Bulletin / Prayer List 11-12-17

Prayer List
Frank Rhoden is waiting for tests results.
Gary Counts surgery has been delayed until Nov. 30th.
Bobbi King is recovering from surgery. She is doing well.
Alex Miller’s girlfriend Haley's grandmother needs our prayers. .
Ron Hunter is having severe heart problems.
Eddie Rollins is recovering from knee surgery.

Eddie and Tabitha Griffin, Florene and Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Carl Hall, Jim Hallman, Gary Hickerson, 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, 
Tyler Davies, 
Josh Van Deren, and 
Dakota Smitherman all are in the U.S... 
Chris Johnson has been deployed to 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…

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

Pantry Item: Sloppy Joe Sauce

November 19- Prayers: Morning:
Scriptures: Greg Counts
A Sympathetic Gesture

Edgar Guest, a renowned American poet at the turn of the century, tells of a neighbor by the name of Jim Potter. Mr. Potter ran the drug store in the small town where Edgar Guest lived. Guest recalled that daily he would pass his neighbor and how they would smile and exchange greetings. But it was a mere causal relationship.
Then came that tragic night in the life of Edgar Guest when his first-born child died. He felt lonely and defeated. These were grim days for him, and he was overcome with grief. Several days later Guest had reason to go to the drug store run by his neighbor, and when he entered Jim Potter motioned for him to come behind the counter. “Eddie,” he said, “I really can’t express to you the great sympathy that I have for you at this time. All I can say is that I am terribly sorry,, and if you need for me to do anything, you can count on me.”
Many years later Edgar Guest wrote of that encounter in one of his books. This is how he worded it: “Just a person across the way—a passing acquaintance. Jim Potter may have long since forgotten that moment when he extended his hand to me in sympathy, but I shall never forget it—never in all my life. To me, it stands out like the silhouette of a lonely tree against a crimson sunset.”
How will your friends and brethren remember you as they look back on their difficult days? I am reminded of the words of our Lord in Matthew 25:31-46. Friends, most importantly, will the Lord see you living a life of a benevolent spirit toward your fellowman? Will your friends and brethren encouragingly and joyfully remember your acts of kindness? Remember, “For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself” (Rom. 14:7). A good daily Christian goal is to try to make a positive difference in someone’s life each day. A visit, phone calls, emails, encouraging words, and notes of encouragement are valuable to this end.

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THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL.

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed.” (1 Timothy 6:1)