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  1. 1. 4 Vol. 46 August 24, 2021 Number 32 HOW BRIGHT IS YOUR LIGHT? Barry Kennedy Many people have a fascination with lighthouses. That is easily proven by going to almost any home décor store. It will not take one long to find either a figurine, painting, or such depicting the mighty lighthouse. Lighthouses are far more than just a decorative fixture to be set upon some coastline. For centuries lighthouses have helped direct sailors safely to the shore. I personally love the lure of lighthouses. Their beauty coupled with their usefulness, in my humble opinion, is a wonder to behold. Consider some historical facts concerning lighthouses: The design of the lighthouse light as we know it today, originated at the beginning of the 18th Century. The French inventor Augustin Fresnel had correctly deduced that light was pure energy that traveled in waves, and he then spent his life developing lenses and reflectors that could capture and concentrate light. The first lighthouse optics that he designed combined highly polished prisms with an array of lenses that captured light and concentrated it back into a main beam. The design was concentric in arrangement, funneling the light into a beam that was many times brighter than its source. This light could be seen for more than 20 miles. Fresnel’s design of concentric glass rings to concentrate light is still used today in the production of automobile headlights, traffic signals and projectors. Many of today’s lighthouses have a system of rotating lenses, and the newer ones flash off and on as a way of conserving energy. https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/lighthouse.html Clearly, a lighthouse would be of very little benefit to any sailor if its beam could scarcely be seen. In like manor, God expects His children to be lighthouses, directing souls to the shores of salvation. Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16). --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— Are we confident that our light is bright enough to bring lost souls to salvation’s shore? The only way to truly answer such a question is to know what it means to let our light shine. Surely, no one would think this means that we are to get a flashlight, candle, or a lantern of some sort and guide people around at night. No, Jesus was speaking of our spiritual lights. Spiritual light has to do with living one’s life following the example of Jesus. “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” (1 Peter 2:21). Many people are professing that they know Jesus and that they are following Him, but sadly their lives seldom correspond with the true Jesus of the Bible. Many see Jesus as one who just overlooks sin, loves so much that He would never punish anyone, etc. Have they ever read John 2:15? It is impossible to know the God of the Bible, Jesus of the Bible, the Holy Spirit of the Bible, or how to be the light of the world without His Bible (Psalm 119:105). Souls are drifting to and frow, lost on the sea of life, and swiftly heading toward the rocky shore called judgment. God’s light is bright enough to direct us safely to that Heavenly shore. If you are following that light, how bright is it being reflected by you? How bright is your light? The world desperately needs us. To God be the glory! ~~~~~~~~~ New Movers’ Baskets This month’s New Movers’ Baskets are on the table in the foyer. Please take a name, a basket to deliver, and an instruction sheet. This is a wonderful way to invite newcomers in the community to East Main. There are only 4 baskets left. Thanks to everyone for their help. Wedding Clayton Long & Savanna Bell’s wedding ceremony scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 28 has been canceled due to Savanna’s parents, David and April Bell, testing positive for the Coronavirus. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank You Note Words cannot express how much the calls, texts, cards, plant, drives to Florence, but especially the prayers, meant to me and my family. It has been overwhelming! What a wonderful family to be a part of here at East Main. Please continue to keep us, especially my dad, in your prayers. Missy Nichols & The Clara McClure family Widowhood Workshop The New Albany congregation is hosting a Widowhood Workshop this Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 28-29, at the church building. Dean Miller will be the speaker. Session times are 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. A flyer is posted on the bulletin board across from the library. A House Is Not a Home A house is not a home; it is many things. It is a kitchen stove on which a kettle sings. It is a table set with care and loving thought Where conversations dear and fellowships are wrought. It is a well-worn chair beneath shaded light Or perhaps a cherished book by a log fire at night. It is a quiet place for prayer or for rest, Or just to be alone when aloneness is best. A home is not a house, but it is several things Within high walls of love where contentment clings. —Anonymous By House to House Heart to Heart, Archive 3548
