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  • 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 29, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Countdown to College Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 I found this in a book I you’re crunching numbers, don’t purchased recently (Lists to Live forget to include the phone bill, mht_church@comcast.net By) and thought it might be useful clothing, and personal items, as www.mhtcoc.org for parents who are about to send well as gas and maintenance for a their children off to college this vehicle (if applicable). Elder’s Link: August year — or soon. I modified a few • Open a checking account early in points to underscore important the summer to foster familiarity Duane Coss – 424-9152 spiritual issues. I hope you find it with banking processes. Make sure drcoss@myfairpoint.net helpful. your child understands how to Barry Fogal – 487-2387 balance a checkbook. DEFINE EXPECTATIONS bfogal@comcast.net • Talk honestly about the KEEP LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN If you have any concerns that the temptation of putting new interests • A college post-office box can be elders should be aware of, or need and friends ahead of studies and the loneliest spot on campus. Try to to speak to with them, please contact Duane or Barry this month. church. Be encouraging but firm keep your freshman’s box filled by about the importance of time sending cards and letters as often management and spiritual as possible. Why not surprise him Our Worship Services nourishment. or her with a favorite magazine Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 • Holidays and vacation times in subscription? Bible Class: 10:00 the year ahead will no doubt offer • Decide how often you will opportunities for new cultural communicate by telephone. Once Sunday PM: 6:00 experiences. Discuss which your freshman is settled on Small Groups: holidays you expect your child to campus, let him or her set a regular West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at spend at home. Don’t forget to talk time for calling home—and then Doug Paul’s about opportunities for your child make sure you’re 100% available Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at to bring friends home to visit. when he or she calls. Stuart Peacock’s Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul DETERMINE A BUDGET by Kathy Chapman Sharp and Mosier's • Whether your freshman will be Rebekah D. Sharp from “Homelife” Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible working or receiving a monthly magazine (edited) Classes: 7:00 allowance, sit down together and News Items? Please submit before determine a livable budget. As 11AM each Tuesday. Last week was the elders’ pulpit Sunday, series. and I had the opportunity to preach in Brunswick Sunday evening we’ll offer an abbreviated ME. This congregation of 30 was a warm and eager worship service with communion for those who group of Bible students. They send you their might be unable to attend the morning services; and greetings in Christ. Thanks goes to Karl Davies for we’ll continue afterward with a Bible class looking filling the pulpit in my absence. at the lyrics of songs in our songbook, comparing This Sunday is the last installment of our their thoughts with the Scripture. series of sermons on the Holy Spirit — Common Next week (Monday through Saturday) I’ll Errors You’ll Hear Taught about the Holy Spirit. I be teaching at Gander Brook — one of my favorite hope you’ll come with an open Bible, an open heart, times of the year. and a friend as we finish up the final lesson in this PAGE 1
  • 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 29, 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... low and we continue to have Help needed Dave Skerry is looking several calls a week requesting for help to move a few pieces of Song Night Tonight is a fifth food. furniture up from Avon, MA. Wednesday which means we will Anyone with a truck and a good dedicate this time to singing House warming Nicole Cordaro has back please see Dave. praises to God instead of our purchased her first home and is Penny needs someone to come and regularly scheduled Bible classes. having an open house on walk her down for evening Saturday, August 1st from 12- services, weather permitting. 5pm. Her new address is 17 Service opportunity We need a Silvestri Circle, Unit 19,Derry teacher for the 1st-2nd grade 03038. Please see Darlene for class on Wednesday night for the gift suggestions. fall quarter beginning in September. If you have been Mark your calendar The waiting to volunteer to teach this Gander Brook Week five of the Manchester family retreat at is a good time. Some of our camping season begins this Gander Brook is scheduled for teachers might appreciate a Saturday, August 2nd. Please be August 28-30. There are break. Please let Sue Bell or Kim in prayer for all involved, the registration forms available in know. If you want to help out but staff, counselors and children, the foyer. See Stuart Peacock if aren't sure how, you can and that many