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                             Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV                                   

Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together

VOLUME 49                January 23, 2022           NUMBER 4

From Your Minister: Needless to say, I have had quite a bit of time lately to read, think, and pray. I mean, it was like driving down the freeway, and all of a sudden, my transmission fell out. I was dead in my tracks! During that time, I ran across a passage that caused quite a bit of reflection. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:1-2). I am reminded of who we are to be as God’s people. We have given our lives completely to God to live for and serve Him and others and to allow Him to transform us into who we should be. If we come to that conclusion, the down time is worthwhile!

 

Today’s Quotes:   If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.~Various Authors            Sacrifice alone, bare and unrelieved, is ghastly, unnatural, and dead; but self-sacrifice, illuminated by love, is warmth and life; it is the death of Christ, the life of God, and the blessedness and only proper life of man. ~Frederick W. Robertson

Nothing of spiritual significance comes without sacrifice. Your spirituality will always be measured by the size of your sacrifice.  - Jerry Falwell

 

This Week from the Bible: Psalm 4:4-5 Stand in awe, and sin not: Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in Jehovah.  

 

Family News:  We thank Tom Rahme for preaching the last two Sundays during Bruce’s illness. Thanks also to Ralph and Sally Lindsey who prepared the building and Stan McGarry for leading the song service,

 

Hard Work and Holy Listening

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us")             (Matthew 1:22-23).

I tucked my sleepy toddler in bed and pushed aside his treasures — a stick and a "Biscuit" book. Boys are such shocking and addicting creatures. I want a two-year-old boy always. But mothering was hard today. I messed up, and even though my long-term goal was good and right, my words were impatient and ungracious.

I've been listening to the Bible out loud — as I drive, wash dishes, and mix bread. God's story on earth is told through such messy, needy people. The glorious gospel smashed hard up against fighting and deception. It's staggering. Perplexing.

How an immortal God dares to pause and press His fingerprint into the brittle clay of humankind is enough to leave me gasping. In one hand, we have the Holiest of Holies. In the other, we have a person bent on his own stubborn way. How can these two tell one story?

It's not the perfection of the man, Jesus, that makes the gospel of His beautiful, but the miracle of it. The restoration, the breath of heaven rushing into a dead body, the impossible putting on mortal flesh by the eternal and holy.

'm jotting down goals for this year, but I'm eyeing them warily. Instead of a well-manicured life, and perfectly organized and aesthetic home, my heart is yearning for more connection with love... His love... and, to be part of His loving presence. To know His voice, in my most crumbling moments.  To speak His words, instead of my hasty ones, to my children. Being fully present where God has me, and honest to goodness, letting everything else go.

I'm pushing it all aside. I'm listening. Yes, even listening to the sticks and books in the toddler's crib and looking for Him. It's holy work. It's beautiful breaking. Heaven and earth clasp hands and kiss.

Emmanuel, God with us. Among us.  Within us. Here. He is here. And I am listening!                                                                                                                                  ~Melissa Troyer in Daily Heartlight

 

Prayer Time: The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill  We continue to pray for all those in our area affected by the pandemic.  The Van Grimbergens and Gary and Lori Duncan have COVID and are in our prayers.  Arin Reintz asks for our prayers during health issues. Please continue praying for: Aulika and Mickey, Ed and Diana Buffaloe, Don Churchil, Ferdinand and Deanalynn Deza, James Fisher’s mother, Lillie Goodson, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, Howard Golub's brother in law Chris, George Graham’s sister Sue Antolin, James and Evelyn Hadnot, Marjorie Hendersen, Ken Jarman, John and Ruth Kromka, the family of June LeVal, Stan and Millie McGarry, Grecia Ramirez, Al Sheehan, and Kim Wilson.

Psalm 42:8 By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.

 

Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV                                   

Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together

VOLUME 49                January 16, 2022           NUMBER 3

Quote for the Week: :God’s Got This was founded in 2011 as a way to communicate a long, hard leukemia journey with our family, friends, and community. The blog became a living, breathing journal documenting the highs and lows of a brutal fight with cancer. We shared dark vulnerable moments on uncomfortable cots in cold hospital rooms where hope seemed far away. We also shared unbelievable healing moments of remission granted by skilled doctors and a miracle working God.

 

Unfortunately, in the fall of 2015 the relentless leukemia ultimately took Dave’s life. Broken and hurting, we continued to lean into God, trusting He still had us close to his heart. The legacy of “God’s Got This” was sustained through wristband sales and blog posts.

 

In August of 2018, another major blow hit our family as Andrew unexpectedly died by suicide. Once again we were left broken and shattered, shocked and stunned. Two amazing men gone in less than three years. How could this be possible?

 

Although we do not understand why any of this has happened, we are still choosing to trust God. This world is a broken and hurting place, hungry for relief from pain. Our response is to spread a movement of hope to hurting people all around the world with the message that, “God’s Got This” and “You Are Not Alone.” 

