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Deerfoot Church of Christ 3 22 2020


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Deerfoot Church of Christ 3 22 2020

  1. 1. DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES March 22, 2020 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: 6:30 PM SHEPHERDS Michael Dykes John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Skip McCurry Darnell Self MINISTERS Richard Harp Tim Shoemaker Johnathan Johnson WhenWeFaceUncertainty: 7Stepstotakeonthewatersofdoubt. ScriptureReading:Matthew14:22-33 Matthew___:___-___ WhenW___F________U_____________: 1.J___________S________T______H_________. Matthew___:___B-___ Joshua___:___-___ 2.J________H__________UsW________TheI________________. Matthew___:___-___ 3.ItC______O___________Us Matthew___:___A 2Corinthians___:___-___ 4.J________W____S_______F__________! Matthew___:___B-___A John___:___-___ 5.J__________WillC_____________OurF__________. 6.J___________C____C________theS_____________! Matthew___:___-___ 1Peter___:___-___ 7.W__W____________J_________. Matthew___:___ 10:30AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer DenisWilliams LordSupper/Offering ScriptureReading Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer OnlineServices Lord’sSupper/Offering DOMforMarch Johnson,Key,Malone BusDrivers NoBusService WEBSITE 205-833-1400 8:15AMService Welcome 8:15ServiceCanceled OpeningPrayer LordSupper/Offering ScriptureReading Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor March MaryLouShoemaker EldersDownFront 10:30AMSkipMcCurry After While “After while” may be a short sentence but it means an entire para- graph. With the measures being taken to slow down the spread of this pandemic, we all need to access the power of “after while.” Many have been calling folks because we can- not visit and one of the hardest things about the protocol for this virus is having to “wait it out!” I was speaking with sister Lucille Large this week, and she was so encouraging! I asked her, as I always do, if she had advice or a word of encouragement for me. She told me that the Lord has this, and “we can visit after while!” This phrase brought a flood of precious memories for me! My granny, who would be sis- ter Large’s age if she was still with us, used this phrase in almost every conversation we had. I am sure, if she was still with us, she would say things like, “We’ll go up yonder after while.” “I reckon we will know more about this after while.” “After while” is a call for patience and understanding as we wait out the spread of Covid- 19. We need endurance also as we wait for the vaccinations to be made, tested, and dis- tributed. James speaks to struggling Christians who have been displaced due to physical persecu- tion. His first encouragement has to do with patience. “James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:1-4). James is telling us that we will lack nothing! This is reassurance and hope because he is saying this in the midst of trials that have left them physically with nothing. Patience is the key that allows the test of time to build their Faith that replaces the emptiness. May we all seek to build our Faith in this time of waiting and allow the joy to come within the power of “After While.” A Note From the Harp Ourweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavail- able.YoucanwatchRichardandJohnathan everyWednesdayonourChurchofChrist Facebookpage.Youcanwatchorlistentothe showonyoursmartphone,tablet,orcomputer.
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Weekly Purpose: $16,830.00 Contribution $11,855.00 Contribution YTD: $198,931.00 Purpose YTD: $185,130.00 Average Weekly YTD: $18,084.00 Mission Sunday: $99,001.00 Week 11 Prayers Stephanie Theoret Vera Bonner Nancy Clements Terry Davidson Jean Dickerson Margie England Audrey Gammage Marion George Mike Godwin Kim Green Jim Holcomb Randy Johnson Christi Key Lucille Large Nancy Locklear Frances Love Judy Marlow Glenda Newland June Moore Rita Morgan Sue Nordgren Ruby Norris Anne Powell Donna Shoemaker George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Nell Thomas Becky Tuggle Gayle Varner Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Friends & Family Mike Malone ( cousin of Terry Malone) George Coffell ( Friend of Chuck & Robin Spitzley) Missy Choate (Niece of Eunice Spitzley & Priscilla Choate) Charlie Waggner (Connie Scruggs’ Uncle) Baby Aldon (Connie Scrugg Nephew) Michelle West & Maxezine Cantrell (Friends of Robin Spitzley) Josh Vernon (Husband of Amy Taggart Vernon) Greg Clayton (Jeff Clayton’s brother) Jane Ricks (Asked for Prayers) Annie Palmer (Niece of the Sugitas) Kay Linley (Sister of Freida Gallagher) Clarice Suber (Cousin of Ancel Norris) Ana Thomas (Sis-in-Law of Kenny & Pam Rachel) Jean McKee (Mother of Roy Hayes) Alton Blom (Connie Scruggs’ Relative) Tricia Shikle (Shelane Marlow’s Mother) Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn) 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) PANTRY ITEMS: March Peanut Butter & Jelly Canned Meats Canned Fruit Please no boxed items Hospital / Rehab List Ricky Berryhill- Pneumonia Jim Holcomb– Hospice Nancy Locklear– Bone marrow transplant March 10-UAB Donna McCurry– at home—Flu George Shoemaker—went Home Tim Shoemaker– 3 Stents– Heart Nell