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Kilgore, Texas 75662
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Bulletin for August 20, 2017

The Chatter for August 20, 2017:

Sunday Services:

Song Leader Gerald Stanglin

Announcements Jarrell Truitt

Opening Prayer Roger Welch

Communion Talk Ryon Kampmann

Lord’s Table Mike Branch Austin Freidline

Rodney Branch Dale Garza

William Curry Benjamin Hunter

Scripture Reading Howard Tooley

Sermon Chris Vidacovich

Closing Prayer Gary Krantz

Door Greeters John & Beverly

Stanglin

Nursery Sarah True

Janet Welch

Bible Hour Benjamin & Kimmie

Hunter

Sunday Evening Services

Small Groups Meet Tonight

August Thoughts

I keep hearing, “This is an unusual August.” “I haven’t seen this much rain in August in I don’t know when.” “I can’t keep up with mowing my yard.” On and on it goes. I thought my lawn was gone several years ago. The Texas heat and no rain just about did it in. But God is so faithful, He shows us that each day. The sun rises, the seasons change, the world turns. Just as He won’t leave us without rain forever, He also won’t let it last indefinitely. We are encouraged to live in the moment, not worry about tomorrow, and trust in the Lord. There are times when God seems silent to our problems, but He never forgets us, just as He doesn’t forget to send us rain. Sometimes we just need a little dry spell, to appreciate His blessings and increase our faith. By: Dee Samford

Youth

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10).

Sometimes we spend too much time thinking about how we can make a mark. But the reality is that making a difference can be pretty easy—it can be a very natural part of our lives. Your actions can point other people toward the person who has changed your life: Jesus! You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to know all the “right answers.” Simply live a life that reflects

Jesus’ love. Talk about why you’re a follower of Jesus. And then do things that draw attention to him.

Upcoming Events

• Enjoy your first week of school, and pray to make a Godly impact with all those you come in contact with this week!

• Back to School Bash - Please make sure to attend our Back to School Bash Sunday August 27th immediately following worship. The church will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and the fixins. Please bring a side or dessert.

UPDATES: Please pray for these loved ones…

Keith Norris had an MRI Thursday morning and saw a urologist on Friday.

Lorene Gallegly had a stroke and fell fracturing her shoulder blade. She was in Mother Frances, but will be going to rehab in Tyler soon.

Shirley Carr, Sam Howell, Paul Jackson and Arlene Miller would appreciate your ongoing prayers for their health and families.

Jenny Valuck asks for prayers for Bill for a quick release and her continued healing from surgery.

Please keep Chris & Donna in your prayers after the loss of Donna’s brother.

Mackenzie (Sharp) Cheman and baby Emry are home and finally doing better.

Lottie McCure, Shawn Carrell’s mother, had emergency stomach surgery.

Charl Palmer, a friend of The Salyers’, has stage 4 lung cancer and will begin chemo and radiation soon.

Josh & Erica Conway, recently had a baby that only lived 40 minutes. Josh is an assistant principal at West Rusk schools. Please keep them in your prayers.

Thank you to all who gave for Shoes for Kids. We collected $325.

UPDATES CONT.

NOTICE: Serving Our Country: Alden Curnutt, Derrick Davis, Josh Townlin, Elena Williams, Gabriel & Wendie Villanueva, Matt Eastwood, Joel Terry, Jared Anderson, Zack Phillips, Travis Korenek, Beck Stinsky, Tyler Brown, Dustin Stanton, Caleb Robbs, Jacob Whitworth, Justin Cheman, Jed Lloyd, Steve Yeates II, Nicole Levermann and Dakota McNeely.

Prayer List: Truman Couch, Shirley Carr, Teresa Guinn, Allen & June Reedy, Glen and Shirley Fullerton, Horace & Bettie Reynolds, Camelia Pace, Callie Robinson, Alice Stanglin, Ruth Bailey, Kimberly Brooks, Bill Valuck, Johnnie Davis (Britt’s dad), Amalie Underwood (Donna Vidacovich’s mom), Margaret Brown, Charlotte Robbins (Pete Jones’ sister), Deela Clegg (Salyer’s daughter),

Rooster Cogburn’s granddaughter, Kaitlyn Hill, Johnny Golleher, Arlene Miller, Ken Aggen, Bitsy Berryman and Bonnie Gomer.

Baby Shower: There will be a baby shower for Erica (Greer) Stavinoch today from 2:00-3:30. It will be held in the Family Life room. Diaper sizes are 2 and clothing sizes are 3 months and up, for her twin boys.

Please pray for our country each evening at 8:00 p.m.

Where’s Britt? Britt will be at the Hallsville church of Christ this AM and North Loop church of Christ for PM services.

Notice: The Liberty City small group will meet at the home of Joe & Karen Gray tonight.

MnM Returning: Monday night for the Master is starting back on August 21st. We need several workers to deliver meals to shut-ins before dinner. See Chris if you can help.

Attention: The children of Ken & Jan Norris invite you to join them in the celebration of their parents’; 50th wedding Anniversary. It will be at the Go Center on Saturday, August 26th. It is a come and go from 1:00-3:00. No gifts please.

Arms of Hope: Arms of Hope will be here on September 18th to collect the following: trash bags, flavored instant oatmeal and sugar. Please check expiration dates on food items. Items are to be placed on the island in the old kitchen. Interested? Ladies, if you are interested in going to Painting with a Twist, let Donna know. The cost is $35 for a two-hour evening class. The date will be sometime in September, more details to come. We are needing a head count at this point. Spiritual Reflections by Chris Vidacovich for August 20, 2017:

MERCY

Then the Lord said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one." (1 Samuel 16:12)

“When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle."

(1 Samuel 17:28)

“Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy.”

(1 Samuel 17:33)

He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. (1 Samuel 17:42-43)

David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers. Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, "Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him." (1 Samuel 16:21-22)

"Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." (1 Samuel 18:7) Now David is out in the field waiting for Jonathan's signal. The arrow flies past him and he hears his best friend's voice shouting, "Hurry! Go quickly! Don't stop!" The problem is, he had nowhere to go. He couldn’t go back to Saul because Saul was waiting to kill him. He couldn't go home because he father and brother would laugh at him for failing as the king. So he "escaped" and surrounded himself with others that weren't accepted, many of whom were considered thieves and robbers. He would later write in Psalms 30:8-10

To you, O Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:

"What gain is there in my destruction, In my going down into the pit?

Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me; O Lord, be my help." We do make our own choices and our choices define us. It is our choice whether or not to see God. It is up to us to open our eyes to see His goodness and to offer Him praises. But also, we can show mercy to those who are struggling, who feel as if they have no place to go. We can pray that God will choose mercy, compassion and grace. Please make sure that the people in your life know they always have someone to come home to, some place where they are loved, even when they have failed. It can all the difference in their world and in yours.

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36)

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