T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                            Ju l 8, 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 8, 2 0...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                              Ju l 8, 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 8, 2 0 0 9

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  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 8, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN 23RD PSALM FOR Manchester Church of Christ THE WORKPLACE His presence, His peace, and 66 Mammoth Rd. By Mike Atkinson His power will see me Manchester, NH 03109 through. 603.623.5559 The Lord is my real boss and I He raises me up, even when mht_church@comcast.net shall not want. they fail to promote me. www.mhtcoc.org He gives me peace, when chaos He claims me as His own, even is all around me. when the company threatens to let me go. Elder’s Link: July He gently reminds me to pray before I speak and to do Duane Coss - 424-9152 all things without His faithfulness and love are drcoss@myfairpoint.net murmuring and better than any bonus Barry Fogal - 487-2387 complaining. check. bfogal@comcast.net He reminds me that He is my His retirement plan beats If you have any concerns that the Source and not my job. every 401K there is. elders should be aware of, or need He restores my sanity every When it's all said and done, I'll to speak to with them, please be working for Him a contact Duane or Barry this month. day and guides my decisions that I might whole lot longer and for honor Him in everything I that, I bless His Name. Our Worship Services do. Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 TODAY'S THOUGHT: Bible Class: 10:00 Even though I face absurd Sunday PM: 6:00 amounts of emails, system “Do you brighten a room just Small Groups: crashes, unrealistic by entering or just by West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at deadlines, budget leaving?” Doug Paul’s cutbacks, gossiping co- Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at Stuart Peacock’s workers, discriminating Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul supervisors, and an aging Mosier's body that doesn't Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible cooperate every morning, Classes: 7:00 I will not stop--for He is News Items? Please submit before with me! 11AM each Tuesday. Sunday, July 12, we will be If you aren’t committed to a small group, resuming our study on the Holy Spirit. you’re encouraged to join the group at We’ll be talking about the charismatic the church building at 6PM each Sunday (miraculous) gifts. Many religious evening. groups believe they have such miraculous gifts today, but what does the Bible say? 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 8, 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... questions. you can help meet these needs. Gander Brook Week one of the Help needed Pete has a list of camping season begins this tasks that still need to be Camperships Every year there Saturday, July 4th. Please be done around the building, are children who would like to in prayer for all involved, the including mowing the grass go to Gander Brook, but staff, counselors and children, weekly. Please check with because of family finances are and that many lives may be Pete to see how you can help. unable to do so. The cost of a touched this summer. week of camp is $265 this This and that... year. If you are able to help Song Night Wednesday, July 29 with this act of service please is a fifth Wednesday which we Attention men Copies of the give your donations to Mike will dedicate to singing worship service schedule for the next quarter can be found Moser. praises to God instead of our regularly scheduled bible on the bulletin board in the There are copies of the Ladies classes. Please join us and back of the auditorium. retreat forms, Gander Brook maybe you will learn a new Missing sword Darlene newsletter and Gospel song. Chamberlain has misplaced Advocate in the foyer. Please her Bible. It is an NIV in a help yourself to a copy. dark blue cover. Can you help? We have recently provided some food for a lady who had a house fire, but she What else? has a few other needs. Sheets and blanket for a queen size Prayer request Betty Baron's bed and clothing for herself nephew, William, has just and her daughter. (Daughter: been diagnosed with brain size sm/med shirts and size 5 cancer. He is married with 3 long jeans; mother: size lg/xlg children and can no longer shirts and size 11 jeans) work. See Betty with any Please let Park or Kim know if Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, July 12, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Gary D. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Brandon H. Lord’s Supper .............Pete S. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Closing Prayer ...........Doug P. Coordinator ................ Gerry M. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture ....................Mark E. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Tom B. Sunday, July 12, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Ken B. Songs............................ Mark E. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, July 12, 11:00AM Wednesday, July 15, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Paul M. Songs.......................... Doug P. pantry, Give Away Day Closing Prayer ........... Rich T. 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 8, 2 0 0 9 Defeating Discouragement by Rick Warren Discouragement is a think I can make ends meet - doing the right thing in the disease unique to human beings: somebody moves the ends!” wrong way. Try a new It's universal. Everyone gets it. That's discouraging! approach. Shake things up a It's reoccurring. You can catch it little. more than once. It's highly #4 Fear: Fear is behind more contagious. Hang around discouragement than we'd 3. Remember God will discouraged people - you'll be like to admit. The fear of help you! Just ask Him. infected. criticism (What will they He can give you new energy. think?); the fear of There is incredible What Causes responsibility (What if I can't motivating power in faith. Discouragement? handle this?); and the fear of failure (What if I blow It?) 4. Resist the #1 Fatigue: When you are can cause a major onset of the blues. discouragement! Fight physically or emotionally back. Discouragement is a exhausted, you are a prime choice. If you are feeling candidate to be infected with What's the cure? discouraged it is because you discouragement. Your have chosen to feel that way. defenses are lowered and There's a fascinating story No one is forcing you to feel things can seem bleaker than in the Bible about how a guy bad. Hang on. Be persistent. they really are. This often named Nehemiah mobilized the Do what's right in spite of occurs when you are about residents of Jerusalem to build a your feelings. No feeling half way through a major wall around the entire city. lasts forever. project -you're tired but you Halfway through the project, the can't quit. citizens became discouraged and wanted to give up - because of #2 Frustrations: When the four causes I've given. unfinished tasks pile up, it's Here's what Nehemiah natural to feel overwhelmed. told them to do to defeat their And when trivial matters or discouragement: (Nehemiah 4) the unexpected interrupt you and prevent you from accomplishing what you 1. Rest you body! It you really need to do, your need to take a break - do so! frustration can easily You'll be far more effective produce discouragement. when you return to your work. If you're burning the #3 Failures: Sometimes, your candle at both ends - you're not as bright as you think. best-laid plans fall apart: the project collapses ... the deal falls through ... the order is 2. Reorganize your life! canceled. How do you react? Get this - It's an important Do you give in to self-pity? distinction; discouragement Do you blame others? As doesn't necessarily mean you one man said, “Just when I are doing the wrong thing. It may just be that you are 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 8, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Happy Birthday: Happy Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Missy Duer & Anniversary: Ivan Hoggard Jerome Paul Karen Dugre Barry & Melanie Happy Birthday: Fogal Zane Daggett Happy Anniversary: Bob & Carol Eskel 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Ryan Lloyd Cade Dumas Happy Birthday: Warren Hazelton Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • Movie/game day coming soon. Be watching for details. Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 125 Contribution $3,322.79 The Ma n c hes te r c h u r c h o f C h ris 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