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Choir did a special todayas well as:  Sharon Renfrow singing a special.

New prayer requests:  Julie Spivey, Frances Marler, Jennifer Alexander, the jobless, those traveling, Danny Cutbirth, Raymond Sharr, Max Yarber, the Brian Gray family, Tom Coats, cancer patients, and our country.

Birthdays:  Ally Smith and Barb Tate’s sister Debbie. Chelsea Jones did Children’s Church. Beautiful Christmas flower arrangements were brought in by Lola Dennis.  Many had visitors with them today:  Barb and Mike Tate, Joy and Vic Mills.  Family visiting the Tates came in from Alaska.

UPCOMING EVENTS:  “Helping Hands Program”-month of November to bring food and supplies for the Wright Co. Children’s Home.  December 6th -7:00 a.m.- Men’s Breakfast. December 7th– Ladies Christmas Party at 5:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  December 16th– Christmas Program/ PotLuck dinner.

Today’s sermon by Bro. Rick Batten:  Psalm 37: 5-11.  Topic was Patience.  We sure need it during the holiday season.  There are certain times we need more patience than others-dating, marriage- the wedding day, raising children, shopping, etc.  Psalm: 37: 7-9:  Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; cease from anger and forsake wrath; those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.  Bro. Rick said we all need to focus our attention on Jesus.  All will come to pass- bad winters, shopping, holidays, the big wedding day, car trouble, car repairs, etc.  If we will just be patient, God will be faithful and true.  Give him our patience and we will get through all of it.  Sometimes we need to give others space and understanding, and that will help them get through their problems.  Sometimes, we might need to ask a few questions to help us gain patience.  Every day, we will be able to find something to be patient about.  We need to get through each day in a Christian manner.  We need to behave ourselves for the Lord.  “Bite your tongue, pray more, and put on your Christian patience by being loving, sweet, and kind”- this is good advice for all of us.

Questions:  Bro. Rick Batten 417-683-5657 or 250-0918/ Shelby Housley 746-4743/ Shelby Moore 746-4751/ or Monte Housley about the Men’s Breakfast 926-4687 or 259-1033.


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