T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                       Ju n 10,...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                  Ju n 10, 2 0 ...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                 Ju n 10, 2 0 0...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                             Ju n 10, 2 0 0 9

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June 10, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju n 10, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Pushers and Brakers Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 mht_church@comcast.net All of us are either pushers www.mhtcoc.org or brakers: we encourage, work for, help, contribute to, or participate in the good things the Elder’s Link: June church does; or we balk at, stall, Duane Coss – 424-9152 object to, discourage, ignore, or drcoss@myfairpoint.net hold back good things the church Barry Fogal – 487-2387 does. The Lord says that we bfogal@comcast.net cannot be neutral to Him or His If you have any concerns that the "He who is not with Me is work; we are with Him or against elders should be aware of, or need against Me; and he who does not Him, we gather or we scatter. Not to speak to with them, please gather with Me scatters." everyone can take a leading role contact Lee or Larry this month. Matthew 12:30, NAS95. in things the church is doing, but we can all find our own way of Our Worship Services The lady walked out of the “pushing” — a way to use our Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 grocery store and saw a driverless skills, our money, our influence, Bible Class: 10:00 car rolling down the street. our time, our effort, or our Sunday PM: 6:00 Thinking quickly, she opened the encouragement in the Master’s Small Groups: door, slid behind the wheel, and service in whatever good thing West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at pulled the emergency brake with a that church is doing. Doug Paul’s tug. As she stepped out feeling Are you a pusher or a Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at quite pleased with herself a man braker? Stuart Peacock’s approached. Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul “Well, I stopped it,” she Mosier's beamed. Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible Classes: 7:00 “Yeah, I know,” he said, “I was pushing it.” News Items? Please submit before 11AM each Tuesday. Last week we began a series study of the Holy the elders). Spirit. We studied the nature of the Spirit and His This Sunday evening, we’ll, of course, enjoy a widespread and important activity in the Old Testament. brief devotional service, including the Lord’s Supper for A few of you asked if the PowerPoint of the lesson could those unable to partake earlier with the Lord’s people, be available. Of course, it can and it can be downloaded followed by a Bible class discussing the meaning of the at http://files.me.com/parklinscomb/cdb8ra and there words in some of our hymns, This has been a great will be paper copies of it in the foyer. This week we’ll be discussion that has caused us all to think about the words studying the Holy Spirit’s activity in the New Testament. of our songs more deeply and more Scripturally. If you’re I hope you’ll come with an open Bible and a maybe a pen not involved in a small group, come join us; I think you’ll and notepad; we’ll be looking at a lot of passages. I be glad you did. expect this series to continue through July 12 (given that the fourth Sunday of the month, June 28, will be filled by PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju n 10, 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 June... attend. Next Wednesday will June 27 through July 4. There be the last meal before a break is much work to be done to get Attention men The 24th annual for the summer. the camp ready for the Northeastern States Men's summer so please consider Retreat will be held in Kent, This and that... helping out. Registration Connecticut this coming forms are in the foyer. weekend- June 12th & 13th. Cook off The church of Christ in Please see the poster in the Roxbury is hosting the 10th Camperships Every year there are foyer for more details and a annual Family Favorites children who would like to go registration form. Cookoff on Saturday, June to Gander Brook, but because 20th. Registration forms and of family finances are unable What else? additional information is to do so. The cost of a week of posted on the bulletin board. camp is $265 this year. If you Thank you to everyone who came are able to help with this act of to the work day on Saturday. Singing & fellowship The Much was accomplished, but Worcester church will be service please give your donations to Mike Moser. Pete has a list of tasks that still hosting an afternoon of need to be done, including singing and refreshments on mowing the grass weekly. Sunday, June 28th beginning at Please check with Pete to see 3pm. See the bulletin board in Wednesday Night Menu how you can help. the foyer for more information. roast beef Sympathy Peggy Mailloux's mother, Yvonne Durivage, gravy passed away on Monday potatoes morning. Services were held today in Nashua. Please keep vegetables Peggy and her family in your prayers. bread Wednesday Night Supper Please dessert remember to sign up on the Gander Brook's work and sheet in the back of the w0rship week is scheduled for auditorium if you plan to Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, June14, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Rick G. