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Airport Road

Church of Christ 

Until we're able to meet again, each Sunday morning a link to

our video lesson will be posted on our Facebook page

                                                      "Airport Rd Church of Christ"    

                            This week’s video sermon~ https://youtu.be/6tEAjGENFFE   

                                       
                          VOLUME 47                    the week of Aug. 9,  2020                    NUMBER 32     

From Your Minister:  The NAS Bible uses the word prayer and its derivatives over 350 times! From Genesis to Revelation, the word occurs in 43 of the 66 books of the Bible. The first mention is of Abraham praying. The last is of the prayers of the saints going out of the angel’s hands up to the Father. Prayer permeates scripture the way it should permeate the lives of believers. It is our communication with our Heavenly Father! In prayer we ask, we thank, we praise, we cry, we rejoice, and we seek. Our challenge is to diligently carve out precious time daily for this time with God. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

Quotes for the Week:  Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. - George Herbert

            God waits for you to communicate with Him. You have instant, direct access to God. God loves mankind so much, and in a very special sense His children, that He has made Himself available to you at all times. - Wesley L. Duewel

            Prayer is the nearest approach to God and the highest enjoyment of Him that we are capable of in this life. - William Law

Bible Gem for the Week Matthew 8:24-26a And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?”                                                                                                 


Family News:  We are thankful that during this time that we are not gathering together, people are still sending in their offerings. Between March 22 and July 26 our contributions have averaged $1,443 a week. This enables us to keep up with our financial commitments. Thank you!

We rejoice with our brother Don Churchill who will be moving into Carson Plaza at the end of this month. They have asked him to conduct weekly worship services and Bible studies for their residents. We pray God’s blessings upon these endeavors.

Happy August birthdays! ~5th Sue Biegler, ~8th Mike McKay, Parker Schmid, 10th Sue Wills, 11th Joelle Griffin, Aulika Litka-DeMartini, Katie Wood, 24th Tom Rahme, 31st Don Churchill

 

Five Finger Prayer

I. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember; To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once said, a ''sweet duty”.

2. The next finger, is the pointing finger. Pray for those who instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify . It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger, the smallest finger of all. Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “the least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinky should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

{Author unknown, copied from bulletin, Montpelier, VT Church of Christ}



Prayer Time: The three essential prayers: Help. Thanks. Wow. ~Anne Lamott Our Christian prayers and sympathies go out for The Crowder family. Gary’s mother Joan passed away peacefully Wednesday morning. Please continue praying for: Aulika and Mickey, Dean Bryce, June Cantwell, Gary and Lori Duncan as they travel, Betty Fo, the Garvin family in Minden, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Jon Van Grimbergen’s mother and step father, Barbara and Herb Hoy, Ralph Lindsey, Stan and Millie McGarry, Mike and Judith McKay, Cheryl Miller, Grecia Ramirez, the Renfree family, Anna Rigsby, Al and Susan Sheehan, the Shriker family in No. Carolina, and the Van Grimbergen. family.      2 Corinthians 1:11 you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.