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Deerdoot Church of Christ 10 13 2019


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Deerfoot Church of Christ 10 13 2019

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Deerdoot Church of Christ 10 13 2019

  1. 1. DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES October 13, 2019 GreetersOctober13,2019 IMPACTGROUP2 WELCOME TO THE DEERFOOT CONGREGATION We want to extend a warm wel- come to any guests that have come our way today. We hope that you enjoy our worship. If you have any thoughts or questions about any part of our services, feel free to contact the elders at: CHURCH INFORMATION 5348 Old Springville Road Pinson, AL 35126 205-833-1400 SERVICE TIMES Sundays: Worship 8:15 AM Bible Class 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 AM Worship 5:00 PM Wednesdays: 7:00 PM SHEPHERDS John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Skip McCurry Darnell Self MINISTERS Richard Harp Tim Shoemaker Johnathan Johnson LetterstotheChurches-Ephesus Scripture:Revelation2:1-4 Revelation___:___-___ 1.TheirGood Revelation___:___-___,___ 2.TheirProblem Marks___:___-___ Matthew___:___-___ Ecclesiastes___:___-___ 2Corinthians___:___-___ 3.TheirSolution. Revelation___:___a 4.TheirIncentive. Revelation___:___b,___ Revelation___:___-___ 10:30AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer BrandonCacioppo LordSupper/Offering RobertJeffery ScriptureReading JimTimmerman Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer DougScruggs Lord’sSupper/Offering ChadKey DOMforOctober Johnson,Key,Malone BusDrivers October13MarkAdkinson790-8034 October20DonYoung441-6321 October27SteveMaynard332-0981 WEBSITE 205-833-1400 8:15AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer RodneyDenson LordSupper/Offering RustyAllen ScriptureReading RoyHayes Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor October CindyBirdyshaw EldersDownFront 8:15AMDarnellSelf 10:30AMSkipMcCurry 5:00PM Ourweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavailable. YoucanwatchRichardandJohnathanevery WednesdayonourChurchofChristFacebookpage. Youcanwatchorlistentotheshowonyoursmart phone,tablet,orcomputer. We Find Our Roots In Him. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7- 8). 15 years ago, I was walking on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and I rounded a bend on the beach. Immediately, I saw a huge tree that had been pushed over by a gale. The tree was offset from the shore, but its roots stretched all the way to the water’s edge. There at my feet was a broken section of root about the size of my leg. I took note because there were three large rocks encased in the fresh piece of drift- wood. I picked it up and still have it to this day. This experience reminded me of the above-mentioned pas- sage. That tree sent its roots to where the water was, and this is why the tree grew to such a great height. The foundation was sand, and it ultimately met its demise. That, too, left a lasting impression. However, the lesson that has been memorialized with this memento is the three rocks encased within the wood. That tree was simply fulfilling its purpose as it “sent out its roots by the stream.” Did it bargain for the rocks? Did it plan for the challenges it would face as it sought to fulfill its duty? The root was stopped short on its journey 3 times, but what is fascinating is the contortion of time and space as it encapsulated the rocky trials, bypassing them, and making them a part of its success story. You can al- most hear it speak, “I will not give up! I will overcome! I will make it to my destination!” The significance of the three rocks is that suffering is often said to come in threes. How will you face trials when they came? Will your character be broken, or will it be shaped? Paul would call this process of trials and overcoming as character building, as he did to the Roman Chris- tians: “Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:2-5). May we recognize that on our journey to the shores of Heaven, we will face obstacles that will seek to stop us dead in our tracks. May we not lose heart! May we hold to the hope that compels us onward. The next verse gives us the source of our hope. “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). Jesus is our hope and He died on a tree so we could find our trust in Him. So we could find our roots in Him. A Note From the Harp
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Weekly Purpose: $15,618.00 Contribution $18,714.00 Contribution YTD: $686,716.00 Purpose YTD: $640,338.00 Average Weekly YTD: $16,700.00 Mission Sunday: $99,001.00 Week 38 Prayers Stephanie Theoret Vera Bonner Charlie Chaney Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Audrey Gammage Marion George Kim Green Roy Hayes Jim Holcomb Randy Johnson Christi Key Lucille Large Nancy Locklear Frances Love Judy Marlow Melba Mills June Moore Rita Morgan Sue Nordgren Ruby Norris Anne Powell Pat Robertson Donna Shoemaker George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Nell Thomas Johnny Tucker Charles Tuggle Gayle Varner Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Friends & Family Dot Odgen (Wife of David Ogden) Ana Thomas (Sis-in-Law of Kenny & Pam Rachel) Brandon Blackwood ( Grandson 0f Billy Sims) Jean McKee (Mother of Roy Hayes) Alton Blom (Connie Scruggs’ Relative) Tricia Shikle (Shelane Marlow’s Mother) Kay Linley (Sister of Fredia Gallagher) Charlie Boone (friend of Terry Malone) Timothy Zimmerle (son of Hazel) George Sutton (Brother of Nancy Clemens) Natasha Champion (Daughter of Don Champion) Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn) Larry Dyer (Former Member) Sybil Floyd (Johnathan Johnson’s grand- mother) Kaitlin Peltz (Brad Hagerman’s niece) Rosalyn Anthony (Friend of Debra Domi- nic) Asher Collar (Great nephew of Sue Ad- ams & Robin Groom) JoAnn Craig (Grandmother of Brian Berryhill) Melody Belle (Friend of Robin Spitzley) Sandy Jenkins (Cousin of Linda Carter & Patsy O’ Rourke) Jennifer Cather (Daughter of Dangars) Ryan Montgomery (Son of Donna Dickerson) Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece) Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer & Sue Rawls) Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark Adkinson) Jean Smith (Lisa Powell’s Mother) Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400. Our Honored Guests 10-06-2019 In Town: Rhett & Rachel Bailey, Ritchie & Laura Grissett, Jerry & Jenny Oakes, Norman & Helen Oakes Out of Town: April & Mary Frances Overstreet PANTRY ITEMS: Fruit Hospital / Rehab List Charlie Chaney– Went Home Margie England– Separated hip Brad Hagerman– Eye Surgery last Monday Eric Stark– Cracked Spine –Cook Springs Nancy Locklear– Chemo Judy Marlow–Went Home Johnny Tucker– cancer treatments ATTENDANCE FOR 10ATTENDANCE FOR 10ATTENDANCE FOR 10ATTENDANCE FOR 10----06060606----2019201920192019 AM 377 PM 220 Events for the Youth October 20– Area Wide– Rock Creek October 26—Youth Fall Party October 26– Trunk or Treat Sign up sheet for Exposure (Dec 27th-30th) is in the foyer. Please sign up by TODAY if you are going. Overcoming Life’s Problems By: Tim Shoemaker Bobby Jones, champion golfer, once said, "Have you ever noticed how much golfers practice? Smart businessmen have been quick to take advantage of that, developing public driving ranges where we can practice driving the ball, and putting greens where we can practice our putting. But why hasn’t someone devel- oped public sand traps? Sand traps are an inevitable part of the game of golf, and every golfer ought to practice ahead of time how to get out of trouble." I think that’s good advice for all of us. For even as we talk about being thankful for the blessings that come our way, we must admit that problems and troubles also come our way. It was Norman Vincent Peale who said, "Problems are a part of life. All of us are going to have problems right up to the moment we die. And some of you are going to have problem after you die.” So it only makes sense, if we’re going to find ourselves in sand traps, that we learn how to get out of them. And the letter to the Philippians, written by the apostle Paul, can help us do just that. Paul certainly had his share of problems that he had to overcome. When he wrote this epistle he was a prisoner of Rome. “But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear” (Phil. 1:12 -14). Paul was a man with a positive outlook and a great faith in God and God’s promises. Paul was a man, who given a lemon, would make lemonade. He saw his im- prisonment as an event that would lead to the further- ance of the gospel! It seems that the church had written to Paul seeking information about his welfare. Perhaps they were concerned not only about his physical well be- ing but his mental state. For a man such as Paul who has dedicated himself to preaching the gospel where it had not been preached to be suddenly imprisoned and no longer able to go where he wanted to go could be devastating. So Paul wants the church to understand that his bonds have not been a barrier to the preaching of the gospel but has actually been a way of furthering the gos- pel. The expression “furtherance of the gospel” is in the Greek prokope tou euangeliou which means “advancement in spite of obstructions and dangers which would block the path of the traveler.” William Barclay says that the verb form of this word prokope means “to cut down in advance.” It was used of cutting away the trees and undergrowth, and removing the barriers which would hinder the progress of an army. So Paul’s impris- onment, instead of closing the door has actually opened a door for the preaching of the gospel. -to be continued Save The Date October 20– Graham McDonald – Preaching at 8:15 am & 10:30 am October 26– Trunk or Treat All ages are invited Class @ 9:30 every Tuesday Invite a friend MENS RETREAT Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville November 1-2 Sign up sheet in the foyer See David Skelton for cost of events & rooms DEACON’S MEETING TODAY 4 pm- Rm 1-New Building Opportunities for our Ladies Ladies, we have will do sheets in the foyer for 2020. Please check what areas you would like to be involved in: Cookies for the Military, Ladies Prayer Breakfast, Senior Reception, Ladies Retreat, Teas, Showers, wash Baptismal garments, take a meal, pre- pare the Lord’s Supper, make communion bread, teach Nursery thru Fifth Grade. Time to sign up for Belize Campaign March 20-27, 2020 Cost $850 Sign up sheet in the foyer Connection Groups The Connection Group of Phillip Van Horn will have a pot luck dinner on Wednesday, October 23 @ 6 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite dish. Trunk or Treat October 26 3 pm to 5 pm Donations Needed Candy – Lots and Lots Canned Drinks Bottled Water Juice Boxes, Jars of Big Pickles SIGN UP IN THE FOYER TRUNKS NEEDED Lots of helpers needed THANK YOU Dear Church Family, Thank You so much for all the prayers, cards and visits. Charlie and I could not have made it through this without you. We are truly blessed and feel the love. God bless you and yours! We love and feel so blessed! Fran & Charlie Chaney