Thomas—Pacemaker surgery –March 20 Mike Godwin– Meadow View Rehab. ATTENDANCE FOR 3ATTENDANCE FOR 3ATTENDANCE FOR 3ATTENDANCE FOR 3----15 202015 202015 202015 2020 AM 240 PM 0 Events for the Youth Read your Bibles By: Tim Shoemaker Wasted? This morning as I got into my car I suddenly remembered my lunch. So back into the house, I went to the refrigerator and took out the spa- ghetti that was left from our supper. Leftovers. My par- ents and those of their generation had grown up in the time of the great depression when so many lacked what we enjoy today. So they learned not to waste anything. I grew up eating “leftovers.” On one occasion when a great multitude fol- lowed Jesus, He asked Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” Philip responded that the money they had (200 denarii) was not enough money to buy enough bread to feed that many people. It was then that Andrew said, “There is a lad here who has five bar- ley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” So Jesus, who knew all along what He was going to do, had the people to sit down. He blessed the bread and gave to the disciples who then distributed to the ones sitting down. Likewise he did the same with the fish so that all had as much as they wanted. Then when they were finished Jesus instructed the disciples, saying, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost” (John 6:12). A few translations such as the Bible in Basic English render this verse as “Take up the broken bits which are over, so that nothing may be wasted.” The Master, who did not consider one sheep expendable, even when ninety and nine were safe (Luke 15:4, 5), did not want to see the generous blessings of God wasted. Most assuredly we do not want to waste the spiritual food that God has given to us. God had warned Israel through His prophet Amos that “Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That I will send a fam- ine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD.” It is not just food that we need to avoid wasting but also such precious things as the time that we have been given. Bernard Berenson said on one occasion, “I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.” Ben- jamin Franklin admonished people to “Waste neither time nor money, but make the most of both.” In letters to two different churches Paul spoke of “redeeming the time.” In one of those passages (Eph. 5:16), our brother Hugo McCord translated it as “Making the most of the time.” Don’t allow that time to pass without using it for doing God’s will. Knowing that our time is limited, Paul wrote to the church at Rome, saying, “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first be- lieved” (Rom. 13:11). Let us be determined not to waste God’s spiritual food, thinking, I’ve read it all, I don’t need to read it again. For every time we read it we will be able to learn more and be reminded of what we had read but had forgotten. Let us not waste the time we have but use it wisely, “making the most of the time” we have. Belize Campaign Has been moved to July 10-July 17 Thank You Several people have expressed their gratitude for our Elders for taking good care of our Deerfoot congregation. If you need anything or have concerns please feel free to leave a message at our office. Our office will be keeping shorter hours 205-833-1400 or Questions & Answer Night Sunday Night 5 PM Join us Live on our Deerfoot Church of Christ facebook page or our Web page. Please give any Bible questions GUESTS Honoring Brianna Couch & Zachary Glines A new date will be announced They are registered at Bed Bath and Beyond And Target Deerfoot Church of Christ From the Elders @ Deerfoot Church of Christ Even during these uncertain times, we want to worship together and encourage one another on the Lord’s Day (Hebrews 10:25). Due to current CDC recommendations on assemblies, we, as your shepherds, are encouraging each of you to worship with us FROM HOME starting Sunday, March 22. Sunday Morning Effective Sunday March 22, we are suspending the 8:15 am service but will continue live streaming a worship service at 10:30 am. Dur- ing the 10:30 service, Richard will preach as usual, and other brothers will lead us in song and prayer and direct our thoughts in the Lord’s Supper and giving. The songs will be displayed as part of the live stream. We suggest you worship as a family and stream the service on only one device to optimize your internet connection. Communion Supplies If you need communion supplies, come to the church building this Saturday, March 21, be- tween 8 & 10 am. You can also pick up this week’s bulletin at that time, or you may access the bulletin on our website ( On Saturday, we will only be giving supplies for this Sunday. Sunday Evening Sunday evening for March 22 at 5pm we will have a streaming only devotional, with Richard using relevant scriptures to answer some of the tough questions of the last few weeks. Wednesday Evening On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm Richard and JJ will will conduct an interactive Bible Class live on our Deerfoot COC Face book page. Login during this time to watch and add your comments and questions to the video post. As always if you have any concerns, please contact the elders at May God bless and keep you all in His care, The Elders