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  • 1. T H E MA N C H E S T ER C H U R C H O F C H R I S T, MA N C H E S T ER, N H M a y 6, 2009 THE BULLETIN 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 mht_church@comcast.net 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 larrycalling@yahoo.com 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 ladnlad@comcast.net 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 Doug Paul’s 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 Classes: 7:00 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. PA G E 1
  • 2. T H E MA N C H E S T ER C H U R C H O F C H R I S T, MA N C H E S T ER, N H M a y 6, 2009 “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 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 dessert 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, Deacons 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. pantry Return to the Lord: Brethren who have forsaken the assembly PA G E 2
  • 3. T H E MA N C H E S T ER C H U R C H O F C H R I S T, MA N C H E S T ER, N H M a y 6, 2009 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. Deliberately saying But Paul said, “Let no one something to hurt deceive you with empty someone is wrong and words…” sinful, even if it is the truth. 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 PA G E 3
  • 4. T H E MA N C H E S T ER C H U R C H O F C H R I S T, MA N C H E S T ER, N H M a y 6, 2009 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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 Anniversary: Carl & Beth King 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Nicole Cordaro Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Nolelani Karley Cobb & Hillhouse & Marge Simon Casey Peacock T ee n N e w s Y o u n g A d u l ts Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) No count Contribution $3,937.20 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 PA G E 4

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