It has been a long hot summer but the church really put on a show with one of the best Vacation Bible School ever with 67 children attending. And the Jessie James Days booth gave out tons of water and tracts and Gator-aide. Great participation from church members for both events!
Church attendance has been good and our new members are making a real difference.
The new Spanish outreach program spearheaded by LARRY and AVA HAGGARD kicked off in Noel, August 19, 2010. We wish them every success with this new ministry
We are also planning a new and different outreach program to begin in September, so stay tuned.
Our AWANA in operation since 1996, was and still is one of the most successful of its kind in America. Led this year by Debbie Wishon, it goes into high gear this week and runs throughout the school year. Beginning this Wednesday, September 8. For the first time, we have added the Puggles age group (2-3 year olds).
We gave up one of our stellar members to the Lord in August. Grace Miller was a gracious lady and Bro. Sam's prayer partner. You never saw Grace without a smile, ready for everyone. Whenever the church doors were open, she was there, rain, shine, snow, no difference. She was involved in WMU, AWANA, Sunday School, Church, Bible Study, Choir, Pot Luck, whatever. Surely our amazing Grace was and continues to be one of God's brightest possessions. All of us could take a lesson from her.
FATHERS: Have you have been given a special responsibility from God? YES! You are to be the head of your family, to protect it, and prepare it for life. Included in this is your responsibility for their spiritual life. Lead by example. Take your family to church. Don't relegate that responsibility to your wife or any other member of your family, or even to your friends. There is NO SUBSTITUTE to a more effective witness for Christ to your children than YOU.
Don't know where to turn ???
The Church: 417.223.4433
Pastor Larry: 417.628.3052/417.761.1132
Assistant Pastor Ryan: 501.454.2249
or Our Deacons:
Bro. Sam - 417.628.3108
Bro. Roger - 417.435.2581
Bro. Jim - 417.628.3971
Bro. Arnold - 417.436.2613
Remember ... our local church is a vital, living, instrument to the ONE true, living God of the Universe.
Our God IS/WAS/AND SHALL EVERMORE BE God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
JAMES 5:20 - "Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."
And always remember, God loves you and so do we.
See you in church!