yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you." -James
May 2, 2017
give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you
in our prayers, 3
God and Father your work of faith and labor of
of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:2).
church going people and many who are casually acquainted with the
Scriptures would be able to answer the question posed by a scribe to
Jesus. “Which commandment is the greatest of all?”
Many would also remember the secondary responsibility, “Love
your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:29-31).
many of us remember, however, that love ?
As the apostles opens his letter to the Thessalonians, he
gives thanks for the “labor of love.”
DOES something. Love WORKS. Love PRODUCES. It LABORS.
GLOWS LIKE A LIGHT. “God doesn’t miss anything. He
knows perfectly well all the love you’ve shown him by helping
needy Christians, and that you keep at it” (Hebrews 6:10).
Love reflects the Savior by
glowing to saints and glowing to sinners.
GROWS LIKE A FLOWER.
faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for
one another is increasing”
2 Thessalonians 1:3).
rooted in the Lord and in His word. It reaches above the weeds of
this world to be a blessing to others. Its reproduction is to bear
seeds for more flowers.
GLUES LIKE AN ADHESIVE.
all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in
perfect harmony” (Colossians 3:14).
like glue, fastens loose things, such as a fellowship, a marriage, a
friendship. Love, like
glue, fixes broken things, such as a broken heart or a broken home.
look forward to seeing you Sunday with a Bible, a smile, and a
positive word! RA
all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all
the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.
When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know
you will catch them.
Every night we go to bed without any assurance of waking up the
next morning, but still we set the alarm clock to wake up.
We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of
We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have
On an old man's shirt was written a sentence 'I am not 80 years
old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.'
a happy day and live your life like the six stories.
partnership with A.I.M. is ongoing. It's time to start bringing food items
for the next delivery.
Southside Area Youth
accepted to help with youth activities
Shower" after the meal
honor of Rebecca, Michael, and Landon Perry to prepare for the arrival of baby
will be honoring 2017 graduates Amber May and Riley Minichowski after our
morning assembly on May 21.
the assembly we'll enjoy a fellowship meal together.
There will be an afternoon devotional, but there will be NO
5 p.m. assembly. .
Grove Vacation Bible School
sympathy of the congregation is extended to Myra and Doyle White.
Myra's brother-in-law, Ed Yonkey passed away Wednesday. A memorial service
will be Friday in Johnson City, Tennessee.
sympathy of the congregation is also extended to Chris and Shannon Greenwald as well
as Chris' family. His father, Gary Greenwald, passed away March 9.
A memorial will be conducted later.
want to thank the entire Cedar Grove congregation for the support of my
family over the past year as my dad has been sick, and over the last few
weeks in particular, with his passing. The cards, letters, hugs and calls
are an indication of the love for our family and the impact that dad had
on others. The Cedar Grove family has always been there for Shannon and
myself. I just wanted to thank you for the ongoing support.
Cedar Grove Family,
you very for making my 97th birthday so wonderful with the fudge, young
folks' dinner, birthday cake, cards, flowers, and gifts!
are very special to me!
Cedar Grove Family,
you very much for all the cards, phone calls, prayers, and the beautiful
It is such a blessing to be a part of such a loving Christian
family! I love you all.
Cedar Grove Family
you very much for the concern you showed when my arm was broken.
We appreciate your prayers, calls and the meals you brought.
We give thanks for you all!
and Eddie Brown
Kathy Ripley is recovering
from surgery last week.
White, (Ralph, David and Doyle's nephew) is recovering from surgery May
Steve Perry scheduled for knee
surgery on May 9.
Ed and Randi Kelly’s grandson,
Will Wells is being treated for psoriatic arthritis.
Jones is confined due to shingles.
Dean White, Ralph's son, is having more tests.
Continue to remember Susan Carson, Stan
McBride, Linda Moore, Lanier Richards, Janice Smith, Keith Tatum and Jimmy
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