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  1. 1. 4 Hugh Vol. 42 October 3, 2017 Number 38 Sunshine and Showers Jesus said that His father “makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). God’s blessings are so abundant that it is sometimes easy for us to take some of them for granted. The blessings of sunshine and rain just keep coming and we continue to enjoy them. To whom do they come? Are God’s sunshine and rain only for good people? Our Lord said that the loving Father does not discriminate. Sunshine and showers are generously given by our heavenly Father to all mankind, both good and evil. So we should never allow ourselves to be misled into thinking that the reception of these enjoyable blessings from God shows His approval of our lives. What should a person do who knows his or her life is not pleasing to God, even though His great blessings such as sunshine and showers continue? The Bible says that the goodness of God ought to lead one to repentance (Romans 2:4). Sunshine and showers are some of God’s good gifts from above. Spiritual blessings offered to Christ’s followers are even far greater! --Robert Kingsley ELDERS Mike Childers..............397-6453 Dennis Hallmark .........255-5557 Mike Ratliff.................840-2206 DEACONS Wade Bryan.................419-5552 William Harris.............416-8149 Mark Hitt.....................322-0917 Bobby Lindley.............869-0546 Ricky Lindsey .............844-9944 Jeff Mansel..................871-0357 Harold Roby................844-5431 Joe Smith.....................397-4524 Jimmy Spearman.........840-8957 Michael Wilson ...........891-0891 PREACHER .....................................840-5804 SECRETARY Renee Childers Office...........................842-6116 Fax...............................842-7091 E-MAIL churchofchr27789@bellsouth.net WEB PAGE eastmaincoc.com SUNDAY SERVICES Bible Classes............... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...... 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship.........5:00 p.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. With His Last Breath Darren Holt was the preacher for the Figueroa Church of Christ in Los Angeles, CA. On Sunday, October 25, 2015, he drew his last breath. It seemed to be just like any other Sunday and any other sermon. As he came to the end of his lesson, he stepped down from the podium and told the congregation he needed to sit down. While resting on the front pew, and in his final breaths, he uttered the words, “If you are not a Christian, say yes to Him. You’ve heard the Word. Believe it. Repent of your sins, confess Christ, be baptized.” After these incredible words, Darren Holt became unresponsive. Several members with medical training administered CPR until the paramedics arrived and rushed him to the hospital. Sadly, all efforts were unsuccessful. He passed away a short time later at the hospital. He had drawn his last breath, uttered his last words, and taken his last action. Every breath we take brings us closer to our last. We do not know when our final life-sustaining draw will be. While we should not live in a panic, we need to live with a sense of urgency. We do not know what our lives will be like tomorrow, or even if we will have a tomorrow (James 4:14). Like the rich farmer, tonight could be when we leave this world (Luke 12:26-21). Darren Holt used his final words to tell people what they needed to do to be saved. As we near our end, let’s leave no unfinished business. If life ended today, what would we regret? Who would we wish we had tried to reach with the gospel? What sins would we wish were forgiven? What relationships would we wish we had tried to mend? What apologies would we wish we had made? What words of love would we wish we had expressed? Possibly thinking about such things, David wrote these humbling words: “Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You; certainly every man at his best state is but vapor” (Psalm 39:4-5). Let’s seize the moment. Let’s fix what needs fixing. Let’s use every breath we take today for good and for God. –Brent Petrillo (Denver, CO) Via House to House: Heart to Heart (Vol. 22, No. 3) Area Youth Meeting The Area Wide Youth Meeting will be held this Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. here at East Main. Michael Bates will be our guest speaker. We need the help of the congregation to provide can drinks and hand- held desserts for part of our refreshments afterwards. A sign-up sheet is posted beside the tract rack in the foyer. Please help if you can as we will have lots of area youth visiting with us. ALSO, due to East Main hosting the youth meeting this Sunday, we will have our Sunday evening services at 6:30 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m. Sr. Adult Fellowship The Senior Adult Fellowship will be held this Friday, Oct. 6, at the Ecru Fish & Steak House beginning at 6:00 p.m. The bus will leave the building at 5:30 p.m. Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Hilda Roberts, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris, Nancy Haywood, Mayola Wilson Our Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to Danny Wright in the loss of his mother, Sarah, on Oct. 2. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be held at Houston Funeral Home in Houston, MS. John Duke is stationed in Long Beach, MS. Caleb Williams is stationed Jacksonville, NC. Matt Duke is stationed at Ft. Carson, CO. Ashley Snyder, Pat Putt’s granddaughter, is serving a tour of duty in Kosovo. Josh Terrell’s National Guard Unit is stationed in the Virgin Islands helping with disaster relief.
