SUNDAY EVENING SERVICES
Sunday evening service has started back in the fellowship hall. We hope you will make plans to deepen your study of God’s word through this time of worship and teaching.
SCRIPTURE SEARCHERS STARTS NEW STUDY
The Scripture Searchers Sunday School class will be starting a Bible study. Our study will be Jesus and Women in the first century and now by Kristi Mclelland.
Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. As we examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
We invite any ladies looking for a Sunday School class to join us.
SPIRIT CLASS BEGINS NEW STUDY
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, the Spirit Class will begin a study of Adrian Rogers’ book, “When We Say Father,” which takes the Lord’s Prayer and breaks it down for readers to easily learn how to pray from the ultimate source, Jesus himself. We invite anyone interested to join us for this seven-week study.
LOCAL MISSION OPPORTUNITY FOR BRITT’S
Mrs. Judi Britt is needing to replace the roof on her home. The Christians Under Construction Sunday School class, taught by Carl Hobbs, is collecting funds for this project. If you wish to contribute you can give your donations to Nikki at the church office. Please make any checks payable to “Top Coat Roofing”.
Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . . $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $178,948.26
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $143,296.98
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $3,829.00
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
From our Family and Music Minister
People tend to be apprehensive whenever the topic of inviting someone to church or church visitation comes up. I have heard people say, “I just don’t know anyone that doesn’t attend church” or “I don’t know who to invite.” Unfortunately, in our community we have abundance of people who don’t attend church on a regular basis. As church members, we must be proactive in identifying them and then trust God to give us the wisdom to know what to say.
There are two important things you should do before you begin thinking of people to invite to church or making a list. First, you are should first ask for God’s guidance in prayer. God will guide your path if you just ask. And secondly, when you invite someone to church, you must plan to be there yourself. There is nothing more uncomfortable than for someone to show up and not be welcomed by the person who invited them.
When coming up with a list of people to invite to church, first start off by identifying the lost people in your homes. These are people that may attend church sometimes or be familiar with the concepts of being a Christian. However, being saved has nothing to do with church attendance or a head knowledge. Being saved means that you have a personal relationship with Christ and that your life reflects that. This may be the hardest group to invite to church, but you would never want to pass up the opportunity of sharing the saving grace of Jesus with a person you care so much about.
After thinking of people in your home, make a list of all the people who live in your neighborhood. Cross through the ones that you know attend church. The names that are not crossed out are good prospects for inviting to church. After doing this process with your neighbors, move on to your workplace, classmates, and friends. If you honestly sit down and make this list, you will have an abundance of potential people to invite.
I understand that outreach can be a fear for many in one or another; however, we know that God desires us to reach the unlost in our community. We also can be confident in the fact the God will give us the confidence to overcome our fears. Just as God was with Moses when he approached Pharoah, He will be with you. I hope it is your heart’s desire that the lost people around you learn about Jesus.
Sunday, July 25
Deacon of the Week: Dan Raines
Front Door: Dan Raines
Organ Greeter: Allen Whitehead
Piano Greeter: David Flake
Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West
Shelley McRae & Dianne Huff
Sunday, August 1
Deacon of the Week: David Flake
Front Door: David Flake
Organ Greeter: Daniel West
Piano Greeter: Tony McCard
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: David Mathis
Suzi Mathis & Barbara Anne Perry