May 19, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 20     

AN OPEN LETTER
TO THE
TEACHERS OF MY CHILDREN

Two or three times a week I trust you with my most prized jewels, and those two or three times a week, you live up to that trust and return them to me-though not quite the same. Somehow you manage to take them and gradually, week by week, polish them to make them shine a little more than I sometimes think possible. That, or you are patient and wise enough to see the potential for riches in what others may see as only rough ore.
I know you spend much unnoticed time in preparation to teach my children about Jesus. I’ve seen the literally hundreds of objects they bring home to remind them of your object lessons. You always win when I prematurely suggest discarding certain Bible class memorabilia. Much of it has a lot of your TLC, not to mention time and creativity, behind it.

I saw a note one of you wrote to one of my children, challenging her to be the great Christian leader and example you expect her to be. You even promised to pray for my daughter and reminded her that you are always there if she needs to talk. Thank you for the time, the love, the prayers, the expectations and the support you devote to my children. And thank you for being a constant reflection of Jesus. They notice. And when they do, so do I.

Please resist the temptation to feel unappreciated. You’re not only appreciated but needed … and not just by my children but by me. And please don’t underestimate your influence or your teaching role … on them … or me as a parent. My children echo much of what you teach them, probably more then you think they hear. In fact, they remember some of your stories and illustrations long after they graduate to another class.
As a Bible class teacher, you give my children Christ and yourself . You can't give a greater gift. And I can't give you enough thanks.

Author Unknown

- - - - - - SOWING THE SEED - - - - - -

An angel paused in his onward flight
With a seed of love and truth and right,
And said, “Oh, where can this seed be sown
That it yield more fruit when fully grown?”

“To whom can this precious seed be given
That it bear more fruit for earth and heaven?”
The Saviour heard and said as He smiled
“Place it at once in the heart of a child.”

The angel whispered the blessed truth
To a weary teacher of precious youth;
Her face grew bright with heavenly light
As she led their thought in the way of right.

Author Unknown

Thank you to all our Teachers. God bless!


LEFTOVERS

Leftovers are such humble things,
We would not serve to a guest,
And yet we serve them to our Lord
Who deserves the very best.

We give to Him leftover time,
Stray minutes here and there.
Leftover cash we give to Him,
Such few coins as we can spare.

We give our youth unto the world,
To hatred, lust and strife;
Then in declining years we give
To him the remnant of our life.

 


AM SERMON:
"Lessons from Life's Storms"
Mark 6:45-51
PM SERMON:
"The Prayer of Jabez!"
1 Chronicles 4:9-10

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


“He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of daily virtuous living.” Carlyle

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

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

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Delbert Leavens  

Songs:

 David Rizer  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Treece

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 

Songs:

 David Rizer

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Wayne Vowell

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
73
Dick Navarre
Kerry Keathley - Sean Keathley
Trevor Wheeler
Contribution:
$ 1226.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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