lives may be you have any questions. volunteer to be an assistant. We touched this summer. need two adults in every class. Labor Day picnic The annual labor What else? day picnic will be held at the Needs to be met Tony Casella is Potter's home on September 7th. MNFM We will be meeting next aware of a church member who Details to follow. Monday, August 3rd. Dinner will is in need of kitchen dish ware. If be served at 6pm followed by This and that... you are able to help, please see prayer time, visiting and writing Mike Moser or Tony. cards of encouragement. Please Doreen update She has been taken to the Elliot Hospital due to an Tired of being in the red? The Natick join us. church of Christ will be hosting a infection in her leg. She has been Food Pantry The new food drive moved from the ICU to room “No Debt, No Sweat” seminar sign up sheet is posted in the 746. Please continue to pray for with Steve Diggs on August 9th & foyer. Please sign up and bring the Lee family. 10th. Details can be found on the your donations in as soon as you flyer in the foyer. can. Our inventory is running Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, Aug 2, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Rick G. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Stuart P. Lord’s Supper ..............Earl M. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Closing Prayer ...........Mike M. Coordinator ................ Ken S. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture ....................Mark E. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Ken B. Sunday, Aug 2, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Ken B. Songs............................Mark E. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, Aug 2, 11:00AM Wednesday, Aug 5, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Gerry M. Songs..........................Stuart P. pantry, Give Away Day Closing Prayer ...........Rick G. Return to the Lord: Brethren who 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 Ju l 29, 2 0 0 9 PAGE 3
  • 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 29, 2 0 0 9 FELLO WS H I P OF T HE UN AS HA ME D The following article right, first, tops, recognized, enemy, ponder at the pool of has been published in this praised, regarded, or rewarded. popularity, or meander in the bulletin before, but it’s ability I now live by presence, learn maze of mediocrity. to stir the Christian heart and by faith, love by patience, lift mind is still powerful. I hope by prayer, and labor by power. I won't give up, back that in this time of the year, the up, let up, or shut up until I've middle of summer, when our preached up, prayed up, paid minds are more inclined to up, stored up, and stayed up relaxation and recreation, that for the cause of Christ. I am a this will re-create a spirit of disciple of Jesus Christ. I must zeal, dedication, and go until He returns, give until I commitment in your drop, preach until all know, discipleship that will carry and work until He comes. over to the fall. Get inspired!! Are you a part of this And when He comes to fellowship? If not, why not? get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My I am a part of the colors will be clear for "I am fellowship of the unashamed. not ashamed of the Gospel, The die has been cast. I have because it is the power of God stepped over the line. The for the salvation of everyone decision has been made. I am a who believes.." (Romans 1:16) disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, By Dr. Bob Moorehead back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes My pace is set, my gait sense, and my future is secure. is fast, my goal is Heaven, my I am finished and done with road is narrow, my way is low living, sight walking, rough, my companions few, small planning, smooth knees, my Guide is reliable, my colorless dreams, tame visions, mission is clear. I cannot be mundane talking, chintzy bought, compromised, giving, and dwarfed goals. deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will I no longer need not flinch in the face of preeminence, prosperity, sacrifice, hesitate in the position, promotions, plaudits, presence of adversity, or popularity. I don't have to be negotiate at the table of the PAGE 4
  • 5. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 29, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 Song night Happy Birthday: Happy Happy Birthday: Gander Brook Pete Steffensen Anniversary: Happy Birthday: Gary Diaz week 5 Pete & Barbara Steve Roukey Mark Dumas Steffensen Bevin Sheehan Park Linscomb Happy Birthday: Eva Blackman 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Bible class 7pm Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Gander Brook Leslie Davis Dick Potter Anniversary: Happy Tom Carroll Jen Devoe week 6 Cecilia Skerry Larry & Vickie Anniversary: Jamie Hazelton Happy Glass Mark & Glenna Anniversary: Evans Scott & Terri Apgar Te e n N e w s yo u n g Ad u l t s Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 120 Contribution $2,209.25 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 5