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Hello August!

I hope you have had a wonderful summer! We just finished up with our 2019 VBS focused on this truth: God is good, ALL the time! Even when life is wild!  We had many students come and learn about how God is good and that no matter our circumstances in life, they do not change our God’s character. Aren’t you thankful for that? And, we raised a lot of money for us to send to international ministries to dig wells for people without access to clean water or limited access to clean water.


 We have a lot to look forward to in August. We are so thankful the Vemula family, from India, will be sharing with us what our good, good Father is doing through their ministry in India. And, there will be ways that we can help them out and more specific prayer needs for our brothers and sisters there. 


Our kiddos will also be headed back to school and many of them are looking forward to reuniting with friends that they may not have seen all summer. Please, pray for them this year that they will learn and grow as young people in this community. Please, also pray for our teachers who are so devoted to helping them learn on a daily basis. It is such an important job in our community often without the recognition they deserve. So, when you see a teacher, thank them for all they do and pray for them this year!


Psalm 107:1-2 (NIV) “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe…”

I would like you to focus on this verse this month and live a life of thankfulness. God is good and He deserves all of our praise and thanks no matter what! I’m thankful His love endures forever. Past heartaches, past disagreements, past evil, past sickness, and past anything else that causes us pain in this life. The one thing that will always be is the love of God no matter how hate filled this world can get. He has bought us back from the enemy! Tell your story this month. Someone needs to hear it and hear how God is working in your life still today. 

May God bless you and lead you this month, 



 August 2019
Nursery And Ushers Schedule



8:30am                             Sunday School                          10:45am__________
04 – Kristen Fleetwood      04 – Helen H.                               04 – Alisha Jones
11 – Janice Gray                11 – Lyndsey Reese                    11 – Helen H.
18 – Denise Reese            18 – Helen H.                               18 – Helen. H.
25 – Cindy Wilson              25 – Heather Reese                     25 – Micca Sims


8:30am Service                                                            10:45am Service________     
04 – Dale Davis                                                              04 – James Alcorn
       Rick Miller                                                                       Leonard Thompson
       Kenny Wilson                                                                  Chris Sims
       Paul Kester                                                                     Dave Harper
11 – Dean Downs                                                            11 – David Denton
       Denny Roberts                                                                Brent Lakey
       Jim Voyles                                                                       Eugene Jones
       Calvin Cox                                                                       Jr. Heriford
18 – Jon Schaff                                                                18 – John Weisbrod
       Keith Pellham                                                                  James Alcorn
       Burrely Loftin                                                                   Leonard Thompson
       Nick Key                                                                          Chris Sims
25 – Dale Davis                                                                 25 – Dave Harper
       Rick Miller                                                                         David Denton
       Kenny Wilson                                                                   Brent Lakey
       Paul Kester                                                                       Eugene Jones   

Special Events

    • Monday Morning Men’s  Prayer Group At 7 a.m. ~ 05, 12, 19 &                                                                                                           26
    • Adult Bible Study At 7 p.m. ~ 07, 14, 21 & 28
    • FILLED YOUTH Meets At 6:30 p.m.. ~ 07, 14, 21 & 28
    • Vermulas’ Family Missionary Visit ` 11
    • First Day Of School ~ 15
    • FILLED Kidz Meets At 7 p.m. ~ 21 &28
    • Family Sunday ~ 25
    • Fellowship After The Evening    Service ~ 25




1 Timothy 4:11 

“Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.”

Titus 2:7-8

“In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.”

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Ice Box Macaroni Salad
  (From The Kitchen Of Lula Mae Denny)  
7 oz macaroni
2 tablespoons salad oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons onion
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup diced cheddar cheese 1/2 cup Mayo or salad dressing
17 oz can peas drained
1 cup diced cooked ham
1 cup diced celery
Cook and drain the macaroni while it is still hot. Add the oil and vinegar. Add the onion, seasoned salt, pepper and cheese. Toss well. Gently mix in the canned peas and remaining ingredients. Chill thoroughly.





My Cross, My Salvation


Should I glory in the flesh,

And shun the daily cross?

Should I refuse the cup I ought to drink,

And allow his kingdom to    suffer loss?


Nay, I must my cross take up,

And follow close to my       Master’s side;

Though the whole world rejects Him,

In their life of selfishness and pride.


I must be truly crucified with Him,

And yet in Him I surely live;

The light and joy of a Holy Life,

He alone is able to give.


My soul was black with awful sin,

When I asked Him to pardon me;

I accepted His atonement by faith,

That He made upon Calvary’s tree.


Now there is joy and peace within my heart,

And sweet fellowship in His love;

While living for Him here   below,

And awaiting for His        summons from above.



— W.H. Havens


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