April 20, 2003

Volume 13 - Number 17     

Building Program

Sunday April 27 at noon Keith Glore, of Commonwealth Church Finance, will have a 30-minute presentation outlining the Bond Program that will fund our building program. A prospectus will be provided for all interested in purchasing bonds. Interest rates will start at 4% for 6 month bonds and extend out to 7.5% at 15 years. Bonds can purchased in $250, $500 and $1000 increments. Mr. Glore is taking appointments on Saturday for those who already know that they want to purchase bonds.

Immediately following the presentation a light lunch will be provided in the annex.


A stranger came by the other day with an offer that set me to thinking. He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out by the highway. I told him right off he was crazy. He was a city type, you could tell by his clothes, his car, his hands, and the way he talked. He said he was driving by and saw that beautiful barn sitting out in the tall grass and wanted to know if it was for sale. I told him he had a funny idea of beauty.

Sure, it was a handsome building in its day. But then, there's been a lot of winters pass with their snow and ice and howling wind. The summer sun's beat down on that old barn till all the paint's gone, and the wood has turned silver gray. Now the old building leans a good deal, looking kind of tired. Yet, that fellow called it beautiful.

That set me to thinking. I walked out to the field and just stood there, gazing at that old barn. The stranger said he planned to use the lumber to line the walls of his den in a new country home he's building down the road. He said you couldn't get paint that beautiful. Only years of standing in the weather, bearing the storms and scorching sun, only that can produce beautiful barn wood.

It came to me then. We're a lot like that, you and I. Only it's on the inside that the beauty grows with us. Sure we turn silver gray too... and lean a bit more than we did when we were young and full of sap. But the Good Lord knows what He's doing. And as the years pass He's busy using the hard wealth of our lives, the dry spells and the stormy seasons, to do a job of beautifying our souls that nothing else can produce. And to think how often folks holler because they want life easy!

They took the old barn down today and hauled it away to beautify a rich man's house. And I reckon someday you and I'll be hauled off to Heaven to take on whatever chores the Good Lord has for us on the Great Sky Ranch.

And I suspect we'll be more beautiful then for the seasons we've been through here... and just maybe even add a bit of beauty to our Father's house.

May today there be peace within you.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

"I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

Author Unknown

"Making Ideal Appeals"
"Song Service "
6:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars:

  • April 27 : Bond Issue for Building Program
  • May 2-4: Youth Retreat at Weeki Wachee Bible Camp.
  • June 1-7: Weeki Wachee Bible Camp.
  • June 20-July 8: Ghana Campaign 2003
  • July 20-26: Central Florida Bible Camp.

"If wrinkles must be written upon our brow let them not be written upon our heart. The spirit should not grow old.”

"The people with whom we travel are much more important than the place to which we travel.””




Remember in Prayer


 Wayne Vowell


Barbara Gibbs
Grace Webb
Steve Riser
Meghan Jackson
Iva Turner
Stepheny Bennett
Art Stapleton
Bill Sherman
Lillian Comiskey



 Delbert Leavens


Morning Services


Bible Reading:

 Larry Jenson  


 Delbert Leavens  


 Ted Wheeler


Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney


Evening Services


Opening Prayer:

 Jim Treece



 Delbert Leavens



 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law

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