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East main informer, 6 23-20

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East main informer, 6 23-20

  1. 1. 4 Vol. 45 June 23, 2020 Number 25 WAKE UP, SOMEONE NEEDS HELP Barry Kennedy Ever have one of those days where you feel as if you are in a fog? It is almost as if you never really awakened from the last night’s sleep. Feeling this way can cause one to be somewhat oblivious to his surroundings. Sometimes we need someone to say, “WAKE UP!” What exactly do we mean when we say wake up? Wake up is often used to try and get someone to awake from sleep, but this phrase is also used to tell someone to pay attention. For example, one’s child is walking around not paying attention to his surroundings and did not notice that a car is coming toward him. The parent frantically screams, “Watch out!” After they calm down, the conversation turns to a reprimand, in which the parent says, “You need to wake up!” The meaning of this statement is that the child needs to pay attention to what is going on around him. Could it be the case that we are oblivious to some very important surroundings? Is it possible that we fail to see that there are people all around us who are in need of help? Could it be that someone needs to tell us, “WAKE UP, SOMEONE NEEDS HELP?” Though many people need help, it can be somewhat difficult to find them. That may sound strange but think of how people do not want to seem needy. Pride could be the root cause of this problem. One must consider however, the fact that “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18). Pride can cause a person to say, “I cannot ask for help, they might think. . ..” The end result is destruction for the one too proud to admit weakness. Just think about how many falls could have been avoided if people were willing to ask for help? The fact that some people will not ask for help has too often become an excuse for others to not try to help. Let’s face it, helping others is not an easy thing to do, but then again, no one ever said that it would be easy. Things that are difficult require effort and commitment. The rewards are often overshadowed by the work. Take, for example exercise. Physical exercise is not most American’s (including this author’s) idea of easy. No one denies the value that there is in bodily exercise, but the fact still remains that if it were easy then almost everyone would be exercising. Helping others can be viewed in a very similar way. No one denies the blessings or benefits there are in helping others, but the fact still remains that it is hard. Sometimes we start thinking, “If I help them, will they expect more?” or “If I help them, then they may think that I am acting as if I am better than they are.” Satan loves it when we talk ourselves out of doing what we know is right (Genesis 3). On that note God’s word says, “As we therefore have opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). The greatest command states that we are to “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37). Jesus went on to explain that the “second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” --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 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— (Matthew 22:39). If we are to keep the greatest commands, we must start looking out for one another, as we would look out for ourselves. “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:1, 2). If this is not a command to help one another, then there are no commands in the Bible. Paul wrote that helping others involves considering ourselves in the process. One might ask, “How is that possible?” Are we to assume that helping others is to be a selfish act? Of course not! The point Paul was making is that we too may find ourselves one day in need of another person’s help. We all make mistakes, or sin, and need the help of Christ to be forgiven, but there are many sins that require forgiveness from one another as well (Matthew 18:15-17). Look at our surroundings for those whom we may be able to help. This would mean looking for opportunities to do physical chores for those who are unable; taking time to talk with, or listen to, those who are hurting on the inside, even though they may be smiling on the outside; and most importantly, looking for an opportunity to bring a lost soul to Christ. The bottom line is that as Christians we need to: “WAKE UP, SOMEONE NEEDS HELP.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Baptism We are happy to announce the baptism of Jake Donald on Wednesday, June 17. Jake is the son of Tony & Dundee Donald. We are so proud of Jake in his decision to put Christ on in baptism and wish him a long fruitful life in His service. Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to Mary Lou Walden in the loss of her nephew, Clovis Burch, on June 18. Funeral services were held June 23 in Shreveport, LA. Also, we extend condolences to Marla Laney in the loss of her cousin, Frank Tucker, on June 20. Funeral services were held June 21 in Fulton. Outward Youth Camp Joshua Kennedy has started “Outward Online.” Search Outward Youth Camp on YouTube then subscribe. There is a lesson each week with a different speaker on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Maywood Christian Camp East Main’s week at Maywood Christian Camp scheduled July 12-18 is still on for now! However, they will NOT be able to fill cabins to capacity and some other things will be changed due to the virus. If you plan to go and have NOT registered yet, you need to register ASAP. Also, if you have registered but do not feel safe attending, that is also fine. Go to maywoodchristiancamp.com for more information. Life has but two ends, birth and death; one end has been used. Take care of the other end. John Duke stationed in Gulfport, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Iraq Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea John Millard stationed in Afghanistan Ty Nichols stationed in Germany
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading June 24 .............................................Psalms 110-115 June 25 .............................................Psalms 116-118 June 26 .................................................... Psalms 119 June 27 .............................................Psalms 120-130 June 28 .............................................Psalms 131-138 June 29 .............................................Psalms 139-144 June 30 .............................................Psalms 145-150 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Sharon Clemmer (June 24), Clinton Kingsley (June 26), Hollie Bowlin (June 27), Carol Cross (June 28), Lisa Lindsey (June 28), Joe Paul Perkins (June 30). Anniversaries: Will & Ashley Davis (June 25) Our Sick Pete Barber continues home hospice. Linda Hand underwent hip surgery Monday and had a pacemaker put in Tuesday. She is doing well. Crafton Laney has a detached retina and will undergo surgery Wednesday. Gail Geno is having a lot of back pain. Bettye Davis’ Meniere’s is improving. Katie Bates’ grandmother, Margaret Miller, is in the NMMC, not doing well. On-Going Illnesses Jean Mounce, Mary Lou Walden, Steve Kelly, Frankie Estes, Jennie Cox, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, Mary Jordan, James Goddard, Bill Goff, Leroy Brown, Jadon Parish, Jerry Smith, Mitch Maclean, Mary Starz, Sheba Tuggers, Homer Smith, Jill Rice, Ann Letteri, Shirley Roberts, Merlene Johnson Nursing Homes Evelyn Willis, Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Veona Harris Home Devotional In what chapter of the Bible do you find? Ten Commandments.................................Exodus 20 David fights Goliath...............................1 Samuel 17 Sermon on the Mount............................Matthew 5-7 Model prayer............................................ Matthew 6 Death of John the Baptist....................... Matthew 14 List the twelve sons of Jacob: Jacob’s sons by Leah: Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun Jacob’s sons by Rachael: Joseph Benjamin Jacob’s sons by Leah’s handmaid Zilpah: Gad Asher Jacob’s sons by Rachael’s handmaid Bilhah: Dan Naphtali Put the following Bible characters in chronological order: ➢ Noah ➢ Daniel ➢ Moses ➢ Benjamin Can you tell a Bible story from the following picture? Outreach Item for June Glass cleaner
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, June 28, 2020 a.m. Announcements...................................Mike Childers Bible Reading..........................................Tanner Hitt Opening Prayer ..................................... Wade Bryan Lord’s Supper Alex Blackwelder Lead Singing......................................Donny McKay Closing Prayer................................Jimmy Spearman Ushers .....................Ricky Lindsey & Dale Dulaney Contact the church office (842-6116) if unable to serve. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Adult class.......... Barry Kennedy (Facebook/YouTube) College class ..Roger Sanderson/Tim Davis (Facebook) Young married class............................ Mark Hitt (Zoom) The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 6-17-20.............................................N/A Sunday 1st Worship, 6-21-20 .................................28 Sunday Bible Class .............................................N/A Sunday 2nd Worship...........................................152* Contribution (budget $7,900)........................$10,796 *This does not include the livestreamed views. Mark Your Calendars!!! Maywood Christian Camp – July 12th-18th Personal Evangelism Workshop – August 28th-29th Gospel Meeting – September 13th-16th Fall Family Retreat – November 13th-14th Services will be livestreamed this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. if you do not feel safe attending the service in person.

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