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Deerfoot Church of Christ 10 14 2018

  1. October 14, 2018 GreetersOctober14,2018 IMPACTGROUP2 DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES 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 8:00 AM Worship 10:00 AM Bible Class 5:00 PM Wednesdays: 7:00 PM SHEPHERDS John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Skip McCurry Doug Scruggs Darnell Self MINISTERS Richard Harp Tim Shoemaker Johnathan Johnson PrayeroftheChurch Scripture:Ephesians6:16-18 1.P_______________H___________usS_________ A______________. Ephesians___:___a 1Peter5:__________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ _______________________ Hebrews___:___-___ 2.P____________H________usS_________A____________fora L________T___________. Ephesians___:___b Colossians___:___-___ 3.P____________H________U____. Ephesians___:___c Ephesians___:___-___ Acts___:___-___ 10:00AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer BobbyGunn LordSupper/Offering CaseyMann ScriptureReading ChuckSpitzley Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService Lord’sSupper/Offering DougScruggs DOMforOctober Wilson,Cobb,Cosby BusDrivers October14RickGlass639-7111 WEBSITE 205-833-1400 8:00AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer DenisWilliams LordSupper/Offering LesSelf ScriptureReading RandyWilson Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor October CindyBirdyshaw ElderDownFront Ournewweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavail- ableasapodcastandonourYouTubechannel. Visitdeerfootcoc.comandclickon"Plant&Water" tolearnhowyoucanwatchorlistentotheshowon yoursmartphone,tablet,orcomputer. 8AMJohnGallagher 10AMRickGlass 5PMSolGodwin The Mystery of the Wind. The changing of the seasons are leaving us vulnerable as we witness terrible storms on American soil. Hurricane Michael was a humbling reminder of our frailty and our inability to be in control. We can evacuate, prepare, navigate, and shore up, but the most brilliant minds cannot unravel the mystery of the wind. The Apostle John said, “ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes” (John 3:8a). We know that it is there. We can feel the wind blow softly through our hair in the form of a cool breeze or we can witness 155 mile per hour gusts move homes and pick up vehicles. While air can cover that much ground in one hour, we still do not know where it comes from or where it goes. With advanced technology, we are able to map out the trajectory and recognize where the storm’s estimated path will be. Yet storm systems change, and once they dissi- pate the only trace they leave behind is devastation in their wake with a name to remem- ber it by. So, what are we to do? Is our response a mystery as well? It is interesting that the original Greek word for “wind” in John 3:8 is the same word used for “Spirit” in the fol- lowing phrase. It reads fully: “ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8). The Spirit of God is just as mysterious, yet God chose to make His mystery known. Jesus speaks to a Pharisee by the name of Nicodemus. He comes to Jesus by night (most likely out of fear from his contemporaries) and tells Him He is a teacher from God because of the signs He performed. Jesus is just like the wind. We cannot see the wind, but we see the signs of its appearing. Like the wind, Jesus came from the Spirit in the form of flesh and His glory was evident to all. Jesus tells Nicodemus what is truly important for all people. “Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he can- not see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus said to Him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again’” (John 3:3-7). Jesus came from the Father and gave this command: we must be born again of water and the Spirit. Some question this practice and seek a different way to the King- dom. Jesus shows us the way to Heaven, the answer to the mystery of the Kingdom. Sal- vation was once just as elusive as a storm gust, and no one knew where it would come from or where it would go. But Jesus made it possible to know! He revealed the mystery of the wind. A Note From the Harp
  2. Wednesday Night Meal Please sign up in foyer before Wed. so Kitty will know how much food to prepare. Dinner is served at 6 PM. The cost is $5.00 each October 17, 2018 Fried Chicken, Baked Beans, Cabbage, Pasta Salad, Rolls, Drinks and Butterfinger Cake Weekly Purpose: $16,138.00 Contribution $ 15,572.00 Contribution YTD: $649,910.00 Purpose YTD: $629,382.00 Average Weekly YTD: $16,664.00.00 Mission Sunday: $83,152.00 Week 41 Prayers Stephanie Theoret Vera Bonner Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Graydena Dillbeck Libby Edgeworth Ron Fields Marion George Kim Green Roy Hayes Jim Holcomb Randy Johnson Christi Key Lucille Large Frances Love Glenn May June Moore Bobbie Naish Ruby Norris Lori Parker Anne Powell Melton & Pat Robertson Connie Scruggs George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Gloria Summers Nell Thomas Johnny Tucker Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Hazel Zimmerle Friends & Family Melody Belle ( Friend of Robin Spitzley) Deran Reno ( Bro-in-law of Debra Dominic) Greg Price ( Cousin of Rhonda Hodges) Ryan Montgomery (son of Donna Dickerson) Bonner Family (For strength) Ted Morris (Brother