Out of love for one another…….
We are currently requiring everyone attending the Sunday morning worship assembly and Wednesday evening Bible study to wear a mask in keeping with the Health Departments guidelines. We thank you for your consideration of and care for others. Masks are available if you need one.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 ESV)
Scripture of the Week
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” ~~ Ephesians 6:10-12
Something to Smile About
History According to Schoolchildren The following excerpts are actual answers given on history tests and in Sunday School quizzes by children between 5th and 6th grade ages in Ohio. They were collected by two teachers over a period of three years.
Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandos. He died before he ever reached Canada but the commandos made it.
Socrates was a famous old Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. He later died from an overdose of wedlock which is apparently poisonous. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.
It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood.
The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn’t have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a young female moth.
Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf that he wrote loud music and became the father of rock and roll. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.
Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him.
Think About It
―”The strength of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way too.” — Henry Ward Beecher
―”Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” — Helen Keller
―”To know the Word of God, to live the Word of God, to preach the Word, to teach the Word, is the sum of all wisdom, the heart of all Christian service.” — Charles E. Fuller
―”Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom
Category Archives: Weekly News
WITH SYMPATHY James Christian, the older brother of Bill Christian, passed away at his home in Tow on Friday, January 15th. Graveside services were held on Monday, January 18th at the Bluffton Cemetery. Our prayers, love and condolences are with … Continue reading
BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ken Thuleen had a very important birthday on Tuesday, January 12th! Unfortunately, his 90th birthday did not appear on last week’s calendar. Apologies for this unfortunate omission! So, best wishes go out to you, Ken, this week, … Continue reading
WITH SYMPATHY Willie Monette Collmorgen, of Kennett, MO, the mother of Nancy Hankins, passed from this life to her heavenly reward on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021, in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was 97 years old. Graveside services were held on … Continue reading
NUMBER CHANGE! The Flanarys are disconnecting their house phone by January 16th. They can be reached by their cell phone numbers. Contact the church office for their numbers. WITH SYMPATHY Our brother in Christ, Phil Parmer, who was recently moved … Continue reading
EASTERN EUROPEAN MISSIONS DONATIONS Very generous donations were added last Sunday to the previous amount for EEM. The total now makes a wonderful amount to support the good work of EEM. To know more about the amount of the donations … Continue reading
WITH SYMPATHY David Zoller lost a sister-in-law, Faye Robinson, to COVID-19. She was 73 years old. She had been sick for three weeks; two of those were spent in the hospital on Hwy. 71. Our love, prayers and sympathy go … Continue reading
WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE CLASSVideos all through December, except December 23rd, the Wednesday before Christmas ITEMS FROM THE CLOTHES CLOSET . . .There are some miscellaneous items from the Clothing Room available in the Fellowship Room. There are vases, knick-knacks, etc. … Continue reading
GOING AWAY GIFTOur dear sister Charlotte Hastings will be leaving our midst on Friday, December 18th, making a move to the Arlington area. As is our custom, we like to send off our friends with a heartfelt gift, such as … Continue reading
WHAT’S HAPPENING Parking lot repair December 1st. . . . Elders Meeting, Budget review December 6th . . . . Kirk Eason from South Africa Bible College will be speaking during worship December 13th . . … Continue reading
WEDNESDAY PM CLASSESWednesday, November 25All Classes dismissed – Day before Thanksgiving THANK YOU NOTEDear Church Family, We thank you so very much for your prayers, cards, calls and good thoughts during the time of James knee surgery and recuperation. He … Continue reading