THE HEIGHTENER                                  

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you."  -James 4:10


Volume XXVIIII

October 9, 2007

Number 41

                                                                    

VIEWPOINT

 

Here are some thoughts from Cecil May at Faulkner University:

A preacher said of his congregation, “These people are good, spiritually-minded people, but except for assembling on Sunday morning, and some coming back for Sunday night and Wednesday night, this church just isn’t doing anything.”

Really?

Have any of them put away lying to become truthful with one another?

Are they diligent at their jobs, as though they were working for God and not man?

Are they compassionate toward the needy and forgiving to those who mistreat them?

Are they faithful to their spouses in spite of alluring opportunities to be otherwise?

The Bible says much more about this kind of faithful walk than about the time spent in assembly or about participation in organized congregational programs (see Romans 12-15; Ephesians 4-6; Colossians 3-4).

It is unbiblical to contrast the time spent in assembly and Bible Study with the total hours of the week to show how little is spent in serving God.  Most of us could benefit from more time in public worship and Bible study, but activities like the ones outlined above are “church work” also.

That kind of daily conduct is how we become the salt and light Jesus says we are to be.

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The article on “The Chris-tian’s Week” is from my friends in Greeneville, Jennings and Bette Thomley.  I hope you en-joy it, too.  I look forward to seeing you Sunday!              RA

 

 

            

Days of the Week for a Christian

MONDAY – WASH DAY.  Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

TUESDAY – IRONING DAY.   Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

WEDNESDAY – MENDING DAY.   God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.

THURSDAY – CLEANING DAY.   Lord, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

FRIDAY – SHOPPING DAY.   O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

SATURDAY – COOKING DAY.   Help me, my Lord, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with the clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

SUNDAY – THE LORD’S DAY.  Oh, God, I have prepared my house for you.  Please come into my heart so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence. 

 

                

 

BIBLE SCHOOL EMPHASIS

Winners for October 7 were:

 

 

 

 

FALL FESTIVAL

Everyone is invited to attend our Fall Festival on Friday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church building.  You may wear your costumes.  We need each family to donate one bag of candy to be brought to church by October 24.  There will be a sign up list for food posted on the bulletin board soon. 

 

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Our church Christmas Dinner will be on Saturday, December 8.  We hope you will be making your plans to attend. 

 

 

 

NEW ADDRESS

Evelyn Bohannon has recently moved to a Personal Care facility.  Her daughter, Susan Bowers, suggests that if you would like to send her cards it might be best to send them to her and she will take them to Evelyn.  Susan’s address is available in the church office. 

 

 

 

 

The Macland Road church invites you to their Ladies Day on November 3.  Betty Bender from Columbia , Tennessee will be speaking on ”The Influence of a Godly Woman.”  More information is on the bulletin board.

 

 

MAGI PROJECT

Remember that the Magi Boxes need to be returned to church no later than October 21. 

 

 OUR SICK

Continue to remember Evelyn Bohannon, Susan Carson, Nell Peters, J. W. Raines, Richard & Joyce Smith, and Geneva White.

 

 

THOSE TO SERVE - October 14, 2007

Welcome

Ross Anderson

Song Leader

Doyle White

Opening Prayer

Jim O'Brien

Lord's Table

*Phil Hamby

 

*Chris King

 

Greg Cannon

 

Joe Minichowski

Scripture Reading

Steve Putman

 

     Proverbs 19:16, 17

Closing Prayer

Jimmy Pulliam

Welcome -PM

Ross Anderson

Song Leader

Doyle White  

Opening Prayer

Todd Wisenbaker

Scripture Reading

Bill Moore

 

            Philippians 1:1, 2

Closing Prayer

Jason Ray

Communion Preparation

Volunteer Needed

Nursery Attendant

 

 

Melanie King, 

Donna Putman

 

 

RECORD 10/7/07

Bible School

83 

Worship AM

107 

Worship PM

81

Wednesday Bible Study

52 

Contribution

$3,003.47