Bulletin / Prayer List 9-24-17

Prayer List
Gary Counts is recovering from knee surgery.
We need to keep Robert Embry’s niece’s son Ryan Patti in our prayers.
Corey Miller is home recovering from surgery.
Kathy Hill’s sister Billie Bradford needs our prayers.
Don Baker’s brother-in-law Jerry Stice is scheduled to have eye surgery Oct. 17.
Bobbi King is scheduled to have surgery.
Gary and Dorothy Hodges need our prayers.
Jim Hallman is having severe back pain.
A.C. Quinn friend Carl Hall is waiting to hear if surgery will be done on heart.

Eddie Griffin, Tabitha Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Betty Clark, Jo Gordon, Gary Hickerson, Rob Hunter, Thomas Mako, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Carol Moore, Ryan Pattie, Della Price, Jessica Rhoden, and Loretta Rhoden.

Serving in the military: 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, and 
Dakota Smitherman all are in the U.S... 
Chris Johnson is in Kuwait.

Our sympathy and prayers go out to Jerry and Betty Harris and family at the loss of Doris James.

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 after morning worship services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Our Fall Meeting will be October 8-11 7:30pm each night. We need to plan to attend and invite others.

Pantry Item: Paper Towels

October Announcements: Robert Courtney
Lord Supper: Butch Balzen, Robert Embry, and Kerry King
October 1- Prayers: Morning: Greg Counts – Robert Embry
Evening: Charles Counts – Don Baker
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.