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    December 26, 2004


Volume 14 - Number 52     

The Golden Rule

"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12

  • Be what you want others to be
  • Say what you want others to say about you
  • Love like you want to be loved
  • Live like you want others to live around you
  • Be faithful, because you want others to be faithful to you
  • Sing like you want our singing to be
  • Be as faithful in worship as you want your children to be
  • Serve like you want to be served
  • Smile like you want others to smile around you
  • Forgive others, because you need others to forgive you
  • Be there for others, because some day you will need others to be there for you
  • Compliment others, and those around you will become a comfort to you
  • Strengthen others, and those around you will become your strength
  • Be like Christ, and those around you will be Christ-like, too
  • Rejoice in the Lord, and those around you will rejoice

Author Unknown

BULLETIN, CARY CHURCH OF CHRIST


DIRECTORY UPDATE

We are currently in the process of updating all the information, photos, etc. in our church directory.

Members are asked to turn in an attendance card with their current addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, etc. We will start taking new photos soon.

A new directory will be printed when completed. Also, all of this information and photos will be updated in our members only section on the church web-site.


LADIES CLASS

Will resume on January 20th at the building.

YOUTH

Wednesday Night Bible Class for High School

Mike Weber is teaching this new study on the topics of
“What Am I To God?” and “The Lure of Liar”


Wedding

Trevor Wheeler & Crystal LaFalce

January 7th, 2005
7:00 pm


Gospel Meeting

STEWARDSHIP

January 14-16, 2005

Speaker: V. P. Black


Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humble entreat Him, by His grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ’s sake. [I will] remember to read over these Resolutions once a week:

Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence.

Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general.

Resolved, Never to lose one moment of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can.

Resolved, To live with all my might, while I do live.

Resolved, Never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.

Resolved, Never to do anything out of revenge.

Resolved, Never to speak evil of any one, so that it shall tend to his dishonour, more or less, upon no account except for some real good.

Resolved, To study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly, and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive, myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.

Resolved, Never to count that a prayer, nor to let that pass as a prayer, nor that as a petition of a prayer, which is so made, that I cannot hope that God will answer it; nor that as a confession which I cannot hope God will accept.

Resolved, To ask myself, at the end of every day, week, month, and year, wherein I could possibly, in any respect, have done better.

Resolved, Never to give over, nor in the least to slacken, my fight with my corruptions, however unsuccessful I may be.

Resolved, After afflictions, to inquire, what I am the better for them; what good I have got by them, and what I might have got by them.

Resolved, Always to do that which I shall wish I had done when I see others do it.
Let there be something of benevolence in all that I speak.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

From the Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 1


---------- ANOTHER YEAR ----------

Another year is dawning,
Dear Father let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with thee.

Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness,
The glory of thy face.

Another year of leaning
Upon thy loving breast,
Another year of trusting,
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service,
Of witness for thy love,
Another year of training
For holier work above.

Another year is dawning,
Dear Father, let it be,
On earth, or else in heaven,
Another year for thee.


---------- KINDNESS ----------

Be kind and merciful,
Let no one ever come to you
Without leaving better and happier
Be a living expression of God’s kindness.
Kindness in your face,
Kindness in your eyes,
Kindness in your smile,
Kindness in your warm greeting.


AM SERMON:
Facing the New Year
Philippians 3:12-14
PM SERMON:
"Song Service "
6:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Dec. 26th: Song Service @ 6 pm
  • Jan. 7th, 2005: Trevor & Crystal’s Wedding
  • Jan. 14-16, 2005: Gospel Meeting with V.P. Black
  • Jan. 17-20, 2005: Annual Lectureship at Florida School of Preaching in Lakeland
  • January 22, 2005: Ladies Day at Cape Coral. The Balanced Woman

“The one who walks with God always knows in what direction he/she is going.” ...

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

JANET WEBER
MARION BOEHME
RON JONES
JIM DOUGAN
BILL O’CONNOR
JEANETTE THOMPSON
STEPHENY BENNETT’S NEPHEW
DONNA YOUNGBLOOD’S HUSBAND
FAMILY OF JOAN HAYES
JANET LATHAN

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Marty Wingo  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Dale Schwartz

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Mike Weber

 

Songs:

 Marty Wingo

 

Sermon:

 Song Service  

Closing Prayer:

 Trevor Wheeler

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
8069
Tim Simmons - Sean Keathley
Kaden Simmons - Troy Wheeler
Contribution:
$ 3302.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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