July 21, 2021
We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Kasey Dunscombe, a resident at His Way, was baptized Monday, July 12th. Please welcome and encourage him.
Ø Jennifer Funkhouser: “Owen has been in terrible pain from what we thought was another kidney stone for several weeks. We found out Owen does not have a stone, but there are 2 spots on his kidney. Please pray they are only simple cysts. Please pray that the Lord will miraculously heal him. Thanks.”
Ø Melanie Gipson: “Pray for Linda Nayman to not give up on herself and pray for my depression. I need strength to walk.”
Ø Rodney and SióBhan Keeton: “We praise God that we are blessed to see our youngest son, Asher, put on Christ in baptism today (Sunday, July 18), and that we finally are able to officially call Carlos our son after his adoption hearing tomorrow (Monday, July 19), afternoon!Y Please also pray for safe travels for the El Salvador team traveling this week and that God is able to help work out a way for Rodney to get his passport situation resolved before Tuesday.” (Update on Rodney: He will be flying out tomorrow for El Salvador to meet the rest of the team.)
Ø Tom and Selwyn Reynolds: “Please pray for peace and comfort for Eva Mitchell. Her grandmother, who raise her, died Friday in El Salvador.”
Ø Please keep in prayer our group who left Tuesday, July 20th, to encourage the churches in El Salvador. Those who went are Andrew Baucum, David Nance, and Jim Norville.
Ø Mothers-In-Waiting: Emilie Porter (1/6/2022)
Ø Our Shut-ins: Bobbye Ashley, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Ted Moore, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.
Ø Our Missionaries: Denisovs & Rahimovs (Tomsk, Russia), Kishore Etwaroo Family (Port Kaituma, Guyana), Carlos & Linda Eguizabal (Juayua & Salcoatitan, El Salvador) & YOU (Huntsville Area)
Our sympathy is extended to Daniel and Stephanie Lewis and their family in the passing of Stephanie’s mother, Karen Nance, Sunday, July 21st. Her graveside service was today in Roselawn Cemetery in Athens, Alabama.
LADIES, YOU ARE INVITED
Come-and-Go Baby Girl Shower
for Sean and Holly (Guthrie) Andino
Friday, August 6th from 4-6 pm.
Baby Esther Elizabeth is due in October.
They are registered at Amazon.
Our congratulations to The Keetons on the adoption of Carlos Alexander. Asher is so excited about his big brother!
Sincere appreciation for the recent outpouring of the love and support from so many after my mother's death. Nothing lessens the pain of the loss, but the support and friendship was heartfelt and meant alot. So many thanks. The Biser family
WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS – 7:00 p.m.
Summer Term 2021 – June 16 through September 1
Proverbs: God’s Book on “How to Wise up and Live”
The gymnatorium will be available for those who want to participate in person, and a Zoom option will be available for those who want to participate online. Teacher: Ed Ditto
COMMUNION AND CONTRIBUTION
In the next few weeks, we will resume passing trays in the assembly for communion and contribution. For those who may be uncomfortable with this process, we will continue to have the prepackaged communion available at the door. For those who are unable to attend in person, we will have the prepackaged communion available in the office.
TO LIVE IS CHRIST (New Series on Philippians)
I am excited to announce our new series from the letter to the Philippians, which started Sunday, July 18. This will be a 7-week study through the entire letter. However, my prayer is that this will be more than just another "study" and that God would use the sacred scriptures to convict our hearts of the true worth of "knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection."
For Paul, life IS the Messiah, the Risen Jesus. Therefore, something as harsh as death is viewed as a gain, an opportunity to be with Him. Paul also believed that if he was allowed to live beyond his house arrest, that the rest of his life would continue as "fruitful labor" for Christ.
In other words, Paul would be granted the opportunity to share in the story of Jesus by suffering and loving others more than himself.
Over the following weeks, my hope is for all of us to consider what these ideas and teachings mean for followers of Jesus today. What do these ideas and teachings mean for your life?
I'm eagerly praying for the Holy Spirit to captivate our hearts during the next few weeks.
Grace and Peace,
P.S. Discussion Guides have been emailed to all families to which we have email addresses, or you can pick one up on the ledge of the kitchen. These will be available each week.
HAPPY TIMES PRESCHOOL OPENINGS
Happy Times has a few openings for the 2021-2022 school year. Please tell family and friends about our school and excellent program. We offer small class sizes as well as affordable tuition. For more information and to schedule a visit, call Debbie Baucum, 256-509-6200. Thank you for your support and please pray for our ministry.
The college group is invited to The Canterburys (1606 Sun Valley Place, Huntsville, AL 35801) this Friday, July 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. for Game/Movie Night. Supper will be provided.
MEN TO SERVE – JULY
Chair Set-Up – Joel Moore’s Team
Counting – Yocus Jones’ Team
Ushering – Yocus Jones’ Team