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September has arrived! Boy has this year been interesting! We have faced challenges that are abnormal even for an election year. But we continue to move forward with our lives although our environment is different in which we move. But you know what? Our callings have not changed. We are still commanded with the 2 greatest commandments to love God with our whole being and to love our neighbors as ourselves!  (Matthew 22) 

We have started a Bible study dedicated to our teachers and school staff to help support them spiritually and emotionally during this tough time as they start school. We are going through the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22esv “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” 

I do not think that it’s a mistake that the first one listed is love. We must have the love of Christ to be able to experience joy, peace, patience, etc. What is love? In the devotion on the Bible app: Evidence of the Spirit they define love in a way that hit me like a ton of bricks:  “Love is the unconditional giving of worth and importance to another person. Jesus Christ is the gold standard, giving up his life to give us life.” 

Convicted? I am. As we look around and watch the news, we can be completely disgusted by what we see. But we cannot let that disgust turn our hearts hard and cold and cause us to do nothing but hate others who are not deserving of any worth of importance… according to worldly standards. Godly love, the kind that Jesus showed, was to say that you and I are worth crucifixion to Him. That we are worth experiencing the effects of sin even though He never once sinned Himself. Even when you and I have not done one thing to deserve that love, He said, “You are worth it and important to Me.” 

When we look at others who are not living according to God’s Word remember: Godly love is unconditional, uncalled for, undeserved.


As we go through September would you pray this prayer with me? 

Holy Spirit, please move in my heart and mind to teach me and direct me how to love in all that I think, say and do to lead people to you Jesus!  Father, I need your help.

Be the change you want to see in this world and Encourage another believer in the faith. Equip another believer in discipleship with the Word of God for the work of God that He has called them to. And Encounter those not following God with the message of salvation in Jesus alone!


God’s grace and peace, 



Becoming the

Encounter: Acts 14 

Teach Them


Main Point: As we

Become the Encounter, we are to look for new opportunities to grow in our relationship with God and lead others to do the same as we Encounter the unexpected.


Acts 14:8-22


How do we teach

people about God? 

1.   Relate to them.

            Lead them from your own testimony and teachings from                    God through His Word.


        2.  Share the truth.


             a. God is living
             b. God is THE Creator
             c. God CAN be seen


       3. Count the cost. 

                    Prepare them for the attacks!






When you awake you need to

Praise the Lord for the night’s sleep;

Then for all the blessings of the day

Praise Him for fields to reap.


‘Tis easy to get behind with our praise

And accept His blessing without thanks;

Still He sends us great treasures

To store in our soul’s bank.


He never tires of our sincere

Praise offered with true thanksgiving;

It surely delights the heart of God

When for Him and His course we are living


Don’t neglect to praise the Lord

For His love and mercy to you;

He willingly walks the path with us

And gives strength for all you do.


It brings joy to the heart of God

When we praise Him and serve Him will;

He sends bountiful blessings to us

So of His goodness we want to tell.


Pick up those praises you’ve neglected

Give them and keep on keeping on;

Spend time with our Lord and Savior

In prayer in love, and in song


——- Will H. Havens






September 2020
Nursery And Ushers Schedule

8:30 a.m. Service

06 – Theresa Miller

13 – Janice Gray

20 – Kylie Loftin

27 – Cindy Garrett




Sunday School Service

02 – N/A          

09 – N/A          

16 – N/A

23 – N/A

30 – N/A



10:45 a.m. Service

06 – Alisha Jones

13 – Kwincie Hannaford

20 – Micca Sims

27 – Lauren King




8:30am Service       



10:45am Service


Special Events


  • Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group Meet21At 7 a.m. ~ 14, 21                                                                                                      & 28
  • Adult Bible Study At 7 p.m. ~ 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30
  • Filled Youth Meets At 7pm~ 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30
  • Filled Kidz Meeting At 7pm ~ 06, 09, 16, 23 & 30
  • Labor Day ! ~ 07
  • The Office Is Closed/Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group Is                                                                                       Dismissed ~ 07
  • Better Together: Stronger Men ~ 18-19
  • Family Sunday ~ 27







God’s Grace



2 Corinthians 12:9 –


And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


Romans 6:14 – 

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.


1 Corinthians 15:10 – 

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.


Titus 2:11-12 –

  1. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Texas Chop Suey

(From The Kitchen Of Lula Mae Denney)



1 lb. ground beef

2 oz. soy sauce

1/4 c onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 c. rice.


In a casserole dish, place 1 cup of rice and 1 1/2 cups water: set aside. Brown in a skillet, ground beef, onion and pepper. Drain off the fat. Add soy sauce and cream of mushroom soup to the beef. Pour beef mixture on top of the rice. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Bake covered for 15 minutes and uncovered for 15 minutes.








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