Maranatha, Sunday, September 19, 2010

David Carpenter led this morning’s Bible Study, focusing on the The Revelation of John, particularly Chapter 21. David helped us better understand the symbolism in John’s writing and, particularly, the use of "numbers" as codes. David’s message was to shape our vision of Revelation as a lesson of "hope" for all believers. He recommended a book for those who are interested in reading more about this topic, "Breaking the Code" by Bruce Metzer.

In the next week, there are two birthdays, Dana Solomon (9/22) and Diane Woolsey (9/24), and an anniversary, Denise & James Kilman (9/25). Congratulations to all of you!

Debbie & Scott Morgan and Brenda & David Worthington furnished delicious snacks set on a beautifully adorned table complete with a bouquet of flowers. Debbie, Scott, Brenda, and David greeted members and visitors as they arrived this morning. Thank you. Next week, Susan & Bill Thomas will be bringing our snacks.

We had one visitor, Michael Lane, a new member of the Church. Come again, anytime, Michael! Dean and Terri Todd joined the class this morning as new members; welcome to the class!

The Amish Dinner is scheduled for October 2nd. Contact Pam Sherman to sign up if you have not already done so.

Concerns and prayers were asked for Roger Rowe’s brother, Robert, who is recovering from a stroke; Don Wannasingy (sp?), our Church’s engineer, who suffered a stroke this week and is hospitalized; Shirley Thomas who has breast cancer; Charles Letcher whose home was lost in a fire; Johnny Romo who continues to seek employment for himself.

Paula Scott led us in a thoughtful prayer after sharing of concerns. Thank you, Paula.

Next week, David will lead us in Bible Study for the final time in his 8 week series. During the first two weeks of October, Nancy Pittman, PhD, Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry, Phillips Theological Seminary, will be our teacher.

Have a blessed, peaceful week!

Richard Wansley

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