May 29th, 2011

SPECIAL MUSIC

Sunday May 29th, 2011 AM- Yancey family

Sheltered in the Arms of God

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FROM THE PULPIT...

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When Life Strikes a Blow:
“If anything is a mystery to you and it is coming in between you and God, never look for the explanation in your intellect, look for it in your disposition, it is that which is wrong. When once your disposition is willing to submit to the life of Jesus, the understanding will be perfectly clear, and you will get to the place where there is no distance between the Father and His child because the Lord has made you one…”- Oswald Chambers

If you are like me, life hammers me with questions in the tough times. It is not easy to get up and walk straight when you are punch-drunk. You rather stay down and not move a muscle.
Is that an option?
Obviously it is very tempting to just lie there, with questions swimming about your head.  But that is not an option, and questions sometimes help not at all. I have felt the tightness in my chest when I could not figure a way out from under the pressure. I have watched tears spill from the corners of eyes connected to a heart that does not know what or why God is doing what He is doing. In those times it is easy to question.  
Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

 “Either Jesus Christ is a deceiver and Paul is deluded, or some extraordinary thing happens to a man who holds on to the love of God when the odds are all against God's character. Logic is silenced in the face of every one of these things. Only one thing can account for it - the love of God in Christ Jesus. Out of the wreck I rise, every time.”- Oswald Chambers

– Pastor Mike

WELCOME HOME

Once again, it is good to have Edith Wood back home for a few weeks. She is greatly missed when she is gone. We want to continue to pray as she cares for her father when she is in Idaho.

VACATION TIME

We miss the kearneys this morning. They took some vacation time to go see friends and family. May they have safe travels.

PENNVIEW QUARTET

July 3 a mixed Quartet from Pennview will be here on Sunday morning. Potluck will follow.

PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR
• PNC affiliation meeting will be this Wednesday, June 1st
The annual church meeting is set for June 8th
• 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

PRAYER REQUEST

    • Janet Albertson will start chemo treatments
    • Michael Wright’s battle with cancer
    • John Hooks is also facing chemo treatment
    • Pray for each other