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading August 25............................................ Ezekiel 37-39 August 26............................................ Ezekiel 40-43 August 27............................................ Ezekiel 44-48 August 28..................................................Daniel 1-3 August 29..................................................Daniel 4-6 August 30..................................................Daniel 7-9 August 31..............................................Daniel 10-12 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Adaline Bates (Aug. 26), Easton DuBois (Aug. 27), Connie Kingsley (Aug. 27), J. J. Reed (Aug. 27). Anniversaries: Terry & Sherry Kingsley (Aug. 31). Our Sick James Simmons continues in room 384 at NMMC. He is feeling better and will be moved to The Meadows one day this week for therapy. Lee DuBois is recuperating from foot surgery. Debbie Hallmark is home having a lot of pain in her hip. Star Ray is recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Maggie Simineau is home with a broken arm. Karen Bryan’s cousin, April Pounders, is recovering from breast cancer surgery. Roger Sanderson’s nephew’s wife’s mother, Michelle Bellew, is very sick with Covid in the Oxford hospital. On-Going Illnesses Mary Lou Walden, Evelyn Thompson, Steve Kelly, Bettye Davis, Frankie Estes, Shirley Lyons, Caroline Willis, Carol Hood, Bill Goff, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, James Goddard, Mitch Maclean, Mary Starz, Sheba Tuggers, Randy Pearce, Steve Higginbotham, Shauna McMickin, Stella Pittman, Olivia Pounders Nursing Homes Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Bob McClure, Brenda Dawson EMYG News Hello! I hope you’re doing well. Don’t forget that the deadline to sign up and pay for TOP GOLF in Birmingham is TOMORROW. $40 per person. Meet at the building a little before 11:00am to ride the bus. We also have Brain Freeze after Wednesday Bible class. If you haven’t already, be sure to take the online survey on our East Main’s Facebook page and let me get some feedback. Have you ever pocket dialed someone and didn’t know it? A friend recently did this to me and for five minutes, I listened to their conversation with their fiancé. My friend has no idea that I heard what was being said. My guess would be that if my friend knew he was being recorded, and I would be listening, he would not have had that conversation with his fiancé. When you think about the presence of God, what comes to mind? We believe that God is everywhere and yet His Spirit indwells within us. Both would be fair statements to believe. In the Old Testament, people believed that deity only dwelt in only one place. Before we say that that belief is odd, I want to challenge our thinking on that. In our relationship with God, do we sometimes fail to remember that Jesus hears all, sees all, and knows all? What would our lives look like if we were more conscious that God is everywhere, hears all, and sees all? The apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.” It is so important that we make our minds and hearts aware that what we do and say is being recorded. And each of us will be judged on those acts, good or bad. I challenge us to realign our priorities that way that on THAT final day, we can come before the presence of God with confidence. Remember, God loves you and so do I. Alex
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 a.m. Announcements...................................Mike Childers Bible Reading...................................... Dale Dulaney Opening Prayer ....................................... Perry Hand Lord’s Supper Tim Davis Lead Singing....................................Eddie Simmons Closing Prayer.....................................Jake Kennedy Ushers ...............................Rick Lindsey & Ian Reed Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday 11:15 a.m. service Opening Prayer .......................................Jeff Mansel Closing Prayer............................................Mark Hitt Lead Singing.................................Alex Blackwelder Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Opening Prayer ......................................Mike Ratliff Lead Singing.................................Alex Blackwelder The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Contact the Wade Bryan (419-5552) if unable to serve. Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 8-18-21 .................................................... 118 Sunday 1st Worship, 8-22-21 .................................... 162* Sunday Bible Class..................................................... 162 Sunday 2nd Worship.................................................... 139 Contribution (budget $7,900) ................................ $7,354 *This does not include the livestreamed views. Pantry item........................................... Peanut butter Our Gospel Meeting scheduled Aug. 29th -Sept. 1st with Neal Pollard has been postponed.

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