T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                      Ju n 17, ...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                        Ju n 17...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                 Ju n 17, 2 0 0...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                         Ju n 17, 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 Ju n 17, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN A Refuge of grace Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 fulfillment, and labor without 603.623.5559 reward. mht_church@comcast.net www.mhtcoc.org Always exalt the wisdom of God more than the foolishness of men so our children may value truth more Elder’s Link: June than what seems right and living Duane Coss – 424-9152 right more than living without boundaries. drcoss@myfairpoint.net Barry Fogal – 487-2387 "He who fears the Lord has a secure Strive to respect the God-given bfogal@comcast.net fortress, and for his children it will be dignity of all men so our children If you have any concerns that the a refuge." (Proverbs 14:26) may love the men He loves instead of elders should be aware of, or need pridefully judging those He came to to speak to with them, please Let us as fathers... seek, serve and save. contact Lee or Larry this month. Pursue the Lord with all our hearts Celebrate often the goodness of God so our children may be challenged by so our children may view life through Our Worship Services the potential of loving the God we the eyes of grace, love the life they Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 pursue and pursuing the God we see, and rejoice because they are able Bible Class: 10:00 know. to see it! Sunday PM: 6:00 Seek refuge in the God of hope so our Long for the realization of His Small Groups: children may know that hope in God presence so our children may discern West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at is something to cherish instead of that being a Christ-follower is Doug Paul’s criticize, claim instead of condemn, infinitely more about relating Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at and applaud as opposed to avoid. positively to Jesus than logging in the Stuart Peacock’s required minutes of study, gaining the latest break-through insights on Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul Express great joy in the privilege of Mosier's knowing the God we serve so our how to live a successful Christian life, children may discover living in the or stacking up a 100% attendance Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible record at the approved meeting of Classes: 7:00 way of His grace instead of slowly suffocating under the weight of duty choice. News Items? Please submit before --christianfathers.com 11AM each Tuesday. without delight, performance without Over the last couple of Sunday mornings, This Sunday evening, being the third Sunday our sermon studies have examined the Person of the of the month, we will not have evening services at the Holy Spirit, the role of the Holy Spirit in the Old church building; small groups will be emphasized. Testament, and the role of the Holy Spirit in the New Small groups are great for closer fellowship and more Testament. It is this last of those three topics, of interactive Bible study; try it, you’ll like it. course, that would probably interest us most, because Next Sunday, being the fourth Sunday of the we are under the new covenant; but do all the things month, will be the elders’ pulpit Sunday. Instead of that we read about in the New Testament about the one of our elders speaking, however, Craig Meador Holy Spirit’s role apply to us today? This Sunday from the Edgewood congregation, who will speak, at we’ll be taking a closer look at the Holy Spirit’s role least in part on the Lord’s work in Guatemala from the in our lives today. pulpit and our adult Bible class in the auditorium. PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju n 17, 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 June... This and that... more information. Remember This coming Sunday is Missing sword Darlene Gander Brook's work and w0rship the third Sunday of the month so Chamberlain has misplaced her week is coming up quickly! It is there will be no evening services Bible. It is an NIV in a dark blue June 27 through July 4. There is at the building. Please consider cover. much work to be done to get the joining one of the small groups camp ready for the summer so listed on the front of the bulletin. Can you help? We have recently please consider helping out. provided some food for a lady Registration forms are in the Elder pulpit We will be having a who had a house fire, but she has foyer. guest speaker from the a few other needs. Sheets and Edgewood congregation, Craig blanket for a queen size bed, Teachers needed Leo Woodman is Meador, speaking to us about the coffee maker and clothing for needing one male and one Lord's work in Guatemala on herself and her daughter. female Bible class teacher for Sunday, June 28th. (Daughter: size sm/med shirts Gander Brook week 2. If you can and size 5 long jeans; mother: fill this need, please contact him What else? size lg/xlg shirts and size 11 at 207-576-2134. jeans) Please let Park or Kim Congratulations to our graduating Camperships Every year there are know if you can help meet these high school seniors for a job well children who would like to go to needs. done: David Bell and Emily Gander Brook, but because of Kerrins! Cook off The church of Christ in family finances are unable to do Roxbury is hosting the 10th so. The cost of a week of camp is Prayer request Betty Baron's annual Family Favorites Cookoff $265 this year. If you are able to nephew, William, has just been this Saturday, June 20th. help with this act of service diagnosed with brain cancer. He Registration forms and please give your donations to is married with 3 children and additional information is posted Mike Moser. can no longer work. See Betty on the bulletin board. with any questions. There are copies of the Ladies Singing & fellowship The Worcester retreat forms, Gander Brook Help needed Pete has a list of tasks church will be hosting an newsletter and Gospel Advocate that still need to be done around afternoon of singing and in the foyer. Please help yourself the building, including mowing refreshments on Sunday, June to a copy. the grass weekly. Please check 28th beginning at 3pm. See the with Pete to see how you can bulletin board in the foyer for help. Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, June 21, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Paul M. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Doug P. Lord’s Supper .............Rick G. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Prayers ....................Mark C. & Larry G. Coordinator ................ Pete S. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture .................... Mike M. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Stuart P. Sunday, June 21, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Stuart P. Songs............................Third Sunday Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, June 21, 11:00AM Wednesday, June 24, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Gerry M. Songs..........................Mark C. pantry, Give Away Day Prayers .....................David S. & Barry F. 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 n 17, 2 0 0 9 A Fa t h e r' s D a y T h o u g h t Pa r k Li n s c o m b Mary Jane, aged six, was there are a few of us who just don’t whether your children will not love looking at photographs of her parents’ know how to get down on their you if you discipline or punish them; wedding. Her mother described the children’s level and play with them. do what is right. You must take your ceremony and tried to explain its OK, some of their games are childish place as the head of the home, leader meaning. Suddenly the light dawned. — so? Silly; so? You see, child’s play of the family, and that includes the “Oh,” Mary Jane exclaimed, “Is that is not just amusement for a bored kid, discipline of children. when you got Father to come to work it is how they learn to interact with for us?” others, learn skills they’ll need later in Teaching time — The Scripture life, and learn a number of life lessons commands fathers to teach their Is it true that we as fathers — and believe me when I say, you children. It is not the Bible school’s just “come to work for [the family]”? want to be there and do it with them. responsibility; it is your responsibility One of the greatest threats to and the Bible school is merely one of fatherhood is the seemingly inborn Proper example — This again one of many tools (and a slightly blunt tool at tendency of men to allow their work those things that can’t be done in a that). This is not to criticize Bible to define their manhood, their identity, hurry in “quality time”. It can be done classes at all; they do a good job, but and their family role. Though it is in times of interaction, but it is usually they do a good job for a number of certainly a God-given responsibility done in times when the kids are quiet, children according to a curriculum for a husband and father to provide watching, mimicking, learning, chosen by our Bible class directors. financially (materially) for his family, understanding about how moms and They cannot easily address your it is not all that his family needs from dads, husbands and wives, adults, child’s special questions, challenges, him. The story above illustrates how businessmen, and Christians live their problems, and necessary applications our children can sometimes help us to everyday lives. But one really of Scripture to life. Bible class can understand how unbalanced we can important thing to know here, it can’t mostly just teach, you can teach and become in our family responsibilities. be done while you’re not around. then show in real life and then even There are other things that our Whose life, morals, attitudes, and “fine tune” it with additional teaching families require of us. aptitudes do you want them to mimic? and conversation. Fathers, bring your Yours or someone else’s? children up in the nurture and Listening time — One of the greatest admonition of the Lord. rewards of being a father is to have Discipline — Here’s one everyone the opportunity to listen to your hates, but when done properly and children’s thoughts, dreams, hopes, consistently it is one of the purest perspectives, and daily events of life. expressions of love that a child can Unfortunately, the sort of children receive. And although children seldom who just spill forth all that sort of thank you for the correction and information on cue and on schedule discipline at the moment of the are few to non-existent. It seldom or discipline, give them a little time and never comes during the fabled you’ll be loved the rest of their lives. “quality time” — It usually only Proper discipline isn’t about how comes during “quantity time”, the much the child has annoyed you; it is very thing that so many of us have so about what is in the child’s best little of. But it is not only a great interest. Sometimes it includes privilege for fathers, it is also an corporal punishment, but much more important necessity for your children. often it is correction, teaching, Pity the children who have no father mentoring, encouraging, and to listen to their hearts coaching. And it is not only not wise, but in most cases impossible to leave Play time — This is probably one of it up to Mom, even if she is home the easier ones for many dads, but more than you. Stop worrying about PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ju n 17, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Jeff Moser Sharon Gordon Happy Anniversary: Kris & Missy Duer 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 No evening Bible class 7PMHappy Birthday: services Adam Dlutowski Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: & Serena Glenna Evans Happy Birthday: Jon Lamarine Scarlett Nicole Devoe Happy Happy Anniversary: Anniversary: Wes & Wendy Don & Chris Plybon Dion Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) No count Contribution $3,896.38 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