Bulletin / Prayer List 10-11-15

Prayer List
Ben Harrington is scheduled to have a stint a procedure Oct. 21st.
Leta Embry is home recovering from surgery.
Sue Morgan is still needs our prayers.
Charles Counts’ sister Wanda Peterson is in the hospital with fluid on the lungs.
Carla King’s uncle Jo Walker’s girlfriend is having problems with her legs.
Kathy Hill’s friend Terry Turner has asked for our prayers.

Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Shirley Quinn, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Dale Counts, Jerry Foster, Debbie Kluge, Sonny and Doris James, Beryl Miller, and Dean and Della Price.

Serving in the military: Travis Counts Cody Blomstedt Dakota Smitherman

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

Our Fall Meeting was excellent with overall attendance averaging 40 and Visitor averaged 17. The only disappointment was young people attendance which was 3.

The Men’s Business Meeting is tonight after evening worship services. All men are encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: French Style Green Beans
Tipton Homes will be here Oct. 13-14.

Oct. 18th Prayers Morning: Don Harrington - Butch Balzen
Evening: Jack Cawthon – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
By Joe Barnett

Things happen that hurt terribly. A youngster breaks a leg, eliminating him from participation in sports activity in which he was excelling; a tragic accident turns life into a nightmare; a “perfect” marriage is shattered by the sudden death of a partner; a promising career is fractured by a merger which puts a brilliant man out of work.
Such things put faith—even strong faith—to the test. The Bible says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 27:23). How? We can’t presume to know how God works in every case. But for starters:

1. The good man seeks God’s will in all he does. He doesn’t make decisions without considering God’s will. He consults God’s Word, and prays for direction. Then if problems come, he reasons that God may be directing in a way beyond human understanding.

2. He looks for good even in the painful experiences. There will be times when even the good man fails to properly consider God’s will; times when he will fail to consult the Word, and pray; times when he will act compulsively, foolishly; and even when he has fervently sought to do right there will be times when things go sour and tragedy strikes. What does he do then? He places his trust in God—convinced that, though he doesn’t understand how, God will bring good out of it. Maybe there are times when God causes seeming tragedy in order to send us down a different road. More often, however, these painful experiences cannot be assigned to the Lord. He does not cause them—but He can use them. Even the terribly tragic experiences He can turn to our advantage.


God is Sprit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).