Bulletin / Prayer List 5-1-16

Prayer List
Nell Hall is having problems with one of her toes again.
Florene Griffin is recovering from back surgery.
James Griffin Mother has broken her pelvis and his brother has cancer.
Remember Kerry and Carla King’s niece’s father in our prayers.
Butch Balzen’s sister, Stacy Rogers is recovering from heart surgery.
Rose Harrington has asked for our prayers for a friend in Tennessee.

Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Michael Armanda, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Debbie Kluge, Beryl Miller, Wanda Peterson, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner.

Serving in the military:    Travis Counts    Faith Balzen
                                        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…

Fellowship is today following morning worship services. Everyone is invited.

First Sunday Singing is today at Wolfe City church of Christ from 2:30 – 3:30pm.

The Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday May 8th after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Canned Corn

May 8th Prayers Morning: Butch Balzen – Barry Cox
Evening: Robert Embry – Don Harrington
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

By Robert Courtney

For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst,” (Matthew 18:20).

Jesus tells us in this verse that where we have gathered together in His name, He is with us. We need to remember this as we come together to study His Word and worship Him. We need to insure that we come for the express purpose to study and worship Him as He instructed us to do. However, as we gather together to worship Christ, we need to remember that He has given each of us an
additional responsibility to perform. He has given us each other.

Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God,” (Col. 3:16).

As we worship, we are teaching and admonishing one another. Teaching is not regulated just to a teacher or preacher; its responsibility is given to each of us. How we respond to this responsibility shows how serious we take this responsibility. We need to ask ourselves how we sing, how we pray, how we participate in class and how attentive are we in listening to the lessons taught. Our response is seen and heard by those around us. It we neglect our responsibility; we have put someone’s soul in jeopardy as well as our own. Just as we are to let our light shine in our daily lives; so too, are we to let it shine in our worship to Christ (Matt. 5:16). We are all responsible for each other and to each other. Whose soul is in your hand?
Our faithfulness to the Lord is measured by what we do, and not what we say we do, or say we ought to do. “___be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life’ (Rev.2:10).
___ and they were judged every man according to their works” (Rev. 20:13).

How does your faithfulness, and mine, measure up?