Bulletin / Prayer List 1-8-17

Prayer List
Butch Balzen’s father is recovering from surgery.
James Griffin is recovering from surgery.
Randy Miller is scheduled to have surgery on his finger.
Joyce Rhoden is in Homestead of Sherman room 401.
A friend of Greg Counts’, Ronnie Brown is a diabetic and is having problems with his sight.
Dale Brown a friend of Kerry King needs our prayers. He is not doing good.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, James and Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mark Morris, Dan Tucker, Mary Jean Turner, Aramanda family, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson, Bobbie King, Dan LeDane, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, and Don Boyd.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman is back in the U. S... 
Travis Counts has been deployed to Kuwait. 
Faith Balzen is in California. 
Cody Blomstedt is in El Paso, Texas.

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…

Men’s Business Meeting is today after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Ladies will have class Tuesday January 10th.

We need to sign up for cleaning the building and grounds.

We are starting a program to discontinue mailing the bulletin. Those who have internet can read it on the WEB Site: tombeancoc.com. Those that do not have internet or request us to mail theirs we will. Those who are not here for services will be sent a bulletin.

Pantry Item: Shampoo and Conditioner

Jan. 15th Prayers: Morning: Greg Counts – Don Harrington
Evening: Robert Courtney – Don Hickerson
Scriptures: Robert Embry
God Bless America
By Ronald Bartanen

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 33:12a). While the above words were spoken of Israel specifically, we make a mistake if we assume they should have no application to any nation that would choose to honor God, recognizing Him as sovereign and respecting His laws. Our nation, from its founding, and contrary to the assertions we hear so much today, has been one that has recognized God and sought His blessings. I believe God’s protective hand has been on this country through its long history. A South America president was quoted as saying, “South America was settled by men who were seeking gold, but North America was settled by men who were seeking God.” Through our history we have been blessed uniquely. We take for granted the freedoms we have, and the blessings other people can only dream of. But who can doubt that the Christian ideals we once honored are rapidly being eroded away? Someone once observed that we have not only gone off the gold standard, thus weakening our economy, but, more importantly, we have gone off the God-standard, jeopardizing our nation. The religion of secular humanism has become our state-religion. In our rush to “separate church and state”, we have succeeded in separating state from God! Many countries, once considered to be largely “Christian”, are now under the threat of Islam, and our country may not be far behind. Should we be surprised if the blessings we have cherished are lost? Are we not already in the process? For God to bless America, it is vital that America begin again to bless God.

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).