THE HEIGHTENER                                  

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


Volume XXXVIII

May 23, 2017

Number 21  

                                                                    

VIEWPOINT

Marcus Aurelius said, "The most important things in life are the thoughts you to choose to think."

If this is true, then the most important decision you'll make today is what to think about.

You can think thoughts of faith or thoughts of doubt, thoughts of hope or thoughts of despair, thoughts of love or thoughts of hate. These thoughts will find their way into your words and your actions as the day wears on.

"Thoughts should be tested before they're transmitted," said William Arthur Ward. "If our thoughts taste unkind, critical or unfair, we should refuse to release them into the dangerous world of words."

Every temptation begins with a thought. So does every act of goodness. That's why Paul said...

Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think (Romans 12:2).

Today, let thoughts of faith, hope and love fill your mind.

Make a choice to believe the best about the future God has planned for you. That's faith.

Make a choice to expect the best in each situation, because God is at work in the details. That's hope.  (from the Monday Memo)

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I look forward to seeing you Sunday with a Bible, a smile, and a positive word!  RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding Light in Dark Days

Sometimes we feel deflated, or overwhelmed, or someone or something hurts us, disappoints us, or we hear bad news about a loved one's medical condition.  On those days, when you feel your light has gone out, remember there is always a glimmer of hope and something to be thankful for.

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.  Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.  

-- Albert Schweitzer

 

  

 

                         

 

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Our partnership with A.I.M. is ongoing.  It's time to start bringing food items for the next delivery.  

 

 

 

 

Southside Area Youth Devotional 

  NEXT EVENT:  

June 25, 2017

Middle Fayette

5:00 p.m.

  

 

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Congratulations to Bill and Paula Baker!  Their granddaughter, Scarlett Milyene was born May 11.  She was  lb. 9 oz. and 21 inches.  Congratulations also to parents Taylor and Stefani Cleburn.

 

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Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca Perry!  Baby Bryce was born May 8.  He was 7 lb. 2 oz. and 19 inches.  Congratulations also to Betty Smith, Danice Perry and  big brother Landon!

 

 

 

Church Supper

June 4, 2017

After Evening Assembly

Donations accepted to help with youth activities

"Diaper Shower" after the meal

In honor of Jamie and Jacquelyn McDowell to prepare for the arrival of baby Rhett

 

 

 

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Cedar Grove Vacation Bible School

Friday, June 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Cookout after Bible School on Saturday

Water games in the afternoon  

 

    

 

 

 

   

 

Dear Cedar Grove

I 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.  Sincerely,

Chris Greenwald

 

 

My Dear Cedar Grove Family,

Thank you very for making my 97th birthday so wonderful with the fudge, young folks' dinner, birthday cake, cards, flowers, and gifts! 

You are very special to me!  

Love,

Onice Fields

To My Cedar Grove Family, 

Thank you very much for all the cards, phone calls, prayers, and the beautiful flowers.  It is such a blessing to be a part of such a loving Christian family!  I love you all.

Love,

Nancy Kirkland

Dear Cedar Grove Family

Thank 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!

Love,

Janie and Eddie Brown

 

 

 

 

Kathy Ripley is in the Fayetteville hospital suffering from infection.

Jimmy Wellborn is at the Benton House for therapy.  

Steve Perry is at home recovering from his knee surgery.

Stephen Dean White, Ralph's son, is having more tests.  

Continue to remember Susan Carson, Stan Caudle, Matilda Jones, Jean McBride, Linda Moore, Lanier Richards, Janice Smith, Keith Tatum and Jimmy Wellborn.

 

Bible Reading Schedule for 2017

Read the Bible Chronologically

Week 18

May   1 - 1 Samuel 18, 19; 1 Chronicles 3; 

                Psalm 59; Acts 13

May   2 - 1 Samuel 20:1 Chronicles 4; 
                Psalm 56, 57, 142; Acts 14

May   3 - 1 Samuel 21, 22; 1 Chronicles 5;
                Psalm 52; Acts 15

May   4 - 1 Samuel 23, 24; 1 Chronicles 6;
                Psalm 54; Acts 16

May   5 - 1 Samuel 25; 1 Chronicles 7; Acts 17

   

Week 19

May   8 - 1 Samuel 26, 27; 1 Chronicles 8;
                Acts 18

May   9 - 1 Samuel 28, 29; 1 Chronicles 9; 
               Acts 19

May 10 - 1 Samuel 30, 31; 1 Chronicles 10;
                Acts 20

May 11 - 2 Samuel 1, 2; 1 Chronicles 11; 
                Psalm 96, 106; Acts 21

May 12 - 2 Samuel 3-5; 1 Chronicles 12; 
                Psalm 122; Acts 22

 

Week 20  

May 15 - 2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13; 
                Psalm 60; Acts 23

