PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

January 20, 2018

CHURCH CALENDAR
And when you pray this week: Praise our Lord and Savior; Praise God for giving you the invitation to pray. Praise God for giving you the desire to learn to pray. Ask God to strengthen your prayer life. Thank Him for His many blessings; Pray for our church and the members; for our country; and ask extra blessings and help for the following:

Dear Church Family, 

    Good morning! I hope everyone is having a good week. Have you ever had one of those days, weeks, months, or years where it seems like nothing is going right? We all have. I've had concerns lately, of course, with Marty's health, both mostly things are good. I guess I'm just a "cock-eyed optimist" like Nellie Forbush in the musical "South Pacific." 

    Where does this optimism and joy come from? It comes from the Lord, of course! There are so many verses in the Bible that refer to joy that there are too many to list, but here are few from Psalms: 

* Psalm 30:5- Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
* Psalm 5: 11-But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you.
* Psalm 30:11- You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, * Psalm 63:7- for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

I could go on and on citing verses about joy. The point is that
even though we live in a dark and hurting world, it is our job to point out the joy that comes from the Lord if only we let it. Life is too short to dwell on the nega-tive. Yes, there is a time for every season under Heaven, but the world needs joy now more than ever. So, this coming week, let's make it our goal to find joy in as many places as we can find it.
Have a super week!
God loves you and I do too!
 
Pastor Beth

Sunday, January 20th
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
6:30pm Evening Service
 
Monday, January 21st
Office Closed-MLK Day
 
Tuesday, January 22nd
9:30am CWF
6:00pm Pastor's Class
 
Wednesday, January 23rd
5:15pm Dinner
6:00pm Bible Study
7:00pm Choir
 
Thursday, January 24th
8:00am Workday

Sunday, January 27th
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
6:30 Evening Worship

LAURA POFF
TRACIE THOMAS
BUBBA WILLIAMS
THE NEFF FAMILY
ALICE SPRINGFIELD
LARRY WILLIAMS
MRS. TANNER
DUKE BONURA
JOHN & EVELYN GERBER
RICHARD CAMP, Sr.
STEVE DALTON
PATSY & THURMAN
BOBO
LINDA DALLAS
THE BAXTER FAMILY
RITA & MAX LAPRE
JOHNNY KOCH
DAVID &ANDREW DELANEY
CELESTE, STELLA, & COOPER JR STEPHENSON
THE DIXON FAMILY
YOLANDA LAPRE
WILLY KOCH
FREEMAN FAMILY
ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY FIRST RESPONDERS & OUR MILITARY
THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL
WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER:
Beth Gay, The Allens, Robert Chambers, Layla Grace, Ashlynne, Mabel Ferrell, David Delaney, Sasha Fisher, Ramon Ordonez, Mandy and Kory Gerber, Inge Black, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor,
Bill Cumming, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton, Debra Dunham, Linda Sue Earls, John T. Franks, Mark Severns, Fay Henry, Shirley Hilton, Barbara Huffhines, Betty McLean, Stella Melder, Cindy Moses, Mary Weitzel, Johnny Wills, Brandi & Joe Wood, The Haney Family, Melissa Hubbard, Casey Brown, Linn Wallace, The San Miguel
Family, AJ Arisco Family

Birthdays
 
January 23rd
Don Abshier

Tithe Counters: Donna & Roger Dillon
Worship Deacon: Donna Dillon
Elders: Marty Graham & Beth Gay
Worship Leader: Mike Rodgers
Open Building: Mike Hamilton
Home Centered: Marty Graham & Beth Gay
Ushers: Gene Harbert & Carolyn Haney
Greeters: Shelby Evans, Mike Milich, &
Linn Wallace