T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                        Ju n 24, 2 0 0 9

T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                  Ju n 24, 2 0 ...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                Ju n 24, 2 0 0 ...
T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                            Ju n 24, 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 24, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Let Gander Brook Begin Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 It hardly seems like it could to Brazil, is a well known writer in already be here — especially since our brotherhood, and will be a mht_church@comcast.net we’ve had such coolish and wet teacher in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, www.mhtcoc.org weather of late — but camping where he'll be working with Baxter season is here. Next week is Work Institute (in further mission work). Elder’s Link: June and Worship Week (WWW) at The cost for the week will be your Gander Brook and the kids’ normal grocery bill. Lee Davis – 547-8876 summer camping season begins The regular camping ladnlad@comcast.net July 4. If you haven’t already made season at Gander Brook will be Larry Glass – 887-1741 plans to come to WWW, you can directed by our own Shawn Daggett still come up and help get the camp again (he may live in Searcy AR larrycalling@yahoo.com in shape for the kids’ summer and travel all over the place, but If you have any concerns that the season. You don’t know much we’re still claiming him); so, we can elders should be aware of, or need about Work and Worship Week? know that the summer program for to speak to with them, please contact Lee or Larry this month. Let me tell you about it. the kids will be well run, spiritual, WWW is essentially a and fun. Have your kids registered chance to come up to the vacation yet? Our Worship Services region of Maine for a family Or lacking children, have Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 camping experience to do a little you thought about providing a Bible Class: 10:00 work around the camp (to get “campership” for someone in our things in shape for the regular congregation or in our New Sunday PM: 6:00 camping season). In the afternoons England brotherhood? Gander Small Groups: you’re welcome to either relax or Brook does such a great job each West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at enjoy some of the regional summer of teaching our children Doug Paul’s attractions. Meals are provided about the Lord and providing them Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at throughout the week. In the with wholesome fun and friends, Stuart Peacock’s evening there is something like a you could not find a better Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul worship assembly with a special investment for the future of the Mosier's speaker; Howard Norton will be the Lord’s church. Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible speaker for the week. Brother Classes: 7:00 Norton is a teacher at Harding News Items? Please submit before University, is a former missionary 11AM each Tuesday. As I mentioned here last week, this ladies’ class in the downstairs double Sunday (being the third Sunday of the month) classroom. is the elders’ pulpit; and this month Craig I’ll be traveling this weekend to Meador from the Mansfield MA church will Bangor ME to preach for this small be bringing the sermon and teaching the adult congregation that has been without a fulltime Bible class in the auditorium. In part he will be preacher for a number of years. On the way speaking about mission work in Guatamala. It back from Bangor, I’ll be stopping off at ought to be really interesting and inspiring. Gander Brook for a couple of days of Work And by the way, Linda will be restarting the and Worship Week — can you believe that the summer camping season is here? 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 24, 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... Gander Brook's work and w0rship week is coming up Elder pulpit We will be having a Missing sword Darlene quickly! It is June 27 through guest speaker from the Chamberlain has misplaced July 4. There is much work to Edgewood congregation, Craig her Bible. It is an NIV in a be done to get the camp ready Meador, speaking to us about dark blue cover. She is also in for the summer so please the Lord's work in Guatemala need of a couple of people to consider helping out. this Sunday, June 28th. help rearrange her furniture. Registration forms are in the Please see her or giver her a foyer. What else? call if you are able to help. Sympathy Our sister, Lynette 228-6856 Teachers needed Leo Woodman is needing one male and one Rowland's father passed away Can you help? We have recently early this past Sunday female Bible class teacher for provided some food for a lady Gander Brook week 2. If you morning. Lynette –6395 5550 who had a house fire, but she Rd, Olathe, CO 81425; 970- can fill this need, please has a few other needs. Sheets contact him at 207-576-2134. 323-6140. Marilyn Boyd and blanket for a queen size (Lynette's mother) 6749 5825 bed and clothing for herself Camperships Every year there are Rd, Olathe, CO 81425 and her daughter. (Daughter: children who would like to go Prayer request Betty Baron's size sm/med shirts and size 5 to Gander Brook, but because long jeans; mother: size lg/xlg of family finances are unable nephew, William, has just been diagnosed with brain shirts and size 11 jeans) Please to do so. The cost of a week of let Park or Kim know if you camp is $265 this year. If you cancer. He is married with 3 children and can no longer can help meet these needs. are able to help with this act of service please give your work. See Betty with any Singing & fellowship The questions. donations to Mike Moser. Worcester church will be hosting an afternoon of There are copies of the Ladies Help needed Pete has a list of tasks that still need to be done singing and refreshments this retreat forms, Gander Brook Sunday, June 28th beginning at newsletter and Gospel around the building, including mowing the grass weekly. 