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  1. 1. 0………. 4 --article continued from page 1— Are we confident that our light is bright Vol. 46 December 14, 2021 Number 48 THE NIGHT JESUS CAME Author Unknown Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house, not a person was praying, not one in the house... The Bible was left on the shelf without care, for no one thought Jesus soon would be there... The children were dressing to crawl into bed, not once ever kneeling or bowing their head... And Mom in the rocking chair with babe on her lap, was watching the Late Show while I took a nap... When out of the east there arose such a clatter, I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter... Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and lifted the sash... When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Angels proclaiming that Jesus was here... The light of His face made me cover my head, it was Jesus returning just like He'd said... And though I possess worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself... Jesus came with all his saints, Those killed in the womb were not even faint. In the Book of Life which He held in his hand, was written the name of every saved man... He spoke not a word as he searched for my name, when He said "it's not here," my head hung in shame... The people whose names had been written with love, He gathered to take to his Father above... With those who were ready there arose a great shout, for all the rest it was such a big route... I fell to my knees but it was too late, I'd waited too long and thus sealed my fate... I stood and I cried as they went to the right, For those on the left it was an eternal night... Fear and fire and wail! Oh that I had been spared such a gale! In the words of this poem the meaning is clear the coming of Jesus is now drawing near... There's only one life and when comes the last call, We'll find out that the Bible was true after all... --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 class..................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— “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;” (2 Peter 3:10-15). Author well known! ~~~~~~~~~ Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to Dennis Hallmark & Diane Dickerson in the loss of their father, Carester Hallmark, late Monday, Dec. 13. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at this writing. Also, our condolences to the family of Rhonda Kelly who passed unexpectedly in her sleep Monday, Dec. 13. Arrangements were also incomplete at this writing. Please keep these families in your prayers. Christmas Card Envelopes & Bulletin Board The Christmas card envelopes are on the bulletin board across from the library. There are some of our number who are shut-in or remain home due to Covid concerns, and do not have an envelope on the board. We ask that you mail those, please, or leave them in the office and Renee will see that they get them. Thanks. Also, Cassie Blackwelder is planning to do a bulletin board on the east hallway of all our Christmas cards. Please be sure to give her one also! Men’s Tool Swap All the men of the congregation are invited to a tool swap and chili supper on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 pm in the multipurpose room. Please sign the list posted in the foyer under the TV screen if you plan to attend so we can get a count of how many to prepare for. Brain Freeze Don’t forget that Brain Freeze will be held this Wednesday, Dec. 8 following Bible class in the multipurpose room. Everyone is invited!
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading December 15.........................................Hebrews 1-5 December 16.........................................Hebrews 6-9 December 17.....................................Hebrews 10-11 December 18.....................................Hebrews 12-13 December 19............................................. James 1-5 December 20............................................1 Peter 1-5 December 21............................................2 Peter 1-3 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Lynn Sanderson (Dec. 15), Twinette Wallace (Dec. 16), Rommie Dilworth (Dec. 20), Ian Willis (Dec. 20), Greg Lyle (Dec. 21). Anniversaries: Wesley & Raleigh Bass (Dec. 17). Our Sick Jason Dickinson is home recuperating from elbow surgery. Wade Bryan is home with the flu. Patricia Dillingham, Mary Ann Wallace’s cousin’s wife, went home from NMMC. She is on infusions at home to battle her infection. Barry Kennedy’s father, Larry, and Wade Bryan’s mother, Linda, are feeling better. Lee DuBois’ mother, Janet, is at the Courtyards in Fulton. On-Going Illnesses Mary Lou Walden, Evelyn Thompson, Annie Martin, Steve Kelly, Bettye Davis, Frankie Estes, Shirley Lyons, Barbara Bishop, Caroline Willis, Carol Hood, Bill Goff, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, Mitch Maclean, Sheba Tuggers, Stella Pittman, Glenda Barnette, Michelle Bellew, Larry Kennedy, Brian Carver, Marvin Chamblee, Brent Norris Nursing Homes Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Bob McClure EMYG News Hello church family, Don’t forget that tonight is the ladies’ ornament swap, Bible class tomorrow, the men’s tool swap Thursday, and TGIF Friday beginning at 9:00pm. (Kids, bring a $10 dirty Santa gift). In the year 2000, a Christmas song was released entitled Christmas Shoes. It’s a sad song, but also serves as a good reminder of a couple of things. First off, there are those around us who need us to help them. The song is written from the perspective of standing behind watching this young kid trying to buy their mom Christmas Shoes before she dies. This young kid wouldn’t have been able to make that purchase if it hadn’t been for the person standing behind him. There are people in the world who sometimes need to rely on the generosity and goodness of others. Yes, Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, but every day we need to develop an eye to see opportunities to do and be that person ready to help those in need (Luke 10:25-37). Secondly, this song coveys the importance of giving God our very best. This son wanted his mom to look beautiful for when she would meet Jesus. It’s easy day after day to get in a habit of doing mediocre work. Colossians 3:23, Paul days, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Our work, our words, our interactions with people need to be our very best. Why? Because we must do all things correctly because God is our audience. And when we don’t, we must ask God to forgive us. From this moment on, let us do good to all, especially those in the household of faith, and let us do our very best to present ourselves as being the very best we can be to God. During this holiday season, safe travels and God bless.
  4. 4. Monday, Dec. 13 @ 6 pm in the multipurpose room. Please bring a finger food & a wrapped ornament! Men to Serve Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 a.m. Announcements...........................Bobby Joe Lindley Bible Reading.......................................Britton Smith Opening Prayer ..............................Dennis Hallmark Lord’s Supper Michael Wilson Lead Singing.......................................... Nic Nichols Closing Prayer................................... Terry Kingsley Ushers ..............................Will Davis & Lee DuBois Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday 11:15 a.m. service Opening Prayer .........................................Tim Davis Closing Prayer...............................Alex Blackwelder Lead Singing......................................Hugh Scribner Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Opening Prayer ...........................Bobby Joe Lindley Lead Singing....................................Michael Wilson The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Contact Michael Wilson (891-0891) if unable to serve. Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 12-8-21 .................................................... 124 Sunday 1st Worship, 12-12-21 .................................. 180* Sunday Bible Class..................................................... 188 Sunday 2nd Worship.................................................... 157 Contribution (budget $7,900) ................................ $6,799 *This does not include the livestreamed views. Pantry item........................................... Peanut butter

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