Bulletin / Prayer List 7-31-16

Prayer List
Wanda Peterson is in the hospital.
Dan Tucker will have heart surgery August 8th.
Robert Embry’s uncle, Glenn Durham has been diagnosed with cancer and has fluid on his lungs.
Butch Balzen’s family still needs our prayers.
Don Boyd has completed his treatments for cancer.
Kerry King’s mother has cancer and is undergoing tests.

Aramanda family, Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, Don Hickerson, Larry Lee, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman has been deployed to Afghanistan. 
Travis Counts has been deployed to Kuwait.
Faith Balzen 
Cody Blomstedt

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 prayers and sympathy go out to Charles Counts and families in the loss of his sister Debbie Kluge.

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

Pantry Item:

August Announcements: Robert Embry
Lord Supper: Greg Counts, Robert Courtney, and Don Harrington
August 7th Prayers – Morning: Greg Counts – Robert Courtney
Evening: Don Hickerson – Butch Balzen
Scriptures: Robert Embry

Abraham Lincoln: Often a Failure

Too often, it seems to me, people lose their courage in facing life because of past failures or fear that they may fail in the future. One good way to cure such fears is to remember the story of a man who actually built a life of accomplishments out of defeats.
The following litany of failures, followed by victories that punctuated his life throughout 30 years, is a living and eloquent example of successful use of defeat in achieving victory. Abraham Lincoln's record is as follows:
¨ Lost job, 1832
¨ Defeated for legislature, 1832
¨ Failed in business, 1833
¨ Elected to legislature, 1834
¨ Sweetheart (Ann Rutledge) died, 1835
¨ Had nervous breakdown, 1836
¨ Defeated for Speaker, 1838
¨ Defeated for nomination for Congress, 1843
¨ Elected to Congress, 1846
¨ Lost renomination, 1848
¨ Rejected for Land Officer, 1849
¨ Defeated for Senate, 1854
¨ Defeated for nomination for Vice-President, 1856
¨ Again defeated for Senate, 1858
¨ Elected President, 1860

Lincoln's deep conviction that God had given him a commission to fulfill accounted in no small way for his deep humility and ability to push on in the face of difficulties and failures that would have discouraged most people. His abiding faith was well summed up in this comment, which he made after becoming President: "God selects His own instruments, and sometimes they are queer ones; for instance, He chose me to steer the ship through a great crisis."
Yes, you too, in God's providence, can be an instrument in bringing His love, truth, and peace to a world in urgent need of it. And with Abraham Lincoln, you can learn to say: "With God's help I shall not fail."

Via The Encourager