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Heavenly News

          April
        2011

Open Hearts |  Open Minds | Open Doors |      Issue No. 3
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

Spring has sprung and all of its beauty is being revealed to us. Spring also means that Easter is not far away. The Lenten season, which leads up to Easter, is a time for us to take a close look at our lives and our relationship with our Lord. We need to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him. It would be good if we could deny ourselves of something that means a great deal to us, such as, a meal or shopping etc.
During this time we ought to pray and repent, as well as give God great praise for His Son. Easter will mean even more to us if we could do this. Look forward to the grand and glorious account of the resurrection, and praise God for we know He lives! “He lives, He lives, I know He lives, He lives within my heart.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecc. 3; 1

Wow we are in a season of awakening. Have you noticed the bumblebees wasp and [ my favorite ], the yellow butterfly. The sound of the birds singing, has to bring a smile to your face. Feels good doesn’t it ?

If you haven’t renewed the spiritual side of your life, what better time than the easter season to do so.

What an awesome time to be alive. This month we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus christ. Oh the love he has for all of us. Lets celebrate that love, by our actions, words and yes hugs.

When you are having a bad day, try doing something for someone else. I have tried this and it works. Gives a whole new meaning to my day and a better feeling about myself.


BIBLE STUDY

We would like to invite each of you to attend our Bible Study each Sunday afternoon.
We are currently studying the Book of Mark and meet at 4:00 in the fellowship hall.

GET OUT OF THE WAY!

BY ELAINE KEE

Have you ever had a question just pop into your mind? You're not sure if its you asking yourself, or the holy spirit asking. But the one thing you do know is that it deserves a careful consideration before you answer that question.

One day a question popped into my mind. Do we get in the way of God’s answered prayers ? He'e ready to give us the answer we’ve prayed for. And bam! We blocked our blessing! Could this really happen?
If well I thought about this and here are some examples I came up with:

We pray for good health, yet we continue to eat the wrong foods. What about eating too much? Guilty I confess.
If we are honest, are we saying, “I want good health, so if I clog up my arteries, or make the scale go way up, just ignore this god”.

How many areas in our life could we be getting in God’s way? Something to really think about!

Another painful example is what if we are the answer to another's prayer? What if our actions get in the way and God can’t use us. Wonder what blessings we would miss?
Dodo we get in the way of God answering some of our prayers? Even getting in the way of answering another persons prayer. What about losing a blessing or forfeiting that blessing.

The question does deserve considerable thought.
So what do you think?

 

Thanks Elaine!

WHAT AM I THINKING

God, I love to go to church and I always love the sermons, and the church gives us a little book called “The Upper Room”. I always take one but I never have time to read it, so I just keep it a month and then pass it on to someone else. Don’t you think that is nice of me?

WHAT GOD MIGHT THINK

My child, is it possible to grow close to me apart from MY WORD? If you are going to grow in your relationship with me, you have to make time for me. You might just be surprised what is in that Bible of yours. It tells of Christ love and what He has done for you, and lots of other things you need to know. So, show your love for me and read your Bible daily so we can grow in fellowship.

BIBLE John 1:3-4
And our fellowship is with the father and his son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his son, purifies us from sin.

Thanks to Martha Tinsley for this very thoughtful article.

PRAYER REQUEST

Our prayer request is for the following. Edna Neill, Randy Kittle, Wanda and Danny Singleton, Nancy Norman, Linda Hyder, Ashley Desjardin,Herold Barber, and Dora and Benny Hayes. Please keep these folks in your prayers.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Gloria Fernandez April 12
Johnny Murphy April 26
Cheryl Kierbow April 29

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Paula & Rex Elrod April 4

APRIL EVENTS

Sunday April 10 April birthdays and anniversary lunch

Sunday April 17 Palm Sunday Service at 11:00am

Thursday April 21 Maundy Thursday Communion Service 7:00pm

Friday April 22 Good Friday service at noon

Saturday April 23 Easter Egg Hunt at 2:30pm

Sunday April 24 Sunrise Service and breakfast 7:15am

Sunday April 24 Easter Service at 11:00am

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH
CHOCOLATE MERINGUE PIE

8” Baked pie shell                                  2 eggs
TBS cocoa                                               dash salt
1 ¼ cups sugar divided                          ½ cup water
heaping TBS flour                                  1 TBS margarine
½ cup evaporated milk                          1 tsp vanilla

In a small boiler, mix cocoa, 1 cup of sugar, flour and salt.
Add 2 egg yokes(saving whites for meringue), evaporated
milk and water. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly
Until thick as pudding. Add margarine, beat 2 egg whites in
A small bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar while beating.
Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over pie mixture. Bake at
400 degrees until brown.

OBITUARY

 

Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else.

Someone’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person’s share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone’s list, “Let Someone Else do it.” Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results; “Someone Else can work with that group.”
It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference.

Someone Else was a wonderful person; sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do.

Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did?

When you are asked to help in our church, remember—we can’t depend on Someone Else anymore.

 

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