Mar. 3, 2002

Volume 12 - Number 9     

One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village, where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a home. He did not go to college. He never visited a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He did none of the things usually accompanied with greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.

He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for His garments, the only property He had on earth. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that One Solitary Life.

“I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now.

Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.”



"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

Colossians 3:17

This Sunday

We will be having a special contribution towards our building program.

Fifth Sundays

The next 5th Sunday contribution will be on March 31st. The contribution on each 5th Sunday will be placed into the Building Fund.

Special Contributions

This month we will be working to raise as much capital as possible and ask that you remember this in your prayers and your giving. For those wishing to make a special contribution to the Building Fund — Envelopes are available in the foyer. Be sure to mark your contributions: BUILDING FUND.

New Budget

Please note that the budget has been raised to $ 2000.00 per week. Each family is asked to consider the new budget and the building program as they purpose what they will give.

“And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up,
and every one whom his spirit made willing,
and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work …
And they came, both men and women, …
and brought a willing offering unto the LORD …”

Exodus 35:21-29


Typical Lifespan

Someone has calculated how a typical lifespan of 70 years is spent. Here is the estimate:

Sleep - 23 years 32.9%
Work - 16 years 22.8%
TV - 8 years 11.4%
Eating - 6 years 8.6%
Travel - 6 years 8.6%
Leisure - 4.5 years 6.5%
Illness - 4 years 5.7%
Dressing - 2 years 2.8%
Religion - 1/2 year 0.7%
TOTAL - 70 years 100%

Our Daily Bread,

A Journey Called Life
Romans 15:23-28
O, Absalom! O, Absalom!
2 Samuel 13:39-18:33

Teachers ...

Please see Ted so that we can order class materials for the next quarter.

“ “With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun.”

Our Deepest Sympathy

To Sandy Ford and the Kauppila family at the passing of her mother, Mary Kauppila, this past Wednesday.

Services were held on Friday at the Hospice Chapel in Cape Coral.
Cards cand be sent to Sandy’s father at:

Jim Kauppila
5220 Wilmington Court
Cape Coral, FL 33904



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

Sign-up Sheet on Bulletin Board




Remember in Prayer


 Wayne Vowell

Betty Dougan
Walt Thompson
Frank Small
Pansy McCord
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Virginia Law
Viola Morinier
Patricia Collins
Leslie Johnson
Melissa Keyso
Cathalee Sparks
Courtney Curless



 Delbert Leavens


Morning Services


Bible Reading:

 Dale Schwartz  


 Dick Navarre  


 Ted Wheeler


Closing Prayer:

 Frank Small


Evening Services


Opening Prayer:

 David Coffman



 Dick Navarre



 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

Our Record - Last Week


Kerry Keathley
Delbert Leavens- Sean Keathley
Mike Weber
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