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  1. 1. 4 Vol. 44 December 23, 2019 Number 50 HAPPY N-E-W YEAR Dan Winkler A new year is just about here with its chance to reflect, resolve and change for the better! We call them “resolutions.” A good friend and his wife recently gave me a copy of H. Jackson Brown, Jr.’s THE COMPLETE LIFE’S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK. It starts off with some excellent ideas for the New Year. 1. Compliment three people every day. 2. Have a dog (Okay, we might not all agree on that one.) 3. Watch a sunrise at least once a year. 4. Remember other people’s birthdays. 5. Over-tip the breakfast waitresses. (That might be a stretch, too.) 6. Have a firm handshake. 7. Look people in the eye. 8. Say “Thank you” a lot. 9. Say “Please” a lot. Could I be bold enough to suggest another resolution? It’s really one for this new year and for every day of every year. N –never E –encourage W–wickedness! That’s a tall order when you consider what the New Testament terms “wicked.” • Causing someone to stumble spiritually (Matt. 13:41,42, 49, 50). • Holding a grudge, refusing to forgive another (Matt. 18:32). • Sexual impurity (1 Corinthians 5:1, 13; 2 Peter 2:7) • Twisting the Bible to say what we want (2 Peter 3:16-17). • An egotistical “my way or the highway” attitude (3 John 10). The Bible teaches us to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3-4). If we never encourage anything that is wicked, it will help make for a better new year, a better you, and a better me. www.ds-churchofchrist.org/2007_bulletins/30_Dec_07.html 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-- birthdays. In ancient Egypt, the birthdays of the Pharaohs were considered as “holy” days, with no work being done (McClintock and Strong 1969, 817). Moreover, as John Lightfoot noted: “The Jewish schools esteem the keeping of birthdays a part of idolatrous worship” (1979, 217). Does this mean that if a man in this era gives his wife a birthday present or if we have a birthday party for a child, we have compromised our faith? Surely no one will so allege. What about the man who takes his wife out for dinner and gives her flowers on Valentine’s Day? Has he yielded to the Romish dogma regarding “Saint Valentine”? When we place flowers on the graves of our loved ones, is this the same as the Hindu practice of putting food on the graves of one’s ancestors? Does having a wedding ceremony in a church building imply that we endorse the Catholic notion that marriage is a “church sacrament”? Surely these queries must be answered negatively. Practices can change with time and mean different things to different people. We must not compromise the truth, but neither are we permitted to make spiritual laws for others. Works Cited Lightfoot, John. 1979. A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica. Vol. 2. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. McClintock, John and James Strong. 1969. Cyclo- pedia of Biblical, Theological, and Eccle- siastical Literature. Vol. 1. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL Youth Caroling ALL the youth of the congregation are invited to meet in the multipurpose room this Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:00 p.m. for supper & then to go Christmas caroling to some of the senior members’ homes. Men’s Tool Swap The men are invited to the multipurpose room this Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a Tool Swap. Please bring a $20 wrapped tool to play “dirty Santa” and your own meat to grill. Sides will be provided. Community Outreach The Community Outreach Program would like to thank the elders and each member of this congregation for the overwhelming support of the KIDS’ CHRISTMAS PROJECT! There were 73 children from area schools and Pinevale serviced through this project. Girls’ Joyful Rebellion The girls’ Joyful Rebellion group are invited to Beth Reed’s home this Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. for a Christmas party. RSVP to Beth ASAP. Please bring a wrapped pair of Christmas socks. John Duke stationed in Long Beach, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Iraq Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea January 2020 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Larry Presley Genesis 1-3 2 Haley Underwood Genesis 4-7 3 Wesley Bass Greg Gholston Genesis 8-11 4 Genesis 12-15 5 Carester Hallmark John Mounce Visitation Team #2 Genesis 16-18 6 Mike Ratliff Genesis 19-20 7 Genesis 21-23 8 Genesis 24-25 9 Malachi Millard Karen Mix Ladies’ fellowship @ 6 pm in mp room Genesis 26-28 10 Barbara Bishop Annie Dilworth Genesis 29-30 11 Callie Bennett Judy Jones Sr. Youth-Hockey game in Birmingham Genesis 31-32 12 Meredith Hitt Area Youth Meeting @ Oak Ridge 5 pm Genesis 33-35 13 Shelby Miller Genesis 36-38 14 Jason Dickinson Genesis 39-41 15 Genesis 42-44 16 Genesis 45-47 17 Genesis 48-50 18 Exodus 1-3 19 Jr. Youth/ES Devo. Visitation Team #3 Nursing Home Singing Exodus 4-6 20 Josh Kennedy Ashton Smith Exodus 7-9 21 Exodus 10-12 22 Sarah Minor James & Joyce Burney Exodus 13-15 23 Bethany Bryan Exodus 16-18 24 Jordan Laney Exodus 19-21 25 Exodus 22-24 26 Ava Bates Bettye Davis Melea Mansel Hunter Underwood Grief Seminar Visitation Team #4 Exodus 25-27 27 Exodus 28-29 28 Stephanie Baldwyn Exodus 30-31 29 Exodus 32-34 30 Karen Bryan Exodus 35-37 31 Exodus 38-40 Grief Seminar Jan. 24-26 Speaker: Ron Williams
