T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                   Au g 19, 2 0 0 9

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T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                            Au g 19, 2 0 0 9

T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                   Au g 19, 2 0...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                            Au g 19, 2 0 0 9

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  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Au g 19, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Charlie Jackson Returns Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. — Parenting — Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 doubtlessly find the things Charlie mht_church@comcast.net will talk about invaluable, too. www.mhtcoc.org So mark your calendars for October 17 and 18, make Elder’s Link: August plans to attend, and invite your Duane Coss – 424-9152 neighbors soon (so they can talk it drcoss@myfairpoint.net over and make their plans to Barry Fogal – 487-2387 come). We’ll be advertising it in bfogal@comcast.net In addition to all the great the community, too, in many of If you have any concerns that the things that are currently lined up the usual ways, including Give elders should be aware of, or need for the this fall for our spiritual Away Day. to speak to with them, please contact Duane or Barry this month. encouragement (retreats, etc.), here’s something you won’t want Apart from this, however, are you planning to come to the Our Worship Services to miss. Charlie Jackson will be coming back to Manchester for congregational retreat? If not, Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 another seminar — this one will reconsider. It’s always a Bible Class: 10:00 be on the subject of parenting. wonderfully relaxing time to Sunday PM: 6:00 enjoy one another’s company, Small Groups: Whether you are currently refocus on family and spiritual West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at single, a newly married couple, an matters, and enjoy the simple Doug Paul’s expectant couple, an already full things again. There are Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at Stuart Peacock’s family, parents of teens, parents of registration forms in the foyer; Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul college kids, parents of adult take one, fill it out, and plan on Mosier's children, or even a grandparent coming; you’ll be glad you did. Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible this seminar will really be useful Classes: 7:00 to you. And your friends will News Items? Please submit before 11AM each Tuesday. This Sunday, being the 4th Sunday evening at the building, Sunday of the month, will feature one of after our usual devotional and our elders in the pulpit. I’ll be preaching communion service, has recently been in Concord NH this Sunday; Concord the lively discussion of “off the cuff” hasn’t had a full-time preacher for a questions from the Scripture. Come join couple of years. us at 6PM to help grow your faith. PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Au g 19, 2 0 0 9 “So then you are no longer strangers and Our Family aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,” Ephesians 2:19, NAS95. Coming up in August... Labor Day picnic The annual in Chicopee, MA is hosting a labor day picnic will be held Ladies' Day of Prayer on Mark your calendar The at the Potter's home on Saturday, October 10th. Manchester family retreat at September 7th. Details to Registration, information Gander Brook is scheduled follow. and directions to follow. for August 28-30. This is a great time of fun and Give Away Day Mark your Thanksgiving Darlene and Alan fellowship with your brothers calendars for October 3rd and Chamberlain have been and sisters, as well as a time collect good, usable items blessed with housing and will to renew your spirit. There from your home to share be moving September 9th. are registration forms with the Manchester They will be needing large available in the foyer. Please community. There will be a vehicles and strong backs to fill one out ASAP so we can tractor trailer available to help them move. Darlene also get a head count for food. See place your items in beginning needs to find a new home for Stuart Peacock if you have in September. The sign up her cat. If you can help them any questions. sheet is posted for help that in any way please call will be needed before and on Darlene at 486-5156. What else? Give Away Day. Please sign Labor Day Christian up for as many assignments Prayer requests Darlene and as you can. Alan's stepmother, Marie, is Encampment Gander Brook at CMC due to having a heart is hosting the first annual This and that... attack a couple of days ago. family encampment on Please keep this family in September 4-7. See the flyer Doreen update She is still at the your prayers. on the bulletin board in the Elliot Hospital . She has been foyer for all the details. moved to room 565. Please Also, please be praying for all stop by for a visit, send her those who are traveling back cards and continue to pray to college this week. for the Lee family. Save the date ladies The Greater Springfield church of Christ Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, Aug 23, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Gary D. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Doug P. Lord’s Supper ..............Pete S. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Closing Prayer ...........Karl D. Coordinator ................ Pete S. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture ....................Mike M. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Stuart P. Sunday, Aug 23, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Ken B. Songs............................Mark E. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, Aug 23, 11:00AM Wednesday, Aug 26, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Gerry M. Songs..........................Mark C. pantry, Give Away Day Closing Prayer ...........Rick G. Return to the Lord: Brethren who have forsaken the assembly PAGE 2
