Bulletin / Prayer List 10-29-17

Prayer List
Gary Counts surgery has been delayed until Nov. 30th.
Kathy Hill’s sister Billie Bradford needs our prayers.
Bobbi King is recovering from surgery.
Alex Miller’s girlfriend Haley's, grandmother needs our prayers.
Ron Hunter is having severe heart problems.

Eddie Griffin, Tabitha Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Betty Clark, Carl Hall, Jim Hallman, Gary Hickerson, Gary and Dorothy Hodges, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Corey Miller, Ryan Patti, Della Price, Jessica and Loretta Rhoden, and Jerry Stice.

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

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…

We need to keep Kathy Hill’s friend Gary Hodges family in our prayers. He has passed away.

Fellowship is today after morning worship services. This will be the last Fellowship for this year. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Picante Sauce/Salsa

November Announcements: Greg Counts
Lord Supper: Don Baker, Robert Courtney, and Don Harrington
November 5- Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Robert Courtney
                                    Evening: Charles Counts – Kerry King
Scriptures: Greg Counts

Serving in Silence
By Dennis Russell

The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke chapter 1 is one of great faith and hope. The reference to Herod (vs. 5) reminds us that this was a dark time in the world. Herod the Great was a tyrant who held on to his throne at all costs. He would even execute his own family members if he felt they were a threat to his throne.
In contrast to this were Zechariah And Elizabeth, godly individuals who were lights shining in a world of darkness. Verse 6 gives us a look into their character, which allowed them to shine in this darkness.
First, they were “both righteous before God.” To be righteous means to be just, to be in a relationship with God. They were declared righteous by God because their faith. Secondly, they walked in “all commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.” To walk refers to their conduct. They conducted themselves according to the word of God. Their lives were patterned after the divine standard. Biblical righteousness is an inward quality that manifests itself in obedience to God’s word.
Here are two people who were steadfast in their confession of faith. They were committed to living out (expressing) their faith. What a testimony of faithfulness. Do we stand righteous before God? Are we patterning our lives after the divine standard? Do we give consistent and visible expression to our faith?
You Can Help (ACQ)
Attendance all too often lags in most congregations as in ours. For whatever reason, many in the church neglect the assembling with the saints as though no consequence will ever come. Any who have that feeling should read carefully Hebrews 10:25-31.
Sometimes folks miss services, and since no one appears to notice that they are gone, missing becomes habitual. Humans need reminding. In case of those who “forsake the assembling” many times the only thing needed is a kind reminder that they were genuinely missed, and that is what you can do.

Be aware, not only of those who are present, but those who are absent. Write, call, or visit them and let them know that you personally missed them. That is what YOU can do.