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading October 4................................... Matthew 25-Mark 2 October 5.....................................................Mark 3-9 October 6.................................................Mark 10-16 October 7.....................................................Luke 1-6 October 8...................................................Luke 7-11 October 9.................................................Luke 12-18 October 10...............................................Luke 19-24 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Glenda Barnette (Oct. 5), Sandra Simmons (Oct. 6), Ken Pearson (Oct. 9). Anniversaries: Carester & Charlie Ruth Hallmark (Oct. 10), Jon & Ainsley Millard (Oct. 10). Our Sick Pete Barber and Lee DuBois continue their cancer treatments. Karen Bryan’s surgery has been postponed until October 16. She’s been sick and is just not strong enough to undergo surgery this week. Malachi Millard will have his tonsils taken out and tubes put in his ears on Oct. 10. Eric Barnette is having some heart problems. Glenda Barnette’s nephew, little Jadon Parish, will see a specialist in Boston on Oct. 10 about his Crohn’s Disease. Mitch MacLean, Billie McNutt’s brother’s grandson, continues at LeBonheur. Nancy Hay- wood’s daughter, Bretta Robinson, is recuperating from gall bladder surgery. Gordon Andrews and Courtney Vines are home sick. On-Going Illnesses Laverne Raper, Frankie Estes, Evelyn Thompson, Adam McCurley, Anna Hall, Mary Jordan, Phoenix Dulaney, Donny Dulaney, Scotty Senter, James Goddard, Sheba Tuggards, Ray Scribner, Carester & Charlie Ruth Hallmark, Tommy Goff, Bill Goff, Woodson Wilson, Mickey Bailey, Tonya McClendon, Murrell Van Buskirk, Wes Simineau Home Devotional In what chapter of the Bible do you find? Enoch and Methuselah...............................Genesis 5 The tower of Babel...................................Genesis 11 The ten plagues ..................................... Exodus 7-12 Hannah .....................................................1 Samuel 1 Birth of Jesus.................................................. Luke 2 List the divisions of the New Testament: Gospels History Letters Prophecy List the 8 writers of the New Testament: Matthew Mark Luke John Peter Paul Jude James Memory Verse: Why do I need Jesus? Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Put the following Bible characters in chronological order: Moses Abraham Noah Benjamin Joshua Can you tell a Bible story from the following picture?
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 a.m. Announcements................................Michael Wilson Bible Reading..............................Hunter Underwood Opening Prayer ............................ Rommie Dilworth Lord’s Supper Mark Hitt & Tanner Hitt Serve Congregation, East Side: Grady Vines, Sam Hood, Marlon Geno Serve Congregation, West Side: Chase Stanford, David Bates, Rodney Voyles Lead Singing....................................James Simmons Closing Prayer...........................................Tim Davis Ushers ............. David Ramseyer & Jason Dickinson Sunday Night Opening Prayer ............................... Robert Kingsley Closing Prayer................................... Russell Deaton Lead Singing...............................Bobby Joe Lindley Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Prayer .......................................................Will Davis Lead Singing.........................................Wesley Bass Contact Ricky Lindsey if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters .......................Michael & Christine Wilson ....................................Marlon & Gail Geno Prepare Lord’s Supper—October .....................Hugh & Rachel Scribner Nursery.............Diane Dickerson & Carmen Perkins Pantry.................................................... Canned fruit Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 9-27-17..............................................148 Sunday Classes, 10-1-17......................................147 Sunday A.M. Worship .........................................199 Sunday P.M. Worship..........................................126 Contribution (budget $7,900)..........................$8,073

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