elders appreciate and are considering the comments and/or feedback that we have received.

the Elders

Annual Bible Reading Program

Sunday, 28th: 2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalms 118
Monday, 29th: 2 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 29-30; Psalms 119:1-32
Tuesday, 30th: 1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalms 119:33-64
Wednesday, 31st: 1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalms 119:65-96
Thursday, 1st: 1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalms 119:97-120
Friday, 2nd: 1 Timothy 4; Isaiah 38-39; Psalms 119:121-144
Saturday, 3rd: 1 Timothy 5:1-20; Jeremiah 1-2; Psalms 119:145-176

Exercise daily,
Walk with the Lord.

Genesis 6:9, 22

Church Directory Photos

If you have not had your picture taken yet (or your retake) please see Ted after services Sunday for a photo op.

Don't forget

Song Service ... Sunday night

Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Melissa Keyso
Smith Tiller - Robin Vowell - Pansy McCord
Charlie White - Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier - Virginia Law
Mary Kaupilla - Ernest Bowker - Naomi Morton

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "The Elder Brother" (Luke 15:11-32)
PM ...
"Song Service " (Hebrews 2:12)

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Delbert Leavens


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Delbert Leavens  



 Ted Wheeler


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Dougan


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 Glen Law



 David Coffman


Our Record - Last Week


 Song Service  

Closing Prayer:

 Wayne Vowell



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Mike Weber
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Jim Dougan
Carl Rigney

Clarence Riggenbach

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