January 24, 2021
WELCOME TO THE
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:
5348 Old Springville Road
Pinson, AL 35126
Worship 9:00 AM*
Worship 10:30 AM
Online Class 5:00 PM
We Must Obey God
We have a new commander and chief. No matter where we fall on the political side, he is our commander
and chief. Our Creator, our sustainer, our omnipresent God and Father has given us the tools to know how
to treat our leaders.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and
those that exist have been instituted by God. 2
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has
appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad.
Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his ap-
for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the
sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of con-
science” (Romans 13:1-5).
It is refreshing to know that Paul is referring to Nero Caesar of Rome. A leader that I do not believe any
Roman citizen would have voted for if given the chance. Nero was unstable in his life as he came to power
by age 16. He quickly had his half-brother killed to secure his place as emperor. He then married his half-
sister, and later had his own mother executed. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of Nero’s evils was his
persecution of Christians.
Regardless of what our leaders do, we are still subject to their authority (v.1) as we are subject to God’s
authority (v.1), and we still do good (v.3).
Perhaps the balance to this is found when the apostles are faced with choosing between following God or
following their leaders.
“And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned
them, saying, ‘We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with
your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.’ But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We
must obey God rather than men’” (Acts 5:27-29).
As the Apostles submitted to someone they did not agree with, we too must submit as we strive to obey God
first and foremost. This means we also must submit to our new commander and chief. Please pray for our
leaders and for the opportunities to spread the Gospel in this land.
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified
in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be
saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
A Note From the Harp
Average Weekly YTD:
Thurman & Judy Crawford
Ancel & Ruby Norris
Friends & Family
John Kachelman (Friend of Emily Wil-
Breanna Simmons (Friend of Tim
Rudy Strain (Roy Huddleston’s Nephew)
Steven Wilshire (Friend of Paul & Marisa
Betty Hartsfield (Grandmother of Brian
Brad Christian (Brother of Eric Christian)
Byrice & Sheila Silas (Friends of the
Susan Dreyer (Sister of Mike McGil)
Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn)
Bob and Ginger Silor (friends of the
Doug McBee (Dave Evan’s stepfather)
Dr. Reginald Swanson (Uncle of Sherita
Bernice Key (Mother of Butch Key)
Timothy Zimmerle (Hazel Zimmerle’s
Becky Hunt Smith (Granddaughter of
Carolyn Lewis (William Lewis’ Mother)
Alfred Rowe ( Grandfather of Mary Harp)
Ruby Hamric (Former member)
Joe Carfora (Friend of Randy Reed)
Kim Wills (daughter-in-law of Patt Wills)
George Coffell (Friend of Chuck & Robin
Missy Choate (Niece of Eunice Spitzley
& Priscilla Choate)
Charlie Waggner (Connie Scruggs’
Annie Palmer (Niece of the Sugitas)
Jean McKee (Mother-in-law of Susan
Jennifer Cather (Daughter of Dangars)
Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece)
Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer &
Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark
Canned Soups & Stews
Please no boxed items
Hospital / Rehab List
Gerry & Maxine Wilson
Mike Godwin– Meadowview
Ancel Norris– treatment for multiple myeloma
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@ 9 am on Sunday Morning
@5 pm on Sunday Afternoon for Adult Class
@6:30 pm on Wednesday Night
In person service on Wednesday Night
*Online service 9 am Sunday
Please remember to pick up a few extra cans
of food for our Food Pantry this week. We are
running real low. This Holiday season has
seen a lot of people coming by for food.
People are thanking the Church for helping
them out at the holidays. They are also
receiving an invitation to our Church
services in their bags of groceries. This is a
great out reach program to our community.
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Soups & Stews
Canned Beans & Corn
Please no boxed items
AREA WIDE SINGING
Has been cancelled for February 5
New Purpose Total 2021
Thank you for your generous giving. We are so thankful
for a congregation who loves the Lord and his work. It
is going to be a great year in 2021.
If you would like your 2020
contribution statement, please
Sign the list in the foyer or call
In person services have resumed
on Sundays. We will have the 9
AM and 10:30 AM services.
We will have Sunday School class
for K4-5th grade in the fellowship
hall, between the services.
We will have our other regular
online classes at 4 & 5 pm on
Wednesday night in person services
have resumed at 6:30 pm.
We will still have the Lord Supper
supplies outside on the bench for
pickup if you need them. Also your
contribution can be made online,
mailed or dropped off at the office.
Please call the office if you have
Our Theme for 2021
We want to extend a warm welcome 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:
Deerfoot Church of Christ
We’re glad you are here
It is time to start filling out
attendance cards again. Please make
sure your Impact Group number is
on your card. If you have forgotten
your number please call the office.
To Paul (Marisa) Windham at the passing
of his Uncle, James Windham.