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Deerfoot Church of Christ 9 30 2018

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 9 30 2018

  1. 1. September 30, 2018 GreetersSeptember30,2018 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 TheHandsofPrayer Scripture:1Timothy2:8 •Whatdoweknow? John___:___ 1Timothy___:___ 1.H____________ofP____________C___________beL____________in A_____________ Ephesians___:___-___ Matthew___:___-___ 2.H____________ofP____________C___________beL____________in Q_____________ Luke___:___-___ Philippins___:___-___;___:___ 3.H____________ofP____________M________beL____________in H_____________ •H___________H_____________? Holiness:P________________tobeingw___________f___________relativeto G________. Matthew___:___-___ 1Timothy___:___-___ John___:___-___ 10:00AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer JimTimmerman LordSupper/Offering FrankMontgomery ScriptureReading CanaanHood Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService Lord’sSupper/Offering JackTaggart DOMforOctober Wilson,Cobb,Cosby BusDrivers September30SteveMaynard332-0981 October7JamesMorris205-515-5644 WEBSITE deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 205-833-1400 8:00AMService Welcome 943ILoveYouLord 944184GodidtheFountain Whence 945Sanctuary OpeningPrayer DarnellSelf 359JesusKeepMeNearthe Cross LordSupper/Offering DavidGilmore 294IMustTellJesus 231HilltopsofGlory ScriptureReading RustyAllen Sermon 337IsThyHeartRightwithGod/ BaptismalGarmentsfor October CindyBirdyshaw ElderDownFront Ournewweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavail- ableasapodcastandonourYouTubechannel. Visitdeerfootcoc.comandclickon"Plant&Water" tolearnhowyoucanwatchorlistentotheshowon yoursmartphone,tablet,orcomputer. 8AMJohnGallagher 10AMDougScruggs 5PMSkipMcCurry Blood On Our Hands While living in Southern Ohio, our freezer was often supplied with deer meat. This was to save money on groceries and also ensure we were eating lean, healthy meat. One year I decided to save even more by processing the deer myself. Unbeknownst to me, the muzzleloader season that year would be the coldest of the winter, and I would acquire the deer on the coldest day. It froze solid and in order to thaw it out, I had to bring it to our basement to process it. My wife puts up with an awful lot. The process was messy to say the least. Trying to clean up blood is an extremely challenging pro- cedure, especially with “blood on your hands.” This very vivid phrase is sometimes used to describe guilt. The Carnton House is a historic home in Franklin, Tennessee, just North of Huntsville, Alabama. The main house was used as a hospital during the battle of Franklin in the Civil War. There is an eye- opening fact about this time capsule to a much more disturbing time. The original floors still have blood stains from the thousands of soldiers who stayed there. Many came in one door of the house and left an- other to become one of the occupants of the 1500 grave cemetery on the property. To compare guilt to this picture causes me to shudder. Is guilt really like this? Isaiah said, “...but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness” (Isaiah 59:2-3) Sin cuts us off from God. Isaiah is saying that iniquity literally leaves us with blood on our hands. Your sin and my sin leaves us hopelessly lost. Is this the end of the story? Is this the conclusion of the matter? Maybe you noticed the passage began in the middle of a thought. The first part of this passage leaves us with hope. It leaves us with a way to have the bloodguilt washed off of our hands. “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1). The Lord’s hand is able to save you. The Lord’s hand can wipe away the guilt. It just so happens that the Lord’s hand has already gone through the process to provide you and I with cleansing. He gave us a way to re- move the guilt. The Lord’s hand was nailed to a cross where He shed His own blood to remove our guilt. “This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not prac- tice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:4-7). When you think of the picture of the bloodshed at Carnton House, it’s a gruesome picture that can still be seen today. Over two thousand years ago, the blood that was shed at the cross can still be accessed today. The blood on His hands cleanses the blood on our hands. 