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    • T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 4, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Pantry Revival Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 generally anything that can sit on a shelf for a while (for mht_church@comcast.net obvious reasons, we can't store www.mhtcoc.org refrigerated items). Please bring your items to the church foyer; Elder’s Link: February from there your donations will Duane Coss – drcoss@verizon.net be taken to the church's pantry. 424-9152 Barry Fogal – bfogal@comcast.net This pantry project will 487-2387 be primarily for families in the community who are If you have any concerns that the experiencing difficulty. After elders should be aware of, or need calling the church office and to speak to with them, please Galatians 6:10 "So then, giving their information, they contact Lee or Larry this month. while we have opportunity, let will be contacted again and Our Worship Services us do good to all people, and provided a box of food Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 especially to those who are of (appropriate to their need) on Bible Class: 10:00 the household of the faith." Wednesday evenings just before Sunday PM: 6:00 our usual pre-Bible class meal. The church has been Small Groups: This will give many of us a without a functional pantry for West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at chance to meet some people, Doug Paul’s a while now, but Cecilia Skerry invited to join us to eat, and and Missy Duer are taking it on Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at invite them to stay for Bible Stuart Peacock’s as a ministry and with the study. Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul elders' and deacons' oversight Mosier's are now calling for donations for Those within the Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible our pantry. We'll need just congregation who might be in Classes: 7:00 about everything: boxed food, need will need to contact one of News Items? Please submit before canned food, cereals, bottled our deacons for pantry help. 11AM each Tuesday. juices, dried beans, soaps, and This Sunday morning our sermon Sunday evening will be a lesson will be out of John 21, the last devotional evening centered around chapter of the Gospel of John. In this what the Bible says about hardship post-resurrection appearance Jesus and suffering. Come find encourage- joins the apostles at the Sea of Galilee ment and godly guidance on this and in conversations with them ties up always important and relevant subject. some “loose ends” and prepares them for what lay ahead for them in their discipleship and mission. PAGE 1
    • T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 4, 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... run and a consult with a Building survey Please remember neurosurgeon . He is expected to fill out your new building Attention Anyone who is to be scheduled for surgery on survey and return it by interested in helping to plan Thursday or Friday. February 15th. There is a box in the Manchester youth rally the foyer or you may give them being held in May, please join Congratulations Darlene Chamberlain has been to anyone of the committee us tonight after the devotional members. accepted into the UNH Master in the double classroom Gardner program! This downstairs. Housing needed A group of highly program consists of 13 weeks motivated, mission minded We will be hosting a Life Line of classes and 40 hours of young people from Harding Screening here on February community volunteer work. will be traveling around the 21st. In about 60-90 minutes, This experience should help northeast during their spring ultrasound technology is used launch her into a career of break, probably beginning to view plaque buildup in your professional gardening. Please March 6th. Somewhere along arteries. More details are pray about this for her. the line they will need housing posted on a flyer on the in Manchester. Would you Changes of address Isaias & bulletin board in the foyer. consider offering your Raysa 167 Pine Street, Apt. 3, Manchester, 03103 627-1851 hospitality? What else? Prayers needed On Tuesday Linda McCarthy 122 Warner afternoon, Duane Coss went to Street, Manchester 03102 the emergency room in Wednesday Night Dinner Nashua after experiencing a This and that... worsening of the symptoms chicken tortellini Many thanks ...To those who you may have noticed in him came Monday evening to cook, vegetables lately. They performed a CAT visit, pray and write cards of Caesar salad scan that showed a large mass encouragement. Please mark garlic bread on the right frontal lobe of his your calendars now for March brain. At this time, it is not 2nd and join us for Monday dessert known if it is cancer or a cyst. Night for the Master. He is to have additional tests Prayer Concerns Worship Leaders Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Clyde Sunday, February 8, 8:30AM Scripture .....................Gary D. Daggett, Dawn & Kassidy Law, Deniza Songs .........................Brandon H. Lord’s Supper .............Gerry M. Chase’s niece, Marge Simon, Penny Prayers ....................Mark C. & Duane C. Coordinator ................Gerry M. Ranger, Manley Jones, Michael Scripture ....................Mike M. Anderson's brother, Diane Lord’s Supper ............Tom B. Sunday, February 8, 6:00PM Bridgewater Coordinator ...............Stuart P. Songs............................Ken B. Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Deacons Sunday, February 8, 11:00AM Wednesday, February 11, 7:00PM Evangelism: Bible studies in Songs ........................Paul M. Songs..........................Doug P. progress, our website, MNFM Prayers ....................Clyde D. & Barry F. Return to the Lord: Brethren who have forsaken the assembly PAGE 2