in law of Ancel Nor- ris) Eleanor Scruggs (mother of Doug Scruggs) Charlie Wagner (uncle of Connie Scruggs) Yvonne O’Brien (mother of Connie Scruggs) William Hodges (Father of Rhonda Hodges) Virginia Count (Mother of Leslie Tatum) Ben Hubbart (bro-in-law of Jim William- son) Sawyer Payne (7 yr. old friend of Sherita Bitten) Martha Simmons (Rene Lowery’s Mother) Sheryl Martin (Cousin of Freida Galla- gher) Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece) Dennis Zak (Charlie Chaney’s Bro-in- Law) Jerry Shea (Charlie Chaney’s nephew) Tommy Shea (Charlie Chaney’s Bro-in- law) Diedra Fields Sanderson (daughter of Ron & Barbara Fields) Peggy Chaney (Sis-in-law of Charlie Chaney) Betty Trull (sister of Sandra Singer & Sue Rawls) Rachelle Taylor (Grand daughter -in-law of Mona Jenkins) Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark Adkinson) Leroy & Jean Owens (Parents of Jill Wil- liams) Jean Smith ( Lisa Powell’s Mother) Faye Powell (Ray’s mother) Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400. Our Honored Guests 10-7- 2018 In Town: Lane and Pam McAlpin, Marty and Susan Glenn Out of Town: Terica Turner PANTRY ITEMS: Chicken Soup, Jelly, and Fruit We are running low Hospital / Rehab List Jeanette Cosby– Had surgery on Tuesday Marion George—Fell and recovering at home Roy Hayes– had surgery on Monday Donna Shoemaker– Recovering at home Johnny Tucker– Treatments Stephanie Theoret– has been diagnosed with cancer Tim Shoemaker ATTENDANCE FOR OCTOBER 7, 2018 AM 361 PM 171 Upcoming Events for the Youth Exposure—TODAY is the last day to sign up Area Wide Devo– 10/21 at Palisades. Bus will leave at 4:30 Trunk or Treat--10/27, the youth group will help with games A.N.T.S.– every Sunday at 4:15 The Secret of Contentment “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Phil. 4:11). These words were spoken by Paul while he was in prison and facing death. Such words seem strange for one in the confines of a Roman prison. It is easy for one who is wealthy and free to tell the downtrodden how to be con- tent when it seems they have everything one could ever want. But here we have a man in poverty, pain and prison stating that he has learned to be content regard- less of his situation in life. The word “content” is from the Greek word autarkies means “self-sufficient, adequate, needing no assistance” (Vine, p. 234). Paul had learned to be content not by relying upon himself but by relying upon God. Just two verses later he said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13). Paul was a man who had many friends as the letter to the Philippians shows for Paul was writing to ac- knowledge their kindness to him in sending to meet his needs time and time again. As someone has said, “Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.” If one truly wants to be contented then let him make and keep many friends. The wise man Solomon said, “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). A friend is one who is willing to sacrifice his life for you. Paul had such friends. For example we read in Romans 16:3, 4 – “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow work- ers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.” However, the greatest friend that Paul had and the greatest friend that any of us could have is the One who did lay down His life for us – Jesus Christ (cf. John 15:13; John 10:17, 18). Contentment for Paul came also because he entertained many noble thoughts. The old adage about computers, “Trash in, trash out”, is also true of our physi- cal, mental and spiritual lives. Feed your body trash and your body will deteriorate. Feed your mind on impure thoughts and you will deteriorate mentally and spiritually. David found contentment in times of affliction by remem- bering God’s word. In Psalms 119:49, 50 he wrote, “Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.” Again, in verse 92 of that same chapter, David reiterated that truth saying, “Unless Your law had been my de- light, I would then have perished in my affliction.” This great apostle likewise found contentment in what he fed his mind. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-- meditate on these things” (Phil. 4:8). New Phone directories are in the foyer. Please pick one up. Two or three per family please. Friends and family needing prayers for cancer and other treatments: Stephanie Theoret Christi Key Bev Key Ron Fields Deidra Sanderson Ryan Montgomery Jim Holcomb Melton and Pat Robertson Lucille Large William Hodges Hazel Zimmerle Johnny Tucker Lori Parker Donna Shoemaker THANK YOU Thank you for sending House to House, Heart to Heart to my home. I know no one thanks you for this publication. I appreciate it very much. I am house bound taking care of my husband. I have really enjoyed read- ing the House to House. A phone message Men’s Retreat Wyndham Garden in Guntersville Austin Johnson speaking Am I my brother's keeper? Golf at Heritage Golf club in Oneonta on Friday morning 8:30 am tee time Hotel cost is $65 per person for double room Golf is $35 including cart See David Skelton or call the office with any questions Baby Shower TODAY 2 pm –4 pm Fellowship Hall For David & Courtney Gilmore Buy Buy Baby & Target We are in need of lots of candy Sign up sheets are in the foyer for trunks and other areas that need help Junior Bible Bowl meets at 3:45