THE HEIGHTENER                                  

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


Volume XXXVIII

May 9, 2017

Number 19  

                                                                    

VIEWPOINT

If there are any men like me out there, you may be still looking for just the right gift for your wife this Mothers’ Day.  You may be searching the Internet, walking the aisles of a department store, or thinking through the perfect lunch. 

You may, however, already have the perfect gift within your grasp.

In just about any survey you find about women’s needs, affection is at the top of the list. Affection symbolizes security, comfort, and approval. When a husband shows affection to his wife, he sends a powerful message to her: “I care for you. I’ll take care of you. I’ll protect you. I’m concerned for your needs. I approve of you. I’m proud of you.”

Colossians 3:19 says, “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.” The Amplified Bible says this in the verse, “be affectionate, sympathetic with them.” As long as Jesus Christ is first place in your life, it’s impossible to give your wife too much honor. The more you appreciate her, the more you love her, the more you show affection for her, the more she will mature in Christ.

You can learn to be affectionate. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t grow up in an affectionate house. You learned a lot of things later in life that you didn’t learned at home. Affection is a habit. Like any habit it takes time to develop. It may be awkward at first. But when you begin to do it, it will become part of your marriage, and you’ll see dramatic results.

Here are four ways you can show affection to your wife:

1. With your wordsEvery wife needs a steady diet of compliments. Keep her emotional tank full. Compliment her on how she looks. If you need some help, learn from the Song of Solomon. The guy raves about his wife. He’s a pro at expressing affection.

2. With your actions — Plan actions that show you’re thinking of your wife even when you’re not with her. Leave her a note that she’ll find in the middle of the day. Call her up just to say you love her.

3. With your touchHolding hands is still a great thing to do. I love to see couples holding hands when they’re walking into church. I think it’s a good sign. And hugs do wonders, too.

4. Through focused attentionLook her in the eye when she talks to you. Give her your full attention. Nothing impresses a woman more. It says you value her opinion. You value what she’s talking about. In your wife’s mind, conversation is affection.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Important

The Most Important Person on earth is a mother: She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body.

The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation….What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?

 

  

 

                         

 

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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:  

May 21, 2017

Peachtree City

5:00 p.m.

  

  

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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!

 

 

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We will be honoring 2017 graduates Amber May and Riley Minichowski after our morning assembly on May 21.  

After the assembly we'll enjoy a fellowship meal together.  

There will be an afternoon devotional, but there will be NO 5 p.m. assembly.  .

 

 

 

 

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Cedar Grove Vacation Bible School

Friday, June 23

Saturday, June 24

 

    

 

SYMPATHY

The 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.  

 

The 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.  

 

 

   

 

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 had to return to the hospital, but is back home now continuing her recuperation from surgery last week.

Steve Perry is scheduled for knee surgery on May 9.

 

Ed and Randi Kelly’s grandson, Will Wells is being treated for psoriatic arthritis.    

Matilda Jones is confined due to shingles.  

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

Continue to remember Susan Carson, Stan Caudle, 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 14, 2017

Welcome

Doyle White

Song Leader

Doyle White

Opening Prayer

Jim May

Lord's Table

* Phil Hamby 

 

* Greg Cannon

 

Steve Esler

 

Greg Granberry

Scripture Reading

Larry Simmons

 

Isaiah 66:12, 13

Closing Prayer

James Elliott

   

Welcome - PM

Doyle White

Song Leader

Doyle White

Opening Prayer

Eddie Brown

Scripture Reading

Greg Granberry

 

2 Samuel 5:1-3

Closing Prayer

Ed Kelly

Communion Preparation

 

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 5/7/2017

Bible School

41

Worship AM

61

Worship PM

31

Wednesday Bible Study

20

Contribution

N/A