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     We welcome September with the anticipation that the cool breath of fall will breathe on us, and we well be refreshed with timely showers and pleasant evenings. Already, we notice that the daylight is waning and the darkness grows longer with every passing day. Soon, we will witness God’s handy work in its fall splendor. All of those wonderful colors that are concealed under pigments of green will burst forth in a majestic display for all to see and enjoy. It is during this season that, I am more drawn to the outdoors than at any other time of the year. I love fall! It seems to quiet my soul before our God and enable me to cry out “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, your power though out the Universe display. Then sings my soul my savior God to thee, how great thou art.”
     How great is your God? The God we meet in the Bible is awesome. He created the Universe and gave order to His creation. He established all its laws and determined limits and boundaries. He created every living thing and determined the role of all His creatures in His work. He made mankind with the ability to fellowship with Himself and instilled within Him free moral agency. He gave us the ability to enjoy His creativity and bless Him for who He is and praise Him for all He has done. Even when sin disrupts our relationship, and creates havoc in our lives, God comes to our rescue. It is as if the Trinity asked “what can we do to help?” And the answer was found in the advent of Jesus. He came to seek and save all who are lost and then He gives to those He has found the ministry of reconciliation. What a wonderful God we serve! My prayer for all of us is this, “We will give Him our worship and lift up our song of praise for He is good, and His grace and mercy is from everlasting to everlasting”. 

      I hope you will show your love for God,  this fall, by joining with other Christians in Church, and show your community that you love and serve an awesome God. A God that is even more wonderful than the things He has made. Our God is indeed an awesome God. Come; join us in worship this Sunday so that we may do more for His glory together than we can do alone.

 

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September

Nursery And Ushers Schedule

 

Nursery

 

8:30am                                Sunday School                          10:45am

03 – Cindy Williams              03 – Carla Denton                      03 – Alisha Jones

10 – Courtney Collins          10 – Millie Pellham                      10 – Tiffany Davis

17 – Theresa Miller              17 – Helen H.                              17 – Helen H.

24 – Janice Gray                  24 – Heather Dias                       24 – Nance Swofford

 

Users

8:30am Service                                                            10:45am Service                                                               

03 –      Paul Kester                                                        03 –      Dave Harper

10 –      Bob Sterling                                                       10 –      Jr. Heriford
 
17 –      Nick Key                                                             17 –      Jim Billingsley
 
24 –      Paul Kester                                                         24 –      Ronnie Norman

  

 

 

 

Labor

 

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

James 5:4

Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

Luke 10:7

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

Ecclesiastes 5:12

 The sleep of a labouring man [is] sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter From Tim

  

Consistency. Reliability. We all need friends in our life who are consistent and reliable. Friends who are always there for us and who we are always there for. I am thankful for a church family that is consistent in our life! August was a rough month for Lyndsey, Emmalynn and me. But, we are thankful for the body of Christ here in Douglas County doing what the Body is supposed to do: building up one another.

 

September brings changes with the remodel of our sanctuary being in full swing.  What will not change is Ava GB’s part in sharing the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ, just as we have been for over 125 years!

 

Our community needs that kind of reliability. With this remodel, we will have a secure, beautiful meeting place for worship that, Lord willing, will be in this community for many years to come-maybe even until Jesus returns! Our church building can be a place for people to gather together to be encouraged with the hope that can ONLY be found in Jesus Christ. They can be equipped to honor Him in service by being taught His word and putting that Word into practice in their daily lives.  Our ministry is necessary because just as we need consistent friends we also need to introduce people to our consistent God. He is always there guiding, loving, correcting, and showing great patience towards us. I am so thankful for His reliable Word that is a lamp to our feet to light up our paths. There is so much shifting sand in our world today that it is great to have bedrock to stand on.

 

 

We need to follow God consistently because there is another constant in our lives: Satan.Job 1:7- The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And in the New Testament: 1 Peter 5:8-“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

 

God’s Word is reliable, never changing, and consistent all the way from Genesis to Revelation. He warns us of the enemy of our souls-how he is constantly searching and devouring people. Satan is Devastating families. He is Destroying friendships and Deterring spiritual growth. How have you been attacked? God knows how you WILL be attacked in September. And He knows how to overcome it! Follow Him. Read His Word. Join together for encouragement with other believers this month by attending main worship services, Wednesday night bible study, Sunday school, or small group Bible studies. Do not neglect and miss out on the beauty of the body of Christ working together! And, contribute to the body daily!

 

God bless,

Tim

 

 

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