There are many activities, this Sunday.
First and foremost is our worship and Bible study, at the regular times of 9:00 (Bible study) and 10:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. (worship).
Following the morning worship, the Kids in Christ's Kingdom (kids up to fifth grade) families are invited to stay for a pizza lunch and meaningful activities.
Those who are in fifth grade through high school will be traveling to Choteau, Oklahoma, for a special afternoon and evening as a part of the Tri-State Youth Series. GRAYLON is the man with the travel plans for this one.
Finally, one of our young couples is to be married soon, and their wedding shower will be Sunday. A number of people are signed up to attend.
Bible Classes for all ages at 9am
Morning Worship at 10am
Evening Worship at 6pm
Please accept this invitation to join us
on the northwest corner of 26th and Connecticut
in Joplin, Missouri.
The following comes in the form of a news article on the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief website. What a rich blessing this organization is! They assisted us in amazing ways in Joplin, and we support them greatly in their efforts to help those in need. They have been there for hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, flood, and explosions.
Yesterday late afternoon a tornado swept across northeastern Shawnee Oklahoma. A shipment of goods left Nashville around 1:30pm for the Lakeview Church of Christ in Shawnee to unload and begin distribution tomorrow.
Our continuing prayers are extended to the Father for our brothers and sisters involved in this and other efforts, as well as on behalf of those affected by these horrific storms.
(Author Neal Pollard has been a guest preacher for the church at 26th and Connecticut.
He is currently the preaching minister at the Bear Valley congregation in Denver, Colorado.
This short message is from his daily Preacherpollard's Blog.)
A few years ago in Roanoke, Virginia, I heard a local news report about the struggles of a local eating establishment. Apparently, some patrons saw mice scurrying around the restaurant in Ratatouille fashion. Health inspectors condemned the eatery, but soon cleared it to reopen. Strangely, the patrons were not flocking back to dine there. Go figure. The owner was interviewed, reassuring the TV audience that it was as safe and clean a place as could be in which to eat. He likened it to what happens in the wake of an airplane crash. People stop flying that carrier, though inspections and safety procedures done internally after the crash actually increases safety. That could be, I guess. But, I didn’t blame Mr. and Mrs. Consumer. Rats on the floor and downed airliners get your attention. You tend to remember the details.
Consider a few names: Woody Hayes, Gary Hart, John Rocker, Steve Bartman. Milli Vanilli, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, George Custer, Mark Sanford, and Dan Quayle (and his “potatoe” spelling feat). All of these folks except Custer lived beyond their infamous moments, but they are best known for their moment of notoriety. They may have tried to “exterminate the rats” and “inspect the fleet,” but it did not matter. They neutralized their influence and in some cases polarized themselves through their comments or actions. In most cases, these individuals are associated with some gaffe, misbehavior, or foolish choice.
We may not be able to foresee the consequences of our actions when we do them, nor can we choose what the consequences will be. In dimmer spotlights, average people have harmed their influence for Christ through a few moments of intemperance, dishonesty, rashness, volatility, immorality, or thoughtlessness. A careless word may permanently alienate us from another. A moment of indiscretion can cling to us throughout the rest of our lives. An expression of outrage toward a clerk, store employee, or like professional may keep a soul from Calvary. May we never lose sight of the power of our influence. It is powerful, but fragile. It is eternal, but that can be good or bad depending on how we use it. If we lose our handle on it, it will drop and shatter. We can try to clean up, but the stains and remnants may still be visible. Let us cherish a good name and maintain proper influence. Without them, we make our job as Christians very difficult.
We are a pre-denominational, congregation of
New Testament Christians who strive to accomplish God's will in God's way.
You are personally invited
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