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East main informer, 11 26-19

  1. 1. 4 Vol. 44 November 26, 2019 Number 46 GIVING THANKS FOR OUR LEADERSHIP Barry Kennedy Christians are privileged to have Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no greater leader to be found than Jesus. That is not to say that mankind has no potential to be good leaders. In fact, the world has produced many great leaders throughout history. Imagine putting together your personal list of accomplished leaders. Some may look to the world of politics to define a great leader. Others may look to the world of finance, athletics, or entertainment to find their idea of a great leader. Then there are those whose mind goes back to a parent or family member who were very influential as leaders in their lives. There is; however, another area of leadership that one must never forget, that being the local leadership in the Lord’s church. That’s right, the eldership. What an awesome responsibility these men willingly take upon themselves! It is proper to give thanks for all leaders be they political, business, family, or spiritual. After all Paul wrote, I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; (1Timothy 2:1-3). The apostle Paul addressed this letter to a preacher (Timothy), who would in turn, preach this same message to the congregation. “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). The congregation here at East Main is blessed to have four good men serving as our elders. These men have accepted the awesome responsibility, ordained by God, of shepherding this flock (Acts 20:28). It is indeed an awesome undertaking when one considers their accountability factor. “Obey them that have the rule over you and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account (emph. added), that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you” (Hebrews 13:17). With so much at stake, the church should be vigilant in prayer for these good men. There are many ways in which a congregation can show gratitude for its leadership. One of the greatest ways to show the church’s gratitude is by living faithfully. The Hebrew writer made this point very clear. Making life difficult for elders, through sinful living and failure to submit to the authority of the eldership, is nothing more than making life difficult for oneself. Many, if not most, people fail to see the serious nature of ingratitude. Paul informed the Roman church of this fact. “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Romans 1:21). --article continued page 3-- 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-- It is an honor to worship and serve under a group of men dedicated to the Lord and the protection of His kingdom here in Tupelo. The question is, “Are we truly thankful?” God has blessed this congregation, and it is up to us to show our appreciation. May God help us to work together in lifting up the hands of our leadership. May God hear His people continually “GIVING THANKS FOR OUR LEADERSHIP.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sr. Youth Activity The Senior Youth are invited to a “Friendsgiving” this Sunday, Nov. 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Andy & Stephanie Baldwyn’s home. A food list is posted in the foyer beside the tract rack. Monthly Family First Fellowship The next monthly Family First Fellowship will be held this Sunday, Nov. 24 from 8:15-8:45 a.m. in the multipurpose room before worship services. Every- one in the congregation is invited to come and enjoy 30 minutes of fellowship getting to know your brothers & sisters in Christ better. (Light breakfast food will be provided.) Visitation Team #4 Visitation Team #4, Dennis Hallmark’s team, will meet this Sunday, Nov. 24 in the multipurpose room following services at noon. Please see Debbie Hallmark for what to bring for lunch. New Email The previous email account used by East Main has been compromised! The new email account is eastmaincoc38804@gmail.com. Please make a note of this. We were able to transfer the contacts from the old email account. However, if you are not receiving the bulletin via email now and would like to, you may turn your email into the office and we will add you to the list. Wednesday Thanksgiving Prayer & Praise Next Wednesday, Nov. 27 our evening Bible study will be a little different. Like last year, everyone will be asked to stay in the auditorium for a period of Scripture readings, prayers, and songs. Please make plans to be here! John Duke stationed in Long Beach, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Iraq Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea December 2019 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Katherine Mansel Trish Scribner Area Youth Meeting-West Main @ 5 pm 2 Corinthians 1-4 2 2 Corinthians 5-9 3 Brenda Beckner Laura Bennett Grady & Debbie Vines All Youth-- Tupelo Christmas Parade @ 7 pm 2 Cor. 10-13 4 Galatians 1-3 5 Sr. Adult fellowship @ 6 pm in multipurpose room Galatians 4-6 6 Amanda Dickinson Marla Laney Linda Parker Michael Wilson Ephesians 1-3 7 Austin McMillen Ephesians 4-6 8 Sr. Saints’ Holiday Luncheon @ noon Sr. Youth PJ Holiday Party @ the Sheffields 5 pm Philippians 1-4 9 Hilda Ratliff Colossians 1-4 10 Wanda Bishop Ladies’ Ornament Swap @ Joyce Burney’s--6 pm 1 Thess. 1-5 11 Michelle Clifton Mikki Gilliland 2 Thess. 1-3 12 Ladies’ fellowship @ 6 pm in mp room 1 Timothy 1-6 13 Jacob Bradley Larry Long 2 Timothy 1-4 14 Titus-Philemon 15 Lynn Sanderson Hebrews 1-5 16 Twinette Wallace Hebrews 6-9 17 Wesley & Raleigh Bass Guys’ Tool Swap @ 6:30 pm in mp room Hebrews 10-11 18 Hebrews 12-13 19 All Youth Christmas Caroling @ 6 pm James 1-5 20 Rommie Dilworth Ian Willis Girls’ Joyful Rebellion @ Beth Reed’s—6 pm 1 Peter 1-5 21 Greg Lyle 2 Peter 1-3 22 Suzanne Long 1 John 1-5 23 2 John-Jude 24 Revelation 1-3 25 Revelation 4-5 26 Revelation 6-7 27 Kyle Smith Hayden Tindall Revelation 8-11 28 Marla Harris Revelation 12-14 29 Ander Bass Youth Led Services Revelation 15-17 30 Asher Bass Shauna McMickin Revelation 18-20 31 Terry Kingsley Robert & Betty Kingsley Revelation 21-22
