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Deerfoot Church of Christ 3 29 2020

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 3 29 2020

  1. 1. DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES March 29, 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: elders@deerfootcoc.com CHURCH INFORMATION 5348 Old Springville Road Pinson, AL 35126 205-833-1400 www.deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 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 Step1-JesusSaysTakeHeart. ScriptureReading:John16:29-33 JesusSaysTakeHeart 1.InTheFaceofFear! Matthew___:___-___ tobeF___________orR____________inthefaceofD____________or adversecircumstances,beE_____________,beC______________! JesusSaysTakeHeart 2.IntheFaceofDistress John___:___-___ JesusSaysTakeHeart 3.IntheFaceofHopelessness Matthew7:___-___ Matthew___:___-___ JesusSaysTakeHeart 4.IntheFaceOfPermanentParalysis Matthew___:___-___a John___:___-___ JesusSaysTakeHeart 5.IntheFaceofPermanentSin Matthew___:___-___ 10:30AMService Announcements JohnathanJohnson Songs DavidHayes Prayer RobertJeffery Song Scripture KenShepherd Sermon RichardHarp InvitationSong LordSupper/Contribution PaulWindham ClosingPrayer–Elder ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer OnlineServices Lord’sSupper/Offering DOMforApril JohnathanJohnson BusDrivers NoBusService Watchtheservices www.deerfootcoc.comorYouTubeDeerfoot FacebookDeerfootDisciples 8:15AMService Welcome 8:15ServiceCancelled OpeningPrayer LordSupper/Offering ScriptureReading Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor March MaryLouShoemaker EldersDownFront I Am Building My Hope On Nothing… When I invest every ounce of my trust in “a sure thing,” I put stock in a market that will guarantee my family will want for nothing. The last two weeks have proven to me that if I do this, I am building my hope on nothing. “ Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then van- ishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that’” (James 4:13-15). When I trade in my focus on stocks and bonds and turn to stocking up essentials out of fear, I am still build- ing my hope on nothing. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19- 21). When my heart is then turned to mass hysteria and concern for the future that no one knows but God, I am building my hope on nothing. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. There- fore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”. Matthew 6:33-34 When I allow my confidence to be in politics and expect politicians or presidents to fix what is broken in this world, I will find disappointment along the way, because I am building my hope on nothing. “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry (Psalm 146:3-7). I will borrow from the wisdom of Solomon as I trust in the LORD with all my heart. I do not lean on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him, and He makes straight my paths. You see I am building my hope on nothing... less than Jesus blood and righteousness. 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 $6,532.00 Contribution YTD: $205,413.00 Purpose YTD: $201,960.00 Average Weekly YTD: $17,118.00 Mission Sunday: $99,001.00 Week 12 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: April Peanut Butter & Jelly Canned Meats Canned Fruit Please no boxed items Hospital / Rehab List Margie England– Recovering from a second hip surgery Jim Holcomb– Hospice Nancy Locklear– Bone marrow transplant—At Home George Shoemaker—Recovering at Home Tim Shoemaker– Recovering at Home Nell Thomas—Recovering at Home Mike Godwin– Meadow View Rehab. ATTENDANCE FOR 3ATTENDANCE FOR 3ATTENDANCE FOR 3ATTENDANCE FOR 3----22 202022 202022 202022 2020 AM 7 PM 0 Watch the Services Facebook –Deerfoot Disciples www.deerfootcoc.com You Tube: Deerfoot Church of Christ @10:30 am on Sunday Morning @5 pm on Sunday Afternoon @6:30 pm on Wednesday Night By: Tim Shoemaker Trust in God’s Word to Edify and Comfort Often time in his letters to God’s people Paul expressed his concern for God’s people. He was concerned for their physical needs as we see In Acts 20:35 when he said. “I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” But his primary concern was for their spiritual needs. To this end Paul commended them to God’s word. In verse 32 we read, “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Paul is confident in God’s word to edify! The word of God is able to build us up and to encourage us. In fact God’s people have always found encouragement in His word. David wrote of this in Psalms 119 testifying, “I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches” (119:14). Too many times we may be tempted to think “If I had more money, I would be happy. Everything would be great.” David understood the foolishness of such thinking. He acknowledged that “The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver” (Psa. 119:72). Job under- stood this declaring, “I have not departed from the com- mandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food” (Job. 23:12). We have been blessed more than any other nation when it comes to the amount of food we are able to produce. We have never known the famine of nations like Ethio- pia but the greatest blessing we have is the Bible. In this Psalm David continued emphasizing the importance of God’s word saying, “How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” That same word is also able to comfort his people in times of sorrow and troubles. It is of greater comfort than any of us are able to give. Our intentions may be the best but all too often they fall short. Job’s friends had good intentions but Job declared, “Miserable comforters are you all!” (Job 16:2). David continued in Psalm 119 speaking of the comfort to be found in God’s word. “This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life…I remembered Your judgments of old, O LORD, And have comforted myself” (Psa. 119:50, 52). Let each of us follow David’s example and trust in God’s word for the edification and comfort we need. Office If you need anything or have concerns please feel free to leave a message at the office. Our office will be keeping shorter hours 205-833-1400 or elders@deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com Congratulations Michael Joseph Gaddes Born March 18, 8lb.8ozs. Parents are Chris & Medora Pepper Gaddes. Proud Grandparents are Derrell & Doreen Pepper Great Grandfather is James Pepper GUESTS Deerfoot Church of Christ Due to current CDC recommendations on assemblies, we, as the shepherds, are en- couraging each of you to continue your worship with us FROM HOME. We are currently evaluating and implementing various ways to preserve the community of our Deerfoot church and keep the church spiritually nourished. These are unprecedented times, and while we can’t assemble physically, we can make use of diverse tools available to help bridge the gap. Your ideas and recommendations are tremendous – please keep them coming. Your adaptability, your expressed love of the congregation, your devotion to service, and your patient humility are all very humbling. Please continue to check on each other and 9 Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith. [Galatians 6, CSB] Communion Supplies If you need communion supplies, come to the church building this Saturday, March 28, between 8 and 10 a.m. You can also pick up this week’s bulletin at that time, or you may access the bulletin on our website (www.deerfootcoc.com). On Saturday, we will only be giving supplies for this Sunday. Wednesday Evening – April 1-On Wednesday, April 1at 6:30 p.m. Richard will conduct an interactive Bible class live on our Deerfoot Church of Christ Facebook page. Login dur- ing this time to watch and add your comments and questions to the video post. Sunday Morning – March 29 Les Self will continue the adult Bible study in Mark 10 in a Zoom meeting at 9:30am. Zoom will allow communication with the teacher. We do ask, though, if you’re not talking, please mute your microphone. The link to the Zoom will be provided in the Deerfoot Disciples Facebook page as well as in our Slack channel. Live stream of the worship service is at 10:30 a.m. again this Sunday. Please join for prayer, another relevant lesson from Richard, and participate in singing and the Lord’s Supper. Optimize your internet connection by worshipping using a single device in your household. Responses to the invitation can be directed to Richard or the elders. There is nothing to pre- vent us from assisting someone who wishes to obey the gospel, and arrangements can be made. Arrangements have been made for online contributions via credit/debit card or ACH debit. Go to: https://deerfootcoc.com/giving/ Contributions may also be dropped off at the building on Saturday, mailed to the building, or saved up to be given at some point in the near future. Sunday Evening Sunday evening at 5pm we will have a streaming-only lesson & devotional with Richard. As always if you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please contact the elders at elders@deerfootcoc.com. May God bless and keep you all in His care, The elders Thank you so much for your love and con- cern for me while I had a knee replacement surgery. The calls and cards brightened my days. Thank you for remembering me Sincerely, Frances Scott

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