Bulletin / Prayer List 9-18-16

Prayer List
Nell Hall was in the hospital to have fluid drained from her lungs. She is home now.
Don Harrington will have surgery on his right eye October 10th.
Wanda Peterson is in the hospital. She is having problems with her legs.
Leta Embry will have to have more tests sometime in September.
Kerry King’s mother has stage 4 cancer. She has begun treatment.
Robert Embry’s uncle Glen Durham has swelling of the leg as well as cancer.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, James and Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Larry Lee, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Aramanda family, Jack and Diane Arnold, Don Boyd, Betty Clark, Glenn Durham, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price Dan Tucker, 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 goes out to Kim Counts and family in the loss of her grandmother.

Fellowship is Sunday Sept. 25 after morning worship services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Canola Oil

Sept. 25h Prayers: Morning: Don Harrington – Robert Courtney
Evening: Don Hickerson – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Greg Counts

Jesus Made a Blood Donation for You
By Allen Webster

Most of us would be touched if someone volunteered to donate blood so that we might live.
In a sense, Jesus donated His own blood for each of us. No blood is offered by the world’s other religions--- no founder of a world religion ever offered his blood for his followers. Christ did.
Jesus’ blood reaches men in every race and rank; every class and country, every tribe and tonque (Hebrews 2:9-10; Revelation 5:9; cf. Johnn1:29; 1232; 2Corinthians 5:15; 1Timothy 2:4,6). He embraces every race (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Galatians 3:28). In the New Testament, we see people of all nations and circumstances responding to His love (Ethiopian, Acts 8, Jews 2; Gentiles, Acts 10; Europeans, Acts 16: Lepers, Luke 17). God loves everyone. He “is not willing that any should perish” (2Peter 3:9).
Have you been to give blood? Let’s contrast our blood donations with His.
After we give blood, we enjoy a snack and returned to normal activities. After He gave blood, Jesus died. “An Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost” (Mark 15:376). We give what we can easily spare; Christ gave His blood. Man has sinned away his right to live: “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Since all have sinned (Romans 6:23), and sin demands the death of the sinner (Ezekiel 18:4), how can anyone be saved?
Jesus died for us. “But this man, after he offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand od God” (Hebrews 10:12).
(Modified from Allen Webster’s writing in House to House.)

 “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; neither is His ear so dull that is cannot hear. But you iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear (NAS< Isaiah 59 1:2.