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East main informer, 10 13-20

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East main informer, 10 13-20

  1. 1. 4 Vol. 45 October 13, 2020 Number 40 FEAR NOT Barry Kennedy We have a lot of things going on in the world around us. Christians are not immune to hardships and difficulties (1 Peter 4:12; 1 Corinthians 10:13). This reality is naturally going to cause us some level of fear from time to time. We must not however, allow fear to consume us to the point of inactivity for the Lord. Consider the scene with Moses and the children of Israel at the banks of the Red Sea. The Egyptian army was hot on their heels and they could not advance because of the water. All seemed terribly bleak at that moment! “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever” (Exodus 14:13). God delivered them in the midst of their fear and brought them through the Red Sea on dry land. This is much more than some nice story to tell our children at bedtime, this is a reminder why God’s people must not fear! Fear robs us of our abilities. Satan has preyed upon man’s fears for centuries. The sad fact about it is that we allow it. Fear backs one into the corner and makes it virtually impossible to see the ability God has given His creation. When Moses brought the children of Israel to the banks of the Red Sea, they were ready to let fear rob them of their ability to go forward. God said through Moses “Fear ye not.” The New Testament has much to say about fear as well. The parable of the talents gives divine insight into how God views His creation (Matthew 25:14-30). This parable is a study of judgment, but we need not overlook the important point that the master (Jesus) knows our ability. “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey” (Matthew 25:14). The one talent man allowed fear to control his abilities and when that happens ability turns into inactivity. The result, “cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30). Many focus on punishment and fail to see that God is saying, “Fear not, I know you have the ability.” Fear blinds us to our opportunities. Opportunities are all around us, but one thing is for certain, if we close our eyes, we will never see them. The children of Israel quickly forgot about the deliverance God gave them in Egypt when they saw the enemy advancing and the Red Sea serving as an impassable boundary. Their fear would not allow them to see the opportunities that lay before them. How many times do we allow fear to blind us of the opportunities God has before us? How about the times we have been given the opportunities to talk with someone about the gospel, but we allowed our fears to keep us from seizing the opportunity? We must remember that the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20) was given by our Lord; therefore, we --article continued page 2-- ELDERS Mike Childers..............397-6453 Dennis Hallmark..........255-5557 Mark Hitt.....................322-0917 Bobby Lindley.............260-9193 DEACONS Wade Bryan.................419-5552 William Harris.............416-8149 Ricky Lindsey..............255-8136 Jeff Mansel ..................871-0357 Jimmy Spearman .........840-8957 Michael Wilson ...........891-0891 MINISTERS Barry Kennedy....(931)787-7108 Alex Blackwelder (731)879-9196 SECRETARY Renee Childers Office...........................842-6116 Fax...............................842-7091 E-MAIL eastmaincoc38804@gmail.com WEB PAGE eastmaincoc.com SUNDAY SERVICES Worship .......................9:00 a.m. Bible Classes .............10:15 a.m. Worship .....................11:15 a.m. Singing or Devotional Last Sunday of the Month MID-WEEK SERVICES Wednesday Classes .....7:00 p.m. 1606 East Main Street P. O. Box 1761 Tupelo, Mississippi 38802 “Thou shalt observe to do all that they inform thee” (Deut. 17:10)
  2. 2. --article continued from page 1— should fear not. After all, Jesus said, “...Lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 28:20). Paul informed the Roman congregation that if God is for us then who can be against us (Rom. 8:31). Often, we find ourselves frightened by the unknown. Sadly, many people are fearing their Christian duty because of the same reason, the unknown. We are the only ones who can change that. It will take diligence to overcome our fears. It will take a faith that is motivated to trust in the living God and not in our own ways. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own under- standing. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones” (Prov. 3:5-8). Are we ready to trust the Lord and do His will, or will we keep on allowing fear to extinguish our zeal and maintain a melancholy approach to serving God? Let’s all take up that cross we have been denying and start following Christ as true believers and not fearful mice. The result of a life spent in fear is an eternity in a devil’s hell. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rev. 21:8). On the other hand, “He that overcometh shall inherit all things.” (Rev. 2:7). The same God who says “Overcome” says “Fear Not!” Are we listening? Congratulations Congratulations to Betty Beard in the birth of her great grandson, Samuel Evans Beard, on Oct. 6. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 ¾ inches long. Justin & Heather Beard are the proud parents. Mother and baby are doing well. Pine Vale Fall Pantry Drive East Main continues to collect items for Pine Vale’s fall pantry drive. They will be sending a truck by October 20 to pick these items up. Our assigned items are: Batteries (AA or 9-volt) Salad dressing (Ranch/Thousand Island) Light bulbs (40w, 60w, 100w) There is a box in the foyer for you to leave your items or you may donate money for purchase of these items if you do not feel comfortable shopping. Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to Emily Williams in the loss of her grandfather, John Williams, on Oct. 5. Graveside services were held Oct. 7 in Nashville, AR. He was Gary Williams’ father. Response Jacie Dickinson responded to heaven’s invitation Sunday morning to confess that her focus hasn’t been on God. We commend Jacie in her desire to live pleasing to God and keep Him first in her life. HELP NEEDED! We are working to install a more professional setup of cameras & equipment than the cell phones & tripods we’ve been using to produce our live stream services, & we are looking for help to create a number of teams to help man the cameras & work the sound board. The reason we want multiple teams is to make sure no individual is responsible for every service. Due to the additional equipment, we need two person teams to handle everything. Depending on how many teams we have, will determine how often you will be on duty. This is a wonderful form of service for those who do not feel comfortable leading in public worship in front of the congregation. However, we encourage anyone interested to volunteer, because we need quite a few to set up teams. Also, do not worry if you don’t know how to operate the equipment, we will have some training. If you are willing to help, please contact William Harris (662-416-8149) or Renee Childers (662-842- 6116). John Duke stationed in Gulfport, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Quantico, VA Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea Ty Nichols stationed in Germany
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading October 14......................................................Mark 4-5 October 15......................................................Mark 6-7 October 16......................................................Mark 8-9 October 17..................................................Mark 10-11 October 18..................................................Mark 12-13 October 19..................................................Mark 14-16 October 20......................................................... Luke 1 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Ian Reed (Oct. 14), Nancy Haywood (Oct. 16), Mary Ann Wallace (Oct. 17), Brenda Spearman (Oct. 18), Chad Willis (Oct. 19), Mary Robbins Bowlin (Oct. 20), Will Davis (Oct. 20). Anniversaries: None this week. Our Sick Jean Mounce continues at UAB. Andy Baldwyn will undergo rotator cuff surgery Wed. in Germantown. Robert Kingsley will undergo cataract surgery Wed. Beth Deaton, Russell & Norma’s daughter, underwent outpatient surgery Tues. Mary Lou Walden is home. Ricky Lindsey’s father, Jimmy, is having health issues. Pete Barber & Jill Rice (Debbie Vines’ mother) continue at Sanctuary Hospice House. Linda Hand’s cellulitis is better. Judy Bates has a checkup Friday for her back. Heather DuBois had some wisdom teeth pulled last week. David Rushing, Pat Putt’s son, continues to recuperate at home following surgery. On-Going Illnesses Steve Kelly, Bettye Davis, Frankie Estes, Jennie Cox, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, James Goddard, Bill Goff, Leroy Brown, Jadon Parish, Jerry Smith, Mitch Maclean, Mary Starz, Sheba Tuggers, Homer Smith, Shirley Roberts, Merlene Johnson, Thomas Lloyd, Steve Higginbotham, Tommy Goff, Brenda Dawson, Brian Carver, Sean Koehn Nursing Homes Evelyn Willis, Nancy Haywood, Jennie Cox, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Veona Harris, Bob & Clara McClure EMYG News Greetings! Cassie and I hope that you all are doing well. This past Wednesday night, we welcomed a new sister into the family of God. Audrey Harp and her family have been visiting East Main for a while, and after some study with her, she decided to take responsibility of her spiritual state. We are very proud of you, Audrey. We had a wonderful turnout for our very first T.G.I.F. (Together Growing in Faith) event this past Friday night. These events will be on Friday nights from 9:30-11:30pm. We had a great time of fellowship, singing, and games. Thank you to all who came and made T.G.I.F. a huge success! Transportation is available for your children if you would prefer them to be brought back home. Mark and Carrie Hitt are the ones for that. Be sure to check regularly the youth board for all the future events and information. Be sure to sign up for our church Fall Retreat at Maywood Christian camp! The dates are November 13-14. Registration ends November 1st. The Junior youth will have their first activity November 1st. See board for more details. For all other concerns, questions, or needs, feel free to contact me directly at (731) 879 -9196. Alex Thank You Note Dear family, Thank you so much for your many calls, texts, cards, and hugs during the passing of my grandfather John Williams. The floral arrangement you sent, too, is a lovely reminder of your care and kindness. God seems to have chosen this season to teach me a lot about love and loss, and while those lessons are difficult, your support has made them easier to bear. I am overwhelmed by your encouragement, and I can truly say like Paul did of the Philippians, I thank God every time I remember you. Please continue to keep me and my family in your prayers as we move forward to the day we will be reunited with our loved ones. I love and appreciate you. In Him, Emily Williams
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 a.m. Announcements................................Michael Wilson Bible Reading...................................Cooper Blansett Opening Prayer ..............................Roger Sanderson Lord’s Supper Andy Clemmer Lead Singing......................................Donny McKay Closing Prayer..........................................Will Davis Ushers ..................... Dale Dulaney & Mike Childers The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Contact the church office (842-6116) if unable to serve. Bible Classes (streamed each week) Adult class................Jeff Mansel (Facebook/YouTube) Adult class.......... Barry Kennedy (Facebook/YouTube) College class.....Roger Sanderson/Tim Davis (Facebook) Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 9-30-20 .................................................. 125* Sunday 1st Worship, 10-11-20 ...................................... 39 Sunday Bible Class (Sr. adult class)............................. 28 Sunday 2nd Worship.................................................. 126* Contribution (budget $7,900) ................................ $8,278 *This does not include the livestreamed views. Pantry item.......................................Canned chicken Mark Your Calendars! Jr. & Sr. Youth Fall Festival – November 1st Fall Family Retreat – November 13th--14th Services will be livestreamed this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. if you do not feel safe attending the service in person.

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