                                 ~The Staecklein family, godsgotthis.com

 

Family News:  We welcome the Adeohela family from Maine! Uday works at DMV and has a wife ans a boy (9) and a girl (7). We’ll share everyone’s names soon. Welcome to Nevada!  

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou ]hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God…For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday]when it is past, And as a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:2, 4)

       Sometimes God takes His time...    by Max Lucado

One hundred and twenty years to prepare Noah for the flood.

Eighty years to prepare Moses for his work.

God called young David to be king but returned him to the sheep pasture.

He called Paul to be an apostle and then isolated him in Arabia for fourteen years.

How long will God take with you?

God redeems history — not in minutes, but in lifetimes.

We fear...

The depression will never lift...
The yelling will never stop...
The pain will never leave....

We ask... Will this sky ever brighten? Will this load ever lighten?

Life in the pit stinks. Yet for all its rottenness, doesn't it do this much? Doesn't it force us to look upward?

The Bible promises, at the right time, in God's hands, intended evil becomes eventual good (Romans 8:28).

You will get through this!

For Jehovah is good; his lovingkindness endures for ever,
And his faithfulness unto all generations (Psalm 100:5)

Prayer Time: You will notice an attempt to  update our prayer list. We will take any additions, but have eliminated some that have been on a long time or have requested to be removed. We continue to pray for all those in our area affected by the pandemic.  Bruce, Wanetta and Bailey thank everyone for their prayers and kind deeds during their illmesses. Please continue praying for: Aulika and Mickey, Ed and Diana Buffaloe, Don Churchil, Ferdinand and Deanalynn Deza, James Fisher’s mother, Lillie Goodson, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, Howard Golub's brother in law Chris, George Graham’s sister Sue Antolin, James and Evelyn Hadnot, Marjorie Hendersen, Ken Jarman, Jo Ella Jones, John and Ruth Kromka, the family of June LeVal, Stan and Millie McGarry, Grecia Ramirez, Al Sheehan, Jon Van Grimbergen and the family, and Kim Wilson. Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, Lord, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were.

      

 Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV                                   

Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together

VOLUME 49                January 9,  2021              NUMBER 2

From Your Minister: What do you think of when you hear the expression “four letter words”? Oops, I didn’t mean to embarrass you! I’ve recently been scanning my brain for good four letter words. Yes, there’s one right there- good! How about calm, able, rest, kind, heal, Lord, and love? One of my favorites is one that all of us need right now. The word appears lots in the books of Job, Psalms, and the New Testament letters. The writer of Hebrews calls this word the “anchor for our soul”! And don’t we need an anchor these days? The word is HOPE. It is what will keep us going and growing. Thank You, Jesus! “My soul waits in hope for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Yes, more than the watchmen for the morning” (Psalm 130:6).

 

Quote for the Week: The hope that God has provided for you is not merely a wish. Neither is it dependent on other people, possessions, or circumstances for its validity. Instead, biblical hope is an application of your faith that supplies a confident expectation in God's fulfillment of His promises. Coupled with faith and love, hope is part of the abiding characteristics in a believer's life. - John C. Broger

 

Family News:  We welcome the Adeohela family from Maine! Uday works at DMV and has a wife ans a boy (9) and a girl (7). We’ll share everyone’s names next week. Welcome to Nevada!     

The next ladies luncheon is Thursday, January 13th and for this month we are going to meet at Black Bear Diner @ 12:00. We will do this occasionally to help take the pressure off of trying to prepare something. This is a no host so all are in charge of their own bill. If anyone needs help with cost, let Allison know and something can be worked out.

 

This Week’s Bible Text: Psalm 4:1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress: Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

 

God of Fresh Starts       by Max Lucado                                                              By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.

Hebrews 11:7,( The Message)

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new [a]creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2Corinthians 5:17)

Water. All Noah can see is water. You can relate. You've known your share of floods. Flooded by sorrow at the cemetery, anger at the disability in your body, fear of the uncertainty of a pandemic. And you've needed what Noah needed; you've needed hope.

Sometimes all we need is a little hope. That's all Noah needed, and that's what Noah received. This is how the Bible describes the moment: When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! (Genesis 8:11).

Hope is an olive leaf — evidence of dry land after a flood. Could you use some hope? Could you use a fresh start? At some point in life, we all could!

