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Deerfoot Church of Church 8 4 2019


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Deerfoot Church of Church 8 4 2019

  1. 1. DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES August 4, 2019 GreetersAugust4,2019 IMPACTGROUP1 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: 7:00 PM SHEPHERDS John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Skip McCurry Doug Scruggs Darnell Self MINISTERS Richard Harp Tim Shoemaker Johnathan Johnson CommunicationWithYourChildren Scripture:Ephesians6:1-4 1.MotherstoChildren Ephesians___:___ Colossians___:___-___ Philippians___:___ 2.FatherstoChildren Ephesians___:___ John___:___ Colossians___:___ Proverbs___:___-___ 3.ParentstoChildren Deuteronomy___:___-___ Proverbs___:___(___-___) Titus___:___-___ 10:30AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer DonYoung LordSupper/Offering JackTaggart ScriptureReading LarryLocklear Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer ChadKey Lord’sSupper/Offering DavidSkelton DOMforAugust Wilson,Cobb,Cosby BusDrivers August4RickGlass639-7111 August11ButchKey790-3396 August18DavidSkelton541-5226 August25MarkAdkinson790-8034 WEBSITE 205-833-1400 8:00AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer BobKeith LordSupper/Offering JohnathanJohnson ScriptureReading DavidHayes Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor August AmberNorris EldersDownFront 8:00AMDarnellSelf 10:30AMSkipMcCurry 5:00PMDougScruggs Ourweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavailable. YoucanwatchRichardandJohnathaneveryWednes- dayonourChurchofChristFacebookpage.Youcan watchorlistentotheshowonyoursmartphone, tablet,orcomputer. Who Is the First Responder For First Responders? Recently, I sat in a waiting room in one of our fine Birmingham hospitals. I was visiting with a family waiting for their loved one to come through surgery. In mid-sentence, I heard an alarming sound coming from around the corner. The sound was from an elderly woman who fell headlong outside the bath- room in the waiting room. When I got there, two nurses and one citizen were already there assisting her, but they had no equipment to meet her immediate needs. Civilians in the waiting room jumped to her aid, and we ran to help find what we could. The snack section had a dispenser of napkins. We grabbed as many as we could and brought them to the nurses. I had a prayer with the lady who was now conscious and as equipped reinforcements arrived, I went back to my chair. I was so proud of the citizens who galvanized into action. There was a genuine concern for life and for help- ing the professionals who do not normally need additional help from passers-by. I have since wondered, who is the first responder for first responders? Who helps them when they need help? The apostle Peter wrote to elders of the church in the first century. “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is go- ing to be revealed:shepherd the flock of God that is among you” (1 Peter 5:1-2a) The shepherds of the church are the Spiritual "first responders" to take care of the flock, the Church, that is vulnerable to the elements and the attack of the approaching lion (1 Peter 5:8). We need those who are will- ing to protect and to serve to catch us when we fall spiritually. Yet, who shepherds a shepherd? Who is the first responder for our spiritual first responders? “And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory” (1 Peter 5:4). Jesus Christ is the chief Shepherd, and He administers peace to those on the front lines in the church. When we become weary and struggle to make it in life, Jesus is the ultimate first responder. He even ex- plains that His friends would run from Him, and not to Him, in response to persecution. He would then go to the cross. He explained something to them that shows Jesus is the strongest source of help in time of trouble. “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:32-33). Jesus is the only one who can sustain us when we are striving to help others. Jesus is the first responder for first responders. A note from the Harp
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Weekly Purpose: $15,618.00 Contribution $17,107.00 Contribution YTD: $516,780.00 Purpose YTD: $468,540.00 Average Weekly YTD: $17,226.00 Mission Sunday: $99,001.00 Week 29 Prayers Stephanie Theoret Vera Bonner Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Graydena Dillbeck Ron Fields Audrey Gammage Marion George Ellen Godwin Kim Green Roy Hayes Jim Holcomb Randy Johnson Christi Key Lucille Large Frances Love Rita Morgan Melba Mills June Moore Rita Morgan Sue Nordgren Ruby Norris Anne Powell Sue Rawls Pat Robertson Donna Shoemaker George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Gloria Summers Nell Thomas Gayle Varner Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Friends & Family Lloyd Glenn ( Edith Glenn’s Bro-in-Law) Natasha Champion ( Daughter of Don Champion) Galen Lilja ( Father of Janice VanHorn) Larry Dyer ( Former Member) Sybil Floyd (Johnathan Johnson’s grand- mother) Ron Clayton( Father of Jeff Clayton & Grandfather of Brendon) Kaitlin Peltz ( Brad Hagerman’s niece) Roger Peck ( Carrie Mann’s Father) Rosalyn Anthony ( Friend of Debra Dominic) Chris