T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                          Ju l 22, 2 0 0 9

T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                            Ju l 22, 2 0 0 9

T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                         Ju l 2...
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July 22, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 22, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Top Ten Reasons for Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Coming to VBS Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 Top 10 lists always seem Army” (the Texas version)! to be popular and amusing. 2. The fun stuff we do: games, mht_church@comcast.net Here’s my list of the top 10 arts and crafts, friends, and www.mhtcoc.org reasons you should come to our refreshments Vacation Bible School this Elder’s Link: June summer, August 17-19. Some are And the top reason to come to Lee Davis – 547-8876 serious and some are just for fun. VBS this summer is… ladnlad@comcast.net 10. Free three hour babysitting 1. Great Bible stories that teach us Larry Glass – 887-1741 (knowing that your child will about Jesus! larrycalling@yahoo.com be learning about God from If you have any concerns that the the Bible everyday in a fun There are, of course, even elders should be aware of, or need atmosphere), while mom does more reasons, important spiritual to speak to with them, please a little back to school reasons, to come to VBS. These contact Lee or Larry this month. shopping. were merely offered in a light- 9. It's a good excuse to hit hearted way. Vacation Bible Our Worship Services McDonald's for lunch. School is one of the Manchester Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 8. It's something different to do church’s wonderful summer toward the end of the traditions that children will Bible Class: 10:00 summer. remember for a lifetime and has Sunday PM: 6:00 7.The cool puppets and great wonderful potential for reaching Small Groups: songs every morning to start out into the community! West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at with! Rearrange your schedules, if Doug Paul’s 6. You get to wear cool costumes you’ve made other plans, you and Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at for the Open House program! your children don’t want to miss Stuart Peacock’s 5. Ice Cream at Open House on this. Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul Wednesday night! Mosier's 4. Getting a chance to sing “Once Next week, the top 10 Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible there were three wandering reasons you should invite friends Classes: 7:00 Jews” at the top of your lungs! to come to VBS! News Items? Please submit before 3. See Mr. Park do “The Lord's 11AM each Tuesday. This Sunday is the monthly elders’ pulpit Bible study with a back-up topic of considering Sunday. One of our elders will be sharing the some of our hymns’ lyrics and how they measure Word in the morning worship services. While they up to Scripture. are doing that, I’ll be filling the pulpit in Next Sunday morning, I’ll be concluding Brunswick ME. my series on the Holy Spirit with “Errors Taught I’ll be back in Manchester by the 6PM About the Holy Spirit”. worship services, in which we’ll have a Do you know the best way to enjoy a devotional thought, offer the Lord’s Supper to Sunday morning service? Bring a Bible, a heart those unable to be at any of the morning services, full of praise, and a friend. and dive into what is sometimes an open forum PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 22, 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 July... Her new address is 17 Silvestri Service opportunity We need a Circle, Unit 19,Derry 03038. teacher for the 1st-2nd grade class Gander Brook Week four of the Please see Darlene for gift on Wednesday night for the fall camping season begins this suggestions. quarter beginning in September. Saturday, July 18th. Please be in If you have been waiting to prayer for all involved, the staff, Mark your calendar The Manchester volunteer to teach this is a good counselors and children, and that family retreat at Gander Brook is time. Some of our teachers might many lives may be touched this scheduled for August 28-30. appreciate a break. Please let Sue summer. There are registration forms Bell or Kim know. If you want to available in the foyer. See Stuart help out but aren't sure how, you Sing-A-Long The Antrim Church of Peacock if you have any can volunteer to be an assistant. Christ is hosting a sing-a-long this questions. We need two adults in every class. th Saturday, July 25 at 5:30pm. rd Please RSVP by July 23 . Details Labor Day picnic The annual labor Needs to be met Tony Casella is aware can be found on the flyer in the day picnic will be held at the of a church member who is in th foyer. Potter's home on September 7 . need of kitchen dish ware. If you Details to follow. are able to help, please see Mike Moser or Tony. This and that... Tired of being in the red? The Natick Doreen update Doreen was able to church of Christ will be hosting a come home from Boston. She is “No Debt, No Sweat” seminar comfortable and happy to be with Steve Diggs on August 9th Song Night Wednesday, July 29th is a home. Please continue to lift their &10th. Details can be found on fifth Wednesday which means we family in prayer and seek ways to the flyer in the foyer. will dedicate this time to singing be supportive of Rick at this praises to God instead of our difficult time. If you would like to Directory update Pierre & April regularly scheduled Bible classes. visit please call first to make sure Cetoute, 322 Main Street, #1F, Please join us and maybe you will she is feeling up to it. Contact Manchester, 03102, 661-6357. learn a new song. Sharon Gordon if you would like to help with meals. Prayer request Darlene Chamberlain What else? is requesting prayers for Help needed Starting July 26th, Penny affordable housing so that her House warming Nicole Cordaro has needs someone to come and walk brother Alan would be able to stay purchased her first home and is her down for evening services, with her. having an open house on weather permitting. st Saturday, August 1 from 12-5pm. Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, July 26, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Paul M. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Doug p. Lord’s Supper .............Gary D. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Closing Prayer ...........Tony C. Coordinator ................ Peter S. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture ....................Mike M. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Stuart P. Sunday, July 26, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Doug P. Songs............................Ken B. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, July 26, 11:00AM Wednesday, July 29, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Rick G. Songs..........................Mark C. pantry, Give Away Day Closing Prayer ...........Gerry M. 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 Ju l 22, 2 0 0 9 TH E 10 BIG GEST M ISTAKES I’VE SEE N PARE NTS MAKE PARK LI NS C O MB Parenting is pretty difficult as possible, need to be a known God and the church, about staying in stuff. It never comes with enough consequence to the child for breaking school, about drugs and alcohol, and the training or a big enough handbook, the rule, and need to be accompanied by list goes on and on. Allowing children to because each child is different, and a gentle talk covering (1) a repeat of “make up their own minds” about these combinations of types of children make why the spanking occurred, (2) that you things without parental input is to throw for different family dynamics, and each do love the child, and (3) what will our children to the spiritual wolves and family’s situation is just a little different. happen if the rule is ignored again. A the “tender mercies” of Satan himself. But in spite of the fact that there are a good rule of thumb is to avoid Completely stop parenting their lot of “X factors” involved in parenting, spankings until you are under control. children, just because they’ve become there are some definite constants — the Be poor examples (especially teenagers or even after entering college, Bible gives us some wonderful constant including hypocrisy). It never, ever, ever because they’ve become “difficult”. I’m principles that should be read and reread works to tell your kids, “Do as I say do, not talking about telling them to eat and reread by every parent on a regular not as I do.” Your children learn almost their vegetables at 30, of course. There basis. But in addition to these, as a everything they will carry into their are “degrees of parenting” that a good minister and counselor I’ve also adult life about relationships and family parent continues to exercise from the observed a number of practical parental directly from your example, not your cradle to the parents’ grave — ranging mistakes over the years that are words. Your children are keen observers from enforcing bedtime at the beginning common but ruinous. Let me share a of hypocrisy, they will seldom ever be to being a mentor and coach in few of them in no particular order. fooled by even the cleverest cover-up. adulthood. Be too busy for their children’s lives. Enable children to become Be inconsistent. There may be no We all live busy lives, and occasionally irresponsible by always “cleaning up” faster way to create an ill-behaved child a child’s event must be missed. But after they’ve made a mess of things and adult than this. When rules may or when this becomes a pattern, a habit, the (physically or situationally). We love may not be enforced, when ultimatums rule rather than the exception, it speaks our children and hate to see them suffer are never followed-through on, a child volumes to your children. Too busy can the consequences of their immaturity learns that rules are for breaking and include business, of course, but can also and childish foolishness. But picking up authority is to be despised. include our own hobbies and fun. If the pieces for them when they have Be volatile. It’s sometimes tough to things we are involved make us messed up is not the way to responsible not get angry at things that happen, but consistently too busy for our children, a adulthood. Sometimes help is good, but parents need to have their emotions major change needs to take place. we must resist the strong temptation to under control all the time. Getting Let their children raise themselves. “love” our children by just making it all grounded for life over spilled milk (even Some parents think they do their kids a better, making it all go away. if it is the 3rd time today) is simply favor by sort of letting them raise wrong and sends the wrong message to themselves. They never tell them when God is the perfect example of children about their own self-control. to go to bed, never tell them when they parenting. Read in the Bible about the Be screamers. Screaming gets a child’s can or cannot go, never tell them to eat way He deals with us, and then bathe attention for the first couple of times. their vegetables; then pat themselves on your parental efforts in faithful prayer, After that it just becomes background the bad and say they were great parents. godly love, and personal obedience to “blah blah blah”. It’s usually a poor God gave children parents for a reason. God’s commands. substitute for consistency and also gives We are not like some animals who a poor example of self-control. simply give birth and abandon them — Be violent and abusive in the name of every man for himself! Children need discipline. Violence and abuse is protection, provision, guidance, different from real spanking. Sadly, a lot example, discipline, love, and attention. of folks don’t know the difference, and Refuse on principle (of letting their they vent all their frustration and anger children make their own choices) to with a child in a spanking. Spankings, in give their children proper guidance. order to be properly effective, (if they Sure, make up your own mind without are really called for) need to be any input at all about being sexually administered as close to the broken rule active, about sexual orientation, about PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 22, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Veronica Caron Happy Birthday: Deb Lauzon Gander Brook Logan Hazelton Happy Birthday: Lenore week 4 Happy Becky Moser MacKinnon Happy Anniversary: Anniversary: Happy Birthday: Cleon & Hope Rick & Karen John Scarlett Hoggard Dugre 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 Song night Gander Brook Happy Birthday: Happy Happy Birthday: week 5 Pete Steffensen Anniversary: Happy Birthday: Gary Diaz Pete & Barbara Bevin Sheehan Mark Dumas Steffensen Park Linscomb Te e n N e w s yo u n g Ad u l t s Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 162 Contribution $3,089.26 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