Church of Christ
VOLUME 46 NUMBER 38
for the week of Sept 23, 2018
From Your Minister: We have all been educated in what we could call “God’s Allness”. God is all knowing, all powerful, all loving, and all present. When I think of that last one, I think of Psalm 139: “Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence?” The Psalmist then lists all kinds of places we might be and that God is there! I would like to venture an additional thought. If God is in all places, Couldn’t we also believe that He is present in all events? What I am often lacking however is a set of eyes that endeavors to see Him in everything! ”Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus” (Robert Cull, 1976).
Quotes for the Week: See God in everything, and God will calm and color all that thou dost see! ~Streams in the Desert
Nothing else but seeing God in everything will make us loving and patient with those who annoy and trouble us. ~H.W. Smith
When you can see God in small things, you'll see God in all things.
~Donald L. Hicks
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We see God in the roses, but the apostle Paul taught us to see God in the thorns. ~Monroe
Bible Gem for the Week: 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Family News: The Hendersons, Griffins, and Michael Vaughns will be in Las Vegas this weekend for Wanda Pence’s memorial services. We thank Stan and Fred for conducting today’s service. Bruce is planning to be at the Harding University annual Bible Lectures Sept 30-Oct 3. Tom Rahme will be preaching for us Sunday the 30th and teaching the adult class both Sundays.
There will be NO Sunday evening service. September 23 or 30.
Jo Ella and Kathy will be gone to California for the memorial of their niece/cousin Shirley. Prayers for travels and for the family.
Oct 7 Doyle Smith of the Gideons will be with us for the morning service and give a brief report on their ministry.
“Give me a new idea,” I said, while musing on a sleepless bed. A new idea that’ll bring to earth a balm for souls of priceless worth; That’ll give men thoughts of things above, and teach them how to serve and love, that’ll banish every selfish thought, and rid men of the sins they’ve fought.
The new thought came, just how, I’ll tell: when on bended knee I fell, and sought from Him who knows full well the way our sorrows expel. See God in all things, great and small, and give Him praise whate’er befall. In life or death, in pain or woe, see God, and overcome thy foe.
I saw Him in the morning light, He made the day clear and bright; I saw Him in the noontide hour and gained from Him refreshing shower. At eventide, when worn and sad, He gave me help and made me glad. At midnight, when on tossing bed my weary soul to sleep He led.
I saw Him when great losses came, and found He loved me just the same. When heavy loads I had to bear, I found He lightened every care. By sickness, sorrow, sore distress, He calmed my mind and gave me rest. He’s filled my heart with gladsome praise Since I gave Him the upward gaze.
‘’Twas new to me, yet old to some, this thought that to me has become a revelation of the way we all should live throughout the day for as each day unfolds its light, we’ll walk by faith and not by sight. Life will, indeed, a blessing bring if we see God in everything.
Prayer Time: Open my eyes, Illumine me, Savior divine! ~Clara H. Scott, 1895 Let us be praying for: Miranda Callahan, Vernon Clow, Gary Crowder, Pearl Curtis, Kevin Fosnaugh, Mitch Goodman, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Jo Ella Jones, Terry Lake, Lindy Long, Millie McGarry, Rose Meyer, Bessie Mae Miller, Suzy Pence, Grecia Ramirez, Gladys Rollings, the Schriker family, Grecia’s friends in North Carolina. Al and Susan Sheehan, the Van Grimbergens, Phil Vaughn, Ken Warren and Faith Wyatt. Please join us in praying for our Venezuelan missionaries, Darryl and Valerie Griffin as that nation continues to be going through desperate times.
We pray for the family of Wanda Pence who went home with the Lord September 12. Wayne Feletar had surgery Wednesday, and all went well. Christina Connell asks us to pray for her friends Dave and Amanda. Their baby Edmund was born prematurely and is suffering from significant problems but is continually improving! Please pray for this good family. We are thankful that Jim Renfree had successful prostate cancer surgery on Wednesday. 2 Chronicles 32:24 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. He prayed to the Lord, who answered him and gave him a miraculous sign.
Please Mark These Dates:
Oct 20 Harvest Festival at Van Grimbergen’s, 3:00
Sun., Nov 11 Churches of Christ Orphan’s Sunday
Sun., Nov 11 Movie Day/Fondue, church 2:00
Sat., Dec 15 Easy Air, Reno 1:00
...and bringing the two together
loving God, loving people...