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JULY 17, 2019

Rejoice

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of two new brother. Gavin Tillison was baptized Wednesday, July 10th and Brandon Powell put the Lord on in baptism Friday, July 12th. Both of these men are residents at His Way.  Please welcome and encourage them.

 Those in the Hospital

  Laura Jones’ father, David Jones, is in Encompass Rehabilitation, after having a stroke and losing vision. Please continue to pray that his vision may be restored. No visitors at this time please.

  Jodi Moore (visitor), wife of Lance Moore (His Way), is back at home.

  Grant Ralph is doing well after having back surgery and is scheduled to go home (294 Bob Wade Lane, Huntsville, AL 35810). He will need meals for a few days. If you can help out, please contact Barbara Hopkins.

  Delora Ward, step-mother of Charlotte Simmons, is now at her home.

Prayer Requests

  Stacey Condron: “Prayers for my friend, Nancy Clanton. She suffers from a rare disease that leaves her home bound. Pray for her to feel God’s comfort over her pain, and that I can be helpful, loving, kind encouraging to her. Thank you.”

  Trevvor Clark: “My mom is flying back from Japan 7/24. Pray for safe travels. I am taking the third of four sections of the CPA exam 7/22. Pray for retention and recall of the material being tested.”

  Dittos: “Rejoice in the goodness of God. Mallika and her baby daughter, Maanya, went home this week after each stayed two weeks in the hospital.”

  Paul Farley: “Please keep the Farley Family in your prayers for the mourning and loss of Charles Littrell (my grandfather and church of Christ preacher for 60 years in Decatur, AL at the Danville Road church of Christ).”

  Claudia Ford: “Prayers for our Dad, Doyal, to regain his strength. He and our mom appreciate prayers and welcome visits from all anytime – afternoon visits are best.J

  Hospice has been called in for Margie Gough. Please keep her and her daughter (Beth Bentley and her family) in your prayers.

  Chip Jones: “Please continue prayers for Laura’s father, David Jones. He is in rehab recovering from his stroke and is doing better. We pray for continued progress.”

  Cyrus King: “I pray for strength. The strength to be able to remove myself from life’s equation. Let go and let God. Let him be the potter and me the clay.”

  Bill Kuhn: “Please keep the prayers coming for my sister, Geri. She will need a special measure of strength and encouragement to continue the healing process after getting out of the hospital soon.”

  Zachary Miskelly: “Pray for my mother and grandmother and for their dog, Chance, to stay out of doggy jail.”

  Lance Moore: “I want to praise God and thank this church for all the prayers and support that you have given Jodi and me over the past month. She has progressed so well that we will be bringing her home on Monday. Thank the Lord!”

  Aqueel Moss: “Glad to see so many familiar faces. I’m pleased to inform everyone my trip went well. I’m currently pursuing work back in California and will be moving back west for a while. Please be with me in prayer as I readjust to new beginnings.”

  Chris Pickens came forward this morning. You may come by the office to read his statement.

  Grant Ralph: “Please pray that my back surgery at Crestwood Monday, July 15th, will be a success and pray that the lawyers I’ve chosen will successfully sue for my Workman’s Comp that I desperately need. Thank you!” (Update: Grant is doing well after his surgery.)

  Caleb Simmons Family: “Please pray for Lisa Vincente’s mother (a sister in El Salvador) for healing.”

  Charlotte Simmons: “My stepmom, Delora Ward, has had more emergencies regarding her heart and has returned to the hospital. Pray for her recovery and comfort.” (Update: Mrs. Ward is recuperating at her home.)

  Amanda VanErp: “I’m always blessed by our visits home and getting to worship with our Central family here! I thank God for each of you.”

  Anthony Wiggins: “Prayer for the homeless people over the world. Please pray for me as I am homeless.”

  Louise Williams: “Pray for the family of my brother-in-law, The Luck Family in Aurora, Colorado, who passed away last week.”

  Terry Williams came forward Sunday morning for prayers for her as she is a single mother and wants to be a better mother and example to her children.

  Anonymous: “Pray for those who are sick and suffering from the disease of addiction. Pray for the Groom family.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Margie Gough, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Ted Moore, Johnny Powell, Louis Teague, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mothers In Waiting: Eva Mitchell (8/28) and ChaKaya Bowen (11/2)

Sympathy

Our sympathy to The Guthrie Family in the passing of Dorothy's father, Mikhail  Brown, Friday, July 12th. Visitation will be Thursday, July 18th, at Berryhill Funeral Home from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. followed by his funeral at 4:00 p.m.

Thank You

We would like to thank you all for your prayers for our son, Shawn, while he was in the hospital this past week. He is doing very well after receiving 2 heart stents. Please continue to pray for his recovery.                                                                                Love,

Jon and Pat Canterbury

BABY BOY SHOWER

All ladies are invited to a

Baby Boy Shower honoring

Eva Mitchell

Saturday, July 20th

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

at Central’s Fellowship Hall

Eva is registered at Target and Amazon.

“Hearing from Family” Summer Series - Wednesday Night Adult Class in the Gym

TONIGHT — Doubts/Questioning of Faith

Men’s Breakfast

At the next men’s breakfast, scheduled for THIS SATURDAY – July 20th at 8:00 a.m., Dr. Charles Brown will give a presentation on “Bone Health: How to take care of our bones as we grow older.” Please bring a dish and invite a friend.

