T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                     Feb 25, 2 0 0 9




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T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                   Feb 25, 2 0 ...
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Feburary 25, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 25, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN You Can Help Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 During their time in the mht_church@comcast.net northeast they’ll have need of www.mhtcoc.org lodging and some meals from the Manchester church. They will Elder’s Link: March need overnight accommodations Lee Davis – ladnlad@comcast.net and a meal on Sunday evening (March 8) and again on Friday 547-8876 and Saturday nights (March Larry Glass – 13,14). Here is an excellent larrycalling@yahoo.com opportunity to serve the Lord 887-1741 through serving His people and If you have any concerns that the Marvin Crowson His cause. If you can help, please elders should be aware of, or need contact Kim Daggett. to speak to with them, please Spring break for Harding contact Lee or Larry this month. University is technically Getting young people into Our Worship Services beginning March 7th, but on the northeast on spring break gets Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 March 6th nine intrepid Harding them that much closer to Bible Class: 10:00 folks (led by Marvin Crowson, considering finding a pulpit domestic missions specialist at Sunday PM: 6:00 position or a job in the northeast Harding) will be traveling around or New England and help the Small Groups: the northeast to help with Kingdom up here, when they West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at mission work in places like graduate. Could you help us bring Doug Paul’s Augusta ME and Riverhead NY more potential workers to the Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at (Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch) Master’s service in the northeast? Stuart Peacock’s and visit a number of mission Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul works (Manchester NH, Albany Mosier's NY, Brunswick NJ, New York NY, Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible and Quincy MA) for inspiration Classes: 7:00 and information on northeastern News Items? Please submit before mission work. 11AM each Tuesday. Two weeks ago I offered part one of a but the nasty weather that moved in late sermon on worry. I received a lot of thanks and Sunday afternoon forced a change of plan. So, kind remarks from many of you who are this Sunday evening will be the congregational struggling with this issue. This Sunday is part meeting (aka, fireside chat) with the elders two in which we’ll be examining more that we that we were supposed to have last Sunday. All can do to put an end to the destructive, sleep- small groups are canceled and everyone is robbing, energy-sapping problem of worry. encouraged to come to the building at 6PM for Bring friends; they’ll thank you. a devotional and an opportunity to talk and listen to our shepherds and give them some Last Sunday evening was supposed to input on some important matters. be a congregational meeting with the elders, PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 25, 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... our family: Peter Olson (friend Housing needed A group of of Frank Perreault), Isaias De Harding campaigners will be Attention teens We will be leaving los Santos Maceo, and Lisa traveling around the northeast the building Friday at 3:45pm Marchesseault (friend of the during their spring break and for the Conway youth rally. Hillhouses). Please pray for and will need housing on Sunday, Remember to bring your release encourage our new sister and March 8th, Friday, March 13th of liability form for tubing and brothers in Christ. Contact and Saturday, March 14th. Please money for food on the way up information will be available see Kim if you would be willing and back. Please be on time!! soon. to help with this. Sister in need Connie Mattox will be All youth advance registrations need to be turned in to Ryan or putting her house on the market Attention ladies There are several soon and needs help keeping her opportunities in March and Kim by Sunday, March 1st . driveway and sidewalk cleared April to grow in our walk with What else? for the safety of potential the Lord. See the bulletin board buyers. Please see Glenna or in the foyer for more Congregational meeting Due to the Connie if you are able to help information about these bad weather this past Sunday with this act of service. gatherings. evening the congregational Update Denise Heroux is doing well meeting has been postponed to after her knee surgery. She will this Sunday at 6pm. No small be in rehab for a few weeks. If groups will be meeting. Wednesday Night Dinner you wish to write or call her, the MNFM will be next Monday, March contact information is posted on 2nd. Dinner will be served at the bulletin board in the foyer. chicken fajitas 6pm followed by prayer, visiting Pantry revival The church has been Mexican rice and writing cards of without a functional pantry for salad encouragement. The menu is a while now, but Cecilia Skerry Mexican custard ham, scalloped potatoes, and Missy Duer are taking it on vegetable, bread and dessert. as a ministry and with the Please join us. elders' and deacons' oversight This and that... are now calling for donations for our pantry. Please bring your Rejoicing in heaven We have two non-perishable food items to the new brothers and a new sister in church foyer. Prayer Concerns Worship Leaders Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Sunday, March 1, 8:30AM Scripture .....................David S. Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Dawn & Songs .........................Stuart P. Lord’s Supper .............Earl M. Kassidy Law, Deniza Chase’s niece, Prayers ....................Mark C. & Larry G. Coordinator ................Ken S. Marge Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Scripture ....................Doug P. Jones, Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............Duane C. Sunday, March 1, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ...............Stuart P. Songs...........................Ken B. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, March 1, 11:00AM Wednesday, March 4, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM Songs ........................Paul M. Songs..........................Stuart P. Return to the Lord: Brethren who Prayers ....................Pete S. & Lee D. have forsaken the assembly PAGE 2
  3. 3. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 25, 2 0 0 9 Li f e Af t e r Li f e (p a r t 1) P a r k Li n s c o m b Last Sunday evening, (children and others who would Here there are apparently no when the weather canceled the not be held accountable in God’s bodies (e.g., Psa. 16;10; 1 Sam. “fireside chat” that the elders had eyes — e.g., Ezek. 18; Mt. 18:3; 28:12,13), but there is scheduled, those few of who Mt. 19:14), the lost (all who have consciousness (see Lk. 16;19ff) braved the elements had a sinned even one time — e.g., although the dead may not know devotional, provided communion Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23), the saved what is going on in the realm of to several, and concluded with an (those who were once lost but this material world (1 Sam. extemporaneous Bible class on now redeemed through faith and 28:15), except for what arriving the subject of what exactly comes obedience in Jesus — e.g., Eph. spirits may tell them (Lk. after this life. We had a lively 2:1-10), and the fallen (those who 16:19ff). This realm has three discussion and it led me to once were saved, but have components: paradise or conclude that it’s probably a returned to the world again — “Abraham’s bosom”; a place of study or reminder that the whole e.g., Heb. 6:4-8; 2 Tim. 4:10). In punishment; and a great fixed, congregation could benefit from. this material world a man may impassable gap between them So, for the next few weeks, let’s and does go from one state to (see Lk 16:19ff). According to the take a look at what the Bible — another freely; this is not always story of Lazarus and the rich man the only reliable source for what so in the other realms. (Lk. 16:19ff) no man may pass comes after this life — says about from paradise to punishment or life after life. In the meantime, The second realm is from punishment to paradise. I’m making a diagram of the called Hades (in the New We enter Hades at death, when things that I’m talking about in Testament) or Sheol (in the Old our spirit is separated from our this series and putting them in Testament). It is essentially the bodies, and whatever state we are the church’s foyer; pick one up realm of the dead. It is not just in (innocent, saved or lost) at and follow along. another name for Hell, as many death is unchangeable in Hades. in our contemporary society use The first matter to talk the word. The reason for the The third realm is about are the three realms, confusion is largely due to the eternity. For human beings it will places, or states of being King James and the New be a place of imperishability and described in the Bible in which International Versions of the immortality. We enter into it mankind can dwell. The first Bible which are a bit confused after Christ’s second coming, realm/place/state of being is this themselves over the differences after the Kingdom is handed over material world — the “now”, the between Hades and Hell. The to the Father, and we are all visible or empirical world. We New Testament refers to Hades resurrected or changed to a begin our existence as spiritual ten times (Mt. 11:23; Mt. 16:18; spiritual body (see 1 Cor. 15:51ff). beings, bearing the image of God Lk 10:15; Lk 16:23; Ac 2:27; Ac. It is composed of Heaven and (Gen. 1:26), which are given 2:31; Rev. 1:18; Rev. 6:8; Rev. Hell, both of which we’ll talk material, fleshly bodies like 20:13; and Rev. 20:14). In none more of later. It likewise is a Adam’s, made from dust (1 Cor. of these passages is the place of place in which one may not 15:48,49). Although it was eternal punishment (Hell) change sides; both are created in perfection by God meant. Hades (or Sheol) is permanent assignments, based (Gen. 1:31), Adam’s and Eve’s always connected with physical on the perfect judgment of God. disobedience to God brought sin death — sometimes being a and death and corruption (Gen. synonym for the grave or death; 2:17) — “futility” according to it is, simply put, the place where Rom. 8:20 — into this world. In the spirits of all the dead go (see this world there are the good also Prov. 9:18 and Isa 14:9). PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 25, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Destiny Chase Candy Chase Emily Bowers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Bible class 7PM Happy Happy Birthday: Anniversary: Jonah Peacock Tom & Eva Blackman Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • We will be leaving the building Friday at • Come join us for Bible class on Sunday 3:45pm for the Conway youth rally. morning! Remember to bring your release of liability form for tubing and money for food on the way up and back. Please be on time!! Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 162 Contribution $3,888.46 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

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