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Working together Manchester Church of Christ
66 Mammoth Rd.
Manchester, NH 03109
Have you ever heard or read is more than enough to accomplish the 603.623.5559
the children’s story of “Stone Soup”? work — like feed the soldiers and the email@example.com
Three hungry soldiers returning from a whole village. www.mhtcoc.org
war, come into a village looking for So also with the Lord’s church.
something to eat, but no one offered By ourselves we may not have enough
anything to share with them, claiming to do all the good that the Lord has Elder’s Link: May
poverty. The soldiers produced a pot, given us the opportunity to do, but
put water into, and then some stones. when we pool our monies, our
Larry Glass – 887-1741
Putting the pot over the fire, they pantries, our efforts, our homes, our firstname.lastname@example.org
began boiling the water and bragged skills and talents — well, with God’s
Lee Davis – 547-8876
about the marvelous taste of their blessings, the sky’s the limit!!!
recipe. After sampling a spoonful of the We have a building fund to email@example.com
boiling water, one of soldiers mused, contribute to on May 31, a youth rally If you have any concerns that the
“But it would taste a little better if only offer to the young people of New elders should be aware of, or need
we had a little salt, and a bit of barley… England at the end of the month, a new to speak to with them, please
And some butter, too, if you can spare pantry program to offer to the contact Lee or Larry this month.
it." “I think I have a little salt,” said community, spring clean-up around
one; and I think I do have just a little our building to do, sick and
barley,” said another. “Maybe I can discouraged brothers to encourage, Our Worship Services
find a little butter,” said yet another. In and so much more. It is easy to (like Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00
time, the soldiers continue asking for the villagers) to say we have no time,
just a bit more of this and that and the no talent, no money — not much to Bible Class: 10:00
villagers, smitten with curiosity, offer. And perhaps it is so, but what if Sunday PM: 6:00
continue to bring small amounts from you offered just a little? Little is much, Small Groups:
their meager stores of food, until the when God is in it!
pot is filled with a wonderful stew, Every member of a body must West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at
which the soldiers and the whole contribute whatever it has (little or
village enjoyed together, claiming it much) for a physical body to function Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at
was the best stone soup they had ever properly. It takes a little from everyone Stuart Peacock’s
tasted! to make stone soup. What will you Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul
The point of this story, of bring to the fellowship (sharing) of the Mosier's
course, is that although we may not be Lord’s work?
Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible
able to provide everything necessary to
accomplish something, we can
contribute something. And when News Items? Please submit before
everyone contributes something, there 11AM each Tuesday.
Thanks to Barry for filling the pulpit last Sunday, teach us concerning His ways and that we may walk in His
while Linda and I were in Worcester. The brethren there send paths.’”
their greetings to you. We worshiped there with about 60 Anyway, this Sunday morning in the pulpit let’s
brothers and sisters; many of them have immigrated from study about the wonderful fellowship we have in the Lord
Africa. Still others were born and bred New Englanders — and some of its obligations we owe to one another.
an interesting mix of people brought together into one body Sunday evening, I’ll be finishing up the second
in Christ. It reminds me of the passage in Isaiah 2:2,3: “Now letter of Paul to the young evangelist, Timothy. I may even
it will come about that in the last days (New Testament come with a few pictures of archaeological discoveries I
times) the mountain of the house of the Lord will be intended to show last Sunday, but because of technical
established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised problems, had to merely talk about. If you aren’t regularly
above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it. And going to a small group study on Sunday evening, come
many peoples will come and say ‘Come let us go up to the gather with us at the church building at 6PM. I think you’ll
mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob; that He may be glad you did.
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“So then you are no longer strangers and
aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the
saints, and are of God’s household,”
Ephesians 2:19, NAS95.
Coming up in May... again. They will put in a type of consider helping out.
a drain tomorrow and have Registration forms are in the
Planning meeting There will be a increased his medications. foyer.
meeting tonight during class to Please call before visiting to see
hammer out the final details for if it is a good time. Please keep Ladies Day The Northern Valley
the youth rally. We will be Duane and Darby in your church in Lancaster, NH will be
meeting in the double classroom prayers, as well as the girls. hosting a ladies day on
downstairs. Saturday, May 16th. More
Youth Rally The Manchester youth details can be found on the
Teen lock in There is a lock in this rally is quickly approaching!! bulletin board in the foyer.
Friday the 8th in Springfield, Mark your calendars for May
Vermont. The group will leave 29th-31st. See Linda Paul if you Announcing the 24th annual
here at 4:45pm on Friday and are willing and able to house Northeastern States Men's
will return around 4pm some teens. Retreat. It will be held in Kent,
Saturday. If you are able to help Connecticut on June 12th & 13th.
