February 3, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 5     

Footprints

One night a man had a dream, and he dreamed that he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes of his life, and for each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him and the other belonging to the Lord. After the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. And he also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and at the very saddest times of his life. This really bothered him, and he questioned the Lord about it. He said, ’Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I’ve noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there’s only one set of footprints. I don’t understand, Lord. Why, when I needed you the very most, you would leave me?’ And the Lord replied, ’My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.’"

Margaret Fishbeck


In Whom Do You Trust?

The Ladies Home Journal (Sept, 1981) asked, “In whom do you trust?”
Responses were:

Walter Cronkite …. 40% of the vote
Pope John Paul …. 26% of the vote
Billy Graham …. 6% of the vote
God …. 3% of the vote

In whom do you trust?


Thank You

A special thank you to everyone who helped with and attended the seminar. We had @ 200 on Friday night; @ 150 on Saturday afternoon and 149 on Sunday morning. This included @ 40+ visitors from our community.

For those who were unable to attend or would like to share the information with family or friends - we have the seminar on video and will be ordering the cassette tapes next week.


“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

Emerson


But God

I know not, but God knows;
Oh, blessed rest from fear!
All my unfolding days
To Him are plain and clear.
Each anxious, puzzled “Why?”
From doubt or dread that grows,
Finds answer in this thought:
I know not, but He knows.

I cannot, but God can;
Oh, balm for all my care!
The burden that I drop
His hand will lift and bear.
Though eagle pinions tire,
I walk where once I ran, This is
my strength to know
I cannot, but He can.

I see not, but God sees;
Oh, all sufficient light!
My dark and hidden way
To Him is always bright.
My strained and peering eyes
May close in restful ease,
And I in peace may sleep;
I see not, but He sees.

Annie Johnson Flint


AM SERMON:
The Key to Successful Living
Psalms 136:1-9
PM SERMON:
A Fall from the Rooftop
2 Samuel 11:1-27

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Please stay and enjoy today's fellowship in the annex. Extra is always prepared for visitors.

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Growing for the Glory of God

Today the elders will be presenting the completed plans and bids for the planned improvements to our property. This will follow our regularly scheduled fellowship meal.

Children's Classes
We are very interested in our young people and want to provide them with the best opportunities to learn in our classrooms. We are in the process of looking at new materials and are in need of members who are willing to serve as teachers. Please see Ted if you can help teach our young people.

If God Bids Me Fly; I Will Trust Him for the Wings
Whenever the Lord assigns us a difficult task, He gives us what we need to carry it out. John Wesley wrote, “Among the many difficulties of our early ministry, my brother Charles often said, ‘If the Lord would give me wings, I’d fly.’ I used to answer, ‘If God bids me fly, I will trust Him for the wings.’”

Card from Ron & Judy Jones

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS

Ladies Day
March 16, 2002
Orange Street Church of Christ
Speaker: Joyce Kidwell Stearsman

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Frank Small ~
Betty Dougan ~ Michael Woods
Rose Sovis ~ Pansy McCord
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Melissa Keyso ~ Leslie Johnson
Virginia Law ~ Viola Morinier
Mary Kaupilla ~ Catherine Sparks

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Larry Jenson  

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens  

Sermon:

  Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 David Coffman

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Dick Navarre

 

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Trevor Wheeler

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
149
Mike Weber
Kerry Keathley - Sean Keathley
Dale Schwartz
Contribution:
$ 2316.37
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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