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Mark E. Lord’s Supper .............Earl M. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Prayers ....................Tom B. & Duane C. Coordinator ................ Rick G. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture .................... Brandon H. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Ken B. Sunday, June 14, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Ken B. Songs............................Ken B. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, June 14, 11:00AM Wednesday, June 17, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Gary D. Songs..........................Mark E. pantry, Give Away Day 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 Ju n 10, 2 0 0 9 Fami l y Wi s d o m Ar t o f G i v i n g P r a i s e It may well be that one of the greatest he or she handles four things: a duties you can perform this day will be rainy day, the elderly, lost speaking a word of appreciation. luggage, and tangled Christmas Psychologists tell us that one of the --John Gipson tree lights. deepest urges in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. Thus, we D a d d y makes h a r d d e c i s i o n • I've learned that, regardless of contribute immeasurably to the Yesterday, several good friends your relationship with your happiness and success of others when and I were sitting in the office of a parents, you'll miss them when we express appreciation for their work neurosurgeon. they're gone from your life. and worth. We are also advised that the giving of We listened to him as he sincere praise brings out outstanding explained why he left a thriving practice • I've learned that making a benefits to the one who gives it. Thus, we in a large metropolis to come to a much “living” is not the same thing as contribute immeasurably to our own smaller hospital in our area of the making a “life.” happiness and success when we express country. He said it was all because of a appreciation for others. letter he received. • I've learned that you shouldn't Observation teaches that the most You see, he had been so busy go through life with a catcher's successful people have mastered the art with his job, he told us that he literally mitt on both hands. You need of giving praise. Giving honest praise is had not seen his little girl in three weeks. to be able to throw something like “saying grace” at the table...very Then one night when he cam e home back. difficult to start, if it hasn't been our from work, there was a letter by his bed pattern. Here are some guidelines to get from his eleven-year-old daughter. It • I've learned that if you pursue one started. was a letter in which this little girl told happiness, it will elude you, but her daddy that she missed him and if you focus on God, your 1. Look for little things for which wanted more of his time. She family, your friends, the needs you can express appreciation. We tend acknowledged to her daddy that he had of others, your work, and doing to wait for colossal achievements before an important job, but she said, “Daddy, the very best you can, uttering one word of commendation or doing the 'right' thing is sometimes the happiness will find you. encouragement. Rare and refreshing is 'hard' thing to do. the person who goes on a “treasure It was at this point that this • I've learned that even when I hunt,” searching for little things to successful neurosurgeon decided he have pains, I don't have to be praise. wanted to be a father first. So he left his one. practice and moved his family to South 2, Look for things close at hand for Central Kentucky. • I've learned that I still have a which you can express appreciation. I couldn't help but be touched lot to learn. The human tendency is to see glamour by this doctor's story. Before me was a --Unknown in things at a distance and defects in man who knew that there are things in things close at hand. It doesn't take life that are more important than fame, much sense to find fault with things and ego, work, and money. people close by. Conversely, it requires One doesn't have to be a brain sensitive perception to detect the surgeon to identify proper values and genuine worth of nearby treasures. priorities in life. Sometimes, an eleven- year-old girl who misses her daddy can 3. Voice your appreciation. It isn't discern those things. Have you discerned that we don't appreciate others... It's just these same truths? that, for some unknown reason, we are --Steve Higginbotham hesitant to voice that feeling. It is necessary to say nice things to have T h i n g s I'v e l e a r n e d them do good...not merely think them. When we don't praise quickly, the • I've learned that, no matter impulse often fades away. what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. • I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju n 10, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Bible class 7PM Happy Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Anniversary: Nancy Kerrins Happy Birthday: Vickie Glass Zane & Kim Beth King Stuart Peacock Andrew Franklin Daggett 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Jeff Moser Sharon Gordon Happy Anniversary: Kris & Missy Duer Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 140 Contribution $4,244.32 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