Bulletin / Prayer List 10-21-18

Prayer List
Don Baker has spinal stenosis which is affecting his legs.
Andy LeDane continues rehab from rotator cuff surgery.
Don Harrington will have surgery on his hand November 1.
Walter McMillen is recovering from cataract surgery.
Billy Joe Wheeler has begun chemo treatments for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Chris Johnson’s mother Angel Johnson has begun cancer treatment.
Don Boyd has begun treatment for his cancer..
Eddie Rolens will have a blood filter replaced.

James and Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Mary Hamel and her husband, Don Hickerson, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, , Brian Scott, 

Serving in the military; 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Tyler Davies, 
Josh Van Deren and 
Chris Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 

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… 

I would like to thank Kerry King, and Don Harrington for doing the bulletin in my absents.

Fellow ship will be next Sunday October 28thafter morning worship services. This will be the last Fellowship for 2018.

Pantry Item:  Evaporated Milk

October 28 Prayers: Morning: Robert Courtney – Robert Embry
                                 Evening: Don Harrington – Kerry King
Scriptures: Greg Counts

Davies Impatience
By Jeff Arnette

    How many times have you been in a hurry only to be slowed by someone or something?

    How many times have you prayed for an answer from God only to be met with impatiently waiting until you gave up and made a decision for yourself?

    The great New England preacher Phillips Brooks was known for his calm demeanor, but even he could have his patience tried at times. One day a friend observed him pacing the floor like a caged lion. "What's the trouble, Dr. Brooks?" Asked the friend. "The trouble is that I am in a hurry," he replied, "but God isn't."

     Isn’t that true of most of us at times in our life? We become impatient with the deliberate manner in which God operates. We want results now! We want that sapling to grow into that huge tree soon, we want to see that church grow to maturity, and we want to see that teenager who has been going astray turn their life around overnight.

     I'm sure the foolish builder of Matthew 7:24-27, could have pointed out the length of time it took the other guy to cut a foundation out of bed rock, and to make his deliberate, painstaking preparations. But you know what happened when the wind and the rains came; the guy who was in a hurry was homeless!

     It took Jesus three years to develop His apostles. It took eighty years to prepare Moses for leadership. It took thousands of years for the right time for God to send His son (Galatians 4:4).

     And we want results yesterday. At the soonest. Are you kidding me?  I wonder if the Lord operates on Greenwich Mean Time or Eastern Standard Time. I wonder who sets God's deadlines. I wonder if it wouldn't be better if we began to fit into His schedule rather than trying to crush Him into ours. "The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear" (Mark 4:28, ESV).

     God has an eternity in which to do His work. Then again, we're eternal beings, too. Maybe we should work on His schedule and "wait on the Lord" (Psalm 27:4).