And the oh-so-welcome news of Scripture is this: our God is a God of fresh starts. He is the God who told a weary and discouraged people: See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19)

But these streams are streams of grace and mercy and love, not the floods that have burdened your heart. So, dear friend, our prayer for you is that you will experience a flood of God's grace to drive away your despair, disappointment, discouragement, and grief:

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of

the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

 

Prayer Time: You will notice an attempt up update our prayer list. We will take any additions, but have eliminated some that have been on a long time or have requested to be removed. We pray for a safe journey as Jim and Teresa Renfree travel to Mexico for dental work. We continue to pray for all those in our area affected by the pandemic. Please continue praying for: Aulika and Mickey, Ed and Diana Buffaloe, Don Churchil, Ferdinand and Deanalynn Deza, James Fisher’s mother, Lillie Goodson, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, Howard Golub's brother in law Chris, George Graham’s sister Sue Antolin, James and Evelyn Hadnot, Marjorie Hendersen, Ken Jarman, Jo Ella Jones, John and Ruth Kromka, the family of June LeVal, Stan and Millie McGarry, Grecia Ramirez, Al Sheehan, Jon Van Grimbergen and the family, and Kim Wilson. Psalm 32:6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.

                                                  

 


Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV                                  
                      Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together

VOLUME 49                January 2,  2021              NUMBER 1

From Your Minister:
Lots of sermons have been preached on the Christian’s purpose in life. Why am I here? What is my purpose? What am I supposed to be doing? There are many good answers to that question. Lately, however, I have zeroed in on what I think is crucial in understanding our mission here on earth. Jesus said it early in His ministry: “You are the light of the world...Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).  Our purpose here on earth is, through good works, kindness and compassion, to shine for Jesus and reflect His very image to all around us! Let’s do it! Shine, Jesus, shine--- through us!

Quotes for the Week: Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. - Desiderius Erasmus
The fundamental principle of Christianity is to be what God is, and he is light. We are indeed the light of the world--but only if our switch is turned on. - John Hagee
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. - Dwight L. Moody
It's not necessary to blow out your neighbor's light to let your own shine. - M.R. DeHaan

This Week’s Bible Text: Revelation 5:9-10 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation, and hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on earth.”

Family News: Uday Adeohela is in Maine in the process of moving his family of four to Carson City. We’re excited to have them!

If you would like to read the Bible through in 2022, a schedule for the first nine weeks is in the foyer.

The next ladies luncheon is Thursday, January 13th and for this month we are going to meet at Black Bear Diner @ 12:00. We will do this occasionally to help take the pressure off of trying to prepare something. This is a no host so all are in charge of their own bill. If anyone needs help with cost, let Allison know and something can be worked out.


We Are Like Stars       
You shine like stars in the world (Philippians 2:14-15)


For several months, twenty five years ago, the comet Hale-Bopp was visible to the naked eye. It was an inspiring sight. My husband had an interest in astronomy at the time, and seeing the comet moved him to buy his first telescope.

Together we viewed the comet in greater detail. We also became familiar with the constellations and some of their individual stars. Even after twenty five years, I can still spot their outlines. My eyes are not as good these days, but because I learned their characteristics, I can still find them.

As Christians we have both individual light and a collective light--much like constellations As individuals we have been given by God the ability to teach, to share food, to be a smiling face everywhere we go , or to check on a neighbor in need.  With fellow Christians, we can work together in outreach programs or mission work that can benefit many people--sometimes across the globe.


Stars are small, but they stand out in darkness. Collectively, their beauty is enhanced. As Christians, together we can shine in spectacular fashion. If people pause to look at our light, hopefully they will see that it is God’s light that we reflect.

Lord, You have given us gifts. Help us to use them to shine for you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
                                       by Amanda Vice  in Power for Today
                   

Prayer Time: They never sought in vain who sought the Lord aright. ~Robert Burns 
We extend our love and sympathy to the family of our sister June LeVal who passed away last week. We are thankful for years of good memories. Don Churchill will have a heart procedure this week. Please keep him in prayer.  Let us be praying for the safe move of Uday and his family from Augusta, Maine. James and Evelyn Hadnot have just moved here from California City and James is on hospice care. Please be in prayer as they and their daughter Marnita from Reno hope to assemble with us soon. Another procedure for Al Sheehan is scheduled for this week.. Please keep him in prayer. We continue in prayer for Howard Golub's brother in law Chris who is now in a physical rehabilitation facility and making progress. George Graham’s sister, Sue Antolin, is being treated for both brain and lung cancer in Southern California. We continue to pray for all those in our area affected by the pandemic. Please continue praying for: Aulika and Mickey, Ed and Diana Buffaloe, Ferdinand and Deanalynn Deza, Lori Duncan, James Fisher’s mother, Lillie Goodson, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, George and Gay Lynn Harper’s daughter Terressa and children, Marjorie Hendersen, Payton Henderson, Ken Jarman, Jo Ella Jones, John and Ruth Kromka, Stan and Millie McGarry, Mike and Judith McKay, Grecia Ramirez, the  Renfree families, Anna Rigsby, Jon Van Grimbergen and the family, and Kim Wilson. We pray for those who are not yet choosing to assemble with us and also for wisdom in opening up more than just Sunday morning worship. Psalm 17:6 Why am I praying like this? Because I know you will answer me, O God! Yes, listen as I pray.

                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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loving God, loving people

 and bringing the two together