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July 15, 2009


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July 15, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 15, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN We Need You — Yes, You! Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 probably more importantly, we’ll need your help with the most important part of VBS, getting plenty of students. Will you help out by Elder’s Link: June contacting and inviting as many Lee Davis – 547-8876 friends as you can and encourage them to let their children come to our VBS? Will you help by Larry Glass – 887-1741 distributing flyers in your Hey, it’s time to really neighborhood? Would you help If you have any concerns that the start getting excited about our by making you and your vehicle elders should be aware of, or need Vacation Bible School. VBS is one available for transporting to speak to with them, please of our congregation’s big events children to VBS? Please don’t be contact Lee or Larry this month. in the year. We have a number of fooled into thinking that there children from the community — will be plenty of others to help Our Worship Services usually the friends of your and you will not be needed — Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 children — who come and learn we’ll need you for sure. about the Lord and sometimes So, when special Bible Class: 10:00 become the starting point for announcements are made about Sunday PM: 6:00 their parents’ interest in Christ. needing this or that, please take Small Groups: But this year we have the plea personally. Serve the West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at some challenges. This year the Lord by serving these little ones. Doug Paul’s timing — traditionally close on Step out of your comfort zone and Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at the heels of Gander Brook is try something that you haven’t Stuart Peacock’s conflicting with some vacation tried before. What better way to Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul plans among us. So, we will need try something different than in Mosier's the help of many of you more VBS? Kids aren’t big critics. Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible than ever. We’ll need crafts Classes: 7:00 people, puppet folks, and News Items? Please submit before “chaperones” of course. But 11AM each Tuesday. I’d like to once again publicly thank Invite a friend and tell them what we’re Gary Diaz for filling the pulpit for me while studying; they might find the subject — and I was away. We have a number of brothers your company — reason enough to come to in our congregation who can bring worship this Sunday. Wouldn’t that be great? encouraging messages from God’s word. We This Sunday is the third Sunday of are very blessed indeed. the month, and on the third Sunday of the This Sunday morning I’ll continue month we traditionally forego services at the our study of the Holy Spirit. This Sunday church building to encourage members to we’ll talk about sins against the Holy Spirit. visit and get involved in a small group. PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 15, 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 July... Sing-A-Long The Antrim This and that... Church of Christ is hosting a Remember This coming Sunday is sing-a-long on July 25th at Prayer request Darlene the third Sunday of the month so Chamberlain is requesting there will be no evening services 5:30pm. Please RSVP by July 23rd. Details can be prayers for affordable housing at the building. Please consider so her brother Alan can live joining one of the small groups found on the flyer in the foyer. with her. listed on the front of the bulletin. Attention men Copies of the Gander Brook Week three of the What else? worship service schedule for camping season begins this the next quarter can be found Saturday, July 18th. Please be House warming Nicole Cordaro has purchased her first home on the bulletin board in the in prayer for all involved, the and is having an open house back of the auditorium. staff, counselors and children, and that many lives may be on Saturday, August 1st from 12-5pm. Her new address is Camperships Every year there touched this summer. are children who would like to 17 Silvestri Circle, Unit 19,Derry 03038. Please see go to Gander Brook, but Song Night Wednesday, July 29 because of family finances are is a fifth Wednesday which we Darlene for gift suggestions. unable to do so. The cost of a will dedicate to singing week of camp is $265 this praises to God instead of our Directory update Please change Raysa De los Santos' phone year. If you are able to help regularly scheduled bible number to 275-5238. with this act of service please classes. Please join us and give your donations to Mike maybe you will learn a new Help needed Pete has a list of Moser. song. tasks that still need to be done around the building, There are copies of the Ladies including mowing the grass retreat forms, Gander Brook weekly. Please check with newsletter and Gospel Pete to see how you can help. Advocate in the foyer. Please help yourself to a copy. Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, July 19, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... David S. