October 11, 2020
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
6:30 PM online
Conversation in 3D
A recent Morning Message showed the image of a roadblock. Two road
signs indicated that a choice was to be made. Road Closed, or Detour. In a
vehicle, one would scarcely choose the option of disregarding the sign. The
only practical option is diverting to the detour. For this article’s purposes, we
are discussing how we can “be” a detour for others.
“Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he
fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead” (Luke 10:30).
This man was in desperate need for help and he needed someone to “be” a detour for him. For someone to
help him navigate his rough terrain. To help him get back up on his feet and out of that pit of despair.
“Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So
likewise, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as
he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound
up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and
took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take
care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do
you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers’” (Luke 10: 31-36)?
From this parable, we find 3 options we can be for others. We can cause the roadblock. We can rob people
of their dignity and mistreat them to a point they are left in a worse state once we are done. We can choose
to do nothing about a someone’s challenging situation. We will be the Priest or Levite who chose to “take”
a detour for ultimately selfish reasons. We can be the Good Samaritan who chose to “be” a detour for the
person who desperately needed help getting out of that road.
In conversation, it is very easy to come to a roadblock in conflict. For instance, that roadblock will be found
daily on social media. This barrier is someone who is throwing up the signs indicating “rough road” ahead,
“work ahead,” “uneven terrain.” If you go on ahead anyway, the environment will ensure the need for a
balance and you might get an adjustment by realignment whether you want it or not. While you are there,
you might see other good intentioned people who were swallowed up in the pit of despair who just spun
their wheels in aggravation and arguments. This made the potholes deeper and may even cause the person
going through this to shudder upon seeing you.
Be the good Samaritan anyway. He navigated the rough situation for this man and provided the detour for
him at his own expense.
In conversation “be” a Detour that Deters the Devil.
You will see your conversations in 3D
A Note from the Harp
Average Weekly YTD:
Friends & Family
Nelda Crawford ( Mother of Cindy Birdy-
Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn)
Bob and Ginger Silor (friends of the
Doug McBee (Dave Evan’s stepfather)
Mike Rich (Brother of Pam Stringfellow &
Dr. Reginald Swanson (Uncle of Sherita
Bernice Key (Mother of Butch Key)
Timothy Zimmerle (Hazel Zimmerle’s
Jim Spears (Brother of Nancy Locklear)
Luke Spears (Father of Nancy Locklear)
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
Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn)
Jennifer Cather (Daughter of Dangars)
Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece)
Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer &
Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark
Our prayer list is updated monthly.
Canned Soups & Stews
Please no boxed items
Hospital / Rehab List
Thurman Crawford– Heart procedure last Monday
Margie England– Home recovering
Nancy Locklear –Chemo Treatment
Cindy Wilson– Knee Replacement
Rachel Sellers—Broke her hip
Mike Godwin– Meadow View Rehab.
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@5 pm on Sunday Afternoon for Adult Class
@6:30 pm on Wednesday Night
*Online service 9 am Sunday
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:
We express our sympathy to Freida
(John) Gallagher, at the of passing of
her mother, Nell Thomas. Her service
was last Monday at Deerfoot.
We express our sympathy to Doug
(Connie) Scruggs at the passing of
Doug’s Aunt, Jan Wescott Scruggs. Her
funeral was in Rainbow City.
We also express our sympathy to Cindy
(Randall) Wilson at the passing of her
Uncle, Kenneth Lazenby. His funeral
was in Eclectic, Al.
Six Flags trip on Oct 17th
The cost for this event is $35 plus money for lunch on the way and
dinner in the park. We plan on leaving at 9 am and returning at 10:30 pm.
Sign up online @ youth.deerfootcoc.com
Deerfoot Church of Christ
To the Parents of K4-5th grade, We will
have a combined socially distanced
Bible Class TODAY between services. As
soon as the first service ends please send
your child to the education building. We
will no longer do a zoom afternoon class.
Please contact Donna McCurry
at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For mommy and me class, please contact
Christi Key at email@example.com.
Plant & Water
Our weekly show, Plant & Water, is now available. You can watch
Richard and Johnathan every Wednesday on our Church of
Christ Facebook page. You can watch or listen to the show on
your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Trunk or Treat
October 24, 3 pm
For Deerfoot Members
Candy, Popcorn, Games, Fun
Sign Up sheet in the foyer
Please bring your own candy
for your Trunk. You may
Following Trunk or Treat
Bring your own pumpkin
Clean up required
Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin
Wednesday Fall Series Speakers
Aaron Palmer – October 14
Nathaniel Ferguson- October 21
Alex Coggins – October 28