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January 21, 2009


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January 21, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 21, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN WorshipLink Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 If you were at our early weak shadow of what God has service this Sunday you in mind for us in a physical probably noticed Jim Cryan, assembly. who recently placed Jim also has in mind to, membership with the church in time, share this with local Elder’s Link: January here with his wife Elizabeth, community cable broadcast Lee Davis – videoing our worship service. stations in our region 547-8876 We’re going to begin (southern NH and northern Larry Glass – “broadcasting” our worship MA) for additional broadcast services on our website. As I of our services to those who 887-1741 write this, we’re still haven’t found our website yet. If you have any concerns that the experiencing technical elders should be aware of, or need difficulties, but when we’ve So, point friends and to speak to with them, please gotten those worked out and relatives to our website, and contact Lee or Larry this month. have learned how to be more tell them about our Our Worship Services efficient in editing and WorshipLink; so that they can Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 production, we hope to have it get a taste of God’s word and Bible Class: 10:00 available on the Sunday of the Biblically sound worship. Sunday PM: 6:00 worship itself. Hopefully, with God’s blessing, Small Groups: they may be encouraged to a West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at Having said this, of course, it is greater interest and become Doug Paul’s important to point out that New Testament Christians, Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at putting it on the web is mainly too. Stuart Peacock’s for the sick, the stuck (snowed Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul Mosier's in or something), or the Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible seeking. It isn’t intended to be Classes: 7:00 a substitute for worship News Items? Please submit before attendance; it is, in fact, just a 11AM each Tuesday. Last week, of course, our sermon perspective) response to the news of the empty lesson was out of John 19, the crucifixion of tomb. But what would you have thought? And Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews; and we what can their initial doubt about the finished with the question: “Who is your resurrection of the Lord do for our faith? king?” Sunday evening at the building, we’ll This week we’ll be in John 20, the be beginning a sermon study of 2 Timothy; story of the resurrection, the marvelous proof we’ll be in chapter 1. Read up on it ahead of that Jesus’ death on the cross was truly time; you’ll always get more out of it that way! meaningful. But Jesus’ closest disciples, all have a rather odd (from our 21st century PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 21, 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 January... months open and available. This and that... FYI Here is the new address for Attention teens There will be a Fernando & Kelly Moreno: Looking ahead We will be devotional at the Apgars, 2021 Highridge Drive, Apt hosting a Life Line Screening Friday, January 30th at 7:00. #16-B, Huntsville, AL 35802. here on February 21st. In about After the devo there will be a 60-90 minutes, ultrasound special project to work on. Cancellation policy Given the technology is used to view Girls please bring snacks and nasty weather we've plaque buildup in your guys bring drinks. Any experienced lately, the elders arteries. More details are questions, see Ryan. and I thought it would be a posted on a flyer on the good idea to remind everyone bulletin board in the foyer. about the church's long- What else? standing snow cancellation policy, which is that we will Prayers needed Doctors have never officially cancel an found that Doreen has an assembly, but call upon infection in her blood. She is everyone to simply use their back on 100% oxygen. They best judgment about their own have started her on more driving capabilities, their own Wednesday Night Dinner antibiotics. Please keep her in vehicle's capabilities, and their your prayers. Although her own location's weather and chicken tortellini blood pressure is doing good, road conditions. vegetables there is some pain medication she usually takes she can't The latest copy of the Gospel Caesar salad have for fear it will lower her Advocate magazine is available garlic bread blood pressure. in the foyer. Please feel free to dessert pick one up and read the Shut-ins There is a sign-up sheet informative and uplifting posted on the bulletin board articles. for those who would like to take the Lord's supper to the shut-ins. There are still many Prayer Concerns Worship Leaders Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Clyde Sunday, January 25, 8:30AM Scripture .....................Paul M. Daggett, Dawn & Kassidy Law, Deniza Songs .........................Doug P. Lord’s Supper .............Gary D. Chase’s niece, Marge Simon, Penny Prayers .....................Mark C. & Larry G. Coordinator ................Pete S. Ranger, Manley Jones, Michael Scripture ....................Mike M. Anderson's brother, Diane Lord’s Supper ............Stuart P. Sunday, January 25, 6:00PM Bridgewater Coordinator ...............Doug P. Songs............................Ken B. Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Deacons Sunday, January 25, 11:00AM Wednesday, January 28, 7:00PM Evangelism: Bible studies in Songs ........................Rick G. Songs..........................Mark C. progress, our website, MNFM Prayers ....................Clyde D. & Barry F. Return to the Lord: Brethren who have forsaken the assembly PAGE 2
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  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 21, 2 0 0 9 Starting Points for Growth “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be courageous and act.” 1 Chronicles 28:9, 10, NAS95. David was king of Israel. hearted, lukewarm efforts will (most importantly) beautiful to He had intended to build a not do. Solomon could take on God Himself. So also with the temple for the Lord God, but this mind-boggling task with an church, the Lord’s house today: because of his warrior past, God indifferent attitude, but such an the Lord Himself — through commanded that his son attitude would possibly yield a His Gospel which has the power Solomon should build this great project never completed or if to save, through His Spirit place of worship for God’s completed, a so-so finished which marks and strengthens people. David had collected product. So also today, God has us in the inner man, through many of the materials that given to us the task of building the teachings and example of Solomon would need, but His kingdom, His house, in this the Lord Jesus, and through Solomon needed more than community. We can approach it His opening of doors and hearts materials — he needed with a whole heart and a willing — builds His house, the church. direction. So, in this passage mind, or we can give it a “lick Paul said, "I planted, Apollos David gave his son Solomon and a promise” effort — half- watered, but God was causing what he needed the most to hearted, lukewarm, hurried, the growth." 1 Corinthians 3:6, build the Great House of God; and minimal. The results of a NAS95. We must do our part, and his directions have whole heart and willing mind too, but part of our part is to application to us today as we will be marvelous for the King seek Him. build the house of God (1 Peter to behold, while the results of 2:5) in this community. the lukewarm heart and As Solomon followed grudging mind will be only so- David’s counsel and guidance David told Solomon to so and unworthy of our Lord’s and built an edifice dazzling to “know the God of your father”. glory and greatness. Nothing the eye of man and (most This is, of course, pretty basic, worthwhile deserves half of our importantly) holy the Lord God, but sadly it often happens that attention, half of our efforts, so we can begin with these men get so tangled up in polls, and half of our hearts. basics and build a proper house surveys, church growth studies, of the Lord, a church of Christ. and marketing to build up great David finally advises numbers that they forget to Solomon, “If you seek Him, He Park Linscomb know God. And forgetting to will let you find Him…” Another know God, they focus on passage using this same image pleasing men to “pull in the of building says, “Unless the numbers”. Building a house for LORD builds the house, They God starts with the right focus labor in vain who build it; …” — on God, on knowing Him, Psalms 127:1, NAS95. Building and on pleasing Him rather a house worthy for the Lord is than man. Any other focus may not something done solely by attract big numbers, but will the hands of man. Solomon was fail sadly to be truly a house of wise, yes; his workmen were God. skillful, yes; but it was only in seeking God’s help and David also told Solomon, inspiration that the house “…serve Him with a whole heart became the great Temple, not and a willing mind.” Half- only beautiful to men, but PAGE 4
  5. 5. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ja n 21, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Susie Peacock Colby Chaffin Emily Kerrins & & Kristine Happy Happy Birthday: Rhonda Mumpini Bowers Anniversary: Aaron Abood Doug & Linda Paul 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Jacob Devoe Dayne Dumas Wes Plybon Linda Linscomb Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • Registration forms for the Conway Youth • Come join us for Bible class on Sunday Rally are available from Ryan. Please fill morning! them out and return to Ryan or Kim Daggett by February 1st. • Devo at the Apgars on January 30th from 7-9. Girls bring snacks, guys bring drinks. Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) No count (snow) Contribution $3,933.20 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 5