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading December 25..........................................Revelation 4-5 December 26..........................................Revelation 6-7 December 27........................................Revelation 8-11 December 28......................................Revelation 12-14 December 29......................................Revelation 15-17 December 30......................................Revelation 18-20 December 31......................................Revelation 21-22 January 1.....................................................Genesis 1-3 January 2.....................................................Genesis 4-7 January 3...................................................Genesis 8-11 January 4.................................................Genesis 12-15 January 5.................................................Genesis 16-18 January 6.................................................Genesis 19-20 January 7.................................................Genesis 21-23 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Kyle Smith (Dec. 27), Hayden Tindall (Dec. 27), Marla Harris (Dec. 28), Ander Bass (Dec. 29), Asher Bass (Dec. 30), Shauna McMickin (Dec. 30), Terry Kingsley (Dec. 31), Larry Presley (Jan. 1), Haley Underwood (Jan. 2), Wesley Bass (Jan. 3), Greg Gholston (Jan. 3), Carester Hallmark (Jan. 5), John Mounce (Jan. 5), Mike Ratliff (Jan. 6). Anniversaries: Kent & Missy Nichols (Dec. 30), Robert & Betty Kingsley (Dec. 31). Our Sick Samantha Oliphant, Barbara Wright’s grand- daughter, fell and broke her back last week. On-Going Illnesses Mary Lou Walden, Pete Barber, 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, Jill Rice, Ann Letteri Nursing Homes Evelyn Willis, Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris, James Nichols Thank You Notes Thank you for all the calls, cards, and food that have been brought by, the special video from Hugh and the carolers, and mostly for your prayers. It is all appreciated so much. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. In Christian love, Mary Lou Walden ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear East Main family, We were humbled by all your expressions of love & concern during the passing of our Daddy Audie. We appreciate all the visits, gifts, cards, calls & texts we received. We are most appreciative of your prayers. We cherish our spiritual family at East Main! God bless you all! Mark Hitt, Lori Sheffield & all the Hitt family Youth Led Services This Sunday, Dec. 29 will be Youth Led Services at our 11:15 a.m. services. Josh Kennedy will be delivering the sermon and other young men in the congregation will directing the singing, praying, Scripture reading and announcements. Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to Nancy Haywood in the loss of her daughter, Bretta Robinson, on Dec. 17. Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Bretta was also the sister of David Ramseyer. Keep them in your prayers. ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Outreach Item for December Deodorant John Duke stationed in Long Beach, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Iraq Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 a.m. Announcements...................................Mike Childers Bible Reading..........................................Tanner Hitt Opening Prayer ..............................Roger Sanderson Lord’s Supper Hugh Scribner & Dale Dulaney Serve Congregation, East Side: Andy Baldwyn, Lee DuBois, Ben DuBois Serve Congregation, West Side: Larry Bates, Jackson Voyles, Casey Gullett Lead Singing....................................James Simmons Closing Prayer...........................................Tim Davis Ushers ..............David Ramseyer & Dillard Scribner Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer ............................ Rommie Dilworth Closing Prayer........................................Mike Ratliff Lead Singing.........................................Wesley Bass Men to Serve Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 a.m. Announcements..................................... Wade Bryan Bible Reading......................................Jake Kennedy Opening Prayer ..................................Hugh Scribner Lord’s Supper Bobby Joe Lindley & Greg Hughes Serve Congregation, East Side: Dale Dulaney, Wesley Bass, Asher Bass Serve Congregation, West Side: Jimmy Spearman, Jacob Bradley, Casey Gullett Lead Singing..............................................Mark Hitt Closing Prayer...................................... Paul Blansett Ushers .............................. Joe Minor & Ben DuBois Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer .........................................Tim Davis Closing Prayer.....................................Scott Childers Lead Singing....................................Michael Wilson Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Prayer....................................................Harold Roby 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)............. Chevela U. & Twinette W. (2nd worship)............................ Alicia & Ashton Smith Pantry..............................................................Cereal No bulletin next week! Two weeks of appointments have been included this week. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Prayer.................................................Mark Gilliland Lead Singing...............................Bobby Joe Lindley Contact Jeff Mansel (871-0357) if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters ......................................Joe & Alicia Smith ..................................Grady & Debbie Vines Prepare Lord’s Supper—January......................Hugh & Rachel Scribner Nursery (1st worship)...............Amy & Katy Beth Voyles (2nd worship).................... Amanda & Lexie Dickinson Pantry............................................... Instant potatoes Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 12-18-19............................................147 Sunday 1st Worship, 12-22-19 .............................217 Sunday Bible Class ..............................................184 Sunday 2nd Worship.............................................178 Contribution (budget $7,900)..........................$9,207

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