October 31 , 2004

Volume 14 - Number 44     

Today's Kids Desperately Need Heroes Who

  • play catch, enjoy tea parties, or wrestle because the heart of a child is there and they set out to capture it.
  • laugh till their belly hurts and tears fall from their eyes while secretly creating deep friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
  • make mistakes but consider them to be wonderful opportunities to learn.
  • place an out-of-tune preschool concert or a ten-year-old's baseball game on life's agenda because they are of infinite worth to those playing.
  • love at all times, because love is a gift freely given and not a reward for service well done.
  • listen eye to eye and with both ears even if it means getting on one knee.
  • admit when they are wrong and work to make things right.
  • hear about those in need and say, "Let's do something to help right now!" and set off an uncontrollable wildfire of generosity and kindness.
  • give the credit to others and empower those they touch to succeed in all that they do.
  • model love as action, commitment, and truth even when it hurts because they believe God can work miracles in even the hardest heart.
  • love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind and know that the rest is just details.

Marty Wilkins

Sermons We See

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with mea than merely tell the way.
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear;
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.

I soon can learn to do it if you 11 let me see it done;
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true,
But I d rather get my lessons by observing what you do;
For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind.
When a weaker brother stumbles and a strong man stays behind
Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me
To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.
And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today
Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.

One good man teaches many, men believe what they behold;
One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told.
Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear,
For right living speaks a language which to every one is clear.
Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say,
I'd rather see a sermon than to hear one, any day.


This Thursday, November 11th
10:00 am at Ola Mae Navarre's


Wednesday Night Bible Class for High School

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


We extend our deepest sympathy to bro. Carl Rigney and his family at the passing of sister Pat last Monday.

Services were held here at the building on Thursday. Pat was laid to rest in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Please send cards to:

Carl Rigney
255 Bainbridge
Nokomis, FL 34278

Gospel Meeting


January 14-16, 2005

Speaker: V. P. Black

"Is the Young Man Safe?"
2 Samuel 18:29-33
"Restoring Our Joy "
Philippians 2:1-12

Mark Your Calendars:

  • November 7: Fellowship Meal @ noon
  • January 14-16: Gospel Meeting with V.P. Black
  • January 17-20, 2005: Annual Lectureship at Florida School of Preaching in Lakeland
  • January 22, 2005: Ladies Day at Cape Coral. The Balanced Woman

“The only correct actions are those which require no explanation and no apology.” AUERBACH




Remember in Prayer


 Wayne Vowell





 Delbert Leavens


Morning Services


Bible Reading:

 Delbert Leavens  


 David Coffman  


 Ted Wheeler


Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law


Evening Services


Opening Prayer:

 Jim Treece



 David Coffman



 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Troy Wheeler

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