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  • 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 11, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN A Life Well Lived Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 Here was a Christian business man who 603.623.5559 started at the Elliot Hospital lab at the mht_church@comcast.net bottom and worked his way to being chief www.mhtcoc.org medical technologist, who treated his employees fairly and expected a high standard of them (especially if you were a Elder’s Link: February Christian). Here was a servant of the church: serving as an elder, a songleader, Duane Coss – drcoss@verizon.net an occasional speaker and teacher, an 424-9152 encourager, a home of hospitality, and a friend. Here was a young man from Barry Fogal – bfogal@comcast.net Maine who after graduating from David 487-2387 Lipscomb University didn’t stay in the south; but moved back with his southern wife to the mission field of New England, If you have any concerns that the This week, of course, the church where he made significant contributions elders should be aware of, or need in Manchester (and New England — and at the local congregational level as well as to speak to with them, please the world) lost one of its strongest, most to the region generally through service to contact Lee or Larry this month. active, long time members, Clyde Gander Brook and short term work with Daggett, to that great appointment that Our Worship Services many small congregations. And his we all face, death. On the one hand, the Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 missionary activity wasn’t confined just news is sad, because we’ll miss our to New England; here’s a missionary who Bible Class: 10:00 brother. On the other hand, this news is didn’t let the retirement years get whiled happy; it represents a victory — the Sunday PM: 6:00 away in trivial pursuits, but spent 10 ultimate victory — for our brother Clyde years putting his medical technology Small Groups: through Jesus Christ our Lord. knowledge to good use in medical West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at missions in Guyana (South America) and Doug Paul’s But beyond the victory, here is Cambodia (Southeast Asia) while an important example available for all of encouraging others to join him. Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at us of a life well lived. Here was a Stuart Peacock’s consummate Christian family man: a Life is not about mere survival; Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul loving, faithful husband; a father who it is not about living the high life; it is Mosier's raised his children in the nurture and about living well, making your life admonition of the Lord — with a Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible meaningful. Clyde Daggett’s life was a life generous helping of fun; an adoring Classes: 7:00 well lived and he leaves a legacy of many grandfather (who always announced the good examples to be followed. News Items? Please submit before birth of his grandchildren by saying, 11AM each Tuesday. “Another perfect child has been born.”). Anxiety, trouble, worry --- sleep Sunday evening is the third Sunday of robbers, energy sappers, health breakers, the month, and therefore, we'll have no services productivity distractions. We're all well aware of at the church building. Instead, you are the effect these things have on us, and in times encouraged to meet with a small group. If you like the present --- terrorism, economy, and have any questions about where you could meet, health concerns to name only a few --- and the see the side-bar of this bulletin. You'll find a normal challenges of every day life --- marriage, great opportunity for fellowship and deeper children, job --- we have plenty of experience study. with them. This Sunday morning let's study about the Lord's solution for worry. PAGE 1
  • 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 11, 2 0 0 9 “So then you are no longer strangers and Our Family aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,” Ephesians 2:19, NAS95. Coming up in February... p.m. , followed by a Sunday, February 15th. There luncheon and fellowship. is a box in the foyer or you Teens There will be a devotional Pantry revival The church has may give them to anyone of here at the building on Friday been without a functional the committee members. at 6pm. We will be ordering pantry for a while now, but pizza and working on our Housing needed A group of Cecilia Skerry and Missy skits for Conway. Girls bring highly motivated, mission Duer are taking it on as a drinks and guys bring snacks. minded young people from ministry and with the elders' and deacons' oversight are Harding will be traveling We will be hosting a Life Line now calling for donations for around the northeast during Screening here on Saturday, our pantry. Please bring your their spring break, probably February 21st. Their mission non-perishable food items to beginning March 6th. is to make people aware of Somewhere along the line undetected health problems the church foyer. they will need housing in and encourage them to seek This and that... Manchester. Would you follow-up care with their consider offering your personal physician. There is a Attention ladies...The Biddeford hospitality? phone number listed to call church of Christ is inviting us and register. to join them for a ladies day on March 28th beginning at What else? 9a.m. Grace Durgin, a Wednesday Night Dinner member in Augusta, will be Arrangements for Clyde will be speaking about “The Worthy pumpkin and black bean as follows: Callings hours are Woman”. See the flyer on the 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, foyer bulletin board for more soup February 12th, at the pasta with pumpkin and details. Lambert Funeral Home & sausage Crematory, 1799 Elm St. Building survey Please salad A memorial service will be held remember to fill out your bread here at the building on new building survey and pumpkin cheesecake