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Deerfoot Church of Christ 9 23 2018

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 9 23 2018

  1. 1. September 23, 2018 GreetersSeptember23,2018 IMPACTGROUP4 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: 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 8:00 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 WhyDoesPrayerHaveitsPlace? Scripture:James4:13-17 1.It___G____________W______________ Psalm___:___-___ Genesis___:___-___ Genesis___:___-___ 2.So,W__S___________G_______W____________. Psalm___:___-___ James___:___-___ 3.AndG__________W__________H_____________ourP_________________. John___:___ John___:___ John___:___-___ Matthew___:___-___;___-___ Hebrews___:___-___ 10:00AMService Welcome 234HigherGround 898UntoThee,OLord 288INeedTheeEveryHour OpeningPrayer BobCarter 735WhataSavior LordSupper/Offering TimShoemaker 141FatherofMercies DaretoStandLikeJoshua ScriptureReading ChuckSpitzley Sermon 739WhatWillYouDoWithJesus? ———————————————————— 5:00PMService Lord’sSupper/Offering BobbyGunn September McGill,Spitzley,Washington BusDrivers September23RickGlass639-7111 September30SteveMaynard332-0981 WEBSITE deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 205-833-1400 8:00AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer JamesPepper LordSupper/Offering JohnathanJohnson ScriptureReading JohnGallagher Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor September MaryHarp ElderDownFront Ournewweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavail- ableasapodcastandonourYouTubechannel. Visitdeerfootcoc.comandclickon"Plant&Water" tolearnhowyoucanwatchorlistentotheshowon yoursmartphone,tablet,orcomputer. 8AMDarnellSelf 10AMSkipMcCurry 5PMRickGlass The present is a gift. Will you open it? The Psalmist said it best, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Today is a present, and the present is a gift. When we do not see the special nature of this moment, we may take it for granted and be lost in thought about a different time. How often do we spend our days thinking about our past? Maybe things we should have done differently? The irony is that this type of thought routine affects the decisions we make in the “now.” It is a vicious cycle that can steal the moments we are granted. We cannot change the past. We cannot go back in time. Yet our minds can relive that moment over and over as if we were there all over again. Time can also be spent focused on good memories. The “golden years” can serve to tarnish the present moment that is spent longing for what once was. Both perspectives can choke out our existence for what we are granted. The apostle Paul weighed in on the concept of dwelling on the past: “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13- 14). Paul’s example is the right plan of action. Forget what lies behind because there is nothing we can do about any of it. In fact, he says this is a sign of maturity in the following verse: “Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you” (Philippians 3:15). Paul is telling us that the mature person will use the present and press on to the upward goal in Christ. The immature person will pine for what once was or repine for what it wasn’t. He leaves it open for you and I to choose. He establishes that whatever path you choose, God will reveal what was right. In essence, you may not be able to let go of the past and may not know how to. Paul is saying to trust in God and let the past go. You’ll be glad you did, or sorry you did not. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Today is a present, and the present is a gift. Will you open it? By Richard Harp
  2. 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 September 26, 2018 Turkey and Dressing, Field Peas with Snaps, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Drinks and Dessert Weekly Purpose: $16,138.00 Contribution $ 17,858.00 Contribution YTD: $603,180.00 Purpose YTD: $580,968.00 Average Weekly YTD: $16,755.00 Mission Sunday: $83,152.00 Week 38 Prayers Vera Bonner Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Graydena Dillbeck Libby Edgeworth Ron Fields Audrey Gammage 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 Sue Rawls Melton & Pat Robertson Connie Scruggs Eric Stark George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Gloria Summers Nell Thomas Johnny Tucker Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Hazel Zimmerle Friends & Family Lauren Bailey ( 2 yr. old friend that passed away of the key family) Bonner Family (For strength) Ted Morris (Brother in law of Ancel Nor- ris) Earl Miskelley (Friend of Nancy Clement) Eleanor Scruggs (mother of Doug Scruggs) Charlie Wagner (uncle of Connie Scruggs) Yvonne O’Brien (mother of Connie Scruggs) Shirley Bradshaw (Jeannie Kelly’s mother) William Hodges (Father of Rhonda Hodges) Joe