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading November 27 .....................................1 Corinthians 5-7 November 28 ...................................1 Corinthians 8-11 November 29 .................................1 Corinthians 12-14 November 30 .................................1 Corinthians 15-16 December 1........................................2 Corinthians 1-4 December 2........................................2 Corinthians 5-9 December 3....................................2 Corinthians 10-13 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Addie Hitt (Nov. 27), Amy Hughes (Nov. 28), Eddie Simmons (Nov. 29), Katherine Mansel (Dec. 1), Trish Scribner (Dec. 1), Brenda Beckner (Dec. 3), Laura Bennett (Dec. 3). Anniversaries: Grady & Debbie Vines (Dec. 3). Our Sick Pete Barber continues oxygen due to fluid in his lungs. Diane Dickerson is recuperating from her broken ankle. Glen Coleman, Ashley Davis’ father, will undergo more ear surgery to remove his cancer. His lymph nodes were clear. Gary Geno, Marlon & Gail’s son, continues to recuperate from surgery. On-Going Illnesses Mary Lou Walden, Jean Mounce, Steve Kelly, Frankie Estes, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, Mary Jordan, Bretta Robinson, James Goddard, Bill Goff, Leroy Brown, Jadon Parish, Jerry Smith, Mitch Maclean, Mary Starz, Sheba Tuggers, Ruby Clark, Homer Smith, Don Blackwell, Jill Rice, Ann Letteri Nursing Homes Evelyn Willis, Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris, James Nichols Area Youth Meeting The Area Youth Meeting will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 at West Main beginning at 5 p.m. See Tim Davis if you need a ride. --article continued from page 1-- It is an honor to worship and serve under a group of men dedicated to the Lord and the protection of His kingdom here in Tupelo. The question is, “Are we truly thankful?” God has blessed this congregation, and it is up to us to show our appreciation. May God help us to work together in lifting up the hands of our leadership. May God hear His people continually “GIVING THANKS FOR OUR LEADERSHIP.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to Mark Hitt and Lori Sheffield in the loss of their grandfather, Audie Hitt, on Nov. 23. Visitation will be held at the Antioch Church of Christ on Tues., Nov. 26 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Wed., Nov. 27 at 3 p.m., also at the Antioch church building. Thank You Notes Thanks to our church family for your concern during my hospital stay and recovery. We appreciate so much all the cards, food, phone calls, texts and especially the prayers. We feel fortunate to be a part of a loving church family. Mike & Hilda Ratliff Community Outreach Program The Community Outreach Program would like to invite you to adopt a child in need for the Christmas Holidays. The miniature Christmas trees located in the foyer will have a child listed for you to adopt. Once you have chosen a child, it is IMPERATIVE that you register the child with Lynn Sanderson, Kristie Webb, or Renee Childers. The children are from area schools. Calendar of Dec. Events While the December calendar of birthdays, anniversaries and activities is posted in this week’s bulletin, there are calendars on the table in the foyer that only lists the various activities that will be going on during the month of December. They are printed on green paper and everyone is encouraged to get one and participate in these events. Outreach Item for November: Soap Don’t forget our special service this Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. of Scripture readings, songs, and prayers.
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 a.m. Announcements..............................Dennis Hallmark Bible Reading.....................................Ricky Lindsey Opening Prayer .........................................Tim Davis Lord’s Supper Roger Sanderson & Michael Wilson Serve Congregation, East Side: Will Davis, Jason Dickinson, Joe Minor Serve Congregation, West Side: Chet Wilson, Jacob Kennedy, Hunter Underwood Lead Singing....................................James Simmons Closing Prayer.......................................Harold Roby Ushers ............................Larry Presley & Sam Hood Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer .......................................Jeff Mansel Closing Prayer...................................... Jalon Mansel Lead Singing..............................................Mark Hitt Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Prayer.................................................Ricky Johnson Lead Singing........................................ Greg Hughes Contact William Harris (416-8149) if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters ........................ Dennis & Debbie Hallmark .....................................Mike & Hilda Ratliff Prepare Lord’s Supper—December............. William & Marla Harris Nursery (1st worship).....Beth Reed & McKenna Lindsey (2nd worship)......... Ashley Davis & Missy Nichols Pantry........................................................ Dry beans Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 11-20-19............................................152 Sunday 1st Worship, 11-24-19 .............................176 Sunday Bible Class ..............................................180 Sunday 2nd Worship.............................................167 Contribution (budget $7,900)........................$11,308 The youth of East Main invite our Senior Saints (age 60 and above) To a holiday luncheon prepared in your honor on Sunday, Dec. 8th Immediately following worship services at noon in the multipurpose room. Please sign the list on the bulletin board across from the library if you plan to attend.

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