April 15, 2018
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 8:00 AM
Worship 10:00 AM
Bible Class 5:00 PM
How do we get to the heart of the matter?
With hearts calloused from polluting matter.
We are in a battle of precious love and then of loss.
Silver and gold within, yet stained with corroded dross.
How do we get back to that place, that rhythm of time?
How? When the slope is slick and futures face an upward climb.
With heart pricked David exclaimed, “break my heart” oh God (Psalm 51)
Create in me a clean mind, a new start, getting past the façade.
May the seat of our emotions beat again with new spark.
May we look beyond ourselves and be people after God's own heart.
How do we get to the heart of the matter?
It is only through God, our light, our Creator
That we can stay in time, and keep in step
That we can keep reason’s rhyme and not forget.
So look to Him and love Him more each day
Hold His hand and he’ll hold you up along the way.
Love Him with every fiber of your heart, soul, and mind
And you will realize the matter’s heart every time.
Only then can you love yourself and love your neighbor the same
Only then can you right the wrongs toward the passerby you blame.
For when our eyes look back, instead of glancing forward
We see a yesterday we can’t change just like we cannot change tomor-
Today is the day, and it is given to you upon a silver platter.
Don’t let it corrode. You must get back to the heart of the matter.
Poem by: Richard Harp
A Note From the Harp
The Heart of the Matter
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,
April 18, 2018
Potato Bar, Salad Bar, and Dessert Bar
Average Weekly YTD:
Friends & Family
Jared Hunt ( Former Member)
Sheby Horn ( Doreen Pepper’s sister)
Bobby Pepper ( James Pepper’s Brother)
Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece)
Dennis Zak (Charlie Chaney’s Bro-in-
Jerry Shea (Charlie Chaney’s nephew)
Tommy Shea (Charlie Chaney’s Bro-in-
George Coffel (Jerry Jenkins’ cousin)
Peter Fredrick (Rosa Yates’ brother)
Wade Overstreet (Merrill & Sandra
Marie Simrell (Lon Thomas’ sister )
John Elstun (Friend of Chuck Spitzley)
Ryan Montgomery (Donna Dickerson’s
Harold White (Bro-in-law of Janet Snow
& Pam Stringfellow)
Kim Mullican (daughter-in-law of Alan &
Shirley Gann (sister of Margie England)
Sherry Malone (Billy Sims’ Daughter)
Diedra Fields Sanderson (daughter of
Ron & Barbara Fields)
Wayne Peoples (Father–in-law of Kevin
Wilson our police officer)
Kathy Roy (daughter of Sol & Ellen)
Kelly Campbell (Niece of Nancy Brown)
Peggy Chaney (Sis-in-law of Charlie
Betty Trull (sister of Sandra Singer & Sue
Natasha & Khloe Champion (Daughter &
Granddaughter of Don Champion)
Rachelle Taylor (Grand daughter -in-law of
Catherine Southhall & Charlotte Pow-
ell (Sisters of Linda Norwood)
Joe Norwood (Brother of Linda Norwood)
Charles Murrell (Cousin of Ellen Godwin)
Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark
Jason Smith (Former Member)
Leroy & Jean Owens (Parents of Jill Wil-
Tony Crumbley (former member)
Jean Smith ( Lisa Powell’s Mother)
Our Honored Guests 4-8- 2018
In Town: Cammie Powell
Out of Town:
Canned Pasta & Fruit
Please no boxed items
Hospital / Rehab List
Nancy Brown—Is At Fair Haven– No visitors
Kim Green– upcoming surgery on hip
Ron Fields– Tests
George Shoemaker recovering at home
ATTENDANCE FOR APRIL 8, 2018
AM 427 PM 253
Upcoming Events for the Youth
Area Wide Youth Retreat- May 4-6
Senior Reception—May 20
Jefferson Christian Academy: Invita-
tional golf tournament will be held at Cum-
berland Lake Golf Course, April 19.
Mission Sunday and Individual Requests
Through the years we have received nu-
merous requests for help on mission trips. As
part of our policy we have limited our help to
those involved in the teaching or preaching of
the gospel or to helping some prepare them-
selves for a life of preaching the truth. We have
tried especially to help those who have some
connection with the church here or those who
might be recommended to us for help.
In past years the church has budgeted a
certain about of money from the amount given
on Mission Sunday but for 2017-2018 none
was budgeted as our gifts on Mission Sunday
was. Any requests we had would be given to
the elders to determine if we had the money to
help. For this year we only had one request that
we were able to help and that was for Brendon
Brendon went on a mission trip to India for
three weeks. During that time he traveled to
several cities including Mangalagiri, Vijay-
awada, Rajahmundry, Pamidipardu, and Pan-
gulur. Of the 45 lessons presented during that
time Brendon preached 20 of them. There were
several responses during this time including
about 25 who were baptized.
In addition to the preaching appointments
he filled, Clayton also participated in the work
that was done at an orphanage that was begun
by his grandfather, Ron Clayton. They worked
there with teenagers whose lives had been af-
fected by the tsunami that hit southern and cen-
tral India. They also assisted in raising support
to help local widows with paying debts left by
They were also involved in a preacher
training course in Pangulur. These men will be
involved in helping to spread the gospel
throughout India. There was so much good ac-
complished in those three weeks in India.
There hopefully will be other opportunities to
help in other areas of our world. Please keep
this in mind as you plan what you can give this
Mission Sunday, May 6, 2018.
LADS TO LEADERS /
May 1- Class
LAST CLASS May 8
Wee Folks Today
EVERY MEMBER PRESENT DAY
BRING A FRIEND DAY
I would like to thank everyone for all the
cards and calls while I have been out with
my broken leg. I especially enjoyed the
cards from the children.
APRIL 22, 2018
Please invite Family, Friends, and
all your Neighbors to our special
Lets fill up our auditorium at
both 8 am and the 10 am.
Lunch after the 10 AM
Service. Please bring enough food
for your family and Friends
AFTER 5 PM SERVICE
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
It has been three months since
we came back to Japan and
we are writing to say how grateful we are to you
all. Thank you very much for having us at Deer-
foot Church of Christ during our stay. We had a
really great time! We deeply thank God for you.
May God bless you all.
Seiko & Kazuo Sugita
Facilities Maintenance 20 hrs a week
Submit resume to Karen Brue, 4524 South-
lake Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244, e-Mail:
Mount Dora Children's Home has positions
open for house parents and for a social worker.
Applicants must be faithful members of a
Church of Christ and meet other job-specific
qualifications. To learn more, please visit our
website at https://www.mdchome.org/cfo-
Please be our guest at
Breakfast for the Brave. We will host our
first Breakfast for the Brave on Saturday,
April 28th at 8:00 AM. This will be for all
of the first responders in our area, the sher-
iffs that guard our parking lot each week
and the ones that have come and helped
with emergencies at our building. There
will be opportunities for everyone to help
and I will post when we have confirmed
what is needed. If you know a first re-
sponder, please have them save the date.
We extend our sympathy to
Roberta (Charles) Whitting-
ton at the passing of her brother, Sam
Wilshire. His service will be Tuesday,
April 17 in San Diego, Ca.