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Reminder: Several of our members are aroma intolerant. Please keep this in consideration when you think about using cologne or perfume.
Communion Preparation - Walkers
Collection Counting - Jonathan & Adam
FOOD PANTRY: Nothing at this time
REMEMBER: Whenever you have a change of address, e-mail address, or phone number, please let us know; the information is needed for the Church Directory. You can e-mail the info to Denton Lancaster at email@example.com.
– Jerry Weichelt (Kirksville); Kim Houseman (Friend of Nina); Danny Smith (Tom's Cousin); Pat Blodgett (George's sister); Donna Walker;
Bobby May & wife
Kizzie; Steve Shelton (Nina's friend)
Bobby May & wife Kizzie; Steve Shelton (Nina's friend)
Other Health Concerns: Rich Salmon - heart surgery; Richard Meiner - heart attack; Chad Freeman - John Knox Rehab; Toni Haile's son, Adam - no home but still has rehab; Neal Wagley (Donna's brother); Jerry Norman - shingles; Alyssa Twaddell - upcoming specialst appointment; Kaylee (Nina's granddaughter) - neurology appointment soon; Walt Ridenhour; Rita Prier; Dale & Wylie Herrington; Baby Judah - eyes; Donna Russell; Elden Grittman; Patti Martin; Doug Twaddell; Dylan Sparks; Jean Norman; Walt Ridenhour.
Elderly & Shut-ins: Fred Rickner; Chad Freeman; Marge Sade; Cleta Kite; Daryl & Janie Lancaster; Carol Grittman; Jane Stoneman; Jerry & Jean Norman.
Others: Cunninghams request prayers for Sherri Noble & family - car accident with fatalities; Robbie & Glenda's son; Dwight Adell – seeking employment; Stacy Green; Alyssa Coombs; Michael Rhodes; Brandon Krahenbuhl.
Service Men & Women:
Rob Landes, Dillon Myers, Kyle Martin, Max Prier, Mason Hernandez - on a
ship off of South Korea,
Austin Twaddell, Ruth Ridenhour , Juna's granddaughter's husband
Nick - Guam.
, Juna's granddaughter's husband Nick - Guam.
Alyssa Twaddell’s leg surgery was successful and without complications!
Praise: Alyssa Twaddell’s leg surgery was successful and without complications!
Always remember our young people who have grown out of the family home and are pursuing studies and careers, that they continue to seek wisdom from the omni-present Father. And that they continue to hold Him first in their lives.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Paul & Donna Walker (12).
Donna Walker (17), Lois Williams (27), and Cheryl Dyer (30).
When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts
When you've cried so long and your heart's in anguish.
When you're lonely and you friends are too busy even for a phone call.
When you think you've tried everything and don't know where to turn.
When nothing makes sense and you're confused or frustrated.
When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for.
Remember that wherever you are or whatever you're facing....GOD KNOWS!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
When we flew to Washington DC a couple of months back, I drove up to the airport and parked my car. It is MY car! I have the title to it. I paid sales tax on it. And, I’ve been paying personal property tax since I got it! It is MY car! But, when we landed back in KC they had the audacity to make me redeem MY car! I mean it’s not like MY car ran up any expenses while we were away. It used no oil, no gas. And, as we’ve learned from lack of security provided at the airport, my cost should have been minimal.(Although Security is by contract supposed to monitor this parking lot, the body of a man who committed suicide in his car, perhaps in this same lot, wasn’t discovered for months!) But I was required to redeem MY car! There are free “Park and Rides” around the city, in rural Jackson County, Cass County, and even there in Platte County. But, could I just get off the plane, get in MY car and go? No way! I had to redeem MY car!
Sounds silly doesn’t it?
In Numbers 3, God reminds the children of Israel that He owns them. Not only was He their Creator; not only did He daily provide for them; He bought their freedom through the death of the Egyptian firstborn. He “bought” their firstborn by making the angel of death pass over the homes of obedient believers who did as He instructed. They are, they were HIS! He owns them. So, when He chose to select the children the Aaron to be His priests, rather than the firstborn, He allowed them to redeem their firstborn. (Because the number of firstborn exceeded that of the children of Aaron.)
Okay, so what lesson can I take from this reading? As much as I may fuss and cry, redemption is a necessity! (I couldn’t very well walk home, could I? It takes me an hour just to drive to the airport from my house.) I am His to do as He wills - His will be done! Instead of kicking against it, my attitude, my manner of life should be of that of Paul who said, “It is not I who lives, but Christ Jesus living in me.” (This isn’t because I’m so good; I fall in too many ways, far too often!)
A brother said it better than I can when he
sent me a reminder yesterday. “For God is working in you, giving you the
desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2:13.