Sunday, October 11, 2015

Weekly Update - 10/11

Thank you Patrick for the lesson this morning on "The Power of Blessing" with the text taken from 2 Samuel 6:9-11 .... How do we experience divine blessing in our home?  Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Joshua 24:11-15 and Genesis 35:2-5
2. WELCOME HIS PRESENCE TO YOUR HOME... 2 Samuel 6:9-11 For 3 months the most awesome symbol of God’s presence was seated in Obed-Edoms home.  A box measuring 4’ x 2.5’ x 2.5’ was the focal point of his home.
Every day for 3 months they were aware that God was living with them.
Inside the ark of the covenant were three items ...
The two stone tablets of the law given to Moses - God’s Word in our homes
A jar of manna from Israel’s wilderness wanderings - God’s provision in our homes
Aarons budding staff - God ordained leadership in our homes
Pay close attention to the progression of "blessing" in this chapter:
2 Samuel 6:11 - - "The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months. And the LORD blessed Obed-Edom and all his household."
2 Samuel 6:18  - "And when David had finished offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts."
2 Samuel 6:20 - "Then David returned to bless his household."
"We are blessed to be a blessing.” 
What was the truth that Obed-Edom knew that caused God to bless his household?
It seems to be this: he was not uncomfortable in the presence of God.

  • Please keep Sandra Smallwood and her family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of her husband Joe Smallwood.  Graveside services will be tomorrow (10/12) morning at 10am at Providence Cemetery.
  • Maggie Kerby's grandfather passed away.
  • Continue to keep the Hudgens' family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their husband/Dad/son, Kevin.  He was a local volunteer fireman and father to twin 10 year old boys. 

GOODBYE:  Our sister Etheleme Thompson and her son are moving to Ada to be close to her daughter

  • Wayne Kerby received excellent news about his tests this week.
  • Butch Mills - has been in the hospital this week.
  • Grayson Gage - his shoulder is dislocated again and they can't put it back in place until the muscle is relaxed.
  • Tim Keele - As he heals physically and emotionally.
  • Ruth Ann Stallings - fell and fractured her shoulder. Still in quiet a bit of pain.
  • Jimmy Faulkner - will have to have heart by-pass surgery again.  They meet with a surgeon in Dallas on Oct 20th for evaluation and date of surgery.
  • Robert Wilson has been wearing a heart monitor for the last 3-4 months and is now having back problems because of this.
  • Harley and Lucy Staley - Lucy states that Harley seems to be getting stronger. They would love visitors.
  • Webber Woodall - Will get results from MRI/MRA this week.
  • Jean O'Neal - back problems
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Ann Huffman - please continue prayers for her sight.
  • Carol McMillan (Molly's niece) - Cancer.  She is at home with hospice.
  • Patty Kyle (friend of Teresa Allen) has been diagnosed with cancer again.
  • Ben Wallace (Tanya Welch's Dad) is experiencing health issues.
  • Peggy Jack asked that we continue to remember her son-in-law, Wally Kraft.  He has another staph infection in his knee.
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Law enforcement and first responders - their safety.
  • Troops - their safety.
FAMILY RETREAT:  We are looking for someone to coordinate our Annual Family Retreat.  Please be in prayer about this and let the church office know if you can help in this area.
Mark your calendars to come and participate in our annual Family Retreat.  It is always a fun time to be together with church family and get to know one another better.  If you can't come for the weekend then just come up for the day on Saturday.  It is a wonderful time to get away and be with church family. More info coming SOON!  Just make plans now!

TRUNK OR TREAT:  Thank you to Kathy Daniels and Sheridie Dyess for taking on the Trunk or Treat event this year.  There is still a need for folks to volunteer their trunks for giving out candy...just sign up at the Welcome Center.  LACOC provides the candy.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Poppyseed Chicken.  Please donate $3 per person.  If you didn't get the chance to sign-up this morning, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  New toddler clothes and lice treatment kits

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned fruit, soup with meat and shampoo

Oct 18:  Club 345 meet in J/H room - 5pm-6:15pm
Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
Nov 1:  Hanley/Frankland Wedding
Nov 13-15:  Family Retreat
Nov 18: Blood Drive
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)

Love you - MEAN IT!

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