May 1st, 2011


Sunday May 1, 2011 AM- Yanceys and Kearneys

Bring No Less Than Me -and -He Is Still There.




Influences that impact our lives:
My life has been crafted in many ways by the suggestions and examples of those whom I have admired and emulated. I have a hunger for God because the influence and example of my mother.
I possess a die-hard, fiercely independent disposition on figuring out what is right and wrong, inherited and partly inspired by the example of my Grandfather Boice. My desire to give and shoulder the financial load of the church is inspired by my father’s and Grandfather Yancey’s example. I learned the value of stretching and have been in training called Clinical Pastoral Education largely because two people I greatly admire did it themselves and suggested it was just the thing I needed. My father-in-law, David Taylor, was the reason why I volunteered as a chaplain in a local hospital that began a path of service that led me through doors of a medical career in hospice and home health that lasted for years. I made a focus on playing the piano like Floyd Cramer and chose to play the saxophone in band instead of the drums, because my Daddy said he “wanted me to.”
I bet if you were to look at your life in this light you could readily relate. We are influenced in the choices we make. God gave us a brain and personal responsibility, and He also gave us friends and family.
A friend of mine once told me of a theory called transactional theology. It goes something like this: when God wants to lead you to a different place, He introduces you to another person. That person’s perspective, experience, etc. changes or is a catalyst to you changing in your thinking or actions.
When Christ wanted to make twelve disciples, He didn’t just send them to school. He lived with them for years, and changed them incrementally.
You don’t make decisions in a vacuum. Ask God to help you choose your friends for they will help you choose your life, Beg God for guidance and watch Him bring along people in your life that understand your situation and can help you through it. Pray for a good church and shepherd. Look for those who have proven themselves to be stable and true, and surround yourself with them….and you will make better choices… and you may even be fooled into thinking you made those choices yourself!

Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Heb 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

It has been a joy to rub shoulders and lock arms with some really good people of God the last three days. Let us encourage one another in the faith, and so much more as we see the day approaching! – Pastor Mike


We need about $800 more dollars before we can proceed with laying sod in the parsonage backyard. The sod needs to be installed before it gets too hot. Thanks for everyone who has already given to this project.



We have been blessed with the messages from Rev. Dodrill and Rev. Sankey. Please mark your offering for this convention. The offering goes mostly toward travel expenses for our speakers. Thanks to the local people and the area churches for your giving toward IHC.  


• YOUTH CAMP is coming up June 13th – 17th. Would love to take as many of our young people as possible.  Make plans now. It’s in Fulton, Missouri.
• PNC camp meeting will be July 25th – July 31st in Dickson, Tenn.
• VBS is scheduled for Aug. 2nd – 6th Make plans to be a helper


    • Janet Albertson will start chemo treatments
    • Sis. Doris Meek recovery from broken hip
    • Michael Wright now has lung cancer
    • Pilgrim Nazarene affiliation