May 16 - 1 Chronicles 14-16; Acts 24

May 17 - 2 Samuel 7, 8; 1 Chronicles 17;
                Psalm 132; Acts 25

May 18 - 2 Samuel 9, 10; 1 Chronicles 18-19;
                Psalm 89; Acts 26

May 19 - 2 Samuel 11, 12; 1 Chronicles 20;
                Psalm 51, 32;
Acts 27

 

 

Week 21

May 22 - 2 Samuel 13, 14; Acts 28

May 23 - 2 Samuel 15-17; Psalm 3, 63;
               
Romans 1

May 24 - 2 Samuel 18-20; Psalm 34; 
                Romans 2

May 25 - 2 Samuel 21-23; Psalm 18; 
                Romans 3

May 26 - 2 Samuel 24;1 Chronicles 21;
               
Romans 4

   

 

Week 22 

May 29 - 1 Chronicles 22-25, Psalm 78;
                Romans 5

May 30 - 1 Kings 1; 1 Chronicles 26-28;
                Romans 6

May 31 - 1 Kings 2; 1 Chronicles 29; 
                Romans 7

June  1  - 1 Kings 3; 2 Chronicles 1; Psalm 42;
                Romans 8

June  2  - 1 Kings 4; Proverbs 1, 2; Psalm 43;
                Romans 9

 

Read the Bible in Order

May  1    1 Chronicles 24-26

May  2    1 Chronicles 27-29

May  3    2 Chronicles 1-3

May  4    2 Chronicles 4-6

May  5    2 Chronicles 7-9

May  6    2 Chronicles 10-12

May  7    2 Chronicles 13-15

May  8    2 Chronicles 16-18

May  9    2 Chronicles 19-21

May 10    2 Chronicles 22-24

May 11    2 Chronicles 25-27

May 12    2 Chronicles 28-30

May 13    2 Chronicles 31-33

May 14    2 Chronicles 34-36

May 15    Ezra 1-4

May 16    Ezra 5-7

May 17    Ezra 8-10

May 18    Nehemiah 1-4

May 19    Nehemiah 5-7

May 20    Nehemiah 8-10

May 21    Nehemiah 11-13

May 22    Esther 1-4

May 23    Esther 5-7

May 24    Esther 8-10

May 25    Job 1-3

May 26    Job 4-6

May 27    Job 7-9

May 28    Job 10-12

May 29    Job 13-15

May 30    Job 16-18

May 31    Job 19-21

 

 

 

 

            

MAY BIRTHDAYS

 

May 14

Joe Maddox

May 20

Kathy Ripley

May 26

Sharon Shelton Minichowski

May 28

Peggy Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOSE TO SERVE - May 28, 2017

Welcome

Jimmy Pulliam

Song Leader

Jimmy Pulliam

Opening Prayer

David Grogan 

Lord's Table

*  Phil Hamby

 

* David White

 

Steve Esler 

 

Joe Minichowski 

Scripture Reading

Greg Cannon 

 

Matthew 6:1, 2

Closing Prayer

Larry Simmons

   

Welcome - PM

Jimmy Pulliam

Song Leader

Jimmy Pulliam

Opening Prayer

Jim Warren

Scripture Reading

Ed Kelly

 

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Closing Prayer

Doyle White

Communion Preparation

Betty Smith & Gloria Simmons

Nursery Attendant

 
 

 

 

 

Cedar Grove Church of Christ

Serving in Our Assemblies

 

Morning

May 7

May 14

May 21

Mary 28

Call to Worship

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Jimmy Pulliam

Singing

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Jimmy Pulliam

Opening Prayer

Larry Simmons

Jim May

Jim Warren

David Grogan

Table Lead

Jim Warren

Phil Hamby

Joe Maddox

Phil Hamby

 

Jimmy Pulliam

Greg Cannon

Joe Minichowski

David White

Table Serve

Joe Minichowski

Greg Granberry

David Grogan

Steve Esler

 

Bill Baker

Steve Esler

Jim May

Joe Minichowski

Scripture

Chris Greenwald

Larry Simmons

Doyle White

Greg Cannon

Closing Prayer

Greg Granberry

James Elliott

Eddie Brown

Larry Simmons

Evening

May 7

May 14

May 21

May 28

Call to Worship

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Jimmy Pulliam

Singing

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Jimmy Pulliam

Opening Prayer

Jimmy Pulliam

Eddie Brown

Doyle White

Jim Warren

Scripture

Ed Kelly

Greg Granberry

Phil Hamby

Ed Kelly

Closing Prayer

Jim May

Ed Kelly

Greg Granberry

David White

           

   

         
 

RECORD 5/21/2017

Bible School

42

Worship AM

59

Worship PM

40

Wednesday Bible Study

30

Contribution

N/A