May 12, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 19     

A Small Handprint on the Wall

One day as I was picking
the toys up off the floor,
I noticed a small hand print
on the wall beside the door.

I knew that it was something
that I’d seen most every day,
but this time when I saw it there,
I wanted it to stay.

Then tears welled up inside my eyes,
I knew it wouldn’t last,
for every mother knows
her children grow up way too fast.

Just then I put my chores aside
and held my children tight.
I sang to them sweet lullabies
and rocked into the night.

Sometimes we take for granted,
all those things that seem so small.
Like one of God’s great treasures....
A small hand print on the wall.

Mother’s 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.

An Extra Three Months

Women who never have children enjoy the equivalent of an extra three months a year in leisure time, says Susan Lang, author of Women Without Children. If that figure seems high, remember that the average mother spends 3.5 more hours a week doing housework than would a woman without children, plus 11 hours a week on child-related activities. This adds up to an additional 754 hours of work every year—the equivalent of three months of 12-hour, 5-day work weeks.

Signs of the Times, May, 1992, p. 6

Thank you to all our “Moms”. God bless!

 

Ladies Retreat

Note: Date has just been changed to ...

May 17-18, 2002

Seeking Spiritual Beauty

Weeki Wachee
Christian Camp

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Sign-up Sheet
on Bulletin Board


AM SERMON:
"Weathering the Storms of Life"
Matthew 14:22-32
PM SERMON:
"You Can Be Just A Christian!"
Galatians 6:7-9

Summer Events

WEEKI WACHEE CHRISTIAN CAMP
June 9-15, 2002
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GHANA CAMPAIGN
June 23 - July 17, 2002
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CENTRAL FLORIDA BIBLE CAMP
July 21-27, 2002


“No man is poor - who has a godly mother." Abraham Lincoln

“Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money.”

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 
Angie Bowker
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Virginia Law
Viola Morinier
Melissa Keyso

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Jim Treece  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Rig

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Songs:

 Jim Treece

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 David Riser

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
76
Delbert Leavens
Trevor Wheeler - David Riser
Wayne Vowell
Contribution:
$ 3098.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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