    • T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 4, 2 0 0 9 Alie n s If you were to suddenly be transformed by the renewing of differently from the dominant relocated in your job or your your mind, so that you may prove culture. Their hearts and minds, school, if you were to move into a what the will of God is, that being formed and molded by new neighborhood, how long which is good and acceptable and another culture, often value would it take before they would perfect." Being a Christian meansthings that another culture know that you’re a Christian? If having a new mind, a new won’t; and their values, different you told no one outright that you wisdom, a new way of looking at as they are, drive their different were a Christian, and you acted things, and a new prioritization deeds, practices, and lives. How in this new job, new school, new of things. It is a mind, a wisdom, strange many of Paul’s former neighborhood, the way you did a way of looking at things, a friends must have thought Paul earlier today in your old job, prioritization that the world was after he became a Christian: school, neighborhood; how long doesn’t share; "Yet we do speak "But whatever things were gain would it take your fellow wisdom among those who are to me, those things I have workers, fellow students, or your mature; a wisdom, however, not counted as loss for the sake of neighbors to discover that you of this age nor of the rulers of Christ. More than that, I count are a disciple of Jesus? Would it this age, who are passing away… all things to be loss in view of the be a matter of minutes? Hours? for if they had understood it they surpassing value of knowing Days? Months? Years? Ever? would not have crucified the Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I Would your life be so much like Lord of glory" (1 Corinthians 2:6- have suffered the loss of all everyone else’s that they’d never 8). It is the mind of the Spirit, the things, and count them but know? eyes of faith, the wisdom of God,rubbish so that I may gain and the priorities of Jesus; theyChrist," Philippians 3:7, 8. Paul Peter told early Christians, (1 form a new paradigm, a new way had become like an alien. And Peter 4:3-5 ) "For the time of seeing things, and the world these new “upside down” values, already past is sufficient for you spots it easily — yet with great turned the deeds of his life to have carried out the desire of uneasiness. upside down, too. Among the Gentiles, having pursued a gentiles, he became (lived like) a course of sensuality, lusts, How you see things, how you gentile (from a Jewish drunkenness, carousing, think, what you deem important, perspective — eewwwwww!), and drinking parties and abominable etc. will, of course, effect how you risked prison, beatings, a idolatries. In all this, they are live. Peter illustrates this criminal record, and death to tell surprised that you do not run different thinking and different the gospel of Jesus. with them into the same excesses living in 1 Peter 2:11, 12: of dissipation, and they malign "Beloved, I urge you as aliens In a practical way today, being a you; but they will give account to and strangers to abstain from Christian will give you a different Him who is ready to judge the fleshly lusts which wage war perspective on entertainment, living and the dead." The world, against the soul. Keep your celebrity, fun, fashion, sports, Peter says, will be surprised at us behavior excellent among the money, work, family, material — there’s just something Gentiles, so that in the thing in possessions, the meaning of life, different about a Christian. which they slander you as friends, the church, the Bible, the evildoers, they may because of Good News, religion, truth, For example, the world will be your good deeds, as they observe service, and sin. Be an alien. surprised about how you see them, glorify God in the day of Think different. Be different. things. Paul told the Romans, visitation." Aliens and strangers (Romans 12:2) "And do not be are easily identified and often conformed to this world, but be reviled for thinking and acting PAGE 3
    • T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Feb 4, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Mike Moser & Krystal Roukey Deborah Garven Carrie Ruddy & Saphia Mumpini 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Jewell Tait Jack Scarlett Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • There will be a planning session for the • Come join us for Bible class on Sunday Conway rally at Ryan's this Friday at 6pm. morning! We will order Chinese or pizza. • A devotional will be held here at the building at 6pm on February 13th. We will be ordering pizza and working our Conway skits.. Girls bring drinks and guys bring snacks. Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 161 Contribution $3,444.59 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