Maranatha, Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through
experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened ,
ambition inspired, and success achieved."
Helen Keller

Rounds of applause for David Carpenter, fellow class member, who completed on Sunday morning his 8-week course of Bible Study with us! Thank you, David! The multiweek Bible Study in Sunday School was an experiment that was prompted by comments from many members when we solicited feedback from you last November. This November, we will be repeating the evaluation process, and look forward to your reactions to this offering and your other comments.

We recognized several birthdays (Margaret Been, 9/26; Alan Smith, 9/28; and Dan Blevins, 9/30); Happy Birthdays! Also, there was one anniversary noted, Scott & Sandi Gardner, 10/1. Congratulations!

Susan & Bill Thomas did double duty, bringing health and guilt-ridden snacks. Thank you! Next week, Charlotte & Roger Rowe (guilt-ridden and cleanup) and Lynelle Lancaster (healthy/setup) have agreed to bring goodies.

One new announcement: The second "Downtown For Good" all-church mission day is set for Saturday, October 30th, 8am to Noon. Watch your regular church publications for more specific information.

There were a number of concerns shared by members during the classroom: Barbara Loyd’s brother, Cyde Booth, who will be having surgery in the future; Pam Sherman’s granddaughter who is hospitalized with a serious infection; Martha Blevin’s grandaugter, Amelia, who is ill, and Martha’s friend, Maureen, who had a tumor removed, the Rex Thomas family; Kathy who was diagnosed with cancer; Julie Embrey’s freind who suffered as seizure. We discovered just prior to Sunday that Bob Ronne has been hospitalized but we have no updates. And, Shari Goodwin wrote yesterday that Kenny King is hospitalized, but without any additional information. Please hold all these in your prayers! And, I’m certain that contacts with Bob Ronne and Kenny King would be appropriate, and update us if you have additonal information.

If you saw Paul Staat on Sunday, you know that he continues to be receiving therapy for his cancer; so, please also keep Paul in your prayers.

Denny Meredith-Orr delivered a thoughtful prayer; thank you, Denny!

For the next two weeks, October 3rd and 10th, Professor Nancy Pittman, Phillips Theological Seminary will be our teacher. She will be teaching on the Book of Revelation. It will be great!

Meredith and I have weddings two weekends in a row; so, we won’t be seeing you for a while. Next Sunday, October 3rd, Steve Jacoby will be our substitute, and on October 10th, Bob and Lynn Russell with be the subs. Our thanks to each of you.

Peace be with you!


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