Ryan chaperone this event Wednesday Night Supper The Please the poster in the foyer for
please let him know tonight. Wednesday Night Supper has more details.
started up again. Please
Work day Peter Steffensen has remember to sign up on the
scheduled a work day here at the sheet in the back of the
building for May 23rd to clean up auditorium if you plan to attend.
the yard/parking lot and other
miscellaneous tasks. He also This and that... Wednesday Night Menu
states that the garage next door Pulled pork
needs re-roofed. Directory update Peter & Debbie
Lauzon 571 Main St., Apt 3, beans
What else? Dublin, 03444.
Adam & Debbie Dlutowski, 138 macaroni & cheese
Prayer request Duane has been Ward St., Manchester, 03104.
admitted to Southern NH salad
Medical Center in Nashua. He Gander Brook's work and w0rship
woke up yesterday morning with week is scheduled for June 27 bread
a debilitating headache. They through July 4. There is much
did a CT Scan and apparently work to be done to get the camp
the tumor has filled with fluid ready for the summer so please
Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns
Sunday, May 10, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Gary D. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill
Songs ......................... Brandon H. Lord’s Supper ............. Gerry M. Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Deniza
Prayers ....................Mark C. & Duane C. Coordinator ................ Gerry M. Chase’s niece, Marge Simon, Penny
Scripture .................... Mike M. Ranger, Manley Jones, Michael
Lord’s Supper ............ Tom B. Sunday, May 10, 6:00PM Anderson's brother
Coordinator ............... Stuart P. Songs.......................... Ken B. Leadership: Ministers, Elders,
Sunday, May 10, 11:00AM Wednesday, May 13, 7:00PM
Evangelism: Bible studies in
Songs ........................ Paul M. Songs.......................... Doug P.
progress, our website, MNFM, food
Prayers ....................Earl M. & Barry F.
Return to the Lord: Brethren who
have forsaken the assembly
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W r o n g, E ve n If…
Pa r k Li ns c o m b
"For this you know with even if you wear a “white to it. And even if I’m only
certainty, that no immoral or collar.” listening to it.
impure person or covetous man, Abortion is the taking of Pride and arrogance are
who is an idolater, has an innocent human life; even wrong, even when the rest
inheritance in the kingdom of if you’re not married or of the world is applauding
Christ and God. Let no one can’t afford a child. your achievements.
deceive you with empty words, Revenge is morally A lack of compassion is
for because of these things the forbidden, even when we wrong; even if the people
wrath of God comes upon the are certain that it is in need got themselves
sons of disobedience. Therefore exactly what they into the mess they’re in.
do not be partakers with them;" deserve. Disobedience to parents is a
Ephesians 5:5-7, NAS95. (See Lust is wrong, even when sin, even when you do
also 1 Cor. 6:9; Col. 3:5,6; Rom. we give it a nicer name, believe you’re smarter
1:18-31) like fantasy. than your parents.
Greed is wrong, even if our Idolatry is wrong, even if it
The inspired apostle Paul, culture promotes it to becomes politically
for important reasons, penned stimulate the economy. incorrect to say so, and
these words. People of his own God hates divorce, even even when the idolatry is
day were intent on justifying sin when we don’t love each a dollar bill.
to themselves and others. And other anymore. Changing the New
people today have the same Happiness is less important Testament pattern for the
purposes in their minds, when than holiness, no matter church is sinful and a
they look shocked at biblical, what the culture and our salvation issue, even if it
moral teachings; when they heart tell us. has become “old hat” or
rebuke anyone who dares rebuke Church attendance is unfashionable.
their sinful deeds; when they roll required of those who Singing praise to God using
their eyes and challenge the very claim the name Christian, musical instruments is
idea that a loving God would no matter whether you wrong, no matter how
ever deny them Heaven on the like organized religion or much better it may sound
basis of this “minor” matter. not. to our human ears.
But Paul said, “Let no one something to hurt
deceive you with empty someone is wrong and
words…” sinful, even if it is the
Homosexuality is morally Drunkenness and drugging
wrong, even if I believe I is wrong, even when the
can’t help it. whole world goes running
Same sex marriage is after it.
morally wrong; even if Gossip is sinful, even when
the state says it’s OK. there are entire tabloids
Theft is morally wrong, and magazines dedicated
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Our Congregational Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Bible class 7PM
Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday:
Matthew Peter Lauzon Anniversary: Kaylee Daggett Mary Roukey &
Karafelis & Happy Birthday: Patrick & Deb Elizabeth
Wendy Plybon Happy Sue Bell Garven Hoggard
Carl & Beth King
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Bible class 7PM
Nicole Cordaro Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday:
Nolelani Karley Cobb &
Hillhouse & Marge Simon
T ee n N e w s Y o u n g A d u l ts
Sunday Morning Worship (combined) No count
T h e M a n c h es te r c h u r c h o f C h rist
66 M a m m o t h R d.
M a n c h es te r, N H 03109
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