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    The Christian Messenger   November 9 2014 Fifth Avenue Church of Christ 115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130 740-654-0626 e-mail  – Brad Seevers Senior Minister (740-550-9882) David Tingler Associate Minister Sunday Services Bible School 8:45 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Banquet 5:00 pm Tom Shelton in Concert Dr. David Eubanks Special Guest in Dave’s Sunday School Class and Preaching at Morning Worship Sunda, November 16 th      THOUGHTS FROM BRAD … We are one week away from our annual Thanksgiving Celebration. It’s going to be a “great day in the Lord” so please sign up on one of the clipboards as they are being passed around during morning worship today. Check out the front page for more details! Allow me to also say thanks to those who are donating turkeys or money towards the other meal supplies. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. For our next  “Respectable Sins”   study, participants should come prepared to talk about chapters 14, 15 and 16 . We will bypass chapter 13 for now and come back to it later. If you have any questions, ask me today after worship. This past week we discussed the sin of selfishness. I found a great paraphrase of the 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 in the Message about how  “selfishness is not love.” Ponder these words: “Love cares more for others than for self.  Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut; Doesn’t have a swelled head; Doesn’t force itself on others; Isn’t always “Me  -  first;” Doesn’t fly off the handle; Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others; Doesn’t revel when others grovel….”    You and I were born with a selfish nature; just watch a preschool child who quickly grabs a toy out of the hand of another child when there is an ample supply of toys in the same room. Unfortunately, even after one becomes a Christian, he still has a battle between the flesh which wars against the Spirit, and one of its expressions is selfishness. Oh that we would be a people who lived by example that we love others more than we do self. Is there some way in you, in me, where it appears to others that we are caring more about self than about others? Why don’t we ask God’s Spirit to reveal that to us this week? December 10 th - Chili night at the Church.  All the fun begins at 5:15 P.M. We will have chili, as well as spaghetti and cheese available if you so choose to make yourself a “3 - Way.” If you have to ask what a “3 - way” is then you can ask Sue Tingler.  After the meal, we will watch the comedy dvd of Tim Hawkins favorite musical numbers.  You will need to bring your funny bone with you. In His Service, Brad BITS FROM BRO. DAVE CORRECTION  : Last week’s Messenger stated I began my time of service here in 1982. That should be corrected to 1981. (That makes 28½ years of service and 33 years of association.) WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY  : Our study of “A Brief Survey Of Old Testament History”  continues each week. This week we will begin examining the era of Solomon and the divided kingdom. We meet at 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM. The same material is covered in each session. Why not join us? FUTURE EVENTS  : I am continuing to remind our Keenagers that the annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 16 is our focus for November. Our friend, Tom Shelton, will be providing entertainment. On that morning, Dr. David Eubanks will  be our special guest in my Sunday School class and will be speaking at our morning worship service. (Take note all you Senior Saints in the Smokies fans!) …. On December 11, we are planning a special catered lunch for our Keenagers and friends. Watch for a sign-up sheet to be  posted in November. FINAL THOUGHT  : Why worry about the things you can’t control? Get busy controlling the things that depend on you.      SPIRITUAL STATISTICS  –   November 2, 2014 Sunday School n/c Morning Worship 133 Evening Worship 36 Wednesday (11/5) 28 Weekly Budget $ 4,790.00 Budget Received $ 4,528.00 Curriculum (Wednesday PM) $ 28.00 Jane King Memorial (Building Fund) $ 100.00 Building Fund $ 25.00 Van Fund $ 25.00 Turkey $ 20.00 Spudweiser Night $ 67.07 Christman Mission $ 64.00 SERVING SCHEDULE November 9, 2014   At the Table Dick Shumaker and Ned Tomlinson Serving Tim Huffman, Ray Ayers, Richard Boyer Pastor of the week Fred Griffith PM Deacon Tim Huffman COMMUNION  Mike and Tina Milbaugh GREETERS Carmel and Shirley Marsh NURSERY Sunday School Brenda Hines Worship Jean Azbell VISITOR CENTER CHILDREN’S CHURCH   Jean Azbell SECURITY Bible School Carmel Marsh Worship David Will Evening Worship Dick Shumaker Jim Hoff Betty Sparks Naressa Allen Marianna Gall Camille Stiverson Millie Hoy Our Troops Jeane Goldfarb Mark Seevers Carolyn McKenzie Carter Alberta Ellis Judy Fricker Norma Bullock Kenneth Dusthimer John Hill Connie Lane Emerson Wagner Marlene Simmons Don Wallace BJ Hoff Jeanne Noble Pat Schlosser Wib Sparks Kasen Newman Cheri Frank Laura Hyde Michelle Ayers Mary Alice Coats Heather Snyder Lancaster Community Chorus With Guest Artists - LHS Men’s Ensemble   “We Say Thank You: A Patriotic Salute to Veterans”    November 9, 2014 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $8.00 Crossroads Ministry Center 2095 W. Fair Ave. Lancaster A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project The special Thanksgiving offering is designated to repair the church boiler. Any additional funds above and beyond the cost of the repair will be sent to the West Africa Christian Mission for their land urchase.    Upcoming Events Wednesday, November 12  th   Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm Respectable Sins Bible Study, 5:15pm Sunday, November 16  th   Dr. David Eubanks speaking at morning worship  Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, 5pm Monday, November 17  th   Facility Management, 6:30pm Book Nook, 6:30pm Tuesday, November 18  th   Deacons Meeting, 6:30pm Wednesday, November 19 th   Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm Respectable Sins Bible Study, 5:15pm Elders/Deacons Meeting, 7:30pm Book Nook November 17 th  6:30 p.m. The Scent of Lilacs by Ann Gabhart  After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will never be the same. Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet Hollyhill, Kentucky, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for young Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once during the humid summer of 1964. Though on the surface things are just fine, it seems like everyone in Jocie's life has something they're not saying, something they're hiding from her--and from themselves. As Jocie digs into her family's past, she stirs up a whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers everyone so desperately needs? Or will her questions lead to truths better left hidden? Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and nostalgia, this riveting story from bestselling author  Ann Gabhart explores the very essence of new life and love.   SERVING SCHEDULE November 16, 2014   At the Table Patrick Wersell and Hank Wellman Serving Dale Rose, Dan Brown, Ray Coats, Ralph Conrad Pastor of the week Patrick Wersell PM Deacon Dale Rose COMMUNION  Mike and Tina Milbaugh GREETERS Ray and Margie Ayers NURSERY Sunday School Shirley Marsh Worship Thea Kallenberg VISITOR CENTER Janet Brown CHILDREN’S CHURCH   Tracy Eldridge SECURITY Bible School Bill Kelly Worship Jeff Crook Evening Worship George Lambert Carriage Court Service Today at 2:00 p.m. We invite everyone to worship today at 2:00 p.m. with the residents of Carriage Court. We encourage you to come for a time of singing, prayer, and communion with the residents. We worship with them on the 2 nd   Sunday of each month. If you can’t come today, please plan on coming with us next month! All are welcome to participate. See Chris Crook if you have any questions.
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