Message by Pastor David Whitmore for June 4: How Healthy is Your Faith?

The scripture vs this week are from Luke 17: 5-6.  What does it mean to have the kind of Faith that Jesus is talking about in these scriptures.  I think a little Faith goes a long way but it has to be the right kind of faith.  A healthy Faith reflects on our relationship with God as well as our relationship with others and what we think about ourselves.

(Excerpted from the pastor’s introduction)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of June 4

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Edith rejoices that her sister-in-law April is recovering after having been in a coma.  Pray for her continued recovery.  Cindy is thankful for good things happening with the family and grandchildren.  Anita is thankful to have a member of her family back with her.  Lisa praises the lord for good developments in Jane’s situation.  Tim is on the way to having new teeth.  Richard and Barbara sold their house.  I missed one from Pastor David.
Edith has a problem with a heart valve and may need it replaced.  Cathy prays for a high school friend who lost her mother.  Benny’s surgery is a week from tomorrow.  His mother fell last week. Mrs. Fox’s daughter Coco had a heart attack last week.  She is ok.  Ruth’s cousin in Georgia is not doing well.  Didi was not feeling well today.  Kim’s legs are hurting her and she didn’t make it today.  John is still in bed with his leg.  Brenda asks us to keep praying for her neighbor’s sister Gloria dealing with an open wound.  Cindy prays for Bret and Michelle.
Be blessed to be a blessing this week!
Larry

Sunday June 4th, 2017 "How healthy is your Faith?"

Last week we celebrated Memorial Sunday by remembering those that mean so much to us.  There were several members missing but it was nice to see the ones that were there.  This week we will induct Pastor Larry as our member of the month for June.

This week I want to talk about the condition of our faith.  We are going to look at how healthy is our Faith?  The scripture vs this week is Luke 17: 5-6.  What does it mean to have the kind of Faith that Jesus is talking about in these scriptures.  I think a little Faith goes a long way but it has to be the right kind of faith.  A healthy Faith reflects on our relationship with God as well as our relationship with others and what we think about ourselves.  I think this is an important subject and we need to examine how healthy is our faith.  I hope you will join us as we fellowship with each other on this first Sunday in June.

I hope you are having a blessed week and hope you are planning to join us on Sunday.  Please pray for those mentioned in our prayer request and pray for this ministry.  Keep doing good things for others, be kind to one another and invite someone to come with you on Sunday as we exam our faith.

We love you so much,

Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for May 28: Let’s Remember

“This week I talk to you about celebrating Memorial Day.  This is day for us to remember those that made a huge sacrifice for us. It is a day we need to look back and remember.  Apostle Paul was writing to the church in Philippi and he spoke about how he was remembering them.  The scripture verses this week is Philippians 1: 1-11.  Paul tells them how much he loved them and will always remember their help in this ministry.  Paul knew he was not going to be with them much longer and he wanted to encourage them to keep up the good work.  As we remember those that paid the supreme price for us this week also know that they want you not to just remember them but to keep the work going.  We have a responsibility to be an inspiration to the next generation and give them something to remember us by.  ”

(Excerpted from the pastor’s intro)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of May 28

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Pam got an appointment for new special shoes.  Anita is getting physical therapy and hopes to be able to walk again.  Didi praises the Lord just to praise the Lord.  Lisa is going to get some help caring for her son.
Sandy, a friend of Cathy, lost her husband last week.  Don is now on the list for a kidney transplant.  Pray for the Terrells as they attend to a fimaly member this week.  Keep praying for Edith.  She still needs answers.  Pray for healing. Pray for Benny as he faces heart surgery in the next two weeks.  Pray for Kelly and Galen.  Mrs. Fox wasn’t feeling well today.  John is down with his leg again.  Pray for Brenda’s friend Billie who recently lost a child and is suffering health problems.  Lupe has been sick a lot lately.  Keep praying for Shelly.  Kim has a friend Karen whose father Jerald is suffering severe medical problems.  Didi asks prayer for her living situation and her eyes.  Anita prays for her aunt and uncle as they care for her.
Be blessed and be a blessing this week.
Larry

Sunday May 28th, 2017 " Let's Remember"

I hope you are having a great week and as Larry said last week I hope you have a happy heart.  There were several people missing last week but the ones that were there were blessed.  Linda brought another lesson on looking at a legacy, this week she portrayed David Brainerd. He has such a great influence on missions.  Larry brought a message on how to have a happy heart.  You can hear both of these on our podcast if you were not with us last week. They are certainly worth listing to.

This week I want to talk to you about celebrating Memorial Day.  This is a day for us to remember those that made a huge sacrifice for us. It is a day we need to look back and remember.  Apostle Paul was writing to the church in Philippi and he spoke about how he was remembering them.  The scripture verses this week is Philippians 1: 1-11.  Paul tells them how much he loved them and will always remember their help in this ministry.  Paul knew he was not going to be with them much longer and he wanted to encourage them to keep up the good work.  As we remember those that paid the supreme price for us this week also know that they want you not to just remember them but to keep the work going.  We have a responsibility to be an inspiration to the next generation and give them something to remember us by.  I hope you will be with us on Sunday and invite someone to come with you as we celebrate Memorial Sunday.

I want to encourage you all to keep praying for this ministry.  We need all of you to be a part of this, caring about others more than we do about ourselves.  I have great hopes for where this church is going to do in the near future.  Pray for those mentioned in our prayer request and as always, look for something good you can do for somebody, you will be blessed.  See you on Sunday!!

We love you so much,
Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Larry Thacker Jr. for May 21: How to Have a Happy Heart

In the New American Standard Bible, Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”  Depending on how we read that, it might be kind of depressing, especially if we think of ourselves as afflicted.  But maybe how we think is the point.  Regardless of our circumstances, joy comes from the heart.  Your version might even seem to say something totally different.  We find that more frequently in Proverbs than other places.  There are reasons for that, but what’s really important is the basic truth behind the text.  That doesn’t change.  Let’s dig a little deeper here and see what we find.

Sunday School by Linda Thacker for May 21: “Leaving a Legacy: David Brainerd”

Linda uses the story of this 18th century missionary to illustrate the power that one dedicated life can have when dedicated to the Lord.