From the Elders

Jesus told us about two responses to "these words of mine," those who hear His words and puts them into practice — called a wise builder — and those who hear His words and does not put them into practice — called a foolish builder. (Matthew 7:24-27). There were two decidedly different outcomes. The Holy Spirit through the writings of James said, "Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." (James 4:17). It is clear that it is not what you know about the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles, but what you do with what you know.

If, by the end of Our Journey 2019, the congregation doesn't get but one thing out of Our Journey, let it be this: I have a personal responsibility to read the Scriptures with a mindset that probes the text, my own heart and conscience and asks: "What is this text calling me to be and/or am I a partner with the Holy Spirit?" To this end we have chosen straight forward, short verses, which have a clear message (theology of the obvious).  Ultimately, these scriptures are to help all of us grow in Christ-likeness. If you are mature in the trait a verse is addressing and you practice it regularly, let us give thanks to God (2 Thessalonians 1:3), and reach out and share what God has invested in you with others. 

The past two weeks we have been considering Jesus is Seen in How We Treat One Another, Part 1, The One Another Heart and Part 2, A Life Worthy of Our Calling. This week we continue with Part 3. Showing Concern for the Weak and Fallen. This Christian characteristic—how we treat the weak, the fallen and the burdened is basic to who we are. Galatians 6:1-5 specifically direct us to help the weak, fallen and burdened. The purpose here is to take what we have seen in the preceding lessons and think through how it applies to a rescuing the weak and the fallen, and helping with a burden. Just as the shepherd in the parable of the lost sheep (Matthew 18:12-14) was very urgent and intentional about finding and rescuing the lost sheep, so we need to be with regard to our brothers and sisters. 

Much of this lesson is about the frame of mind, attitudes and demeanor needed by the rescuer.  In preparation , let us reflect on Matthew 7:3-5. Note Colossians 3:12, calls us to be clothed with "compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." They are Christ-like traits that we all involved should strive to have. Pride has no place in a rescue or burden-sharing endeavor. We are God's fellow workers (1 Corinthians 3:9) in this endeavor.  Earnest prayer by the rescuer(s) and others who may be involved is a must.  When working with someone who is overtaken in a sin, if after prayerful, diligent restoration efforts fail the church is called to expel that person form the fellowship. This action is the ultimate form of rebuke and is not to be taken lightly. It is needed to avoid corrupting the church and to end sinful behavior that is bringing reproach on Christ and his bride, the church (1 Corinthians 5:2, 4-7, 13; 2Thessalonians 3:14-15). For this coming week:

Christian Characteristic: Jesus is seen in how we treat one another, Part 3 – Showing concern for the weak and fallen

Key Words: "Carry each other's burdens"

Memory Verse: Galatians 6:1-2

It our privilege to be on this Journey together with you. Please continue in prayer for this church, as we "travel" along.                                                            In Christian love,

Chip, Ed and Richard 

Teen Girls’ Sleepover

There will be a Teen Girls’ Sleepover THIS Friday, July 19th, at Sandra James’ home (107 Woods End Road, Huntsville, AL 35806 . Drop-off at 5:30; pick up: 10:30. Please contact Sandra, Anna Grace, or Rodney if you have any questions.

Shower In A Box For A Girl

Our missionaries in Guyana, Kishore and Cheryl Etwaroo, are going to be grandparents again! Their daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Ernesto, are expecting their first child! The team going to Guyana in July would like to take Kelly and Ernesto a “SHOWER IN A BOX” to help them prepare for the birth of their first child. The Etwaroos just found out that the baby is a GIRL. Please give monetary gifts, cards, notes of encouragement or extremely small, lightweight gifts to Melinda Goad by THIS Sunday, July 21st

HUGS

HUGS, a ministry for our 3 years old – kindergarten, will meet THIS SUNDAY, July 21st, at the appropriate time during our morning assembly.

Nursery Workers Needed

Please sign up on the list outside of the Nursery door to serve during our morning assembly.

School Supply Drive

Our School Supply Drive is an ongoing effort. You can help our youth prepare for academic success this school year. In lieu of bringing supplies, please make a monetary donation to help purchase backpacks and supplies to offset school fees (labs, etc.). Donations may be given to Juanita Crittenden or Jon Canterbury by Sunday, July 28th.

July Team Servants

Ushers—Yocus Jones’ Team

Counting—Larry Rice’s Team

FLC Set Up—Steve Lowery’s Team 

Activities

July

19-20

Teen Girls’ Sleepover at Sandra James’ home (5:30pm-10:30 am)

 

20

Men’s Breakfast (8:00-10:00 am See article.)

 

 

Baby Boy Shower Honoring Eva Mitchell (2:00-4:00 pm See article.)

 

21

HUGS (during morning assembly See article.)

 

 

Deadline for “Shower in a Box” donations

 

 

Teen Time (5:30-8:00 pm)

 

23

Teens – Higher Grounds (6:00-10:00 pm)

 

26

College – Party at Garrett and Karin Bell’s home (6:30 pm)

 

28

Deadline on School Supply Drive (See article.)

 

 

Teen Time (5:30-8:00 pm)

 

30

Teens – Higher Grounds (6:00-10:00 pm)

Men to Serve Sunday, July 21

Communion Thoughts:  David Smith

Serving: Roosevelt Augustus, Yocus Jones, Jalen Jones, Andrew Baucum, Michael Baucum, Walter Franklin, Jim Phillips, Gregg Rigney

Prayer:  Tim Johnson