Burgess ( cousin of Martha Lybrand) Asher Collar (Great nephew of Sue Ad- ams & Robin Groom) JoAnn Craig (Grandmother of Brian Berryhill) Don Cobb (Cousin of Robin Spitzley & Ryan Cobb) Patricia Rowe (Mary Harp’s Grand- mother) Jett Leahy (Cousin of Richard Harp ) Hebert Norris (Brother of Ancel Norris) 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) Rachelle Taylor (Grand daughter -in-law of Mona Jenkins) Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark Adkinson) Jean Smith (Lisa Powell’s Mother) Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400. Our Honored Guests 7-28-2019 In Town: Jean Flick, Helen & Norman Oakes Out of Town: John Owens PANTRY ITEMS: Canned Chicken, Ham, and Jelly Hospital / Rehab List Natasha Champion– recovering at home Patsy Lentz– Surgery– August 8 Johnny Tucker– Had surgery last week Mike Godwin– Meadow View Nursing Center ATTENDANCE FOR 7ATTENDANCE FOR 7ATTENDANCE FOR 7ATTENDANCE FOR 7----28282828----19191919 AM 406 PM 205 Events for the Youth August 10– Parenting Seminar We need Youth to baby sit and help with the car wash and be an ambassador to guide visitors Freedom from the Guilt of Sin By: Tim Shoemaker One of the great things about being a Christian is seen in the great freedom that we have. We are free from sin, free from the consequences of sin but also we are free from the guilt of sin. We’ve all been bothered by guilt of some sort and we had to learn the hard way how destructive guilt can be. Guilt robs us of joy. People are unhappy be- cause of guilt ridden consciences. They have been able to escape detection by men but they have been unable to escape their consciences. Fred Harvey Jr., the owner of a large department store in Nashville, Tennessee, opened an envelope and found 4 $100 bills in it. The let- ter also contained an unsigned typewritten note that read: “I have enclosed the $400 as payment for approxi- mately $150 in pants that I stole from your Madison store 15 years ago. To ask God to forgive and not try to correct the wrongs that are possible to correct would make me a hypocrite. Please forgive me.” He had escaped detec- tion by the police, but he could not escape his own con- science. Because of guilt many live fearfully. They live in the fear of their sin being found out. If discovered, their reputation will be destroyed; it might result in some pun- ishment (fines or jail time). It will mean shame and reproach for their family. I don’t know if it is true or not (I’ve read two similar but different stories) that illus- trate this truth. You may know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the writer of the Sherlock Holmes novels. He was quite a prankster. One day he played a prank on 5 of the most prominent men in England. He sent an anonymous note to these prominent men and it simply said this, "All is found out, flee at once." Within 24 hours all five men had left the country. Doyle did not know what their secrets were, but he played on the assumption that all men have secrets, and those secrets usually lead to terrible feelings of guilt. The wise man Solomon wrote, “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” (Prov. 28:1). Guilt can produce serious emotional difficulties. Guilt breeds self-hatred, and eventually despair as man searches for an exit from his dilemma, and the world can offer no exit. Saul of Tarsus persecuted the church. He did so in all good conscience. But when he learned he was wrong in these actions, he suffered mental anguish. I know this because he was told to go into Damascus and there it would be told him what he must do. Saul obeyed but in Damascus he spent three days without eating or drinking. Why? He was guilty and he felt the pang of that guilt emotionally and he could not eat. CONGRATULATIONS Belize City Church of Christ is growing. Bro. Bennett baptized 5 people this week. He is working everyday in the Kingdom. SUMMER SERIES August 14– Demar Elam– Strengthen Our Heart 21– Jack Self—Strengthen Our Voice Welcome New Members John Keith 4990 Red Valley Road Remlap, AL 35133 Job Opportunity Jefferson Christian Academy is looking for substitute teachers for all grade levels for the upcoming school year. Childcare for children ages 3 and under will be provided while you are on campus. Applications and background check consent forms can be picked up in the main school office. Please call 205- 956-9111 for more information. College Age / Young Adults Come join our Class The college age and young adults Sunday Bible Class will be meeting on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class will be co-taught by Alex Coggins and Brandon Cacioppo. August 10 9 AM—12 NOON Parenting Seminar Dr. Stephen Besson, MD Session One: Child Development Session Two: Toddler Training Session Three: Equipping Your Teens for Survival Session Four: Special Topics: Emotional problems, ADHD, special needs Kids, etc…. Connections Groups August 14 The connection groups of John Gallagher and Phillip Van Horn will meet on Wednesday night, August 14 at 6 pm in the fellowship hall. Please bring a dish for a pot luck dinner. SAVE THE DATE DEERFOOT’S LADIES DAY OCTOBER 5, 2019 Ladies Time Out August 5 10 am– 12 noon Fellowship Hall Bring a Friend and a salad Jean Flick 554 Crane St. Kimberly, AL 35091