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 October 3, 2018 Hamburgers, Chips, Dip, Pickle Spears, Drinks and Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Weekly Purpose: $16,138.00 Contribution $ 15,757.00 Contribution YTD: $618,937.00 Purpose YTD: $597,106.00 Average Weekly YTD: $16,729.00 Mission Sunday: $83,152.00 Week 39 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 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) 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) 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) Yolanda Cummings (Van Powell’s sister) Leroy & Jean Owens (Parents of Jill Wil- liams) Jean Smith ( Lisa Powell’s Mother) Faye Powell (Ray’s mother) Our Honored Guests 9–23- 2018 In Town: Cammie Powell , Shawn Polk Out of Town: none PANTRY ITEMS: Canned Soups & Stews Please no boxed items Hospital / Rehab List Judy Crawford—Recovering at home Marion George—Fell Roy Hayes—Recovering at home Lori Parker– Recovering at home Donna Shoemaker– Recovering at home Johnny Tucker– Treatments Tim Shoemaker ATTENDANCE FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 AM 386 PM 206 Upcoming Events for the Youth Tonight David Shannon will be speaking at the 5 pm service. The youth will be meeting with David Shannon after the 5 pm service. Sign up sheet in foyer for Exposure FINISH THE RACE He was born in 1947 and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He was, if I remember correctly, a member of the church at that time. In 1964 as a sophomore in high school, he ran the mile race in 3:59, the first time that any high school student had run a sub four-minute mile. Two years later, he set the world record for the mile at 3:51.3. He would eventually break this record as well as the world record for the 1500 meters at 3:33. Jim Ryun’s greatest goal as an athlete was to win the gold medal in the Olympic Games, but it was never to be. In 1972 he was in contention when he and another runner bump into each other and both went down. The other runner stood up and walked off the track, realizing he had no chance to catch the oth- ers now. Jim stood up, realizing the same thing, but once he was sure that he was not hurt, he began to run after the others. He finished last. His goal, for this life, was unrealized. He retired in 1976. Why did he continue the race when he knew he could never catch the others? Because he knew that while he could not win, he could finish. This was what he had trained for and he would not just give up and quit. I think that perhaps that was Jim’s greatest victory in athletics. We are all called upon as Christians to “run with patience the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1). The word translated as “race” is agona from which we get out word “agony.” Thus the race we are called upon to run is such that some would be likely to faint along the way or give up the race altogether. Brother Coffman says that “It means endurance and the power of perseverance, including the ability to fin- ish what is begun.” Paul’s concern in life was not about his impris- onment, or that he might be in afflictions wherever he went, but only that he “might finish my course with joy” (Acts 20:24). Paul spoke of his life as a Christian as a race that would last as long as his life lasted. Thus it was important that he finish that course with joy and the only way to do that would be to remain faithful in his service to God. Later when Paul was a prisoner in Rome, he wrote to Timothy saying. “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (II Tim. 4:6, 7). The remarkable thing about this race is that the reward is not only for one person but for all who run the race lawfully and to the end. Paul finished his course and thus will receive the crown of right- eousness. Let us as God’s children follow the example of Paul and run our race with patience to the end. For all who do that, it will be the greatest victory of their life. How do you make communion bread? Ladies please join us on Saturday, October 6 at 10:30 in the fellowship hall Charlotte Van Horn will teach a class on how to make the communion bread. It is easier than you think to make. Ladies Retreat October 12-13th Guntersville State Lodge If you have any questions please see Elizabeth Cobb The menu for the on-site restaurant is on the table in the foyer, we will be eating there on our own for dinner and breakfast. Kitchen helpers We need 2 or 3 kitchen helpers for Wednes- day nights starting after the first of the year. Kitty will be moving and her staff will be retiring. If you are interested please see Rhonda Hodges or Kitty Lewis for more information. THANK YOU Dear Church, Thanks for all the cards, calls and vis- its while I was in the hospital. The prayers were so special. Thank you again, Maxine Wilson I want to express my appreciation for all your thoughts and prayers at the loss of my mother, Louise. The expressions of love shown to our family through your cards and words of sympathy were a comfort to us. It is so wonderful to be a part of such a loving congregation. Darnell Self David Shannon FHU Join us on Sunday night September 30 Our speaker will be David Shannon, President of Freed- Hardeman University. We will have combined classes 3rd grade & up. Attention youth: The youth group will meet will David Shannon after worship Tonight. Baby Shower October 14 2 pm –4 pm Fellowship Hall For David & Courtney Gilmore Buy Buy Baby & Target

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