3pm. See the bulletin board in Advocate in the foyer. Please the foyer for more help yourself to a copy. Please check with Pete to see how you can help. information. Worship Leaders Prayer Concerns Sunday, June 28, 8:30AM Scripture ..................... Gary D. Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Songs .........................Stuart P. Lord’s Supper .............Gerry M. Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge Prayers ...................Mike M. & Duane C. Coordinator ................ Ken S. Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones, Scripture ....................Mark E. Michael Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............ Larry G. Sunday, June 28, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ............... Doug P. Songs............................Mark E. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, June 28, 11:00AM Wednesday, July 1, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................ Paul M. Songs..........................Stuart P. pantry, Give Away Day Prayers .....................Pete S. & Lee D. 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 24, 2 0 0 9 Ha n d l i n g H ome Crises Pa r k Li n s c o m b Crisis Happens people survive without straight A's Although we wish it were and have for thousands of years. Realize that one's attitude, behavior, different, crises occur within every When we get laid off of work or find coping mechanism, etc. can change.- home, whether that home is good, ourselves in financial difficulty, the — you personally are in control of bad, happy, or shaky. It is the nature of sun will still rise in the east tomorrow; you; you are not a robot or a things. Deaths of friends or loved ones it's not time to set the house on fire or Pavlovian dog that must react in only happen; automobile accidents occur; anything; families around the world one way in crisis. teens rebel; jobs and money get tight; survive happily on much less than emotions run up and down; we meet Americans have come to expect. And Attitudes can be changed, but new people; things happen. Life is why are you anxious about clothing?: you must want to change them. famous for being neither fair nor a Consider the lilies of the field, how Behaviors can be altered, and how rose garden, and we should never they grow; they neither toil nor spin; you cope with problems is a decision expect it to be. “I have said this to yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his that you can make. Throw away the you, that in me you may have peace. glory was not arrayed like one of excuse that you can't help yourself. In the world you have tribulation; but these. (Matthew 6:28,29, RSV). It is be of good cheer, I have overcome the important to keep things in Realize that others may world.” (John 16:33, RSV) The best perspective. change, but you cannot force it thing, therefore, that we can do is be without lots of pain to go around for prepared for it when it occurs. Let me Know What You Can Do and What all; that decision lies with the other suggest a few things that families and You Cannot Do person. This is not to say that you marriages can do to prepare and Crisis resolution is always mustn't attempt to persuade others that handle the crises of life when they much more successful, when you are their behavior is causing a crisis and come. aware of the things that you can that they should do something else. productively do and things that you But on the other hand, don't Keeping Things in Perspective cannot do-- the attempt of which will automatically assume that they will One of the worst things that even be counterproductive. Let me want to change. They are free moral people do, when difficulties arise, is point out the most productive things to agents, not your personal robots; the “blow things out of proportion”. Yes, realize in a crisis about what you can ability to change lies within their there are some moments in the lives of and cannot do. hearts, not within your power to individuals and families that are manipulate. defining crisis events, forks in the Situations and history cannot road that can lead to misery and ruin always be changed. History, things Do things to change the areas or happiness. But these moments are that have happened, things that have you can change and don't worry about relatively rare, they don't happen 10 been said can never be changed. And things you cannot change. Worrying times a day, a week, or even a year. situations can seldom be altered very about things that you cannot change Many are upsetting, but most are not much. Consequently, bringing up the will only cause you unnecessary earth shattering. Taking a deep breath past or complaining about the stress. Take care of the things that in family crises and thinking things situation is of no use at all, and it you can take care of, and leave alone through as rationally as is possible usually only makes things worse by the things that are not within your may be one of the best things that inciting to anger the people who you ability to influence. families can do. need to help solve the problem at hand. Pointing out to a spouse who More next week… When the kids don't make just lost a job that they should've straight A's, it may be very upsetting taken “the other job” is completely to parents who know the potential of useless in solving anything. The the child or that lesser grades may relevant question is “What shall we do upset plans for scholarships or now?” Forgiveness rather than desirable schools; but let's face it, recriminations are better in crisis. 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 24, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Nicole Devoe Happy Birthday: Adam Dlutowski Glenna Evans Jon Lamarine & Serena Scarlett Happy Anniversary: Happy Wes & Wendy Anniversary: Plybon Don & Chris Dion 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Elder pulpit Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Natalia Hombs Jakob Owen Happy Carol Eskel & Steve Roukey Anniversary: Happy Gerry & Lynn Anniversary: Millette Steve & Mary Roukey Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • Movie/game day coming soon. Be watching for details. Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 160 Contribution $3,435.15 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