pie Friday, February 13th at 12:00 return it by this coming Prayer Concerns Worship Leaders Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Clyde Sunday, February 15, 8:30AM Scripture .....................Rick G. Daggett, Dawn & Kassidy Law, Deniza Songs .........................Mark E. Lord’s Supper .............Earl M. Chase’s niece, Marge Simon, Penny Prayers ....................Brandon H. & Coordinator ................Rick G. Ranger, Manley Jones, Michael Duane C. Anderson's brother, Diane Scripture ....................Mark C. Sunday, February 15, 6:00PM Bridgewater Lord’s Supper ...........Ken B. No evening services Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ...............Doug P. Deacons Wednesday, February 18, 7:00PM Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, February 15, 11:00AM Songs..........................Mark E. progress, our website, MNFM Songs ........................Gary D. Return to the Lord: Brethren who Prayers ....................Gerry M. & Lee D. have forsaken the assembly PAGE 2
  • 3. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 11, 2 0 0 9 All the Smart People by Ky l e B u t t , M.A. Even though any person Sir Isaac Newton With names such as Kepler, who has ever dealt with logic ~Calculus; reflecting telescope; Newton, and Pasteur on the side of understands that a groundless dynamics; law of gravity creation, it is a marvel that anyone appeal to authority or “those on the Louis Pasteur would suggest that “all smart bandwagon” carries no legitimate ~Bacteriology; law of biogenesis; people” believe in evolution. On the weight; it does not change the fact vaccination and immunization contrary, a host of credentialed that at the popular level, many Joseph Lister thinkers, past and present, have individuals have been persuaded to ~Antiseptic surgery held firmly to, and continue to believe false ideas based on the Michael Faraday believe in, the statement: “In the argument that “the authorities” ~Electric generator beginning God….” (For a more believe a certain way, or that “most Robert Boyle exhaustive list, see Gish, pp. 13-15 people” believe something. Such is ~Chemistry and Huse, pp. 157-162.) the case with the hypothesis of Johannes Kepler evolution. Richard Dawkins once ~Celestial mechanics This discussion is in no way stated: “It is absolutely safe to say Wernher von Braun intended to sway anyone to believe that if you meet somebody who ~Space program; NASA (for list see in creation based on the views held claims not to believe in evolution, Huse, 1997, pp, 159,184-185) by the “smart people” mentioned that person is ignorant, stupid, or above. It is intended to report the insane (or wicked, but I’d rather Added to this list could be truth that many intelligent thinkers not consider that)” (1989, p. 7). The hundreds of names of have found “holes” in the implied argument in Dawkins’ contemporary scientists such as Dr. hypothesis of evolution. Truly statement is that smart, sane, John Baumgardner, whose theory smart people do away with any knowledgeable, and noble people on plate tectonics was reported in faulty appeals to authority, and believe in evolution. In fact, one of Nature. Dr. Raymond Jones was simply look at the evidence. the most powerful arguments used described as one of the top by evolutionists to convince the scientists in Australia. Dr. Brian REFERENCES populace of evolution’s alleged Stone has received numerous truthfulness is the false idea that awards in his engineering field. Dawkins, Richard (1989), “Book “all smart people believe in Raymond Damadian invented MRI Review” (of Donald Johanson and evolution,” or that “all scientists” [magnetic resonance imaging] Maitland Edey’s Blueprint), The believe in evolution. (Sarfati, 1999, pp. 26-27). Dr. A.E. New York Times, section 7, p. 34. Wilder-Smith held three earned April 9. To set the record straight, it should doctorates from three European be noted that such a notion is false universities. Dr. Melvin A. Cook Gish, Duane T. (1995), Evolution: in every sense of the word. From won the 1968 E.G. Murphee Award The Fossils Still Say No! (El Cajon, ages past to the present, literally in Industrial and Engineering CA: Institute for Creation thousands of brilliant minds have Chemistry from the American Research). recognized the falsity of organic Chemical Society. Dmitri evolution, and have embraced the Kouznetsov, M.D, Ph.D., D.Sc., won Huse, Scott M. (1997), The Collapse truth that this Universe was created the Komsomol Lenin Prize in 1983, of Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: by a divine Designer. The following distinguishing himself as one of the Baker), third edition. litany is but a scratch on the surface two most promising scientists in of names that would fall into this Russia at the time (Gish, 1995, pp. Sarfati, Jonathan (1999), Refuting category. 13-14). Evolution (Green Forest, AR: Master Books). Lord William Kelvin While creationists may be ~Absolute temperature scale; study in the minority when it comes to Copyright © 2003 Apologetics of thermodynamics; transatlantic the sciences, they certainly are Press, Inc. All rights reserved. cable leaving a most impressive mark. http://www.apologeticspress.org/a rticles/1813 PAGE 3
  • 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 11, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Bible class 7PM Happy Happy Birthday: Birthday: Jack Scarlett Jewell Tait 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Linda McCarthy Bradley Happy Birthday: Brandon Hombs Chandler & Jason Therrien Klaryssa Ortega Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • A devotional will be held here at the • Come join us for Bible class on Sunday building at 6pm on February 13th. We will morning! be ordering pizza and working on our Conway skits. Girls bring drinks and guys bring snacks Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) Contribution $3,599.19 T he Ma n c h es te r c h u r c h o f C h r is t 66 M a m m o t h R d. M a n c h e s t e r , N H 03109 PAGE 4