September 23, 2001
Volume 11, Number 38

Our Symapthy

We are all saddened to learn this week of the death of one our church's most valuable members, Someone Else.

Someone's passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years, and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person's share of the work. Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results: "Someone Else can work with that group." Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's lists—Someone Else! "Let Someone Else do it" was a common refrain heard throughout the church.

It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the largest givers in the church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference.

Someone Else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing superhuman; but a person can only do so much. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do.

Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did? Remember—we can't depend on Someone Else anymore!

Wrong Motives for Worship

Some people regard church only as a place to go to meet their friends, to show off their new clothes, and to become friendly with well-known members of the congregation. They remind me of the story told about a woman who lived in Washington, D.C., and belonged to a church often frequented by the president. One day she called the preacher of her church and asked, "Do you expect the president to be in church next Sunday?"

"I cannot promise you that," replied the preacher, "but I expect God to be there, and I believe that should be sufficient incentive for attendance."

"For where two or three are gathered together in My name,
I am there in the midst of them."

Matthew 18:20

Be sure to check out thr latest prayers and messages
from our brethren in Ghana

Responsible for our Silence

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

Martin Luther King

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 23rd: ... 1 John 1, ... 2 Chronicles 34, ... Psalms 89:19-37
Monday, 24th: ... 1 John 2, ... 2 Chronicles 35, ... Psalms 89:38-52
Tuesday, 25th: ... 1 John 3, ... 2 Chronicles 36, ... Psalms 90
Wednesday, 26th: ... 1 John 4, ... Ezra 1-2, ... Psalms 91
Thursday, 27th: ... 1 John 5, ... Ezra 3-4, ... Psalms 92
Friday, 28th: ... 2 John 1, ... Ezra 5-6, ... Psalms 93
Saturday, 29th: ... 3 John 1, ... Ezra 7-8, ... Psalms 94

Church members are either pillars or caterpillars.
Pillars hold up the church; caterpillars just crawl in and out.

Success is the sum of small efforts ...
repeated day in and day out.

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.

Victims & families of Tuesday's terrorist attack

Larry Jenson - Charlie White - Bill & Jeanne Sherman

Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier - Virginia Law

Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Mary Kaupilla - Nan Alexander

Bobby Bates - Ernest Bowker - Naomi Morton

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "Rebuilding our National Security" (Psalms 33)
PM ...
"David Series, #5 - "What to Do When Your Security is Removed" (1 Samuel 18:6-21:5)

5th Sunday Contribution

Next Sunday (29th) we will be having a 5th Sunday contribution. Everything contributed above our budget will be placed into our building fund.

Currently the work has been put out for bid. We are hoping to have that process completed in the next few weeks.

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Jim Dougan  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Jim Treece  



 Ted Wheeler


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 Mike Weber



 Jim Treece


Our Record - Last Week


 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Delbert Leavens



$ 1309.00
Carl Rigney
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Mike Weber
Delbert Leavens

Kerry Keathley

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