Frost (Cousin 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) Louise Self (Mother of Darnell Self) 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) Kathy Roy (daughter of Sol & Ellen) 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) Yolanda Cummings (Van Powell’s sister) Leroy & Jean Owens (Parents of Jill Wil- liams) Our Honored Guests 9–16- 2018 In Town: Cammie Powell Out of Town: Joel & Brenda Dickinson, Caleb & Scarlett Foshee, Abby Wagner PANTRY ITEMS: Canned Meats Please no boxed items Hospital / Rehab List Judy Crawford-Went home Roy Hayes—surgery last Wed. Lucille Large– Went home Lori Parker– Recovering at home Donna Shoemaker– Recovering at home Tim Shoemaker ATTENDANCE FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 AM 359 PM 218 Upcoming Events for the Youth Sept. 23 Lads to Leaders Kickoff Everyone is invited We Are Called to Serve In his first epistle to the church at Corinth the apostle Paul reminded them of our call to serve tell- ing the brethren, “Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the myster- ies of God” (1 Cor. 4:1). The normal word for ser- vant is diakonos which was used of one who was a servant to a king; to one who was a deacon in the church and called to serve and to a waiter “one who serves food and drink” (Thayer, p. 138). But in this verse Paul uses the word huparetas which means “an under rower, subordinate rower.” “Anyone who serves with his hands; a servant” (ibid, p.641). It had reference to the slave serving on a galley ship. But in time it lost that meaning and began to be used of anyone under the authority of another. At the Passover Feast when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper He taught a valuable lesson about service. On the way the disciples had been discussing who would be the greatest in the king- dom. Normally, upon entering a home there would be a slave present to wash your feet. However, there was none present to do so. Evidently none of the disciples were willing to do this lowly task. So Jesus began to wash their feet. He told them, “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an exam- ple, that ye should do as I have done to you. 16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him” (Jn. 13:13-16). Jesus expects and requires that we follow His example and be servants. In Matthew 20:25-26 Je- sus called His disciples and told them, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.” These disciples changed their lives and became great servants. Just a few short years after Jesus had given the great commis- sion, Paul could write, “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every crea- ture which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister” (Col. 1:23). They did this without the benefit of radio, television, internet, planes, cars etc. They succeeded because they were dedicated, committed servants of Jesus Christ. -to be continued September 29, 2018 7 AM– 9AM All men are encouraged to come ? Questions & Answers Starting tonight for Bible Class, we will have Question & Answer night. We will be having Q & A night every fourth Sunday night. 3rd grade and up will remain in the auditorium. If you have a question you would like answered, please turn them in to Richard or Tim. Ladies Retreat October 12-13th Guntersville State Lodge Sign up sheets are in the foyer If you have any questions please see Elizabeth Cobb Lads to Leaders Kick off TONIGHT After the 5 pm service Everyone is invited LEADER PLEDGES 1. I am answerable to God and to society 2. I will overcome pessimism and live a life of faith in God. 3. I am fully responsible for my behavior. 4. I am responsible for my agreements and obligations. 5. I pursue honest work to meet my responsibilities. 6. I honor and obey my parents and respect persons in authority. 7. I respect my body as the creation of God and use it for His glory. 8. I choose for my friends those who enjoy doing good. 9. I lead in building character and in demonstrating integrity. 10. I lead in second-mile service to others Kitchen helpers We need 2 or 3 kitchen help- ers for Wednesday nights starting after the first of the year. If you are interested please see Rhonda Hodges or Kitty Lewis for more information. Sympathy We express our sympathy to the family of Debra (David) Dominic at the pass- ing of he cousin, David Tyler. A memorial service was last Tuesday in Jacksonville, AL. THANK YOU Thank you for all the cards, calls, visits and prayers during my recent surgery. So blessed to have such a wonderful Church family. Roy Hayes Phil and I want to send our thanks to all of you for all the comments, thoughts, and prayers during my recent illness. It meant so much to us to be remembered. Deborah T. mills (Roman) Welcome New Members Darlene Dilbeck Novak & Keith , Karen & Ava Lollar

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