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  1. 1. 4 Vol. 44 October 8, 2019 Number 39 A Message Through Fire Joshua Kennedy Each of our lives will go through some sort of change. Whether it be a new job, a new town, or new people in our lives, there is always going to be change in our world. The question that we must ask ourselves is this: what are we going to do with that change? There was a character in the scriptures who was faced with that exact question. Moses was faced with many changes in his life. He went from being a young Hebrew baby to the prince of Egypt. Moses was no stranger to things changing around him, but even though he had been through much change, his greatest change was yet to come. We read that Moses was living in the land of Midian while he was hiding from Pharaoh (Exodus 3). Moses was tending his father-in-law’s sheep when he noticed a bush that was on fire. The bush was burning, but for some reason, it was not consumed. God then spoke to Moses and gave him a charge. He told Moses to go to Pharaoh and tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Moses then did what many of us would do today. He tells the Lord that he is not the man to talk to Pharaoh. He made excuses over and over again. We today tend to do the same thing. We have each been given amazing abilities that we can use for the cause of Christ, but too often we limit what we can do. Why do we doubt what God can do? We are afraid of what the world may think, but do we really understand who God is? Think about what Moses was doing. He was arguing with God! Moses was so critical of himself that he was willing to argue with the very Being that created him. Just like Moses, we tend to be self-critical. We make excuses either because we don’t want to do something or because we feel inferior to the task. The truth is we are more than conquerors through Christ (Rom. 8:37). We have been given great opportunities to spread the gospel of Christ, and we should not be ashamed. God is the one who has given us our talent and our charge (Matt. 28:18-20). He has not asked us to do anything that we can’t do. This is what Moses had to accept. God gave him --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 PREACHER Barry Kennedy ... (931)787-7108 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. EAST MAIN CHURCH OF CHRIST 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-- the charge, gave him the means, and gave him the opportunity. We know that later on, Moses became the great leader that Israel needed. He led the children of Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and to the border of the promised land. God protected His people then, and He has promised to be with us as well (Matt. 6:33). Now I’m not saying this is easy. The devil’s most potent weapon is doubt. Doubt can cause us to do things that we ordinarily wouldn’t do. The truth is doubt is just another way that the devil uses our own feelings against us. No one wants to be an outsider or to be looked at as weird, but we must realize who we really serve. There is nothing that the world can do to us. God has promised us a home in heaven with Him if we do His will (John 14:2). The world can do all it wants, but that is our reward. Let us never be ashamed of who we serve and who we are. It took a message through fire to convince Moses to go to Pharaoh; let us be convinced by the sacrifice of our Lord. May we all strive to give others this same hope. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pine Vale’s Fall Pantry Drive East Main will be collecting items for Pine Vale’s fall pantry drive for the next couple of weeks. They will be sending a truck by sometime in October to pick these items up. Our assigned items are: Toilet Cleaner Spaghetti sauce (NO glass jars) Disposable plates/cups Thanks so much for your help! Ladies’ Monthly Fellowship The ladies’ monthly fellowship will be held this Thursday, Oct. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Please eat supper before you come. We will be listening and discussing the first lesson in our “Digging Deeper” books by Cindy Colley. Gospel Meetings The Danville congregation in Biggersville will host a Gospel Meeting October 13-15 with Jameson Steward speaking Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. and Monday-Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The Tilden congregation in Fulton will host a Gospel Meeting with Jimmy Bates speaking at 1:00 p.m. Sunday and at 7:00 p.m. Monday- Wednesday. Thank You Notes During a time like this we realize how much our friends & relatives really mean to us. Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered. Thanks for the prayers, cards, food and flowers during the loss of my loved one. All is appreciated. Charles Barber ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On behalf of Laverne Raper’s family, I would like to thank East Main church for opening the doors & feeding our family. It was a great way to honor my (our) grandmother and there is no place she would have rather her family been at that time. The outpouring of kindness shown to “Merna” (as we called her) from her church family will forever be appreciated. She loved you all! Love, The Family of LaVerne Raper) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our East Main brothers & sisters, It is not possible for us to even begin to offer enough thanks for the amazing welcome you all have offered our family. It was our hope that during this gospel meeting that we could be an encouragement to you all. Instead, we are leaving here edified and stronger than when we arrived just a few days