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  1. 1. 0………. 4 --article continued from page 1— Are we confident that our light is bright Vol. 47 May 3, 2022 Number 18 GOD’S GIFT TO CHILDREN IS MOM Barry Kennedy “And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20). God’s creation account in Genesis chapters one and two explain to man his point of origin. God has not left His creation without revealing everything we need (2 Peter 1:3). In fact, God wants His people to be informed about a great many things. Sometimes man fails to see the blessings God has put before His creation. One of those great blessings is the gift of family. Most people might find this a bit confusing. Could it be possible that some people might not see the family as a gift? The classic statement, “You don’t know what you have until it is gone” answers that question. That being said, and Mother’s Day being Sunday, let’s consider God’s gift to children: Mom. Most people always hold that “special” place in their hearts for the person called Mom. And rightfully so because she is the one that they could always trust to be there. Just think, when he crashed his bicycle, she was there to bandage the scratches on his knees and elbows. When that project had to be completed for school, she sat up with them to help them finish it. When Mom clearly needed rest, she kept going to make sure everyone else had what they needed or wanted. She is the one who took the left-over pieces to let the children have their pick. She was the last one to get to eat, because she was doing the cooking. She was the last one to relax, because she was doing the cleaning, and the list goes on and on. Sadly, some fail to see the great sacrifices mothers make until it is too late. It would befit the child of God to take time to consider some of the mothers mentioned in God’s Word. Take Sarah, the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac as an example. Here is a woman who, without doubt sacrificed a lot for her family. This is seen in the fact that she had to abandon all her comforts of home to sojourn a strange land (Genesis 11, 12). She was asked to deceive foreign kings concerning her relationship with her husband (Genesis 12:13; 20:2). She understood that God expected a child from her husband, yet she could not bear. Note: the inability to bear children for her must have been a great heaviness even before God made a covenant with Abraham. The stress of this was so difficult that she even encouraged her husband to take her handmaid as another wife (Genesis 16). Then when God let her know that she would finally have a child she is ninety years old (Genesis18:12). If all that were not enough, imagine --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-- (because the Bible does not record it) what she endured having to discuss with Abraham the fact that he went to sacrifice Isaac her son. Through all this Peter would later record how that she is to be a role model for women. “For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose children ye now are, if ye do well, and are not put in fear by any terror” (1 Peter 3:5, 6). Though God made outward beauty, it is the inner beauty that is the gift of real value (1Peter 3:1- 4). What strength Sarah must have brought to Abraham and Isaac. Abraham goes down in history as the father of many nations, but right there by his side was the mother of many nations. Isaac would later bring his new bride Rebekah into his mother’s tent and there he would find comfort (Genesis 24:67). Sarah’s tent was a special place of her own; therefore, Rebekah entering Sarah’s tent was a symbol of final acceptance. “Sarah's tent: Sarah, being dead, her tent, which, according to the custom of the east, was distinct from that of Abraham, became now appropriated to the use of Rebekah.”1 The strength of confidence is given to those children who understand and appreciate the true gift of God that we call Mother. To all of those who are diligently working to be the mothers that God would have them to be, may God bless and keep you, for you are truly a Gift of great value. To all of us who have been blessed with this kind of mother, may we never forget to thank them for all that they do and have done. Finally, may we never forget to thank God from whom all blessings flow (James 1:17), including “Mom: God’s Gift to Children.” 1 Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge: notes on Genesis 24:67 ~~~~~~~~~ Congratulations Congratulations to Brittney Kennedy and Sam Quirk who were united in marriage on April 30 in Killen, AL. After a honeymoon trip, the couple will reside in Tennessee. Tuesday Mornings with the Master Don’t forget Tuesday Mornings with the Master every Tuesday in the multipurpose room from 10- 11 am. Anyone who can come is welcomed. Congregational Singing The Mayfield congregation in Saltillo will host a Congregational Singing this Saturday, May 7 beginning at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited! High School Graduates Honored We will honor our high school graduates on Sunday, May 15 after services in the multipurpose room with a potluck meal. This year’s high school graduates are Cooper Blansett, Ben DuBois, Kaley Gholston, Lauren Long, Eli Rushing, Haley Underwood, and Aaron Willis. Please plan to stay, bring food, and congratulate these youth in this milestone. New Movers’ Baskets This month’s new movers’ baskets are in the foyer. Please take one to deliver if you can. This is a great way to introduce those who have moved into the community to the East Main family.
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading May 4 ...........................................................Ezra 7-8 May 5 .........................................................Ezra 9-10 May 6 ..................................................Nehemiah 1-2 May 7 ..................................................Nehemiah 3-4 May 8 ..................................................Nehemiah 5-6 May 9 .....................................................Nehemiah 7 May 10 .................................................. Nehemiah 8 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Debbie Vines (May 6), Jake Donald (May 10), Barbara Wright (May 10). Anniversaries: Heath & Christina Lindley (May 5), LuAnne & Paul Funderburk (May 8). Our Sick Penny Lane Geno, Marlon & Gail’s great granddaughter, is in LeBonheur in Memphis following surgery. Sarah Smith’s sister, Nancy McGee, is in the hospital in Murfreesboro following a stroke. Brian Carver is home from the hospital in SC. Eric Baker, a relative of Katherine Mansel & friend of Andy Baldwyn, will begin chemo & radiation in a few weeks. He had a brain tumor removed recently. Lexie Dickinson is home with strep and shingles. Perry Hand is home with a respiratory infection. Kyle Smith’s dad is on home hospice. On-Going Illnesses Mary Lou Walden, Evelyn Thompson, Annie Martin, Bettye Davis, Steve Kelly, Barbara Bishop, Bob Smith, Doug Wallace, Frankie Estes, Shirley Lyons, Stella Pittmans, Caroline Willis, Carol Hood, Bill Goff, Adam McCurley, Sheba Tuggers, Brian Carver, Lacy Plaxico, Roy & Daisy King, Michelle Maclean, Freida Gardner, Linda Butler, Pam Gassaway, Donny Dulaney, Ricky Britt, Larry Kennedy Nursing Homes Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Bob McClure EMYG News
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, May 8, 2022 a.m. Announcements..................................... Wade Bryan Bible Reading.........................................Ben DuBois Opening Prayer ...................................Mike Childers Lord’s Supper Wesley Bass Lead Singing..............................................Mark Hitt Closing Prayer...............................Alex Blackwelder Ushers ..................Roger Sanderson & Jalon Mansel Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday 11:15 a.m. service Opening Prayer .........................................Tim Davis Closing Prayer..........................................Will Davis Lead Singing...............................Bobby Joe Lindley Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Opening Prayer ...........................Bobby Joe Lindley Lead Singing.................................Alex Blackwelder The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Contact Jeff Mansel (871-0357) if unable to serve. Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 4-27-22 .................................................... 161 Sunday 1st Worship, 5-1-22 ...................................... 153* Sunday Bible Class..................................................... 150 Sunday 2nd Worship.................................................... 128 Contribution (budget $7,900) ................................ $8,674 *This does not include the livestreamed views. Pantry item........................................... Peanut butter Our Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 12th -15th from 6:30-8:00 pm! Classes for all ages including adults!

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