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Mark E. Lord’s Supper .............Earl M. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Closing Prayer ...........Karl D. Coordinator ................ Rick G. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture ....................Doug P. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Larry G. Sunday, July 19, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Stuart P. Songs............................Third Sunday Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, July 19, 11:00AM Wednesday, July 22, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Gary D. Songs..........................Mark E. pantry, Give Away Day Closing Prayer ...........Peter S. 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 Ju l 15, 2 0 0 9 Ze a l o u s f o r G o o d D e e d s P a r k Li n s c o m b The Protestant world’s seem to be one-man pep rallies. It They risk the disapproval of theology has given “works” a bad takes nothing to charge them up others. They know Who they love. reputation. We certainly believe in about what they are passionate about They know where their love and faith, but have we been brought to a — in this case, serving the Lord, His loyalties are? And they are aware practical position of faith only, even church, His people, and the lost. that what the Lord says isn’t always if we wouldn’t own that position They love their passion. popular, but it is always right. Zeal formally. What do I mean by “a Where does the enthusiasm come causes the disapproval of others to practical position of faith only”? I from? It comes from their love. fade into the background, because it mean the absence in my everyday They aren’t doing what they do seeks to please and be approved of life of positive deeds of righteous because they’ve been coerced, by the Lord. living. I mean a lack of involvement threatened, or forced. They’ve They are pretty focused. in the church’s activities. I mean realized the love God has for them, Zealous people tend to also be pretty being short on service toward others,and they can’t wait to return that focused and have a single- especially my brothers and sisters inlove. mindedness about them. Superfluous Christ. While it is true that we are They are eager to tell you things just don’t fit into their not saved on the basis of good about their passion. There’s no schedules too easily. works, it is also true that deeds areembarrassment or hesitation in their They tend to get other an indispensable part of Christian conversation, when the topic turns to people involved in what they’re living. Remember these verses? the Lord, or His church, or Bible doing. Their enthusiasm gets spread study, or service. Rather there is an around to others and others just James 2:17 "Even so faith, if it has eagerness and an ease in the talking seem to get caught into the vortex or no works, is dead, being by itself." about their favorite things. their work and enthusiasm. They make their passion Ephesians 2:10 "For we are His their priority. Zealous people put the Now here’s the big question: workmanship, created in Christ object of their love and passion at “Are you any of these things?” Jesus for good works, which God the top of their to-do lists. Yes, they Remember Titus 2:14, "[Jesus] gave prepared beforehand so that we take responsible care of other Himself for us to redeem us from would walk in them." necessary things, too, but they also every lawless deed, and to purify for gladly squeeze in a little time for Himself a people for His own James 1:22 "But prove yourselves their favorite thing — right, sports possession, zealous for good deeds." doers of the word, and not merely fans? So also with those zealous for hearers who delude themselves." the Lord’s things. Let’s be His people, zealous They dive right in when for good deeds. And finally, this one: Titus 2:14 something needs to be done. They "who gave Himself for us to redeem don’t stand around with their hands us from every lawless deed, and to in their pockets, hoping that purify for Himself a people for His someone else will volunteer, when a own possession, zealous for good need arises. In fact, they tend to look deeds." for what needs to be done and initiate action. There’s little in the “Zealous for good deeds”, it way of careful calculation, says. What do zealous people do? appropriation of time, or “How will May I suggest just a few things that I look?” factored in to their service I’ve seen zealous people do. to the Master. It’s love, it’s zeal, it’s the Lord! What else do they need to They are enthusiastic. They know? PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju l 15, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Gander Brook Ryan Lloyd Happy Birthday: Cade Dumas week 3 Warren Hazelton 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Happy Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Gander Brook Happy Birthday: Birthday: Happy Birthday: Deb Lauzon week 4 Logan Hazelton Veronica Caron Happy Birthday: Lenore Happy Becky Moser MacKinnon Happy Happy Birthday: Anniversary: Anniversary: John Scarlett Cleon & Hope Rick & Karen Hoggard Dugre Te e n N e w s yo u n g Ad u l t s Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 150 Contribution $4,341.78 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