ago. Thank you, dear brethren! God be with you till we meet again. In Christ, Scott, Melissa, Walker, Tanner & Hunter Cain John Duke stationed in Long Beach, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Iraq Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading October 9...........................................Matthew 21-22 October 10.........................................Matthew 23-24 October 11.........................................Matthew 25-26 October 12.........................................Matthew 27-28 October 13...................................................Mark 1-3 October 14...................................................Mark 4-5 October 15...................................................Mark 6-7 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Ken Pearson (Oct. 9), Tyler Barnette (Oct. 12), Beth Reed (Oct. 12), Ian Reed (Oct. 14), Brittany Webb (Oct. 15). Anniversaries: Carester & Charlie Ruth Hallmark (Oct. 10), Jon & Ainsley Millard (Oct. 10). Our Sick Hanon Ray is doing well following surgery on his neck. He was able to be here Sunday. Jean Mounce saw her surgeon at UAB Monday. They have postponed further surgery due to so much inflammation. Pete Barber is still having problems with fluid in his lungs. Mary Lou Walden has a slight case of pneumonia. Evelyn Willis continues at the Meadows. Andy Baldwyn’s mother, Stephanie, is at the Meadows in Fulton for therapy. Barbara Franks, Tammy Minor & Stephanie Baldwyn’s mother, is having some heart problems. Little Theo Dulaney, Dale’s grandson, continues at LeBonheur. Marlon Geno was home sick Sunday. On-Going Illnesses Frankie Estes, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, Mary Jordan, Bretta Robinson, James Goddard, Bill Goff, Leroy Brown, Jadon Parish, Jerry Smith, Mitch Maclean, Mary Starz, Aspen White, Ezra Golman, Sheba Tuggers, Ruby Clark, Homer Smith, Don Blackwell, Brenda Williams, Jill Rice, Ann Letteri Nursing Homes Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris, James Nichols Door Knocking Our door knocking efforts Saturday, Oct. 5 were very successful! There were around 48 from the congregation who participated, with several more working ahead to get materials ready to hand out. Around 400 doors were knocked with 175 contacts made. Thanks to everyone who helped make this effort of “seed planting” in our neighborhood successful. Area Youth Meeting The monthly area wide youth meeting will be held this Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Antioch congregation in Blue Springs beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please let Tim Davis know if you will be riding the bus. Chili/Hot Dog Supper & “Trunk or Treat” Everyone in the congre- gation is invited to the building on Saturday, Oct. 26th 5:00 p.m. First, we will have “trunk or treat” from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come and stand by your cars in the parking lot and pass out candy as the children come by in their costumes. Then at 6:00 p.m. we hope everyone will come into the multipurpose room for hotdogs and homemade chili. A food list will be posted soon in the foyer beside the tract rack. Come and enjoy a period of fellowship with your church family! Outreach Item for October: Baby wipes
  4. 4. EAST MAIN’S FAMILY RETREAT November 1st & 2nd at Maywood Christian Camp WE WANT ALL AGES TO ATTEND!!!! Reed Swindle will speak 3 times on Saturday. There are two lists in the foyer beside the tract rack to sign: 1. If you are coming and your t-shirt size, 2. If you plan to attend Friday night or just Saturday). Plans are to bring the bus over Saturday morning for the day for those who may not feel comfortable driving to Hamilton, AL. Come and enjoy a great period of fellowship with your church family! Men to Serve Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 a.m. Announcements.......................................Jeff Mansel Bible Reading............................................Sam Hood Opening Prayer ...........................Bobby Joe Lindley Lord’s Supper Terry Kingsley & Roger Sanderson Serve Congregation, East Side: Clinton Kingsley, Robert Parker, Jalon Mansel Serve Congregation, West Side: Chad Willis, Ian Willis, Aaron Willis Lead Singing....................................Eddie Simmons Closing Prayer...................................... Paul Blansett Ushers .............. Jimmy Spearman & Andy Baldwyn Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer ..................................Hugh Scribner Closing Prayer................................... William Harris Lead Singing....................................Michael Wilson Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Prayer.....................................................Mike Ratliff Lead Singing......................................Hugh Scribner Contact Wade Bryan (419-5552) if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters .............................Hugh & Rachel Scribner ..................................Lee & Heather DuBois Prepare Lord’s Supper—October .....................Larry & Judy Bates Nursery.......................Alicia Smith & Ashton Smith Pantry...............................................Canned chicken Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 10-2-19..............................................157 Sunday 1st Worship, 10-6-19 ...............................185 Sunday Bible Class ..............................................176 Sunday 2nd Worship.............................................172 Contribution (budget $7,900)..........................$8,501

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