Special Thanks to Outreach Volunteers
We had an awesome time at our two outreach events this past week. Thank you as a church for supporting us, serving our teachers as they start back to school, and our students at national night out. We truly want to be a church that is active in our community in a positive way. We especially want to thank those that helped multiple times making bags and distributing them at the school and in the park.
All ladies are welcome to join our WMU group.
Meeting, Tuesday, Aug 8th,
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Meet in Bill Hardin SS Class Room
For more information, you can see Geri Phelps or Mary Moore
Women on Mission (WMU) members seek to live out missions through missions projects, ministries, prayer, giving, and Bible study.
Ladies Bible Study Begins September 19th. “Discerning the Voice of God, How to Recognize When God Speaks” by Priscilla Shirer, a 7-week study. Meeting in the Family Ministry Building on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM. Please register by August 13th so books can be ordered.
Call Elizabeth See at 567-4381, text her at 567-1708,
or call the church office at
HELP US START
To prepare for Operation Christmas Child, we are going to start gathering items throughout the next several months. This will help us focus each month on specific items and keep us from collecting everything at once. A box will be located outside Nikki’s office.
Games and Fashion Items that
will fit in a shoe box.
Giving as of August 6, 2023
Budget for 2023 . . . . . . . . $348,707.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $207,178.20
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $146,637.28
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,705.91
Tithes Received this week . . . . $3,554.55
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion in the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
From Our Family and Music Minister
For the first time since Covid, we had Vacation Bible School. We appreciate everyone who gave their time and energy to help us. I hope you find the joy I do when we teach young people about our Creator. This year we concentrated on the life of Moses. Moses is one of those patriarchs who is so familiar to us that we become numb to the lessons that his life teaches.
We can go through life, and out of nowhere, we have a burning bush experience. God interrupts our plans and wants us to change our lives entirely for the plans He has for us. Many of us can be just like Moses. We can have a list of excuses a mile long on why we can’t do something. But we must remember that even though Moses didn’t want to go, he followed God’s plan.
We can trust God that His plans are good. He has a purpose for us. When we listen to God, He will let us know. It may not be through a burning bush. It might be through a quiet whisper. It might be through reading the Bible. It might be through talking to Him through prayer. God can let us know His purpose for us in many ways. Never doubt that He has a purpose for you.
We also can learn from Moses that even when we are completely in His will and doing what He wants us to do, we still need God to help us because trials will come. As the Israelites were standing on the edge of the Red Sea, unsure of what to do next, they saw the Egyptians coming to take them back into slavery. We see again that God was faithful and provided an escape for the Israelites.
As we go through our lives, we will not be without trouble. We’re going to face Pharaohs. There will be people that are hard to get along with and those who don’t treat us kindly. We may come to a Red Sea that seems impossible to cross or a situation that seems so complicated or challenging that we can’t get through it alone. No matter what we face in life, we must hold on to the promise that God is always faithful.
Trust in Jesus to always be there for you. When you do, you will never be disappointed. Even if God redirects your life suddenly with a burning bush, He will completely guide your path if you let Him. As you are doing your daily Bible study, don’t take for granted the stories you have been reading since you were young; they are full of many truths that can guide your daily life.
Sunday, August 6
Deacon of the Week: Dan Raines
Front Door: Dan Raines
Organ Greeter: Daniel West
Piano Greeter: Allen Whitehead
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Perry
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry
Sunday, August 13
Deacon of the Week: W. Greg Brown
Front Door: W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter: David Flake
Piano Greeter: Carl Hobbs
Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario
Rachel Flake & Dianne Huff