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January 14, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 14, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Up and coming Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 This Sunday is the third Parables of Jesus meeting in the Sunday of the month of auditorium, taught by Park mht_church@comcast.net January, which means that (each parable is, of course, self www.mhtcoc.org there won’t be an evening contained, so you should be able service meeting at the church to “jump in” at any point). And a Elder’s Link: January building. Instead we’re look into the near future, Lee Davis – ladnlad@comcast.net encouraged to meet with small beginning probably the second 547-8876 groups for smaller devotional week in February, the Sunday services, a less formal auditorium Bible class will Larry Glass – discussion of the Scriptures, and feature Karl Davies. Lee's class larrycalling@yahoo.com opportunity for closer will go through January and 887-1741 fellowship. Please consider then, according to Doug Paul If you have any concerns that the meeting with a group listed on our adult educational elders should be aware of, or need to speak to with them, please the front of the bulletin. supervisor, one class period will contact Lee or Larry this month. be devoted to determining Our Worship Services On another subject, a topics for future classes. Don’t Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 couple of new adult Bible classes neglect these great are starting that you might be opportunities to study, meditate Bible Class: 10:00 encouraged by: Sunday on, and be built up in the faith. Sunday PM: 6:00 morning, meeting in the double Small Groups: classroom in the back of the West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at educational wing, is a class on Doug Paul’s Money and Finances taught by Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at Mark Evans (it began last Stuart Peacock’s Sunday, but there will be plenty Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul of extra handouts and you’ll be Mosier's able to easily “catch up”, if you’d Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible Classes: 7:00 like to join); and Wednesday night a new study on the News Items? Please submit before 11AM each Tuesday. This Sunday morning’s sermon “friend of Caesar”, Jesus’ concern for others lesson will on John 19, Pilate’s final in the midst of his own suffering, “it is desperate attempts to avoid condemning finished”, the deliberate death of Jesus, the Jesus (ending in failure, due to his moral real Passover Lamb, being a “secret cowardice), Jesus’ death on the cross, and disciple”, and Pilate’s refusal to deny his His burial. There’s so much to consider here confession (“Jesus of Nazareth, King of the in this chapter that considers the great Jews”. Come join us with an open Bible and centerpiece of all history: the “almost” an open heart. courage of Pilate, the “greater sin”, being a PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 14, 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 January.. Shut-ins There is a sign-up sheet meeting next Saturday the posted on the bulletin board 24th in Kittery. These Planning meeting There will be a meetings are always open for those who would like to Bible bowl planning meeting to visitors. take the Lord's supper to the Saturday at the building at shut-ins. • It is pretty certain that 9am. Breakfast will be served. Shawn Daggett will again Thanksgiving Doreen was able to be the director this Small group The singing small finally go home this past summer. group will be meeting this weekend. She would still Saturday at the building. greatly appreciate cards, visits, • The porch will be needing and phone calls. major repairs and the Dinner will begin at 6:00 board will be looking for followed by singing at 7:00. donations to help cover the See Mark or Glenna Evans for cost. further information. This and that... Teen parent meeting There will What else? be a meeting tonight to work Cancellation policy Given the nasty on the teen event calendar. We weather we've experienced lately, will be in the double classroom the elders and I thought it would after the devotional. be a good idea to remind Looking ahead We will be Wednesday Night Dinner everyone about the church's long- hosting a Life Line Screening standing snow cancellation here on February 21st. They use chicken cutlets policy, which is that we will never ultrasound technology to view tomato sauce officially cancel an assembly, but plaque buildup in your arteries rice pilaf call upon everyone to simply use and it only takes 60-90 their best judgment about their minutes to complete. More bread own driving capabilities, their details are posted on a flyer on dessert own vehicle's capabilities, and the bulletin board in the foyer. their own location's weather and Gander Brook News road conditions. • There will be a board Prayer Concerns Worship Leaders Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Clyde Sunday, January 18, 8:30AM Scripture .....................David S. Daggett, Dawn & Kassidy Law, Deniza Songs .........................Mark E. Lord’s Supper .............Earl M. Chase’s niece, Marge Simon, Penny Prayers .....................Tom B. & Duane C. Coordinator ................Rick G. Ranger, Manley Jones, Michael Scripture ....................Doug P. Anderson's brother, Diane Lord’s Supper ............Larry G. Sunday, January 18, 6:00PM Bridgewater Coordinator ...............Stuart P. Third Sunday – no services Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Deacons Sunday, January 18, 11:00AM Wednesday, January 21, 7:00PM Evangelism: Bible studies in Songs ........................Gary D. Songs..........................Mark E. progress, our website, MNFM Prayers ....................Gerry M. & Lee D. Return to the Lord: Brethren who 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 Ja n 14, 2 0 0 9 A Matter of Perspective Bill Sherrill – www.heartlight.org Point of view has so them. That which is common for many of us. We anticipate much to do with the is never as enticing as that with joy the occasion of interpretation of an incident. I which is rare or just out of togetherness with family. It is have just returned from 3,000 reach. The old saying is far too a matter of perspective. miles of driving through some true, “The grass is always of the most beautiful scenery greener on the other side of I wish with all my heart one could imagine. We the fence.” that the family of God would traveled through Arkansas, burn with that same Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, I wonder if this is not anticipation! I wonder if some Pennsylvania and Eastern also the explanation for many will find it burdensome to New York. The colors of fall who find it so difficult to be think of an eternity with all were absolutely gorgeous! active in the gatherings of the those boring church people in church? In many of the heaven? I guess it is a matter We stood in awe amid missions with whom I of perspective! the brilliant maples while correspond, they report listening to the roar of instances of people walking plummeting waterfalls. I many miles just to be able to Reprinted from the Glen Rock bulletin wondered how anyone could meet with fellow Christians. choose to live in a zone where Sadly, here where there was no changing of transportation is the best in seasons. But, that is a point of the world and few of us ever view. wonder where our next meal is coming from, we are reluctant I was filling my gas to meet. In fact, it seems that tank at a station in Dansville, many only come out of habit New York, and commented to or guilt. Somewhere they have the owner about how been taught their motivation wonderful it must be to have is that they must go to church this kind of beauty every year. and take communion or go to His response was, “I don't see hell. So, they manage to make the colors that way. I know the morning service, not when the trees begin to because they look forward to change it is only a few days the fellowship with other before another long, cold, believers, but to be absolved hard winter!” It was a matter for one more week. It is a of perspective. matter of perspective. Those deprived of Every year the Sherrill/ opportunities often pursue Lynn families meet at a retreat them with a passion, while center in Arkansas called those on whom such things Wyldewood for Thanksgiving. are lavished may despise It is the high point of the year PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 14, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Happy Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Singing small Anniversary: Barbara Priscilla Jones Nicole Mosier group 6pm Rick & Doreen Steffensen & Lee Penny Ranger 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Susie Peacock Colby Chaffin Birthday: & Kristine Happy Happy Birthday: Rhonda Mumpini Bowers Anniversary: Aaron Abood Doug & Linda Paul Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • Registration forms for the Conway Youth • Come join us for Bible class on Sunday Rally are available from Ryan. Please fill morning! them out and return to Ryan or Kim Daggett by February 1st. Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) No count Contribution $2,028.77 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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