  3. 3. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Au g 19, 2 0 0 9 TW O ARTI CLES FOR YO U R EN C O U RAGE ME N T REPRI N TE D FR O M T HE GLE N RO CK C H U R C H BULLETI N Are You Weary? “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. water.” Jesus said, “Come, Peter.” Then Peter left the boat and walked Lift your eyes and look to the on the water to Jesus. But while Peter I suspect there are some heavens: Who created all these? He was walking on the water, he saw the weary people reading these words. who brings out the starry host one by wind and the waves. Peter became one, and calls them each by name. afraid and began sinking down into Some are weary because the Because of his great power and the water. Peter shouted, “Lord, save weekend was filled with activity. The mighty strength, not one of them is me!” Then Jesus caught Peter with his lawn work had to be done. The kids missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, hand. Jesus said, “Your faith is small. had baseball games to play. It was hot, and complain, O Israel, “My way is Why did you doubt?” (Matt. 14:28-31 so the pool was the best place to be. hidden from the Lord; my cause is ERV) The meals had to be prepared. The disregarded by my God”? Do you not laundry had piled up and had to be know? Have you not heard? The Lord Peter is catching on, isn't he? done. The house had not been cleaned is the everlasting God, the Creator of He knows that if Jesus demands in weeks. The garage had to be cleaned the ends of the earth. He will not something of us, he also empowers us out. The cars and the dog had to be grow tired or weary, and His to do it! But like us, Peter gets washed. You have a good life and understanding no one can fathom. He distracted with all the problems in appreciate all the blessings God has gives strength to the weary and doing what Jesus asks, all the things given you, but you are weary. increases the power of the weak. Even that can go wrong in his dream of youths grow tired and weary, and faith, and he becomes afraid. Some are weary because it's young men stumble and fall; but Monday morning and you had to get those who hope in the Lord will I've heard repeatedly that the up and go back to the office. You've renew their strength. They will soar command for God's people not to be had your coffee or your juice or your on wings like eagles; they will run afraid is the most often found diet drink or your workout to get you and not grow weary, they will walk command in Scripture. While I can't going. But, you're dragging. Your and not be faint (Isa. 40:25-31 NIV). verify that this is true, I know Jesus schedule for the week includes does have to say it over and over meetings, discussions, phone calls, For those who are weary, again: “Have courage; don't be afraid!” and possibly some unexpected travel. consider the words of Jesus about rest: But this time, fear gets the better of You like your job and the people you faith and Peter sinks. This lapse work with but you are weary. Come to me, all you who are weary doesn't ruin Peter because he knows and burdened, and I will give you where salvation is found. But Jesus Some are weary because you rest. Take my yoke upon you and does let peter know that it's getting have begun another week wondering if learn from me, for I am gentle and time for him to have a bigger faith. this will be another week of humble in heart, and you will find frustration, disappointment, and rest for your souls. For my yoke is So what about you today? hopelessness. You've dreamed dreams, easy and my burden is light (Matt. Where do you need help? Not fearing? trusted your heart, listened to the 11:28-30 NIV). Launching out in faith? Calling on wisest of counsel, but still you are left Jesus for help? Developing a stronger with more questions than answers. Are you weary? Hope in the faith? You are weary. Lord! There your strength will be renewed. With wings you'll soar like Keep your eyes and faith on Some are weary because of eagles. You'll run and not grow weary. Christ and not the problems all promises that have not been kept. You'll walk and not be faint. Go to around? Some are weary because of lies that Jesus. He will give you rest. have been told. Some are weary from This is one of those days the burden of guilt and shame that you where there are both rebuke and carry with you wherever you go. Some encouragement for each of us no are weary because your heart has been On the Savior, Not matter where we are on the journey! broken and love appears to always be the Storm So let's hear Jesus' call to us and just beyond your reach. respond! For those who are weary, Peter said, “Lord, if that is really you, listen to Isaiah's words of comfort: then tell me to come to you on the PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Au g 19, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Bible class 7pm Happy Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Anniversary: Paul Moser Kylie Hoggard Anniversary: Frank & Priscilla David Paul Earl & Mehrzad Jones Happy Mosier Warren & Anniversary: Joanne Hazelton Park & Linda 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Bible class 7pm Manchester Manchester Happy Happy Happy Birthday: Family Retreat Family Retreat Anniversary: Anniversary: Darlene David & Cecila John & Mary Chamberlain Happy Birthday: Skerry Scarlett Judy Spears Ken Spears Te e n N e w s yo u n g Ad u l t s • Mark your calendars for the Gander Brook Teen Retreat- September 11-13 Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) No count Contribution $2,356.50 T he Ma n c h es te r c h u r c h o f C h r is t 66 M a m m o t h R d. M a n c h e s t e r , N H 03109 PAGE 4